It all depends on what you're comparing. For example, with compact cameras, I'd pick Canon based purely on image quality, but if I wanted a better low-light camera, I go with a Fujifilm F model. Same goes for an ultra-zoom. If I wanted image stabilization, I'd go with a Canon S model, but if I wanted a good low-light camera and was ok with no having image stabilization, I'd consider the Fujifilm S6000fd or S9100. If I wanted a slim camera with image stabilization, I'd consider the Sony T series, even though lens performance is not amazing.