Most Popular Digital Cameras of December 2010
by Allison Johnson -  1/13/2011

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Canon remained at the top with first and second place covered by the SD1400 and Rebel T2i. We're guessing that plenty of people found those in their stockings this year. In fact, nine of the ten spots on our list are occupied by the two big manufacturers. Only Panasonic managed to squeeze into the top five with the venerable Lumix ZS7.

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Canon PowerShot SD1400

1. Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS (previously #1)  The PowerShot SD1400 features a 4x optical zoom, a slim, svelte camera body and 720p HD video. It's available in traditional silver and black as well as sporty orange and pink. 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 #2) – Coasting through December in second place is the T2i, an entry-level DSLR that enjoyed a boost in sales around Black Friday. It packs plenty of punch with an 18 megapixel CMOS sensor and full 1080 HD video. Canon EOS Rebel T2i Review | Canon EOS Rebel T2i User Opinions

Purchase the Canon EOS Rebel T2i

Nikon P100

3. Nikon Coolpix P100 (previously #3) Keeping its third place position, 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

Panasonic ZS7

4. Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 (previously #6) - The ZS7's 12x zoom and in-camera geo-tagging proved to be attractive features for holiday shoppers. Known for its quality compact ultrazooms, Panasonic stands shoulder-to-shoulder with Nikon and Canon in our top five. Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 Review | Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

Purchase the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

5. Canon PowerShot A3100 IS (previously #7) The back-to-basics PowerShot A3100 IS is one of Canon's most affordable cameras with an ultra-compact build and a lithium-ion battery. It offers optical image stabilization and a 4x optical zoom lens. Canon PowerShot A3100 Review | Canon PowerShot A3100 User Opinions

Purchase the Canon PowerShot A3100 IS

6. Canon PowerShot S95 (first time on the list) The PowerShot S95 got a healthy boost in views over the holidays. It's a high quality ultra-compact with a fast 28mm f/2 lens, HD video capture and manual exposure controls. Canon PowerShot S95 Review | Canon PowerShot S95 User Opinions

Purchase the Canon PowerShot S95

7. Canon PowerShot SX30 IS (previously #9) - The massive 35x optical zoom lens is the PowerShot SX30's primary attraction. Other features include 720p HD video recording and a 24mm wide angle of view. Canon PowerShot SX30 IS Review | Canon PowerShot SX30 IS User Opinions

Purchase the Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Nikon D3000

8. Nikon D3000 (previously #5) – The 10.2 megapixel DX-format D3000 has enjoyed plenty of views on DCR over the past year, so it's no surprise that it made the top ten for the holidays. Nikon D3000 Review | Nikon D3000 User Opinions

Purchase the Nikon D3000

Canon PowerShot G12

9. Canon PowerShot G12 (previously #4)  The Canon G12 offers just about everything an enthusiast shooter could ask for in an advanced compact. It fell from the top ten into 9th place, surpassed by the less-expensive S95. Canon PowerShot G12 Review | Canon PowerShot G12 User Opinions

Purchase the Canon Powershot G12

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

10. Canon PowerShot SX20 IS (previously #8) - Retailers emptied their shelves of the SX20 at holiday time with the introduction of the SX30. It offers a 12.1 megapixel sensor and a 20x zoom. Canon PowerShot SX20 IS Review | Canon PowerShot SX20 IS User Opinions

Purchase the Canon PowerShot SX20

Falling out of the top ten are: