Most Popular Digital Cameras of October 2010
by Allison Johnson -  11/2/2010

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The venerable PowerShot SX20 kept its place at the top of our list, but there was some movement within the top five by the DSLRs. Nikon's DSLRs dropped into the bottom five, with the Canon T2i gaining some traction and landing in the third spot. The usual PowerShot, Coolpix and Lumix suspects are still on the list, with a little shuffling within the ranks. Keep reading to see exactly how everything shook out.

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1. Canon PowerShot SX20 IS (previously #1)  Interest in the Canon SX20 remains strong even after the announcement of the SX30. The 20x ultrazoom continues to offer plenty of picture-taking power. Canon PowerShot SX20 IS Review Canon PowerShot SX20 IS User Opinions
2. Nikon Coolpix P100 (previously #2) – Nikon's flagship ultrazoom is not far behind the SX20 in second place. The P100 was a very strong performer in our testing with a 26x optical zoom and full 1080p HD video.  Nikon Coolpix P100 Review | Nikon Coolpix P100 User Opinions
Canon T2i 3. Canon Rebel T2i (previously #5) Jumping up a few more spots is the flagship Rebel, the T2i. It's still a great value with an 18 megapixel CMOS sensor and plenty of premium features handed down the line from the 7D. Canon Rebel T2i Review | Canon Rebel T2i User Opinions
Canon PowerShot SD1400

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS (previously #4) – The slender PowerShot SD1400 continues to hold a place in the top five 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


Olympus E-5
5. Olympus E-5 (first time on the list) The freshly-reviewed E-5 makes its way into the top ten for the first time. The rugged follow-up to the E-3 features a 12.3 megapixel sensor, a 3.0-inch flip-out LCD and in-camera image stabilization.  Olympus E-5 Review | Olympus E-5 User Opinions

Nikon D3000

6. Nikon D3000 (previously #3) The Nikon D3000 drops a few more places on our list this month, which may be fitting considering the introduction of the D3100. The 10.2 megapixel, DX-format D3000 is still in Nikon's online catalogue for the moment. Nikon D3000 Review | Nikon D3000 User Opinions

Panasonic ZS7

7. Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 (previously #6) – Slipping just one spot, the ZS7 is holding steady in the top ten with a 12x optical zoom lens, in-camera geo-tagging and a 12.1 megapixel sensor. Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 Review | Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 User Opinions
Nikon D5000 8. Nikon D5000 (previously #7) – The D5000 shifts downward by one spot, still offering a 12.3 megapixel sensor and 720p HD video for just over $600. Nikon D5000 Review | Nikon D5000 User Opinions
Sony alpha a55 9. Sony Alpha SLT-A55V (first time on the list)    Sony brought translucent mirror technology back with the a55 and a33 earlier this year, and the SLT-A55 lands on our tep ten list for the first time. It boasts 10 fps burst shooting, lightning fast AF and a swiveling 3.0-inch LCD. Sony Alpha SLT-A55V Review | Sony Alpha SLT-A55V User Opinions
Sony S2100 10. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S2100 (previously #9) - The no-frills, wallet-friendly S2100 hangs on to the last spot on our top ten with a 3x optical zoom lens, a beginnner-friendly Easy mode and a splashy orange color option. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S2100 Review | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S2100 User Opinions

Falling out of the top ten are: