It's funny how you get into a brand. I purchased a Ricoh film camera to take to India in 1997. Unbeknownst to me, there was something wrong with the film loading mechanism or something perhaps related, but in either case, the film didn't lay perfectly flat, so part of the photo would typically be out of focus, while some of it was in focus. For every image.
Frustrated at having two months' worth of photos come out lousy on a big trip. I returned the camera to Hooper's Camera. At first, the guy said that I didn't know how to focus. I said, "Look at every photo. Every single one. Now tell me...how am I getting a photo that has parts of it in focus, and parts of it out of focus? And in more or less the same area every time?"
He finally relented, but then insisted that since I had had the camera for a long time, I could only use it for store credit. I said, "If that must be, then I want a camera that is rock solid and dependable and takes great images every single time." I walked out of the store with a Nikon N70.
I used this camera for eight years until I purchased a Nikon D50, a DSLR.
I now use a Nikon D750 and D610, both full frame DSLRs. While I am hardly a Nikon homer, they do make great cameras, and I keep using the same glass. After all, if you purchase great glass, you can keep using those lens. Great glass is great glass.
A camera that I am interested in is a Pentax K1, but for now, it's still Nikon.
Night photo taken with a Nikon D610/Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 lens, an image that has been published in National Geographic Books. Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, White Mountains, CA.