How would the OLYMPUS E-PM2 be for someone wanting to get into photography?

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How would the OLYMPUS E-PM2 be for someone wanting to get into photography?
4 months ago

My wife is a teacher and was put in charge of the yearbook this year.  She has come out of it so far with (at least right now) an interest in photography.  She wants a DSLR to learn on but with the budget she has given me (which is usually ohh so low, and is in this case) I'm not sure where to start as the budget would have to include a body and lens.

I can however get the Olympus E-PM2 with the two lens kit for $350 new.  How would that be for someone starting out?  Are there enough manual controls if she did decide to move away from the four thirds and into a dslr to not be lost?

Or, any other suggestions? My budget... without lying to her, lol.  Is $500 at the top end.  Yes, her grasp on cost of various things is not in sync with the real world, lol.

Thanks ahead of time!

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