Most Popular Digital Cameras of June 2008

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Panasonic remained the dominant player in our “Most Popular” rankings for the month of June, but only by the slimmest of margins. The FX500 took top honors, with the TZ4 and TZ5 both earning lots of clicks as well. Several makers, including Canon, Nikon, and Fuji, took two spots apiece, however, showing more diversity in this group than we’ve seen in awhile.

There were also a few interesting first-time appearances this month. In spite of strong interest since its release, Canon’s A590 has taken six months to work its way into our rankings – presumably, continued interest in the still-available A570 has “split the vote” as it were.

Ultrazooms remained strong, taking fully half the spots on the list if you count the two compact 10x zoom Panasonic TZ models as well. With lots of new blood in this category, some older models are finally being unseated: the long-running and still extremely popular Canon Powershot S5 IS ended one of the longest stints ever on our list, falling out of the top ten after more than a year.

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 June 2008.

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Panasonic Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX500 (black) 1. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX500 (previously #3) – Functional sibling to Panasonic’s FX35, the FX500 boasts 10.1 megapixels of resolution, a 5x wide-angle Leica zoom, and a 3-inch touch screen interface. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX500 Reviews | Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX500 User Opinions
Canon PowerShot A590 IS 2. Canon PowerShot A590 IS (first time on the list) – 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
Panasonic Lumix TZ5 3. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 (previously #2) – The 9 megapixel TZ5 – the latest addition to Panasonic’s line of “travel zoom” cameras – features the TZ3’s familiar 10x Leica wide-angle zoom, with an equivalent range of 28-280mm, in a compact body. Other specs on the TZ5 include a 3-inch, 460K-pixel LCD and Panasonic’s Venus Engine IV processing. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 Reviews | Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 User Opinions
The image 4. Fujifilm FinePix F100fd (previously #9) – The Fujifilm FinePix F100fd features a 5x optical zoom lens with a 35mm-equivalent 28-140mm focal length range, a 2.7-inch LCD monitor, face detection and automatic in-camera red-eye correction technologies, normal ISO sensitivity to 3200, and dual image stabilization. Fujifilm FinePix F100fd Reviews | Fujifilm FinePix F100fd User Opinions
Fujifilm FinePix S1000fd 5. Fujifilm FinePix S1000fd (first time on the list) – 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
Nikon Nikon Coolpix S210 6. Nikon Coolpix S210 (previously #4) – 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
Nikon Nikon Coolpix P80 7. Nikon Coolpix P80 (previously #1) – 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
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ4 8. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ4 (first time on the list) – Step-down sibiling of the Lumix TZ5, the 8.1 megapixel TZ4 features the same 10x zoom lens, a lower-res 2.5-inch LCD, and wide-format video capture. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ4 Reviews | Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ4 User Opinions
Olympus Olympus SP-570 UZ 9. Olympus SP-570 UZ (previously #10) – The SP-570 UZ is a 10 megapixel camera featuring a huge 20x zoom lens, a 2.7-inch HyperCrystal LCD screen, Olympus‘s proven TruePic III processor, Face Detection AF, and a 15 fps burst mode. Olympus SP-570 UZ Reviews | Olympus SP-570 UZ User Opinions
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10. Canon PowerShot SD870 IS (previously #5) – After a long run on the list, the not-so-new SD870 is still going strong. 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

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 May 2008.

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