In what way is Canon a market leading DSLR division?
Image quality? No.
Ripping off customers? Yes.
Canon still has the largest market share in the DSLR market, so the position of the CEO is not in question.
Innovation: Is a megapixel race innovative? (D800), and translucent mirrors are also nothin new (just a way to differentiate Sony cameras from Nikon and Canon)
Innovations... the question I asked is how is Canon a market leader in DSLRs for innovation. What you've said kind of backs up my point - they haven't innovated in any specific way of significance.
Image Qualitiy: according DXOmark definitly not, but real world shooters are very happy with their 5D3 espacially in low light
Happy with low light amongst their owners does not mean that they are a market leader in that category.
Again, the statement made was that Canon is a market leader in DSLRs, my questions are searching for ways in which that is true.
and the Rebel-Line wins most comparisons in IQ compared to other DSLR's (again, not in synthetic DXOmark test, but in real world tests.
Real world tests by random people are generally not scientific in nature and thus it is hard to compare results of test A by person B with the results of test C by person D. Unless the same test is carried out by the same person, comparison is meaningless. Thus IQ tests by companies such as DxO and websites like dpreview are the only ones that have any real meaning.
Features: I'm not sure about what features you are talking about. There are features, and there are gimmicks...
I'm not referring to specific features but rather does Canon provide cameras with "market leading" features, to which the answer seems to be an emphatic "No".
Also interesting, if Canon cameras are as bad as you say, so why can they sell more cameras than Nikon at a higher price?
The 1Ds series matched the D*x in price ($7999?) at launch.
Other cameras from Canon have generally been cheaper than Nikon ... eg.
The 5D2 was less expensive than the D700 and traditionally, this is always how I've seen Canon.
Now Canon is more expensive (1DX vs D4, 5D3 vs D800).