What camera should I get for a beginner?

Episode 1530 (42:38)

Jay from Cleveland, OH
Canon EOS Rebel SL2

Jay's daughter wants to get into photography. What's a good, entry level DSLR? Their budget is $300 to $500. Leo says that it's a great idea to get her a kit zoom lens, but there is a debate that people should learn with a 50mm first before going with additional lenses.

Leo is a fan of the Nikon D3500, which is a good kit camera that starts at $500. It has an APS-C sensor, which is a large sensor but not full frame. It's a very nice and high quality camera. Leo recommends checking out DPReview.com, because they have camera recommendations for beginners. They like the Canon EOS Rebel SL2. Leo also likes the Olympus OMD micro 4/3s mirrorless cameras. A 35mm or 24mm wide angle lens is also not bad, because it's similar in focal length to a smartphone camera. Leo also likes to buy his gear online at B&H Photo.