If anyone can give me any advice that would be great.

I'm an artist/illustrator and I am looking for a good quality camera for photographing my work, mainly my slightly 3d collage pieces. I need something that will keep the picture clear and sharp and capture the exact colours of the work. A few of my friends have DLR's and recommend them highly, but there is such a selection I don't know which would be best to go for or if, in fact, that is the best type of camera to go for.

I'm not very technical so please keep that in mind when replying!

Thanks for any help!