Most Popular Digital Cameras of November 2008

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Our November list of most viewed camera models was strongly influenced by the retail release of several new Canon and Panasonic models, with two recently reviewed Canons and a new Panasonic climbing into our top ten for the first time.

With a host of new models across the board launched in anticipation of September’s Photokina imaging trade show, Canon has returned to a position of prominence in our rankings, taking home four of the five top spots. Panasonic continues to make a strong showing as well, and the overall balance of our page views continues to show a bias toward ultrazooms that reflects both the make-up of our regular readership and renewed interest in this market segment generally.

Panasonic also landed the only interchangeable-lens model in our top ten with the G1, but several other DSLRs – Canon’s 50D and XSi, and Nikon’s D90 – made strong showings in our top 25 list for November.

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 November 2008.

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Canon PowerShot G10 1. Canon PowerShot G10 (first time on the list) 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
Canon PowerShot SX110 IS 2. Canon PowerShot SX110 IS (previously #2) 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
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 3. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 (previously #5) – 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 A590 IS 4. Canon PowerShot A590 IS (previously #3) – 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
Canon PowerShot SX10 IS 5. Canon PowerShot SX10 IS (first time on the list) 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
Nikon S210 6. Nikon Coolpix S210 (previously #9) – 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
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 7. Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 (previously #1) – The Lumix LX3 is a 10.1 megapixel camera with a 2.5x, f/2.0 Leica lens. A high-resolution 3-inch LCD, full manual controls, a hot shoe, and a film emulator provide features targeted to advanced shooters. Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 Reviews | Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 User Opinions
Fujifilm FinePix S1000fd 8. Fujifilm FinePix S1000fd (previously #4) 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 P80 9. Nikon Coolpix P80 (previously #6) 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-G1 10. Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 (first time on the list) The world’s first Micro Four Thirds camera, the G1 is an interchangeable-lens, compact DSLR-style camera that operates in full-time live view mode. A 12.1 megapixel sensor, a 3.0 inch rotating LCD, and Panasonic’s Film Mode processing controls provide a mix of DSLR and point-and-shoot features. Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 Reviews | Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 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 October 2008.

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