I am extremely new to photography only having owned a couple of decent digital cameras and I was looking to upgrade to either a DSLR or Mirrorless camera.
My goal would be to keep the initial cost of the system with the 800 dollar range. I have looked at the lower level versions of DSLRs like the Nikon 3400 but fear they may not be able to process the image quality I would like. I do like that the mirrorless is smaller but I am a big fan of the optical view finder offered by DSLRs.
The only reason I ask about image processing is that I would be doing some sports photography because I have access to some neat places with my old career in sports marketing. I would not need a pro level camera but a set up where I could capture some on the field action as a hobby.
I would love any suggestions of where to start my hunt for a camera (Make, Model, New/Used, places to purchase).