The summer vacation season is in full swing, so many people are looking to replace their 3 year old camera before they tackle Disney or the family reunion at the beach house. 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 June 2007.
There is plenty of competition in the top 10 these days. This list may have the fewest number of Canon cameras on it than in months past. That’s not to say that Canon cameras aren’t a very good choice, it’s just that some offerings from Sony and Panasonic are proving to be very popular (like the Sony T100 and Panasonic TZ3)
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|1. 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|
|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|
|3. 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|
4. Canon Powershot S5 IS (previously #8) – 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
|5. Canon Powershot SD850 IS (first time in top 10) – 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|
|6. Canon Powershot SD1000 (previously #4) – 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|
|7. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80 (first time in top 10) – 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|
|8. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W55 (previously #5) – One of the relatively newer models in Sony’s W line, which has made a name for itself as a good all around compact point and shoot. A metal body provides a nice look and a feel of durability. As is typical with Sony’s, it has great battery life, quick operation, and a nice LCD. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W55 Reviews | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W55 User Opinions|
|9. Canon Powershot A570 IS (previously #10) – The second camera in Canon’s A series to get optical image stabilization, the A570 IS features 7.1 megapixel resolution, a 4x optical zoom, DIGIC III processor and 2.5 inch LCD. Canon Powershot A570 IS Reviews | Canon Powershot A570 IS User Opinions|
|10. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H9 (first time in top 10) – The H9 is the current ultra-zoom flagship for Sony. It features a 15x optical zoom stabilized lens, NightShot capability, a 3 inch articulated LCD, and 8 megapixel resolution. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H9 Reviews | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H9 User Opinions|
Falling out of the top 10 most popular cameras from the previous month are the:
- Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8 (previously #6)
- Nikon D40x (previously #7)
- Nikon Coolpix P5000 (previously #9)
To see our last ranking, see Most Popular Digital Cameras of May 2007.