What type of big, black Nikon camera is right for me?

I'm just an amateur, but my little digital camera is holding me back. The things that are most important to me are a good lens (that's why I want a nikon). This is the thing that's most important to me. Price is a big one. Under $500 would be the best, but if it's worth it maybe a little more. ... show more I'm just an amateur, but my little digital camera is holding me back.
The things that are most important to me are a good lens (that's why I want a nikon). This is the thing that's most important to me.
Price is a big one. Under $500 would be the best, but if it's worth it maybe a little more.
User friendly is also a must.
Update: I should add that I don't care about changing or upgrading the lens, and I would like a camera with great zoom.
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