We’re just about ready for the back to school shopping season and I’m sure the parents have been ready for two months now. If you need a start with shopping, this list of cameras shows you what visitors of DigitalCameraReview.com 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 July 2007.
Between the June and July lists, there was just a little bit of shuffle within the top 5 cameras and three cameras fell off the bottom. It’s pretty interesting to see the popularity of the Panasonic cameras continue to grow, with the number of Panasonic models equal to the number of Canon cameras.
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|1. 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|
|2. Canon Powershot SD850 IS (previously #5) – The most recent addition to Canon’s Digital ELPH/SD line is the replacement for the SD700 IS, bringing the DIGIC III processor to the 4x optical zoom SD camera with image stabilization. You’ll also find a 2.5 inch LCD. Canon Powershot SD850 IS Reviews | Canon Powershot SD850 IS User Opinions|
|3. Canon Powershot S5 IS (previously #4) – The Powershot S5 IS has finally overtaken its predecessor. The S5 IS features 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|
|4. Canon Powershot SD800 IS (previously #3) – This 7.1 megapixel update to the Canon SD700 IS features the same image stabilization system and compact form factor. It features a new wider angle lens and new DIGIC III processor. Canon Powershot SD800 IS Reviews | Canon Powershot SD800 IS User Opinions|
|5. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100 (previously #1) – The T100 is the latest top of the line in Sony’s slim and stylish T series of digital cameras. It features a 5x optical zoom, 8 megapixel resolution, and a 3 inch screen. You also get multiple camera color options, HD output, a new 9 point AF system, and Super SteadyShot. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100 Reviews | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100 User Opinions|
|6. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80 (previously #7) – This compact W model slides into the top 10 because of it’s price performance. It has quick operation, optical image stabilization, a nice Sony LCD, and it looks good too. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80 Reviews | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80 User Opinions|
|7. Canon Powershot SD1000 (previously #6) – One of the latest additions to Canon’s SD line, the SD1000, features 7.1 megapixels of resolution, a 3x optical zoom, 2.5 inch LCD and some retro styling with squared of edges and minimalistic look. The camera also features the DIGIC III processor. Canon Powershot SD1000 Reviews | Canon Powershot SD1000 User Opinions|
|8. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100 (first time in top 10) – While it’s not the latest FX model anymore, it’s arguably still the flagship of the line, with 12 megapixel resolution, wide angle lens (28mm), optical image stabilization, and 2.5 inch LCD. An updated processor and features like Intelligent ISO control round out this camera. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100 Reviews | Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100 User Opinions|
|9. Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ7 (first time in top 10) – The LZ7 is one of the few cameras with a mid-range 6x optical zoom and 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|
|10. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8 (regaining a place on the list after falling off for a month) - Like the TZ3, the FZ8 is winning fans with it’s new features and imaging processor. The FZ8 is an ultrazoom, with a 12x optical zoom with image stabilization. You can preview your 7.2 megapixel images on the 2.5 inch LCD or electronic viewfinder. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8 Reviews | Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8 User Opinions|
Falling out of the top 10 most popular cameras from the previous month are the:
- Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W55 (previously #8)
- Canon Powershot A570 IS (previously #9)
- Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H9 (previously #10)
To see our last ranking, see Most Popular Digital Cameras of June 2007.