As I have mentioned many times that given today's advanced technology, ALL entry level DSLRs will be able to give you decent pictures if you use them within their limits. Yes, all cameras have their limits and it's the photographer's ability to bring out the best of the cam and work against the weaker points that's more important. Maybe you can tell us your budget and if you're looking for a brand new or 2nd hand cam first.
Get the cheapest entry level 2nd dslr camera body of any brand and spend the rest of the money to get good lenses.
My friend just started with 2nd hand canon 350D & tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 (that I recommended with hidden motive to borrow the lens to try out myself)
You can't go wrong with Canon or Nikon. Other brands you need to do more research, but they can reward you with even more enjoyment to photography.
I think even for a starter, those scene modes should not be used anyway. Should learn properly on Apperture, Shutter speed, etc.
Start with P mode, then learn A mode, then try M mode, realize M mode is to godly, and then go back to A mode