Most Popular Digital Cameras of March 2011

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This month’s list of the most-viewed digital cameras on DCR is comprised of new faces and recently-replaced models going toe-to-toe. Four popular cameras drop off the list altogether and a couple of surprising heavyweights are pushed into the bottom of the bottom five. And which camera took the top position? It’s the little Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS that could. Take a look at the full list and see which cameras got the most love last month.

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1. Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS (first time on the list)  The Canon 300 HS is part of a new crop of digital ELPH point-and-shoots. We liked it for its portability and reliable performance. Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS Review | Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS User Opinions

Canon SX130

2. Canon PowerShot SX130 IS (first time on the list) – The Canon SX130 is a compact ultrazoom featuring a 12x optical zoom lens, a 3.0-inch LCD and 720p HD video recording. It’s powered by AA batteries. Canon PowerShot SX130 IS Review | Canon PowerShot SX130 IS User Opinions

Panasonic GF2

3. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (previously #1) The versatile Panasonic GF2 offers a 12.1 megapixel sensor, 1080 HD video and compatibility with Micro Four Thirds lenses. That loaded feature set also comes with a big price tag. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 Review | Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 User Opinions

Olympus XZ-1

4. Olympus XZ-1 (first time on the list) – The Olympus XZ-1 features a fast f/1.8 lens, a 3.0-inch OLED monitor and 10 megapixels on a sensor that’s larger than a typical point-and-shoot sensor.  Olympus XZ-1 Review | Olympus XZ-1 User Opinions

Panasonic Lumix ZS7

5. Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 (previously #6) The Panasonic Lumix ZS7 is the predecessor to the ZS10 that we just reviewed. The ZS7 isn’t the latest compact ultrazoom, but it’s still one of the best that we’ve tested with a 12x zoom and in-camera geo-taggin. Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 Review | Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 User Opinions

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