As in the last year, here is yet again the survey by the Japanese BCN, for this year:-
(in Japanese, for the period from 1-1 to 12-23 of 2009)
As we can see, K-m is ranked 11 with a share of 2.5% and K-x ranked 16 with a share of 1.8%. But as the K-m was marketed for ten months and K-x has been for two only, I think the K-x is a bigger and true success for Pentax/Hoya.
Btw, where is the K-7?
If we are to calculate the brand share for the Top 20 models, here it is:-
|Position||Maker||Number of DSLR Models on List||Market Share|
So, Canon has taken back the crown again and has beaten Nikon by both total number of top models and share, by almost 10%, this year. Pana has won a beautiful battle too and has taken up the 2nd runner-up in the game. So, innovation and advanced technologies (i.e., intensive R&D) do really work here.