After browsing many of the responses, i think a lot of you guys are simply missing the point. What camera has better reviews on this site or that site or what camera has more DR or less video or whatever is irrelevant. Over the last year, I've been doing a lot of business training getting my photography business to keep plugging along and help it grow, and one thing rings true... Not all customers are meant for each business. There's are probably a hundred photographers in my city, some better than others, but that means A) each client that chooses YOU over all the competition makes that customer even more special and B) customer billy bob may not like your shooting style but susie q down the street may. Because of that, trying to appeal to billy bob is a worthless endeavor because they wouldn't choose you anyways.
Same with Canon and Nikon. Some may say that canon shouldn't focus on video and focus more on stills. Well, anyone paying attention to what happened with the chicago newspaper? They FIRED all their photography staff in favor for videos from freelancers and every day citizens submitting their videos looking for their 2 seconds of fame. Ever look at the classifieds and notice how when you see at any news station when they have an opening for a PHOTOGRAPHER, they say send in a reel of your work, IE VIDEO. Even my photography school where I got my batchelors in Professional Photography, now, according to my last alumni newsletter, are requiring all future graduates to have video classes under their belt to graduate. Video is the wave of the future, embrace it or not, it is what it is.
Canon has ALWAYS been on the front lines of new technology within the last decade and a half or so... Canon was one of the first to go all in with digital and smoked nikon out the door with their digital cameras... Then they beat nikon to the punch with video, now mirrorless, etc. To be fair, nikon has really focused more of the photography aspect and perfected it if you will, however, even most pro's will say that video, on nikon, is uncomfortable and not as innovative, which is helping canon to continue grabbing that marketshare all the way of Professional VJ's (visual journalists), to wedding photographers who want to add video to their packages, to professionals who may want that extra video grab as a throw-in product for a client, to a mom and pop wanting to get video of their kids first steps. Plus, this topic is a lot like the story of nokia... they poll all their customers asking if they want touchscreens... their customers said no. The iphone comes out and crushes nokia because all of a sudden, customers decided touchscreens are kinda cool. Now everyone has one. What Canon should do or shouldn't do is irrelevant. I hate to say this, even customers really dont know what they want as a consensus. But, Canon is appealing to THEIR customers and nikon is appealing to theirs. Now should Canon's sales start dropping and nikon starts taking their marketshare, then it's time for them to rethink things, but until then, all this bickering is pointless. Jump to nikon, stick to canon, sink and float adrift to sony, who cares, just make a decision and go take some freaking pictures.