Hi photogs! I've been collecting timepieces for a long time, but have never had a decent camera to take shots of them. I'd like to change that in the near future. So I need some advice on a decent digital camera. Here's kind of what I'm looking for:
~Something decent; not cheap, but not break-the-bank expensive either. If it comes down to a choice one way or the other, I'd rather go more in the direction of inexpensive than expensive.
~The main purpose will be for the hobby (watches), so taking "micro shots" (or whatever you call them) of watches will be my primary intended use.
~I would like to use it for other things too (e.g., photos of kids, vacations, holidays, traveling, etc.), so I don't want it to be great for micro shots, but worthless for anything else.
~It needs to be fairly user friendly. I know NOTHING about photography. Nothing. I am a fairly technically inclined person, but a photography noob nonetheless. So it doesn't need to be idiot-proof, but does need to be something that I can work with without the need to call people who are experts for advice all the time.
~I would give a price range, but since I have no idea how that even factors in, I'll just stick with what I said above. I want a good balance between cost and quality (don't we all?!).
Any advice would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks!