If you are new to photography or are wondering whether you ought to take your photography more seriously, you may be debating an upgrade to a higher spec camera. But, when is that the right move?
There is a lot to consider with this sort of question. Firstly, a "professional" camera doesn't make much sense as a term as any camera can be used in a professional setting, it's more a description of features and spec. Secondly, your camera is of course not the only influential factor — and arguably not the most important either — with lenses playing a key role too.
However you phrase the question, you're essentially getting at whether or not it's worth changing your cheaper, entry-level camera to a higher-end model. Every situation will have different results, but there is a part of this video by David Bergman that ought to be core in the decision-making process: is your current gear holding you back?
You must be honest when answering this question and it's generally rarer than you might think, but it's the only true indicator. If your current camera cannot do what you're trying to do or need to do, that's the best sign you might need to upgrade, particularly if it's an important part of your work.
What do you think? What's the best sign you ought to upgrade your camera?