I am a novice photographer. I currently have a Nikon D5100, one kit lens, and a 50mm AF-s lens. I am thinking about switching to a canon t4i or maybe a t3i. I have had trouble shooting in manual mode and having it be in focus on the Nikon. I wait for the green light in the view finder to appear when turning the focus ring, but when I upload I find I have not caught the image in focus. (Yes, I have selected my focus point). Also, I am a little frustrated with the lens offerings for this model with the built in auto focus motor being included in so few lenses and having to pay more for them as well.
I am trying out a canon t4i right now. It is definitely louder, feels cheaper, but I like the dedicated buttons for WB and ISO and the touch screen and it seems a little easier to focus in manual mode. The question is will I be happier in the long run if I jump from Nikon to Canon? I don't really care about video in either model. Any thoughts on this?