Hardcore wrote in post #11696228
There are a lot of people that don't understand the reason for exposure compensation in manual mode until they encounter a need for it. One reason why Nikon is trumping canon. Very easy to implement that is for sure!
When I look at it, it's just a matter of balancing what you get for your money between the two companies. Nikon trumpets having one stop more sensitive sensors, but most of their cameras have noise issues at iso 100. I actually shoot a lot more at iso 100 than in extremes of darkness. To top it off, Sony makes Nikon's high end sensors, and this can't be good long term.
Canon seems to have taken the lead in terms of resolution, and will solidify that this year if they release a new 5D and 7D -according to their schedule. Sure, the Sony chips are currently the highest full frame resolution (24 MP), but they came out after Canon's.
This isn't a high end camera we bought. We can't expect it to have all of the features of the higher end models.
I like Canon for its' vertical integration. I think in this decade we will see a shakeup. My predictions: in ten years, Canon will be in first, followed by Sony in second and Samsung in third. Nikon will either be taken over by Sony (complicated because the Minolta platform is entirely different from Nikon) or in fourth.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bow lines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. -Mark Twain.