I've been into taking photos for quite a while now but only with my phone. Sometime soon I would like to buy a camera but I cannot decide. But let me tell you that I'm nowhere close to professional photographer(that's why this topic lol), never had the chance (mostly coz of the money) to go deep into it with photography classes or whatever. I just play with the settings on my own until I see what I like. I would like to educate myself with at least the basics, which I'm trying to do so with online resources.
Now to the point. When I asked a friend, he said gopros are just gimmicks & not for people who are really into photography. But I've been amazed by them recently and have a hard time deciding whether to go for a proper camera or a gopro. I like the idea of a tiny compact, WATERPROOF go pro .In my budget, the hero session or the hero plus fit well. But I'm open to DSLR's (or SLR, don't know if there's a huge difference) options.
My budget is just around $300 so I'd like for all your opinions. (google results are tiring & I'd like first hand opinions from people around here)
Thank you people