Most Popular Digital Cameras of May 2012

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Things are heating up on our monthly list of the ten most-viewed digital cameras. Point-and-shoots, entry-level DSLRs and compact system cameras are all in the mix, but DCR readers had their eyes on ultrazooms in particular, like the Canon SX40 and the Sony HX200V. It’s no secret why – these feature-rich cameras offer lots in the way of zoom without taking up all of the space in your carry-on that a traditional DSLR and a slew of telephoto lenses would demand. Keep reading to see which cameras made the top ten.

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1. Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS (previously #1) The ELPH 300 HS enjoys yet another month at the top of our most-viewed list. With a 12.1 megapixel CMOS sensor, DIGIC 4 processor and 1080 HD video it’s a sweet deal for around $200. And don’t miss our analysis of its successor, the equally capable ELPH 110 HS. Canon PowerShot 300 HS Review | Canon PowerShot 300 HS User Opinions

2. Canon PowerShot SX40 HS (previously #3) – Jumping up into the second position is the SX40, still boasting an impressive 35x optical zoom lens, 12.1 megapixel backside-illuminated CMOS and full 1080p HD video. Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Review | Canon PowerShot SX40 HS User Opinions

3. Kodak EasyShare Z990 (previously #7) – The Kodak EasyShare Max is enjoying a resurgence among DCR readers, thanks to closeout deals on an already bargain-priced ultrazoom. Not a class leader in performance or image quality, the Z990 does offer a 30x optical zoom lens and a 12 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor. Kodak EasyShare Z990 Review | Kodak EasyShare Z990 User Opinions


4. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V (first time on the list) – The HX200V is another ultrazoom heavy hitter with a 30x optical zoom lens, Sony’s excellent Sweep Panorama mode and integrated GPS.   Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V Review | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V User Opinions

Rebel T3

5. Canon EOS Rebel T3 (previously #10) – Making a springboard leap into the top five is the Rebel T3. It’s an entry-level DSLR carrying a 12.2 megapixel CMOS sensor, 9-point AF system and native ISO ranging from 100-6400. Canon EOS Rebel T3 Review | Canon EOS Rebel T3 Opinions

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