During the warm summer months, digital cameras get a lot of use at cookouts, beach visits and amusement parks. If you find yourself needing to replace or upgrade your camera, we like to profile the most popular cameras on our web site to give you a good idea of what people are considering. 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 June 2006.
We actually only had one camera drop off the list from the previuos month. The Canon Powershot A520 has finally ended its long reign in the number one spot. The Canon Powershot SD600 has taken over at number one and the new entry to the list was the 10.1 megapixel Casio Exilim EX-Z1000.
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1. Canon Powershot SD600 (previously #2) – One of three new Digital ELPHs introduced last February, the SD600 features 6 megapixels, a 3x optical zoom, and a very nice 2.5 inch LCD. An MSRP of $349 makes this compact camera a pretty good buy. Canon Powershot SD600 Reviews | Canon Powershot SD600 User Opinions
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2. Canon Powershot SD700 IS (previously #7) – The SD700 IS is the first camera in the Digital ELPH line (or SD line) that features Canon’s image stabilization. The IS allows you to shoot at much slower shutter speeds to get good indoor pictures without a flash. The camera shoots at 6 megapixels, has a 2.5 inch LCD and a 3x optical zoom. Canon Powershot SD700 IS Reviews | Canon Powershot SD700 IS User Opinions
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3. Canon Powershot S3 IS (previously #4) – Announced in February, the S3 IS is an update to the S2 IS. It features a 6 megapixel sensor, 2 inch flip out, rotating LCD, and a 12x stabilized optical zoom. Canon Powershot S3 IS Reviews | Canon Powershot S3 IS User Opinions
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4. Canon Digital Rebel XT (previously #3) – This Digital SLR is the most popular in its class and it’s also a favorite among reviewers in its class (along with the Nikon D50). If you’re looking to get away from the shutter lag of Point and Shoot cameras, or you have some Canon lenses that you’re aching to use and you don’t need a more expensive SLR, the Digital Rebel XT is a good way to go. Canon Digital Rebel XT Reviews | Canon Digital Rebel XT User Opinions
5. Canon Powershot A700 (previously #6) – Currently the top of Canon’s A line, the A700 shoots at 6 megapixels, has a 6x optical zoom, and a 2.5 inch LCD. Also, since it’s in the A line, it’s powered by 2 AA batteries. Images can be stored in the SD card. Canon Powershot A700 Reviews | Canon Powershot A700 User Opinions
6. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7 (previously #5) — An affordable entry in the ultra-zoom field, the FZ7 shoots at 6 megapixels with a 12x image stabilized optical zoom. Our reviewer really liked it – you can see the review here. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7 Reviews | Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7 User Opinions
| ||7. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W70 (previously #10) – We reviewed the W70 towards the beginning of May and really enjoyed it. Along with the Sony good looks, this is also a great camera with a nice LCD and good image quality. The W70 takes 7.2 megapixel images, has a 2.5 inch LCD and a 3x optical zoom. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W70 Reviews | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W70 User Opinions|
|8. Canon Powershot A620 (previously #8) – One of the successors of the popular A95, the A620, with the DIGIC II processor and 2 inch flip out LCD is a fast camera with great image quality. This 7.1 megapixel camera uses 4 AA batteries for great life and stores images on an SD card. Use the 4x optical zoom to get close when you need it. Canon Powershot A620 Reviews | Canon Powershot A620 User Opinions|
| ||9. Casio Exilim EX-Z1000 (first time in top 10) – The fact that this camera shoots at 10.1 megapixels is all it takes to generate some buzz. In addition to the large resolution, you get a 3x optical zoom, and a 2.8 inch wide format, bright LCD. Awesome battery life and easy use add to the attractiveness of this camera. Casio Exilim EX-Z1000 Reviews | Casio Exilim EX-Z1000 User Opinions|
|10. Canon Powershot S2 IS (previously #9) — A very popular offering from Canon that offers a 12x optical zoom lens with image stabilization. A flip out 1.8 inch LCD, 5 megapixel sensor, Canon image quality and reasonable price explain its popularity. Canon Powershot S2 IS Reviews | Canon Powershot S2 IS User Opinions|
Falling out of the top 10 most popular cameras from the previous month is the:
- Canon Powershot A520 (previously #1)
To see our last ranking, see Most Popular Digital Cameras of May 2006.
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