For the photography enthusiast, there is no difference between the top two brands in cameras that is the Canon and the Nikon. But, the price does have some say in the matter. There is no doubt that at present the best brand among the two is Canon.
Nikon led the way
At the beginning, Nikon was the undisputed leader…this way in the 1970s when Canon waited for Nikon and then played catch up as Canon kept coming up with innovative features for its cameras. So, you invariably had the same sensors and the ridiculously similar features on both the Canon and Nikon for a while.
Quality will tell and those who pay attention to this detail will emerge as the winner. Nikon used plastic of low quality on their rubber parts such as the focus rings and grips of the camera. These have deteriorated and become sticky to touch over the years. You can see this in the 12-24mm DX lens and many others also. This happened over a period of 10 years. The same models in Canon are going strong without any problems.
Rent your camera
When you have an option, you can rent your camera. This will help you save money. For instance, if you are only attending a wedding of a friend and need a camera to take a few snaps, you can get one for Rs 1000 for the day. The lens will cost around Rs 1000 and you have a world-class camera to take your photographs. For people in Bangalore, you have Qwikgear.com a versatile camera rental shop with top of the drawer photographic stuff there for the picking.
They have cameras such as the Canon EOS 5D Mark III (Rs 1,700 per day – cheaper when you rent for more days), Nikon D5100 (Rs 400 per day), Canon EOS 5D Mark IV (Rs 2200 per day), and more. Their offerings in the lens department begin from the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM (Rs 1000 per day), to the Canon EF 100mm F2.8L IS USM (Rs 600 per day), and the Canon EF 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS (Rs 250 per day), among many others.
Good range of photography equipment
You can also get photography equipment such as battery packs, stands, memory cards, lighting, and more at nominal rates. Visit their website if you want to try out photography in Bangalore for a day or two. Back to the comparison, both brands make excellent full frame pro lenses. At the lower end of the scale (general use and APS-C), each brand offers unique items, so you can make a choice depending on personal preferences. The difference, if it matters, is that Canon makes their lenses in Japan while Nikon outsources them to other places. That might explain why Canon cameras are more expensive.
In conclusion for those who do not know much about cameras and need to play it safe, the choice of a Canon camera will take them to the far shore safely. How much they spend and why they buy the camera is their decision. The top-end cameras are about the same except for the points on durability mentioned above.