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Most Popular Digital Cameras of March 2011
by Allison Johnson -  4/11/2011

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This month's list of the most-viewed digital cameras on DCR is comprised of new faces and recently-replaced models going toe-to-toe. Four popular cameras drop off the list altogether and a couple of surprising heavyweights are pushed into the bottom of the bottom five. And which camera took the top position? It's the little Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS that could. Take a look at the full list and see which cameras got the most love last month.

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1. Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS (first time on the list)  The Canon 300 HS is part of a new crop of digital ELPH point-and-shoots. We liked it for its portability and reliable performance. Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS Review | Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS User Opinions

Canon SX130

2. Canon PowerShot SX130 IS (first time on the list) – The Canon SX130 is a compact ultrazoom featuring a 12x optical zoom lens, a 3.0-inch LCD and 720p HD video recording. It's powered by AA batteries. Canon PowerShot SX130 IS Review | Canon PowerShot SX130 IS User Opinions

Panasonic GF2

3. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (previously #1) The versatile Panasonic GF2 offers a 12.1 megapixel sensor, 1080 HD video and compatibility with Micro Four Thirds lenses. That loaded feature set also comes with a big price tag. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 Review | Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 User Opinions


Olympus XZ-1

4. Olympus XZ-1 (first time on the list) - The Olympus XZ-1 features a fast f/1.8 lens, a 3.0-inch OLED monitor and 10 megapixels on a sensor that's larger than a typical point-and-shoot sensor.  Olympus XZ-1 Review | Olympus XZ-1 User Opinions


Panasonic Lumix ZS7

5. Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 (previously #6) The Panasonic Lumix ZS7 is the predecessor to the ZS10 that we just reviewed. The ZS7 isn't the latest compact ultrazoom, but it's still one of the best that we've tested with a 12x zoom and in-camera geo-taggin. Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 Review | Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 User Opinions


Nikon D3100

6. Nikon D3100 (first time on the list) The D3100 replaces Nikon's wildly successful D3000 entry-level DSLR. This iteration pushes resolution up to 14.2 megapixels and offers full 1080p HD video recording with automatic AF in video capture. Nikon D3100 Review | Nikon D3100 User Opinions


Canon SD1400

7. Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS (previously #3) - The Canon SD1400 is a reliable digital compact featuring a 14.1 megapixel sensor, 28mm wide angle lens and a 2.7-inch display. Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS Review | Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS User Opinions


Canon PowerShot S95

8. Canon PowerShot S95 (previously #2) – Dropping into the bottom five is the Canon S95 featuring a 10 megapixel sensor, manual and automatic exposure controls and a 3.0-inch LCD. Canon PowerShot S95 Review | Canon PowerShot S95 User Opinions


Canon EOS Rebel T2i

9. Canon EOS Rebel T2i (previously #5)  The Canon T2i was recently ousted by the T3i as the flagship entry-level Rebel DSLR, but it still stands tall with an 18 megapixel CMOS sensor and a 3.0-inch LCD. Canon EOS Rebel T2i Review | Canon EOS Rebel T2i User Opinions

Nikon P100

10. Nikon Coolpix P100 (previously #4) - In the shadow of the recent P500 announcement, the Coolpix P100 hangs on to the last position in our list with a very capable 26x optical zoom lens and 10 megapixel sensor. Nikon Coolpix P100 Review | Nikon Coolpix P100 User Opinions


Falling out of the top ten are: