I've owned a number of Nikon, Sony, Olympus, Minolta, and Canon digital cameras over the last 12 or so years. My first Canon was the G7 that I used for travel, and I really enjoyed it. My DSLR at the time an Olympus E520 (or something like it), and it had awful noise. So I went looking for a new DSLR brand. Initially my plan was to get a Nikon D7000, since it seemed to have good noise performance, however then I discovered it had a half-backed LiveView system. So I picked up a Canon 60D, and loved the controls and LiveView functionality - and just about everything else about it. I've been shooting Canon almost exclusively ever since - with the 6D being my latest toy.