The 7NE also has a mirror lockup feature which the Nikon lacks. I've always been amazed as to why Nikon won't put this feature on anything but there highly expensive top of the line model. I believe the N80 will prefire the mirror when the timer mode is used but I don't find that to be as convenient as locking up the mirror when I want to. Canon also integrates newer more innovative features into their less costly lenses such as Image Stabilization whereas with Nikon you have to spend serious money on glass before you can get this feature. Other than that, both systems are top notch and should serve you well depending on what your personal style is. I doubt you would be highly disappointed either way.