I certainly hope that everyone, who celebrates it, had a good Thanksgiving. We’re getting down to crunch-time for holiday shopping and I certainly hope that a digital camera is on your list. November is a pretty popular buying month, with plenty of Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, so I hope you found one. 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 November 2006.
Between October and November, the top 3 spots didn’t change. The new entries on the list are the very affordable Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S500 and Canon Powershot G7. These two cameras pushed off the Nikon D80 and Canon Powershot SD700 IS.
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|1. Canon Powershot SD600 (previously #1) - One of three new Digital ELPHs introduced last February, the SD600 features 6 megapixels, a 3x optical zoom, and a very nice 2.5 inch LCD. An MSRP of $349 makes this compact camera a pretty good buy. Canon Powershot SD600 Reviews | Canon Powershot SD600 User Opinions|
|2. Canon Powershot SD800 IS (previously #2) - 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|
|3. Canon Powershot A710 IS (previously #3) – The A710 IS is the first camera in Canon’s A series to include optical image stabilization. It shoots at 7.1 megapixels, has a mid-range 6x optical zoom,a 2.5 inch LCD, and manual exposure modes. Canon Powershot A710 IS Reviews | Canon Powershot A710 IS User Opinions|
|4. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S500 (first time in top 10) - This 6 megapixel budget-oriented camera also features a 3x optical zoom and 2.4 inch LCD. It also has the great battery life and quick operation that Sony cameras are known for. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S500 Reviews | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S500 User Opinions|
|5. Canon Powershot G7 (first time in top 10) – The G7 is the most advanced non-SLR digital camera that you can get from Canon. It has 10 megapixel resolution, with a 6x optical zoom lens, 2.5 inch LCD and the new DIGIC III processor. If you need an advanced camera, but don’t new RAW support or interchangeable lenses, the G7 is a great option. Canon Powershot G7 Reviews | Canon Powershot G7 User Opinions|
|6. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50 (previously #7) - If you’ve followed Panasonic cameras much, you’ll know that their FZ30, predecessor to the FZ50, was very popular. It’s no surprise then, that this higher-end ultrazoom has made the list. The FZ50 takes 10.1 megapixel pictures with a stabilized 12x optical zoom. Frame your images on a flip-out, 2 inch LCD. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50 Reviews | Panasonic Lumix DMC- | FZ50 User Opinions|
|7. Canon Powershot A540 (previously #10) – The Canon Powershot A540 features 6 megapixel resolution, a 4x optical zoom, and 2.5 inch LCD. It’s place on the list is attributed to its price (under $200 currently at online retailers). Canon Powershot A540 Reviews | Canon | Powershot A540 User Opinions|
|8. Canon Powershot S3 IS (previously #8) - Announced in February, the S3 IS is an update to the S2 IS. It features a 6 megapixel sensor, 2 inch flip out, rotating LCD, and a 12x stabilized optical zoom. Canon Powershot S3 IS Reviews | Canon | Powershot S3 IS User Opinions|
|9. Canon Digital Rebel XTi (previously #6) - The XTi (also know as the EOS 400D) is Canon’s replacement to the almost ubiquitous Canon Digital Rebel. The XTi features 10.1 megapixel resolution, a 2.5 inch, 230K pixel LCD, dust reduction system, and 9 point auto focus system. Also, a relief for some, the XTi still takes CompactFlash media. Canon Digital Rebel | XTi Reviews | Canon Digital Rebel XTi User | Opinions|
||10. Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX2 (previously #4) – The LX2 has lots of fun features that make it attractive. As with all Panasonic cameras, it has the MEGA O.I.S. image stabilization system. The LX2 features a wide-format 10.2 megapixel sensor, a wide-screen 2.8 inch LCD, a 4x optical zoom lens with a wide angle equivalent of 28mm. Panasonic Lumix DMC- | LX2 Reviews | Panasonic Lumix DMC- | LX2 User Opinions|
Falling out of the top 10 most popular cameras from the previous month are the:
To see our last ranking, see Most Popular Digital Cameras of October 2006.