Details are always good and I'm serious about the Leica, we don't joke around here.
The Canon and Nikon are just the go to "beginner" DSLR set-ups. If you want to be a unique flower get a Pentax or Sony. You can also opt for an "EVIL" camera such as Micro 4/3, NEX or FUJI X-mount stuff. (Of which many have higher burst rates for a lower price because they don't need to slap-up a mirror.)
Then there's the high-end compacts with manual control class.
So much fucking choice, and you can take amazing pictures with every single one of those.
A warning from me: don't become a pixel peeper, just get something you like and go out and shoot.
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