Well, she wants mine, but that's not happening. She's always been somewhat artistic. Yesterday I let her use my 5D3 with 50/1.4 in Tv mode to keep the shutter speed reasonable. I taught her how to half-press the shutter to focus and use exposure compensation and she caught on surprisingly quickly. She figured out image review and moving the focus point on her own.
I'm thinking of looking for something used to let her use so I don't have to keep re-configuring my camera every time she wants to use it. Either she'll get it out of her system and I'll sell it or she'll continue and upgrade at some point. Either way, I'd like to keep the cost down.
I'm a Canon shooter but am open to any brands. While she claims the camera isn't too big for her, it obviously is. Something like a Fuji X100 would probably be ideal (compact, straightforward controls, fixed prime lens) but they're still a bit pricey. Old Rebels and thrifty 50's are dirt cheap, but the focal length is a bit long for an only lens on a crop sensor and the Rebel might still be too big. The EF-S 24 STM is pretty cheap though but I've never used it. Maybe an older micro 4/3rds or Fuji body? But the lenses are more expensive. She wants a viewfinder (either EVF or OVF) after seeing how hard an LCD is to see in sunlight. She does like the big LCD indoors though.