I want to pursue photography and have high hopes of getting a camera by end of this year. However, I’m looking for a not-so complex camera that can take good shots of objects both near and far. At the moment, I have no idea how to operate the big bulky type of cameras since I’m just an amateur. My current budget is between $400 – $600. If anyone has any ideas of a camera that would suit a beginner like me, but can provide the simplicity and qualities of an expert’s camera, please let me know. Thanks.