All entry level DSLR's are equally simple yet complicated. Canon and Nikon are the most popular choices, but Pentax and Sony also make good cameras. Each brand has its strengths and weaknesses, but none are truly bad, and no single one is far and away better than the others.
Here is a site that covers the use of the most basic settings of a camera:
I am about to purchase a DSLR and am getting confused reading all of the reviews! I would like a camera somewhat intuitive to learn with but will not limit me as my skills and knowledge improve.
I mainly photograph people and love to capture candid, spontaneous moments.
Any recomendations would be very helpful. My budget is around $1,000 total and I would like to have few lenses.