A good starter camera is one that meets your needs, including a price you can afford. Your other needs, broadly speaking, are 1) what subjects you intend to photograph, and 2) how you intend to use the pictures you take. If, for example, you plan to become a professional photographer, then you will need to acquire a good quality basic camera that permits you to have a high degree of manual control over the camera’s functions. If you wish only to take snapshots for viewing on a computer monitor, then a simple point-and-shoot camera will do the job. To fully answer this question properly, an advisor would need to know a good deal of information from you – more than the space here allows. Your best advice as a beginner might be to visit a reputable camera shop that sells new and used cameras when you are armed with a list of the uses for which you wish to buy a camera. A good salesman will be able to recommend a number of camera makes and models to you, and describe the advantages and disadvantages of each.
Go old school, and start with a classic 'still photography' legend; The Asahi-Pentax K1000 35mm. Used for two decades as the standard for forensic photographers and hobbyists alike, nation wide. You won't be disappointed.
of course it depends of what camera u use. first of all u should take a cam u can afford ;) I use Sony dsc w-320 (260$ on amazon.com). it's good even for ... semi-pro photographers so to say: it has long exposure options, you can attach a tripod, or simply place the camera on a stable surface.