Good Evening,

I wouldn't worry so much about a particular brand or model as about the overall condition of what you select. I have consistently recommended that those relatively new to photography will learn the most and learn most quickly by using cameras which function totally manually and do not require a battery for anything except possibly a light meter. There's nothing wrong with having "automatic" features on a camera, but their use should neither be required nor normally relied on. (I once heard a comment to the effect that the best way to learn photography is to start with an 8 x 10!)

Konical