As predicted last month, we saw a relatively major shake-up in the most searched cameras on the site this month, with Canon reestablishing its periodic position of dominance with the retail release of several PMA-announced models. Both Panasonic – another perennially popular brand on our list – and Nikon gave up a spot each from last month, but Fujifilm gained one with the launch (and subsequent review on this site) of its F200EXR advanced compact.
Given the amount of day to day fluctuation we've been seeing in our most-clicked products, however, we're betting that this list won't stay this way for long. Look for more big changes next month once results from the spring shopping upswing are in.
This list of cameras shows you what visitors to DigitalCameraReview.com viewed most often over the past month. The rankings are determined by the number of times a particular product page is viewed by our users. The rankings below are for the entire month of April 2009.
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|1. Canon PowerShot SX200 IS (first time on the list) – One of Canon's latest round of PowerShot models with the current DIGIC 4 processor, the 12.1 megapixel PowerShot SX200 IS is built around a 1/2.3 inch CCD imager and a 12x, 28-336mm optical zoom. Canon PowerShot SX200 IS Reviews | Canon PowerShot SX200 IS User Opinions
|2. Canon PowerShot SX10 IS (previously #1) – The PowerShot SX10 replaces the popular and long-running Canon S5 IS, updating Canon's ultrazoom with a new 20x lens, a 10 megapixel sensor, and DIGIC IV processing. Canon PowerShot SX10 IS Reviews | Canon PowerShot SX10 IS User Opinions|
|3. Canon PowerShot SD780 IS (previously #5) – One of Canon's slimmest cameras, the SD780 features a 2.5 inch LCD, optical image stabilization, and HD video capture in 1280x720 resolution. A great pocket camera, the SD780 earned our Editor's Choice recognition in March 2009. Canon PowerShot SD780 IS Reviews | Canon PowerShot SD780 IS User Opinions|
|4. Canon PowerShot SX110 IS (previously #3) – The SX110 is a 9 megapixel compact camera with a 10x zoom lens. The SX110 also features optical image stabilization, a 3-inch LCD, and manual exposure control modes. Canon PowerShot SX110 IS Reviews | Canon PowerShot SX110 IS User Opinions|
|5. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 (previously #4) – Update to the popular Lumix FZ18, the FZ28 features a 10.1 megapixel sensor and an 18x Leica zoom lens. Image stabilization, Venus Engine IV processing, and an auto scene select function round out the list of features and options. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 Reviews | Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 User Opinions|
|6. Fujifilm FinePix S1000fd (previously #2) – The Fujifilm FinePix S1000fd is a 10 megapixel camera with a 12x (33-396mm) zoom lens, a 2.7-inch LCD, and an electronic viewfinder in a body styled like a miniature DSLR. Fujifilm FinePix S1000fd Reviews | Fujifilm FinePix S1000fd User Opinions|
|7. Canon PowerShot SD960 IS (first time on the list) – The PowerShot SD960 features a minimalist design and user interface. It sports a 2.8 inch LCD and a 4x wide-angle zoom lens with optical image stabilization, HD movie recording, and Canon's Smart Auto mode. Canon PowerShot SD960 IS Reviews | Canon PowerShot SD960 User Opinions
|8. Canon PowerShot G10 (previously #7) – Replacement to the popular G9, the 14.7 megapixel G10 is a compact for advanced users, with lots of manual exposure control and a rugged metal exterior. Canon PowerShot G10 Reviews | Canon PowerShot G10 User Opinions|
|9. Canon PowerShot A590 IS (previously #6) – Following closely in the footsteps of the Powershot A570 IS, the latest 8 megapixel PowerShot A model comes equipped with a 4x optically stabilized zoom lens, DIGIC III processor, 2.5-inch LCD, and an optical viewfinder. Canon PowerShot A590 IS Reviews | Canon PowerShot A590 IS User Opinions|
|10. Fujifilm FinePix F200EXR (first time on the list) – The FinePix F200EXR is the first compact camera equipped with Fujifilm's latest sensor technology. Features include three different capture modes, a large 3.0 inch LCD, and a 5x Fujinon zoom lens. Fujifilm FinePix F200EXR Reviews | Fujifilm FinePix F200EXR User Opinions
Falling out of the top ten most popular cameras from the previous month are the:
For last month's rankings, see the Most Popular Digital Cameras of March 2009.
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