I cropped the picture, adjusted the colors, and filtered some colors out. Nothing really major, but I do like the clarity of the Nikon 5100 and the ability of it to make the background blurry.
I have a regular point-and-shoot camera (Canon DIGITAL IXUS 860 IS) which is fine for normal day to day use, but I didn't really like the fact that everything was clear. (No sense of background or foreground).
A friend asked me why I bought a Nikon, not a Canon and I shrugged. Growing up, my mom kept saying that Nikon made good quality lens and another friend had said Nikon cameras have true to life colors. In addition, I was reading a fashion blog and I had asked the blogger what type of camera she used. It turned out to be a Nikon D3100. But back to the question of Nikon vs. Canon. I don't really see much of a difference (but other will tell you that there is one). One of my relatives has a super fancy/ pro-camera which is a Canon. It's a wonderful camera.
The major difference between a point and shoot and a DSLR is that there's more clarity when a DSLR is used. In addition, the user can choose what to focus on (and what to make blurry). In the picture I took, I actually took it from outside (the dots/lines is the screen). With a DSLR, I can choose to focus on the plant on the other side of the screen, whereas a point-and-shoot, more often than not, focuses on the screen.
That's it! If you have any camera questions, feel free to ask!