Originally Posted by Brian SD
These are the important factors for me as well, which is why Nikon wins hands down.
+1 I like everything about Canon cameras except how they feel in my hand, the positioning of the buttons, and their menus. I don't own either, but when I went to test them out a while back, I was disappointed at how poorly the Canon fit my hand, and how little sense the drop down menu seemed to make to me. I'm sure I'd get used to the menu system, but it seemed awkward being the first time I'd used it.