nikon has the better sensors for pushing the shadows.
there is no fanboy blahblah that can change that.
canon is lucky that a camera is more then the sensor.
Is it luck? Nikon has had 'the better sensors' for several years now...years during which Canon gained dSLR market share while Nikon lost dSLR market share. Doesn't sound like luck to me, sounds like Canon knows better where to spend their R&D yen in terms of what consumers really want, or at least their advertising yen...
Sure, and why would we care about that? Are we supposed to buy the better performing camera or the better marketed one? Nikon seems to be better addressing enthusiasts whereas Canon seems to better address consumers. Now, which ones are we?
And anyway I think I see more and more Nikon cameras around. Just an impression of course, can't quantify it or give it a wordwide validity.
Sorry, I know neuro already did this, but I have to do it again:
DXO DOES NOT TEST CAMERAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!