I'm sure this is a repetitive request but I would be grateful for some advice.

I am currently planning on buying my first SLR and have been reading the posts and reviews.

I am looking a camera around the 350 -450 mark that I can use for a new arrival, landscapes and sports. I have been reading up on the Nikon 3100, 3200 & 5100 plus some entry level Canons. It has my brain to full capacity and every new piece of info that goes in pushes out a recent piece of knowledge!

I would like something that I could add to in time if required. I also plan to visit a camera shop to get the feel for the cameras. Any tips on what to look for while trying them out would be great.

I would be happy with any advice !