With strong sales performance from D40x/D80, Nikon has obtained the DSLR market leader position in Japan (Read the previous post titled Nikon is on top, in Japan) with market share of 47.5 percent vs. Canon’s 36.5 percent. With the recently announced two new DSLR products, the EOS-1Ds Mark III and EOS 40D, Canon expects (or just hoping?) to regain the lead in Japan for digital SLR camera shipments. Is Nikon quivering, or just busy preparing its new releases? Let’s just wait and see.

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