Hello fellow ClubSNAP members
After a period of deliberation, I have decided to venture seriously into the exciting realm of photography. As a newbie without any prior experience in using a DSLR (my main 'camera' being my mobile phone), I humbly seek the informed opinions of the community here. I understand that photography, especially one which employs dear equipment like DSLR cameras, require patience and commitment. It is a hobby that will necessitate high expenditure on my part in the future (lenses, peripherals etc).
My basic requirements for the camera that will help initiate my virginal foray into DSLRs are be as such: rich and accurate reproduction of colours, ease of use for a beginner like me, and reliability. Also an important factor is its performance with regards to capturing macro shots, as I will be involved in taking pictures of watches.
I have recently been watching the news and reviews pertaining to the industry, and have somewhat trimmed my options down to these 3: Sony Alpha 350, Canon EOS 400D, and the Nikon D60. My stated budget is nothing north of $1300, and I am open to any other cameras which the more knowledgable people here might recommend.
I apologise if, as a greenhorn, I have irked some people here with a question that has been asked countless times and thank you with the sincerest gratitude for your help