An entry-level DSLR is a good place to begin for those what want to be able to use interchangeable lenses and external flashes, to take better pictures in low light or at high burst speeds, and to have better control over the image output.
Professional digital single lens reflex cameras make the process of taking pictures easier and faster and will withstand the heavy use demanded by pros. You’ll need to open your wallet very wide, though.
The benefits of using a digital single lens reflex camera are many, if you don’t mind the weight and cost. But you must be willing to take time to learn the additional skills needed to fully utilize its potential.