Canon Vs Nikon is not a new subject. The debate takes in point and shoot cameras, cheap DSLRs, midrange DSLRs, and all the way to the top end professional models. As mid-range cameras go, the Canon 7D or Nikon D7000 is just one more subject for discussion at online forums and photography clubs everywhere.
It really depends which expert you listen to or the reviews that you read. There is no clear cut winner in this comparison. If you are looking for a cheap DSLR, these are not your basic models to choose from. However, they will give you just about every feature you want in a digital camera.
There are plenty of megapixels in either one and lots of processing power to go all with those pixels. All the newer cameras are now developed to the point of very accurate exposure when set on auto mode. The software analyzes the light and color of practically every photo with amazing accuaracy. Using highly developed auto focus systems, they can not only take perfectly exposed pictures, they do it with moving or still subjects alike.
If you happen to be the proud owner of a mid-range DSLR camera like the Canon 7D or Nikon D7000, you will be able to learn while you take beautiful photos. Many photographyers who are new to DSLRs go right to these “better than beginners” models. You can use the camera set to auto when you really want to nail the photos. However, you can also use your camera like the pros, using all the advanced settings.
With either of these photographic marvels, you can shoot photos with total control. There are controls for all the standard modes, including manual. New ISO settings allow for taking pictures in the most extreme low light conditions. And, possibly the most powerful feature of all, you can take continuous shots at about 8 frames per second to an almost endless number of shots.
Add to this fine array of shooting power the ability to attach any Canon or Nikkor lens to your camera, and you have photography bliss. It is a hard decision to make.
Many who are trying to figure out whether to go with one manufacturer or the other can spend hours doing research at online forums and in camera magazines. It is a frustrating endeavor. One day you will favor Nikon and the next you will switch to Canon. You will discover that there are some very avid fans of both manufacturers who are ready to argue for their model of choice, and they will have plenty of reasons why you should choose theirs.
The bottom line is this. Choose a camera, and then learn how to use it. Do not look back and second guess your choice.