Our last list of most viewed cameras for 2008 doesn't come with many surprises. There was some reshuffling of models within the list, but only one all new addition to a Canon-heavy group of point-and-shoots that have, in many cases, consistently been among our most searched models of the entire year.
The majority of these cameras have been hanging around for several months during the build-up to the peak holiday shopping season, but one of the most surprising long-running models of the year has been Nikon's scrappy Coolpix 210: this budget ultracompact has only been excluded from the top ten list twice since April, and has never been out of the top fifteen most-searched models during that time.
Of course, 2009 will bring a host of new models – and some serious shake-ups in this group once those models begin hitting store shelves.
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 December 2008.
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|1. Canon PowerShot SX10 IS (previously #5) – 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|
|2. 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|
|3. 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|
|4. Canon PowerShot A590 IS (previously #4) – 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|
|5. Fujifilm FinePix S1000fd (previously #8) – 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|
|6. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 (previously #3) – 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|
|7. Canon PowerShot G10 (previously #1) – 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|
|8. Nikon Coolpix P80 (previously #9) – 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|
|9. Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS (back on the list) – Canon's 8 megapixel update to the popular SD1000 sports optical image stabilization, face detection, Canon's DIGIC III processor, ISO from 80 to 1600, 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio (for HDTV display), and automatic red-eye correction. Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Reviews | Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS User Opinions|
|10. Canon PowerShot A1000 IS (first time on list) – The Canon PowerShot A1000 IS is a fun, easy-to-use 10 megapixel compact digital camera with a 4x optical zoom, optical image stabilization, a 2.5-inch LCD, and several scene presets. Canon PowerShot A1000 IS Reviews | Canon PowerShot A1000 IS 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 November 2008.