i my self using canon camera, powershot A630. and planning to move to nikon DSLR camera D40, it's cheap and had a great performance. according to me, the best camera is just canon or nikon, and maybe to the world also, so on 2006 this two vendor get nomination on the best camera.
canon EOS 5D become "best professional camera", canon powershot SD630 or known as ixus 65 get "best ultra compact digital camera" and on the printer, canon image PROGRAPH IPF5000 as a "best large format printer".
on the nikon, they got "best entry level digital SLR", for the nikon D50. and "best expert digital SLR" for nikon D200.
hove I have D200 or 5D someday ;P.
photos of camera taken from here