Quite often I get asked what is a good camera I can purchase. Something that takes quality pictures but is affordable for someone who isn't intending on taking on professional photo jobs. I'm a Nikon user and really like this camera. I've researche it's features and quality and it's really outstanding for it's price. Click here: Nikon D3200 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR NIKKOR Zoom Lens (Black)
Do you prefer Canon? If so I highly recommend this camera and you can supplement the range of distance you can get by using the lens below.