In TV or Hi Fi systems, products from Europe, US and Japan have characteristics which meet different taste of the people in different countries.
Before LCD TV, when I bought TV set, I went for european set, I prefer their color to the Japanese set. For hi fi speakers, I like the sound of products from certain countries.
In cameras, do different brands have their own unique color or presentation? Wonder what's the difference in the pictures from Nikon and Canon. Is this the main reason you choose your camera?