After big month-to-month changes seen in the last few cycles, things have mostly settled down for the moment on our "Most Popular" list. There was some slight reshuffling, with several representatives from this year's strong crop of ultrazooms relocated to the top of the heap, and one aging favorite – the Canon PowerShot G9 – making a second comeback to our rankings after some time away.
Like most our regular readers, our list tends to bias heavily toward the point-and-shoot side of the spectrum. But Olympus snuck a DSLR into the top ten this month with its E-520, and several others (Pentax K20D, Canon Rebel XSi) were knocking at the door. All in all, it's a pretty stable bunch of cameras that many could have predicted, but with the number of pre-Photokina announcements increasing seemingly by the day, it's probably a safe bet that this little breather from the constant position jockeying won't last long.
This list of cameras shows you what visitors to DigitalCameraReview.com 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 July 2008.
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|1. Fujifilm FinePix S1000fd (previously #5) – 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|
|2. Olympus SP-570 UZ (previously #9) – The SP-570 UZ is a 10 megapixel camera featuring a huge 20x zoom lens, a 2.7-inch HyperCrystal LCD screen, Olympus's proven TruePic III processor, Face Detection AF, and a 15 fps burst mode. Olympus SP-570 UZ Reviews | Olympus SP-570 UZ User Opinions|
|3. Canon PowerShot A590 IS (previously #2) – 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|
|4. Nikon Coolpix P80 (previously #7) – 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|
|5. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX500 (previously #1) – Functional sibling to Panasonic's FX35, the FX500 boasts 10.1 megapixels of resolution, a 5x wide-angle Leica zoom, and a 3-inch touch screen interface. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX500 Reviews | Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX500 User Opinions|
|6. Fujifilm FinePix F100fd (previously #4) – 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|
|7. Canon Powershot G9 (back on the list) – The Canon Powershot G9 is the successor to the G7 and it gets a lot of features that people would have liked to see in the G7, like the capability to capture RAW. The G9 captures 12 megapixel images, has a 6x optical zoom, stabilized lens, a 3-inch LCD, a hotshoe, and plenty of features to keep an advanced photographer happy. Canon Powershot G9 Reviews | Canon Powershot G9 User Opinions|
|8. Olympus E-520 (first time on the list) – Olympus advanced consumer DSLR sports a 10 megapixel CMOS sensor with live view, TruePic III image processing, and a 2.7-inch LCD. The E-520 uses the Four Thirds open-format lens mount, providing compatibility with lenses from Olympus, Panasonic, Leica, and Sigma. Olympus E-520 Reviews | Olympus E-520 User Opinions|
|9. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 (previously #3) – 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|
|10. Nikon Coolpix S210 (previously #6) – 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|
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 June 2008.