I'm taking my first small steps into amateur photography, and I could use a little help. I don't know whats good/bad on cameras that I look at, and all the help pages here deal with $1,000+ dollar cameras. I don't know if I really want to commit that much money to something I know nothing about. For my first camera, I was thinking somewhere between $300-$500. If anyone could help me out in any way, I would really appreciate it. Sorry if this is a waste of your time, and I apologize for my ignorance. Thank you.