Over much time I have seen and read many good writings and many flames on the subject.
I am not swayed one way or the other myself (I own both brands..along with others).....
There is one point though that does bother me (as a sales person of DSLR's).
That point is that "C" cripple their entry level camera to get "C" buyers to buy the next model up.
What am I talking about you say ?
300D, 350D, 400D and 1000D do not have spot metering.
No other camera company play's this trick.
I have been told by a "C" rep that the idea is to intice customers that want that feature to buy a higher model.
It does not come down to price (here "O" twin lens is cheaper ... and has spot metering).
As I mentioned, I do not follow the (if have "N" then "C" is not as good, or visa versa)
I own "C" "N" "O" DSLR's and love them/use them all.
I simply think that "C",s marketing tactics for the first time DSLR owners SUCK.
Any feedback from you ? ....do you think I have it wrong (I will stand corrected).