So I guess like a lot of others I'm looking for help with what to buy! I would love a dslr but they are out of my price range and just too much for me to commit to as I'm just beginning! 200 is probably the very top of my budget

I have been looking at bridge cameras as they seem like a halfway point but in my price range but I'm really keen to make the most of my budget.

Any suggestions? or am I just blinded by how exciting they look when in fact something else would suit me just as well?

I'd really appreciate any guidance!!
Thanks