Sunil - really I had not intended this to be a Nikon vs Canon debate (well, OK
, who can resist the odd bitchy remark) but really a consideration of what has happened over the last couple of years, and what this might mean for the future.
I'm really not meaning to bash Nikon here - if I've made negative remarks on the Nikon F-mount, it is simply to point out why Nikon may want to change, and I think the parallel with the obsolete Canon FD
mount is significant. I also think people are being shortsighted when thinking that there is no need for Nikon to change the mount.
Sooner or later, formats will change - once freed from the shackles of the 35mm film canister, cameras can evolve in interesting directions - all I'm saying, is that in Nikon's case NOW would be a very opportune time to do this - Canon and others will follow in time.
ADG - Canon are certainly not the best communicators, but, with the lastest firmware there are no outstanding operational bugs. I see many complaints in the forums about the D60 - some justified, some not. AF
is, IMHO very poor for a camera of this price, and really inexcusable, but within its limits, works just fine. Many complain about exposure - esp. with ETTL flash. Frankly, much of this is user error - perhaps esp. from the pros - they are so used to working in their particular way with film that they have perhaps not been so quick to adapt their technique to digital.
I have personally encountered seasoned photographers who didn't know what a histogram was or how to use it, but complained at length about the difficulties of getting accurate exposure with a D60.
Colin K. Work, Pixstel