I am looking to buy my first DSLR camera. Previously I've only ever used a Point and Shoot camera. I'm feeling a little daunted by all the information on this site (in the New to Autophotography section etc). What is the best way to figure out the best camera for you? I'm scared of going into a camera shop and getting talked into something and wasting money.
I want something versatile, my preference is for landscapes, moving objects (I have young nieces and nephews) and macro shots. My budget is between $1500-2000.
Also what other kit do I really need - I know I need a proper (recommendations welcome) and a camera bag - is that it?