Nikon seriously outperforms the Canon!!!!! Give me a break. The Canon are the choice of professionals worldwide. They are miles ahead of Nikon.
I had Nikon film cameras and lenses... loved them. When the shift towards digital began, I did the research and ended up selling all my Nikons and went with Canon. Never looked back since. The Nikon focus was noisy and slowwwwww..... Maybe they're better now but too little too late.