With black and white photography you have no colour to hide behind. Your composition becomes critical. If you don't have a strong backbone to your image, it will be lacklustre.
What's the best camera for beginners? - someone wants to know this every day. I've avoided naming names until now, because all digital cameras nowadays are great. But a few makes and models keep cropping up as the best-loved in my online courses and in person workshops, so I now feel that I have enough hands-on experience to make some recommendations.