Canon continues to gain ground on our list of most viewed cameras for March 2009. The manufacturer claimed six of the top ten spots this month and retained the top position with the very popular PowerShot SX10 IS, although it’s worth noting that only one new-for-PMA Canon model made it onto the list this time around.
In fact, even as 2009 models are beginning to hit store shelves, the overall make-up of our Most Popular list remained stable for another month. We’re expecting to see some big shifts as long-running popular models are cleared out of inventories and new devices come online at retailers, but with consumer electronics sales down on the whole, better deals on last year’s models may keep some of the old standbys of this group on the list well into the summer.
This list of cameras shows you what visitors to DigitalCameraReview.com 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 March 2009.
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|1. Canon PowerShot SX10 IS (previously #1) – 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|
|2. Fujifilm FinePix S1000fd (previously #5) – 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|
|3. Canon PowerShot SX110 IS (previously #4) – 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|
|4. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 (previously #3) – 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|
|5. Canon PowerShot SD780 IS (first time on the list) – 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
|6. Canon PowerShot A590 IS (previously #5) – 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|
|7. Canon PowerShot G10 (previously #6) – Replacement to the popular G9, the 14.7 megapixel G10 is a compact for advanced users, with lots of manual exposure control and a rugged metal exterior. Canon PowerShot G10 Reviews | Canon PowerShot G10 User Opinions|
|8. Nikon Coolpix P80 (previously #9) – 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|
|9. Canon PowerShot A1000 IS (back on the list) – 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|
|10. Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 (previously #8) – The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 is a 10.1 megapixel compact camera with a 2.5x, f/2.0 Leica zoom lens. A high-resolution 3.0 inch LCD, full manual controls, a hot shoe, film emulator, and Multi Aspect modes provide features targeted to advanced shooters. Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 Reviews | Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 User Opinions|