Most Popular Digital Cameras of April 2011
by Allison Johnson -  5/3/2011

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Our monthly top ten list of the most-viewed digital cameras is back and the compact cameras are in the lead. The Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS is back again in the number one position, followed by the touch-friendly Panasonic FH27. All but two of the cameras on our list are fixed-lens compacts. Even the Canon SX30 makes a jump back into the top ten after getting knocked out several months ago, ousting the Canon T2i.

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1. Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS (previously #1)  The Canon 300 HS is still on top of our list. Part of a new generation of digital ELPH point-and-shoots and Canon's HS High Sensitivity system, we liked it for its portability and reliable performance. Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS Review | Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS User Opinions

2. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27 (first time on the list) – The Panasonic FH27 springs into the second position in the top ten. It boasts an 8x optical zoom lens, 3.0-inch touch screen and optical image stabilization. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27 Review | Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27 User Opinions

Canon SX130

3. Canon PowerShot SX130 IS (previously #2) Dropping just one spot is the Canon SX130, a fairly compact ultrazoom with an equivalent focal range of 28-360mm. We liked its reasonable price tag and reliable image quality. Canon PowerShot SX130 IS Review | Canon PowerShot SX130 IS User Opinions

Panasonic GF2

4. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (previously #3) - The Lumix GF2 offers the flexibility of interchangeable lenses with the convenience of a smaller camera body. This second-generation GF-series Micro Four Thirds camera boasts a 3.0-inch touch screen and 1080 HD video recording.  Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 Review | Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 User Opinions

Nikon D3100

5. Nikon D3100 (previously #6) The Nikon D3100 moves up into the top five with its beginner-friendly feature set. It offers a 14.2 megapixel sensor and full 1080 HD video recording with automatic AF in movie mode. Nikon D3100 Review | Nikon D3100 User Opinions

Canon S95

6. Canon PowerShot S95 (previously #8) The Canon S95 won a DCR Editors' Choice award for its outstanding image quality, good performance in low light and all-around awesomeness. Canon PowerShot S95 Review | Canon PowerShot S95 User Opinions

Olympus XZ-1

7. Olympus XZ-1 (previously #4) - The XZ-1 is Olympus's answer to the G12 and P7000. It boasts a bright f/1.8 4x optical zoom lens, 720p HD video and 1/1.63-inch CCD sensor with 10 megapixels of resolution. Olympus XZ-1 Review | Olympus XZ-1 User Opinions

Canon PowerShot S95

8. Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS (previously #7) – The Canon SD1400 IS a reliable performer with a 14.1 megapixel sensor, 28mm wide angle lens and a 2.7-inch LCD. Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS Review | Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS User Opinions

Canon EOS Rebel T2i

9. Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 (previously #5)  The Lumix ZS7 holds on to a place in our top ten list after a fall from the #5 slot. As always, it's a great all-around compact ultrazoom with a 12x optical zoom lens and in-camera geo-tagging. Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 Review | Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 User Opinions

Canon SX30

10. Canon PowerShot SX30 IS (previously #8) - The Canon SX30 disappeared from our list for a month after it floated around the top ten for several months. With a 35x optical zoom lens and 720p HD video recording, it's no wonder that it's back. Canon PowerShot SX30 IS Review | Canon PowerShot SX30 IS User Opinions

Falling out of the top ten are: