Most Popular Digital Cameras of January 2009

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Our first Most Popular list of 2009 rolls in with most of the same hardware that we saw on the last list of 2008, and only one entirely new camera (the Pentax K2000) edging its way onto this month’s roster of most viewed products on our site. We saw some minor resorting in January, with Canon giving up two of the six spots it held last month and Panasonic gaining a little more ground.

On that note, Panasonic has continued to assert itself in our popularity rankings, taking the second spot away from Sony during 2008 for number of views in the point-and-shoot category (behind, of course, Canon), and consistently taking a couple of spots in our monthly rankings during the last year. Those who follow our lists month to month will also note that the Canon PowerShot A590 has held strong yet again this month – continuing to draw a considerable search traffic even as other newer A-series models have come and gone from our 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 January 2009.

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Canon PowerShot SX10 IS 1. 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
Fujifilm FinePix S1000fd 2. Fujifilm FinePix S1000fd (previously #5) 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
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 3. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 (previously #6) – 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
Canon PowerShot SX110 IS 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
Canon PowerShot A590 IS 5. Canon PowerShot A590 IS (previously #4) – 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
Canon PowerShot G10 6. 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
Nikon S210 7. Nikon Coolpix S210 (previously #2) – The tiny 8.1 megapixel Coolpix S210 offers a nice combination of value, style, and performance. Other key specs include a 3x Nikkor zoom lens, 2.5-inch LCD, and sensitivity to ISO 2000. Nikon Coolpix S210 Reviews | Nikon Coolpix S210 User Opinions
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 8. Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 (back on the list) – The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 is a 10.1 megapixel compact camera with a 2.5x, f/2.0 Leica zoom lens. A high-resolution 3.0 inch LCD, full manual controls, a hot shoe, film emulator, and Multi Aspect modes provide features targeted to advanced shooters. Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 Reviews | Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 User Opinions
Nikon Nikon Coolpix P80 9. Nikon Coolpix P80 (previously #8) 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
Pentax K2000 10. Pentax K2000 (first time on the list) – The Pentax K2000 is a 10 megapixel entry-level DSLR with a compact design, a 2.7 inch LCD, and in-body Shake Reduction image stabilization. Using a variant of Pentax’s K mount for compatibility with nearly every Pentax lens ever made, the K2000’s basic kit includes an 18-55mm Pentax DA L lens. Pentax K2000 Reviews | Pentax K2000 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 December 2008.

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