Sorry for making a new thread when I could just continue in the older thread I made, but my primary question has changed drastically enough that I think that the thread title doesn't make as much sense anymore. I've been looking at getting a new camera for the past few weeks and I've pretty much decided on getting an SLR. Problem is, I'm having problems choosing between Canon or Nikon (I already have a preference in terms of which brand's camera body I prefer, but that's not the issue I have at hand). People keep saying that I can't really go wrong with either system, but at the same time, people keep saying it's the camera system that matters the most, which is somewhat frustrating and confusing for me. So in the end, I guess my question would be, as far as types of picture types, which system comes out stronger than the other? Actually this could probably be helpful for other people in the same boat as me, being people upgrading from a point-and-shoot to a dSLR. Between Canon, Nikon, Sony, Olympus/Panasonic, and Pentax, what are the strong suits for each system?