Most Popular Digital Cameras of November 2010
by Allison Johnson -  12/3/2010

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It's no coincidence that the top three cameras in our monthly list of the most-viewed digital cameras all had big Black Friday deals from various retailers. Now that the holiday shopping season has officially kicked off, DCR visitors are getting down to business and browsing for the best camera deals of the season.

October's top ranked camera, the PowerShot SX20, tumbled all the way to eighth place to make way for the PowerShot SD1400, November's most-viewed camera. The Olympus E-5 made a quick exit, and the Nikon D5000 holds on to the last position on the list. Read on to see how it all shaped up.

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Canon PowerShot SD1400

1. Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS (previously #4)  The PowerShot SD1400 IS came out victorious amid the Black Friday scramble. If you didn't snatch up one of these 4x optical zoom ultracompacts on Friday, there are still comparable deals to be had on this camera at a variety of online retailers. Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS Review Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS User Opinions

Purchase the Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

Canon T2i

2. Canon EOS Rebel T2i (previously #3) – Another Black Friday winner, the Rebel T2i is still a great value with features like an 18 megapixel CMOS sensor and high quality HD video recording.  Canon EOS Rebel T2i Review | Canon EOS Rebel T2i User Opinions

Purchase the Canon EOS Rebel T2i

3. Nikon Coolpix P100 (previously #2) Falling behind just one spot, the 26x optical zoom P100 stands tall in the top ten. And it should - with a 10.3 megapixel backside-illuminated CMOS sensor, it offers full-res burst shooting at 10 fps. Nikon Coolpix P100 Review | Nikon Coolpix P100 User Opinions

Purchase the Nikon Coolpix P100

4. Canon PowerShot G12 (first time on the list) - Canon's flagship PowerShot leapfrogs into the fourth position. It's no wonder - the G12 was easily one of the best point-and-shoots we tested in 2010. It brings HD video recording to the G series for the first time. Canon PowerShot G12 Review | Canon PowerShot G12 User Opinions

Purchase the Canon Powershot G12

Nikon D3000

5. Nikon D3000 (previously #6) Back in the top five after a dip to sixth in October, the entry-level-est Nikon DSLR remains a solid buy with a 10.2 megapixl DX format sensor and an 11-point AF system. Nikon D3000 Review | Nikon D3000 User Opinions

Purchase the Nikon D3000

Panasonic ZS7

6. Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 (previously #7) The ZS7 holds steady in the bottom five, attracting holiday shoppers with its all-in-one appeal. A 12x optical zoom and in-camera geo-tagging certainly bode well for holiday cheer. Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 Review | Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 User Opinions

Purchase the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

7. Canon PowerShot A3100 IS (first time on the list) - The basic PowerShot A3100 IS was featured by several retailers on Black Friday with special discounts. It's powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion batter (an "A" series first) and incorporates optical image stabilization. Canon PowerShot A3100 IS Review | Canon PowerShot A3100 IS User Opinions

Purchase the Canon PowerShot A3100 IS

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

8. Canon PowerShot SX20 (previously #1) – The SX20 loses its tight grip on the number one spot and falls into eighth place in November. It won't be hard to find it for a good price with the introduction of the SX30, and with a great 20x optical zoom it's a nice stocking stuffer. Canon PowerShot SX20 IS Review | Canon PowerShot SX20 IS User Opinions

Purchase the Canon PowerShot SX20

9. Canon PowerShot SX30 IS (first time on the list)    We just reviewed the 35x zoom Canon SX30 and while we liked image quality outdoors in ample light, dimmer conditions proved very challenging for the ultrazoom. Still, it's a small package for a zoom lens reaching out to an equivalent of 840mm. Canon PowerShot SX30 IS Review | Canon PowerShot SX30 IS User Opinions

Purchase the Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Nikon D5000

10. Nikon D5000 (previously #9) - Holding on to the last position is the 12.3 megapixel D5000. It boasts 720p HD video and a 2.7-inch vari-angle LCD all for well under $1000 with a kit lens. Nikon D5000 Review | Nikon D5000 User Opinions

Purchase the Nikon D5000

Falling out of the top ten are: