A different but similarly interesting data point is the "top camera" search results on www.dpreview.com on their front page.
It used to be that Canon cameras were 6 out of 10 for a long while. Now Canon is 3 out of 10 and none in the top 5.
Sorry, dilbert not interesting nor even useful data. As unfocused stated, it's meaningless.Use the Amazon best sellers list. As of tonight, Canon has 13 of the top 20 best sellers. Nikon has 7.
What continues to amaze me is that the 5DIII consistently holds a slot in the top 10 against cameras that cost a fraction of what it costs. In fact the body only comes in at #9 and the body with lens is at #18. (The 6D kit is at #10 and the 6D body #13) There are not any full-frame Nikon bodies in the top 20.
If you want another interesting 'top 100' list, look at what Amazon buyers think of the products they've purchased. Check their Top 100 Rated dSLRs list. The top 14 are all Canon, only 3 Nikon in the top 20 (and all three are D3100/kits). Dilbert, care to count the number of coworkers and friends to whom you 'can't recommend Canon', and compare that to the number of positive recommendations that Canon buyers took the time to post, that result in Canon dominating that list?
The awesome low ISO IQ, high resolution, astounding DR, and higher-than-any-other-dSLR DxOMark Sensor Score of the Nikon D800E have earned it the impressive rank of #76 on that list (only 14 spots behind the poor DR, horrible banding in the shadows 5DII). The D800 and D600/D610? Nowhere to be found (although the D700 is on there...barely, at #98).
Ah, stupid me. You're confining the Amazon results to DSLRs whereas I'm referring to digital cameras.
It is not possible to compare the information available from Amazon with that from dpreview because Amazon does not offer a combined "digital camera top 10" - it separates out DSLRs vs everything else.
So the whole discussion about dpreview statistics vs Amazon is an apples and oranges problem.