Here is a link to a free short course in choosing a digital camera:
There are many excellent cameras available in the price range you mentioned. But before giving you a long list of available cameras, I would prefer that you read the shortcourse.
That way , you can determine features that you would like to see on the camera you would like to buy.
I will give you one camera to start with.
It probably offers the most features for the least money. It sells for about $275.
The new Canon A610.
Here is the press release for the camera:
hey anybody can tell me what kind of camera should i go for as a beginner. i'm aiming towards action or sports photography. any idea
please give me some idea about features of camera like lens, shutter speed, aperture etc. for both digital & slr cameras
please give me some specifications about camera which suits my requirement
and also tell me which model is best for me(280$-320$)