Who Wins the Camera Debate: Nikon vs. Canon
Is Nikon or Canon better? It's similar to the PC — Mac debate, but with cameras.
Nikon is designed by photographers, and Canon is designed by engineers. This means Canon may be technically better, but Nikon is more user-friendly. You can probably figure out what you need to do in most situations with a Nikon because it is intuitive. With Canon, you better have your manual on you.
Canon products are generally less expensive.
Nikon has more gadgets and accessories.