Most Popular Digital Cameras of October 2008

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Several new models climbed our list of most viewed cameras for the month of October, building on the strength of retail releases and detailed reviews published here and elsewhere. Canon has begun to reassert itself as a dominate player on our list, and strong interest in both the SX10 IS and the G10 should push more models from the manufacturer into this group for November.

The most surprising strong showing this month came from Fuji. Even without help from its most current releases, the firm managed to hold on to three of the top ten spots during October. New models from Panasonic, long-running players from Nikon round out the list. The most surprising absence? Sony, whose new line will likely generate growing buzz as we move in earnest into the holiday shopping season.

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 October 2008.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 1. Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 (first time on the list) – 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
Canon PowerShot SX110 IS 2. Canon PowerShot SX110 IS (first time on the list) 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
Canon PowerShot A590 IS 3. Canon PowerShot A590 IS (previously #1) – 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
Fujifilm FinePix S1000fd 4. Fujifilm FinePix S1000fd (previously #2) 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
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 5. 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
Nikon Nikon Coolpix P80 6. Nikon Coolpix P80 (previously #4) 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
Fujifilm FinePix S100FS 7. Fujifilm FinePix S100fs (back on the list) – The FinePix S100fs is an 11.1 megapixel digital camera with a long 14.3x zoom. Designed as a fixed-lens replacement for a multi-lens DSLR kit, the S100fs features a stabilized 28-400mm Fujinon lens and a 2.5-inch tilting LCD. Fujifilm FinePix S100fs Reviews | Fujifilm FinePix S100fs User Opinions
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 8. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 (previously #9) – The 9 megapixel TZ5 – the latest addition to Panasonic’s line of “travel zoom” cameras – features the TZ3’s familiar 10x Leica wide-angle zoom, with an equivalent range of 28-280mm, in a compact body. Other specs on the TZ5 include a 3-inch, 460K-pixel LCD and Panasonic’s Venus Engine IV processing. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 Reviews | Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 User Opinions
Nikon S210 9. Nikon Coolpix S210 (previously #10) – 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
The image 10. Fujifilm FinePix F100fd (previously #7) – The Fujifilm FinePix F100fd features a 5x optical zoom lens with a 35mm-equivalent 28-140mm focal length range, a 2.7-inch LCD monitor, face detection and automatic in-camera red-eye correction technologies, normal ISO sensitivity to 3200, and dual image stabilization. Fujifilm FinePix F100fd Reviews | Fujifilm FinePix F100fd 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 September 2008.

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