Research firm IDC says that Canon remains #1 in the digital camera market. For all sales, they were up 14% to to 106 million units last year. Digital SLRs sold 5.2 million cameras, up 39%. Worldwide rankings were:
For digitalSLR sales:
3. Sony (sells the fomer Konica-Minolta camera)
Kodak stopped selling its digitalSLR. More details here.
I am not surprised. There are a lot of dreadful cameras out there, and it appears that the best are made by those who know optics -- ie, traditional camera makers, like Canon and Nikon. My dad's new Canon SD-700 is a beauty; the Samsung NV3 that he gave up on (after two days) sucks, in terms of photographic quality and feature set.
That pretty much sums up the market.