Most Popular Digital Cameras of January 2008

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It’s a new year for our most popular digital cameras, but the top four cameras from the last few months – led by the long-running Sony Cyber-shot T200, Panasonic Lumix TZ3, and Canon PowerShot SD870 IS – continued to hold strong through January. Canon once again solidified its hold on six spots, helped by the climb of more advanced models, as several budget-minded offerings common in discount stores that had appeared on the list in the pre-Christmas camera shopping binge slipped back down. Most interestingly, not one of the four cameras that came in to fill vacancies at the bottom of the list this month was a newcomer to these rankings, indicating just how much the market has solidified as the season for many models draws to a close. Expect big shake-ups as new models from CES and PMA announcements begin hitting store shelves next month.

This list of cameras shows you what visitors of looked at 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 from the entire month of December 2007.

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The image “†cannot be displayed, because it contains errors. 1. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T200 (previously #1) – The Sony T200 is a follow-up model on the T100 as the flagship model of the ultra-slim T series cameras. The T200 offers 8 megapixel resolution, a 3 inch touch-screen LCD, 5x optical zoom with image stabilization, and HD output. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T200 Reviews | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T200 User Opinions

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2. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 (previously #2) – This 7 megapixel successor to the TZ1 sports a 10x optical zoom with image stabilization in a relatively compact form factor. Panasonic has added new features, like Intelligent ISO control and a new imaging processor for better performance. It also sports a 3 inch screen and has quick operation. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 Reviews | Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 User Opinions
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3. Canon Powershot SD870 IS (previously #3) – The SD870 IS is one of the latest SD cameras from Canon. 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

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4. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T70 (previously #4) – The T70 was announced at the same time as the popular T200 and it’s no surprise that it has crept onto the list as a cheaper alternative to the T200. You get 8 megapixel resolution, 3x optical zoom with image stabilization, and a 3 inch touch-senstive screen. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T70 Reviews | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T70 User Opinions

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5. Canon Powershot S5 IS (previously #8) – The Powershot S5 IS has bounced around at various spots on the list since its release, featuring a stabilized 12x optical zoom, 8 megapixel resolution, a 2.5 inch Vari-Angle LCD, and the DIGIC III processor. Canon’s ultra-zoom S series is always one of the most popular ultra-zoom cameras out there. Canon Powershot S5 IS Reviews | Canon Powershot S5 IS User Opinions

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6. Canon Powershot SX100 IS (previously #7) – According to Canon, the SX100 IS is the first model of a new line of Powershot cameras. Similar in function to their more advanced A series cameras, but featuring ultra-zoom functionality (10x optical zoom) – it’s really Canon’s first compact ultra-zoom. Canon Powershot SX100 IS Reviews | Canon Powershot SX100 IS User Opinions

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7. Canon Powershot G9 (back on the list) – The Canon Powershot G9 is the successor to the G7 and it gets a lot of features that people would have liked to see in the G7, like the capability to capture RAW. The G9 captures 12 megapixel images, has a 6x optical zoom, stabilized lens, a 3 inch LCD, a hotshoe, and plenty of features to keep an advanced photographer happy. Canon Powershot G9 Reviews | Canon Powershot G9 User Opinions
The image 8. Canon Powershot A720 IS (back on the list) – The A720 IS has the attractive 6x optical zoom lens that gives you a little bit extra reach. Like the other A series cameras, the A720 is also priced very well for what you get – 8 megapixels, 2.5 inch LCD, image stabilization, full set of shooting modes, including manual exposure modes. Canon Powershot A720 IS Reviews | Canon Powershot A720 IS User Opinions

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9. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18 (back on the list) – The Lumix FZ18 is a follow-up to Panasonic’s popular ultra-zoom FZ line. The FZ18’s stabilized 18x optical zoom lens is a major selling point, but also captures images at 8.1 megapixels, has a 2.5 inch LCD, and Panasonic’s Intelligent Auto features. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18 Reviews | Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18 User Opinions

The image 10. Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ7 (back on the list) – Returning to the top 10 for the first time since last summer, the LZ7 is one of the few cameras with a mid-range 6x optical zoom. At its price point, it’s a very attractive deal. It also features 7.2 megapixel resolution, 2.5 inch LCD, and optical image stabilization. Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ7 Reviews | Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ7 User Opinions

Falling out of the top 10 most popular cameras from the previous month are the:

For last month’s rankings, see Most Popular Digital Cameras of December 2007.

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