While summer is not officially here quite yet, it is still June and hot enough to be summer (at least where I live). Father’s Day is quickly approaching and there are probably still some graduates out there who need to be shopped for. 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 May 2007.
Three new entries into the top ten (Nikon D40x, Canon Powershot S5 IS, Nikon Coolpix P5000) pushed out the Canon Powershot SD600 (about time), Canon Powershot S3 IS, and Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi. Both the SD600 and S3 IS have been replaced on the list by their successors, the Canon Powershot SD1000 and Canon Powershot S5 IS, respectively.
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|1. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100 (previously #3) – 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 #5) – 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 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|
|5. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W55 (previously #6) – 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|
|6. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8 (previously #7) – Like the TZ3, the FZ8 is winning fans with it’s new features and imaging processor. The FZ8 is an ultrazoom, with a 12x optical zoom with image stabilization. You can preview your 7.2 megapixel images on the 2.5 inch LCD or electronic viewfinder. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8 Reviews | Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8 User Opinions|
|7. Nikon D40x (first time in top 10) – The D40x is the 10.2 megapixel upgrade to the D40. It still features the same compact size as the D40 and with the increased resolution, it becomes a more direct competitor to the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi. Nikon D40x Reviews | Nikon D40x User Opinions|
|8. Canon Powershot S5 IS (first time in top 10) – 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|
|9. Nikon Coolpix P5000 (first time in top 10) – The P5000 is an advanced Point and Shoot camera targeted squarely at advanced users or photographers who want an advanced camera to carry with them instead of their SLR. It features 10 megapixel resolution, a 2.5 inch LCD, 3.5x optical zoom, Vibration Reduction, and an accessory hotshoe. Nikon Coolpix P500 Reviews | Nikon Coolpix P5000 User Opinions|
|10. Canon Powershot A570 IS (previously #9) – 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|
Falling out of the top 10 most popular cameras from the previous month are the:
- Canon Powershot SD600 (previously #1)
- Canon Powershot S3 IS (previously #8)
- Canon Digital Rebel XTi (previously #10)
To see our last ranking, see Most Popular Digital Cameras of April 2007.