I will also throw a couple of other options out there that I recommend some people getting into photography.
First is to just skip interchangeable lenses altogether. This is because a lot of people that get ILC cameras usually just stick with the kit lens. Fixed lens compact cameras have gotten ridiculously good over the last couple of years. Something like the Panasonic LX100 is a very solid camera. Fast lens, fairly large sensor for a small camera, 4k video, wifi. Easily found for under $600 these days.
Another option is a Fuji camera. I previously did not recommend Fuji cameras for people getting into photography just because the dials/ergonomics and rather sluggish AF might have turned some people off. But the AF speed is much improved now, and a model like the X-T10 has full auto mode. I feel like a Fuji with the 18-55 is basically all the camera someone may need for a long time. And Fujis JPEGs are amazing, and since most beginners don't shoot in raw, the images coming out of the Fuji SOOC may be the most pleasing.
But like others have said, just so many different options now. The choices may be nice for more experienced photographers, but I think for people looking to get into the hobby it's quite overwhelming these days. 5 years ago the RX100 didn't exist and mirrorless was still fairly undeveloped, so I could just say get a Canon T2i or T3i and call it a day.