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Most Popular Digital Cameras of October 2006
by Ben Stafford -  10/31/2006

How did your Halloween pictures turn out? Are you getting started on holiday shopping now that one more holiday is out of the way? This list of cameras shows you what visitors of DigitalCameraReview.com are looking at most often. 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 October 2006.

Between September and October, the number 2 and 3 spots were taken over by the Canon Powershot SD800 IS and Canon Powershot A710 IS, respectively. A third newcomer, the Canon Powershot A540, pushed out three cameras from last months list: Canon Digital Rebel XT, Canon Powershot A620, and Sony Alpha DSLR-A100.

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Canon Canon PowerShot SD6001. 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
Canon Canon Powershot SD800 IS2. Canon Powershot SD800 IS (first time on top 10) - 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
Canon Canon Powershot A710 IS3. Canon Powershot A710 IS (first time on top 10) - 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. Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX2 (previously #8) - 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
5. Nikon D80 (previously #2) - The Nikon D80 is basically the upgrade to the D70s and occupies the pricking bracket right above the D50. It's one of those models that gets some of the features in its more expensive siblings, the D200 and D2Xs. The D80 can capture 10.2 megapixels, has a 2.5 inch, 230K pixel , LCD, 11 area auto focus system, and 3 frames per second shooting capability. Nikon D80 | Reviews | Nikon D80 User Opinions
  6. Canon Digital Rebel XTi (previously #10) - 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
Panasonic Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50K (black)7. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50 (previously #4) - 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
8. Canon Powershot S3 IS (previously #3) - 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
Canon Canon Powershot SD700 IS9. Canon Powershot SD700 IS (previously #5) - The SD700 IS is the first camera in the Digital ELPH line (or SD line) that features Canon's image stabilization.  The IS allows you to shoot at much slower shutter speeds to get good indoor pictures without a flash.  The camera shoots at 6 megapixels, has a 2.5 inch LCD and a 3x optical zoom.  Canon | Powershot SD700 IS Reviews | Canon Powershot SD700 IS User Opinions
Canon Canon PowerShot A540 
10. Canon Powershot A540 (first time on top 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

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 September 2006.