This is my dad's Nikon.
I took both of these using my Samsung point-and-shoot. Yea, I got it back! I've hardly been using it, though, because I am so nervous that it is going to malfunction again. But I did a lot of experimenting and comparing with all the different cameras. I learned that my point-and-shoot has a manual mode in which I can adjust white balance, ISO, and other settings. I also learned that I prefer to shoot in manual focus over auto focus, which is one huge disadvantage to the Samsung - I am at the mercy of the auto focus. And I learned that I am a Nikon girl. Sure, the Canon is 'easier' to use, but my hands are much more comfortable handling the Nikon. My fingers adeptly turn knobs and push buttons, whereas they fumble with the Canon, even after a few weeks learning about it. (No offense to the Canon girls out there!)