Hello, I haven't really posted on this forum at all I think. I currently use a Nikon Coolpix B500. I'm a newbie to photography. I'm 14 by the way. The B500 is good, but it could be better. I'll include a few photos that I have taken with my B500. The photo of the A340 is the one I'd like to focus on. I can't read the registration. The photo was taken after I was leaving PHL with my dad after spotting for 3 hours. I took the photo on a bridge in a car. What kind of camera and lens would have made that photo very clear? I don't want to spend over $200 for a lens.
Now, about the camera. Here's a few cameras I was thinking about buying: Nikon D2x, Nikon D300 or D200, Nikon D5300 or the Nikon D7000. Which would be the best with my experience? I want something that will be able to get a shot of that A340 and make it so clear that I can read the registration without squinting and guessing. Something that will make the picture look less grainy. What type of lens could I use? And what camera would be the cheapest to buy, but still better than my B500? I do like that D2x, but would it be better than my B500? D200 or D300? I don't want to spend more than $550 total (camera + lens).
I also took a picture of an aircraft very far away at PHL. It just took off. You can see the airplane, but it's very grainy. What lens would make it a tad bit more clear, but in my range? I have also included a good photo of a Frontier A321 and an American A330-200 from PHL. I just want to know what you guys think about my pictures .
Any help is appreciated!