Most Popular Digital Cameras of June 2009

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Canon solidify its hold on our list of most viewed cameras for the month of June, but we saw mostly internal rankings shifts and little else this month: the top three devices – predictably, a Canon ultracompact, a Panasonic ultrazoom, and a Nikon DSLR – remained unchanged from May.

Similarly, Canon’s ultrazooms continue to hold a sizable percentage of our product page views. In fact, ultrazooms in general represent fully half of the models on this list for June – not surprising when you consider how much emphasis has been put on the compact portion of this segment in particular during 2009.

Look for a few changes as some of the last new PMA and early summer launches get reviewed. Otherwise, though, we’re betting that this collection of models will continue to take the lion’s share of product views around here at least until back-to-school sales come along and shake things up.

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 2009.

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Canon PowerShot SD780 IS 1. Canon PowerShot SD780 IS (previously #1)  One of Canon’s slimmest cameras, the SD780 features a 2.5 inch LCD, optical image stabilization, and HD video capture in 1280×720 resolution. A great pocket camera, the SD780 earned our Editor’s Choice recognition in March 2009. Canon PowerShot SD780 IS Reviews Canon PowerShot SD780 IS User Opinions
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 2. Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 (previously #3) – Successor to the popular Panasonic TZ models, the ZS3 adds HD video capture to Panasonic’s versatile compact ultrazoom platform. Features include a 10.1 megapixel sensor and a 12x wide-angle zoom. Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 Reviews | Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 User Opinions
Nikon D5000 3. Nikon D5000 (previously #2) – The Nikon D5000 features a 12.3 megapixel CMOS sensor, 720p HD video recording, a 2.7 inch vari-angle LCD, 19 auto exposure scene modes, and 4 fps continuous shooting, making it one of the most versatile DSLRs available for under $1000. Nikon D5000 Reviews | Nikon D5000 User Opinions
Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS 4. Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS (first time on the list) The PowerShot SD1200 is an ultracompact point-and-shoot with a 2.5 inch LCD, Canon’s DIGIC IV processor, and optical image stabilization. Affordable and easy to use, the SD1200 continues Canon’s tradition of building excellent cost-conscious ultracompacts. Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS Reviews | Canon PowerShot SD1200 User Opinions
Canon PowerShot SX200 IS 5. Canon PowerShot SX200 IS (previously #5)  One of Canon’s latest round of PowerShot models with the current DIGIC 4 processor, the 12.1 megapixel PowerShot SX200 IS is built around a 1/2.3 inch CCD imager and a 12x, 28-336mm optical zoom. Canon PowerShot SX200 IS Reviews | Canon PowerShot SX200 IS User Opinions
Canon PowerShot SX10 IS 6. Canon PowerShot SX10 IS (previously #4) 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
Canon PowerShot SX110 IS 7. Canon PowerShot SX110 IS (previously #7) 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
Nikon Coolpix S230 8. Nikon Coolpix S230 (previously #8) – Nikon’s latest ultracompact touch screen model, the S230 features a 10 megapixel sensor, a 3x zoom lens, and a 3.0 inch LCD that doubles as the camera’s primary control surface. Nikon Coolpix S230 Reviews | Nikon Coolpix S230 User Opinions
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 9. 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 A1000 IS 10. Canon PowerShot A1000 IS (previously #10) The Canon PowerShot A1000 IS is a fun, easy-to-use 10 megapixel compact digital camera with a 4x optical zoom, optical image stabilization, a 2.5 inch LCD, and several scene presets. Canon PowerShot A1000 IS Reviews | Canon PowerShot A1000 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 2009.

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