Most Popular Digital Cameras of September 2010
by Allison Johnson -  10/1/2010

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Put away your flip flops and your shorts, summer's on its way out and fall is rolling in. So is our monthly feature recapping which cameras were heating up with more page views and which ones were cooling down in the month of September.

Canon extends its stranglehold on our number one spot, and only three DSLRs (or interchangeable lens cameras for that matter) make it into the top ten. Take a look below at how it all shakes out.

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1. Canon PowerShot SX20 IS (previously #1)  The SX20 reigns supreme on our list, despite the announcement of the SX30. We'll be interested to see if the SX30 will edge the SX20 out of its first place position in the near future. Canon PowerShot SX20 IS Review Canon PowerShot SX20 IS User Opinions
2. Nikon Coolpix P100 (previously #2) – Keeping its second place ranking is the Coolpix P100. It remains at the top of Nikon's Coolpix ultrazoom offerings as no replacement model was announced in that manufacturer's latest round of refreshes and updates.  Nikon Coolpix P100 Review | Nikon Coolpix P100 User Opinions
3. Nikon D3000 (previously #4) Money is still talking, and the sub-$600 Nikon D3000 is still in our top five more than a year after its introduction. As of now, it's still in Nikon's product catalogue, but the D3100 has arrived with 1080p HD for just $100 more. Nikon D3000 Review | Nikon D3000 User Opinions
Canon PowerShot SD1400

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS (previously #3) – Holding on to a top five spot is the slender PowerShot SD1400 with 14.1 megapixels of resolution and a 28mm wide angle lens. For just over $200, it's extremely pocketable and easy to use.  Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS Review | Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS User Opinions


Canon T2i
5. Canon EOS Rebel T2i (previously #8)  The flagship Rebel sneaks back into the top five, edging out Nikon's D5000. It's one of the best bargains technology-wise with an 18 megapixel CMOS sensor and plenty of premium features handed down from the 7D like 1080p HD video.  Canon EOS Rebel T2i Review | Canon EOS Rebel T2i User Opinions

Panasonic ZS7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 (previously #7) The Editors' Choice ZS7 climbs up one spot in our rankings. It's still the compact ultrazoom to beat for its superb image quality and versatile 12x lens. Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 Review | Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 User Opinions

Nikon D5000

7. Nikon D5000 (previously #5) The very capable Nikon D5000 slips into the bottom five. It's still a solid choice with a 12.3 megapixel DX-format sensor and 720p HD video capture. Nikon D5000 Review | Nikon D5000 User Opinions
8. Nikon Coolpix S8000 (previously #9) – The Coolpix S8000 holds steady in the Top 10 with a 10x optical zoom packed into a svelte little body. Having 720p HD video doesn't hurt either. Nikon Coolpix S8000 Review | Nikon Coolpix User Opinions
Sony S2100 9. Sony Cyber-shot S2100    It's not an alpha or an NEX, but you can't beat the Cyber-shot S2100's price point. For just about $100, the S2100 delivers decent image quality with the flexibility of AA battery power. Sony Cyber-shot S2100 Review | Sony Cyber-shot S2100 User Opinions
Canon SD780 10. Canon PowerShot SD780 IS (previously #6) - Hanging on to its top ten spot is the Canon SD780. It's a versatile little point-and-shoot with 720p HD video recording and good image quality for the backpacker or club-goer alike. Canon PowerShot SD780 Review | Canon PowerShot SD780 IS User Opinions

Falling out of the top ten are: