Canon, or Nikon are the top two brands - in MY opinion. But, everyone has their own opinion, none of which are right, or wrong. It's only an opinion, and nothing more. There are lots of good cams out there made by many different manufacturers. It all depends on what you want out of a cam, and what YOUR own individual preferences are. Hey, if you are happy with a particular camera, then who is to say that it's a poor choice? The only real opinion that matters in the least bit is your own opinion. And thats MY opinion, LOL!