« on: October 20, 2013, 11:34:18 PM »
How about a mirrorless camera? Might be less intimidating than a DSLR for her.If you read above it looks like she specifically requested DSLR.
I'd seriously consider a 60D. http://www.canonpricewatch.com/product/03305/Canon-EOS-60D-price.html
It's pretty similar in cost to a T4i or T5i and a beefier body with better speed and quality. I find the heftier body is a selling point for everyone who has already decided they want to go to DSLR. The 60D also has two control dials which are immensely helpful in manual vs the hold Av button and spin wheel option on the xxxD/Txi models.
Add a 18-55 or an 18-200 and you have a great starter kit. Adding a 40STM is great too.
Personally, I think a crop is a good place to start, she'll learn to shoot just the same as she would with a 5D. Then she can decide on her own later if FF is where she wants to go, and then whether or not she wants speed (5D3), or value (used 5D/5D2 or 6D). She can then choose lenses that she wants for the FF. For example, I hated the 35mm on crop, but love it on FF.