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Most Popular Digital Cameras of January 2007
by Ben Stafford -  2/1/2007

Well, we made it through CES this year with some new cameras and we have the PMA show coming up in just over a month. The flood of new digital cameras has started - at my count, there have been 41 new models introduced so far this year. We will probably see a few more as we get closer to PMA. 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 January 2007.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50 made a comeback to this list after a one month break and the fairly new Canon Powershot SD900 made a quick jump to #4 on the list. These two cameras bumped off the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S500 and Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX50. I'm sure that as the new cameras this year start hitting the market that we'll see some others fall of as well.

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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.  Online prices right around $200 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 (previously #3) - 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 (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
The image “http://www.digitalcamerareview.com/assets/7273.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.4. Canon Powershot SD900 (first time in top 10) - The SD900 is the current flagship of the SD line. Featuring 10 megapixel resolution, a 3x optical zoom, titanium body, a 2.5 inch LCD, and the new DIGIC III processor, the SD900 is very attractive. It also features Canon's facial detection system. Canon Powershot SD900 Reviews | Canon Powershot SD900 User Opinions
The image “http://i.i.com.com/cnwk.1d/sc/31977237-2-120-0.gif” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.5. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50 (first time in top 10) - The FZ50 is Pansonic's high-end ultra-zoom digital camera, the big brother to the FZ7 (and new FZ8). It features a 12x optical zoom, stabilized lens, 10 megapixel resolution, and 2 inch inch screen. Wide aspect (848x480) movies can be captured with this camera as well. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50 Reviews | Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50 User Opinions
  6. 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
7. Canon Digital Rebel XTi (previously #7) - 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
The image “http://www.digitalcamerareview.com/assets/7114.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.8. Canon Powershot A630 (previously #9) - The 8 megapixel A630 is one of the more advanced cameras in Canon's A series of cameras. The A630 has a 2.5 inch flip-out, rotating LCD and a 4x optical zoom. It also has a full complement of shooting modes, incluing manual exposure modes. The camera is powered by four AA batteries. It's sibling, the A640, takes 10 megapixel images. Canon Powershot A630 Reviews | Canon Powershot A630 User Opinions
The image “http://www.digitalcamerareview.com/assets/7271.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.9. Canon Powershot G7 (previously #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
Canon Canon PowerShot A54010. Canon Powershot A540 (previously #4) - 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 December 2006.

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