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Most Popular Digital Cameras of May 2009
by David Rasnake -  6/3/2009

Once again, we've seen a lot of month-to-month turnover on our list of most viewed products for the month of May. Several new additions – including the impressive Nikon D5000 and the Panasonic ZS3, which won our Editor's Choice honors – garnered a lot of clicks last month. Likewise, we had one surprising comeback: the Canon PowerShot A1000 IS, which has been on and off the list since the first of the year, returned for yet another round on our top ten.

Even more surprising, perhaps, is the fact that the Fujifilm FinePix S1000fd has, after a long run among our most-viewed products, finally fallen out of the top ten. Popular for its long list of features and relatively low cost, Fuji's budget ultrazoom has been among the most popular searches on this site since we first reviewed it last summer.

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 May 2009.

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Canon PowerShot SD780 IS 1. Canon PowerShot SD780 IS (previously #3)  One of Canon's slimmest cameras, the SD780 features a 2.5 inch LCD, optical image stabilization, and HD video capture in 1280x720 resolution. A great pocket camera, the SD780 earned our Editor's Choice recognition in March 2009. Canon PowerShot SD780 IS Reviews Canon PowerShot SD780 IS User Opinions
Nikon D5000 2. Nikon D5000 (first time on the list) – The Nikon D5000 features a 12.3 megapixel CMOS sensor, 720p HD video recording, a 2.7 inch vari-angle LCD, 19 auto exposure scene modes, and 4 fps continuous shooting, making it one of the most versatile DSLRs available for under $1000. Nikon D5000 Reviews | Nikon D5000 User Opinions
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 3. Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 (first time on the list) – Successor to the popular Panasonic TZ models, the ZS3 adds HD video capture to Panasonic's versatile compact ultrazoom platform. Features include a 10.1 megapixel sensor and a 12x wide-angle zoom. Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 Reviews | Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 User Opinions
Canon PowerShot SX10 IS 4. Canon PowerShot SX10 IS (previously #2) 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
Canon PowerShot SX200 IS
5. Canon PowerShot SX200 IS (previously #1)  One of Canon's latest round of PowerShot models with the current DIGIC 4 processor, the 12.1 megapixel PowerShot SX200 IS is built around a 1/2.3 inch CCD imager and a 12x, 28-336mm optical zoom. Canon PowerShot SX200 IS Reviews | Canon PowerShot SX200 IS User Opinions
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 6. 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
Canon PowerShot SX110 IS 7. Canon PowerShot SX110 IS (previously #4) 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
Nikon Coolpix S230 8. Nikon Coolpix S230 (first time on the list) – Nikon's latest ultracompact touch screen model, the S230 features a 10 megapixel sensor, a 3x zoom lens, and a 3.0 inch LCD that doubles as the camera's primary control surface. Nikon Coolpix S230 Reviews | Nikon Coolpix S230 User Opinions
Canon PowerShot SD960 IS 9. Canon PowerShot SD960 IS (previously #7) The PowerShot SD960 features a minimalist design and user interface. It sports a 2.8 inch LCD and a 4x wide-angle zoom lens with optical image stabilization, HD movie recording, and Canon's Smart Auto mode. Canon PowerShot SD960 IS Reviews | Canon PowerShot SD960 User Opinions
Canon PowerShot A1000 IS 10. Canon PowerShot A1000 IS (back on the 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 April 2009.