Most Popular Digital Cameras of August 2008

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With pre-Photokina announcements still a ways from store shelves in most cases, the top six slots remained relatively stable in our latest monthly listing of most searched digitial cameras. There was some minor jockeying for position, but Fuji managed to hold the top position (and two in the top ten). Ultrazooms from all the other usual players in this space – Nikon, Olympus, Sony, and Panasonic – also continued to earn spots.

Canon’s PowerShot A590 took several months to climb in the rankings but continues to show strong, as does the manufacturer’s generation-old SD870 ultracompact. At the other end of the spectrum, the Panasonix Lumix FZ28 hasn’t even made it to retailers yet, but garnered enough of our “popular vote” to sneak into the bottom of the rankings.

This list of cameras shows you what visitors to 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 August 2008.

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Fujifilm FinePix S1000fd 1. Fujifilm FinePix S1000fd (previously #1) 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
Canon PowerShot A590 IS 2. Canon PowerShot A590 IS (previously #3) – 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
Nikon Nikon Coolpix P80 3. Nikon Coolpix P80 (previously #4) With a 10.1 megapixel sensor and a 18x zoom lens, the P80 marks Nikon’s strong return to the ultrazoom space. EXPEED processing, Vibration Reduction, and a large LCD look to provide serious appeal for serious shooters. Nikon Coolpix P80 Reviews | Nikon Coolpix P80 User Opinions
Olympus Olympus SP-570 UZ 4. Olympus SP-570 UZ (previously #2) The SP-570 UZ is a 10 megapixel camera featuring a huge 20x zoom lens, a 2.7-inch HyperCrystal LCD screen, Olympus‘s proven TruePic III processor, Face Detection AF, and a 15 fps burst mode. Olympus SP-570 UZ Reviews | Olympus SP-570 UZ User Opinions
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170 5. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170 (first time on list) The Sony W170 is a feature-packed 10.1 megapixel compact camera with a 5x Carl Zeiss zoom lens. The W170 brings many of Sony’s latest technology to the table, including improved processing, dynamic range expansion options, and a boatload of soft features. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170 Reviews | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170 User Opinions
Panasonic Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX500 (black) 6. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX500 (previously #5) Functional sibling to Panasonic’s FX35, the FX500 boasts 10.1 megapixels of resolution, a 5x wide-angle Leica zoom, and a 3-inch touch screen interface. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX500 Reviews | Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX500 User Opinions
Canon PowerShot SD870 IS

7. Canon PowerShot SD870 IS (back on the list) After a long run, the not-so-new SD870 is still going strong. The SD870 IS offers 8 megapixel resolution, a 3.8x optical zoom, image stabilization, and a 3-inch LCD. Canon PowerShot SD870 IS Reviews | Canon PowerShot SD870 IS User Opinions

The image 8. Fujifilm FinePix F100fd (previously #6) – The Fujifilm FinePix F100fd features a 5x optical zoom lens with a 35mm-equivalent 28-140mm focal length range, a 2.7-inch LCD monitor, face detection and automatic in-camera red-eye correction technologies, normal ISO sensitivity to 3200, and dual image stabilization. Fujifilm FinePix F100fd Reviews | Fujifilm FinePix F100fd User Opinions
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50 9. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50 (first time on list) – The H50 is a 9.1 megapixel, 15x ultrazoom with a tilting 3.0-inch LCD screen. A new sensor design and Sony’s BIONZ processing provide better high-ISO performance and cleaner images all around, and a superior lens makes this one of the sharpest ultrazooms out there. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50 Reviews | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50 User Opinions
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 10. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 (first time on list) – 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

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 July 2008.

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