What I love about the Canon is being able to use different lenses and playing with the settings. I have lenses for my Sony but it isn't the same, you can't capture as much. So, I have been doing research for some time and have e-mailed some of my favorite scrapbookers and have gotten great feedback...
Ali Edwards-She uses a Canon Digital Rebel XT and when she needs a smaller camera she uses a Canon Powershot SD500
I got the info from her zine's, which I love reading because she goes over a ton of cool stuff. Here are some that go over her photo-taking techniques.
e-mail from Elsie Flannigan
"I use my 20d and photoshop on all my pictures. I do different things with every picture as it just depends what I am going for. But I am basically self taught and not too computer savvy so it has been a long journey and I still cant get things quite right sometimes. But that’s ok:)Best of luck with your photo adventures:)Love, Elsie"
e-mail from CD Muckowsky
"I have 2 cameras. I have a canon 20D and I LOVE it tons, still a lot for me to learn but it is really an awesome camera. I also have a canon G7 because it is a smaller point and shoot style but it has enough manual settings that I can get some pretty cool results without hauling the big one along, also Love it. One thing that was really good for me was going down to our local camera store ( Don's photo) and they let me play with the different options that I was interested in. it was good to get a feel for them before buying. Also if you bring along your own memory card then you can go home and look through the shots and compare before you make such a big purchase. I hope this helps, good luck to you, and have a great week!"
I have heard Nikon's are good do. must check them out!