Most Popular Digital Cameras of July 2011
by Allison Johnson -  8/2/2011

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The heat is on, and with travel plans on many agendas, summer shoppers have kept our Top Ten Most Viewed list filled with pocketable compact cameras. That's with the exception, of course, of the Olympus E-P3 that pole vaulted into the second position on our list. It's a buzzworthy camera for sure - see which other cameras picked up some buzz in July.

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1. Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS (previously #1)  The PowerShot 300 HS once again ranks highest on our list with a solid feature set including 1080p HD video, a Digic 4 processor and great picture-taking capability. Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS Review | Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS User Opinions

2. Olympus E-P3 (first time on the list) – The Olympus E-P3 made its debut with a new 3.0-inch OLED and a faster AF system than its E-P1 and E-P2 predecessors. It uses a new 12.3 megapixel Four Thirds sensor offering 1080 HD video capture. Olympus E-P3 Review | Olympus E-P3 User Opinions

Sony Cyber-shot WX9

3. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX9 (previously #4) The Cyber-shot WX9 was our Back to School Pick for 2011. Students and any other shooter looking for style and convenience will like the WX9's Sweep Panorama mode and 5x optical zoom lens for just around $200. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX9 Review | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX9 User Opinions

4. Canon PowerShot SX130 IS (previously #3) - A steady member of the top five for several months, the PowerShot SX130 is a value shopper's best friend. It offers a 28-360mm equivalent zoom lens and 720p HD video recording for around $200. Canon PowerShot SX130 IS Review | Canon PowerShot SX130 IS User Opinions

5. Nikon Coolpix S9100 (previously #2) Hanging in the top five, the Nikon S9100 is an "S for Style" Coolpix with a serious 18x optical zoom lens and 1080 HD video recording capability. Nikon Coolpix S9100 Review | Nikon Coolpix S9100 User Opinions

Panasonic G3

6. Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 (previously #5) The Panasonic slips from the top five but remains one of the most-viewed cameras on DCR thanks to superior image quality, 1080 HD video and a 3.0-inch touch screen. No wonder we gave it an Editors' Choice. Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 Review | Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 User Opinions

7. Kodak EasyShare Sport C123 (previously #10) - The EasyShare Sport C123 appeals to summer vacation shoppers with its rugged functionality and budget-friendly price tag, though image quality left a bit to be desired. Kodak EasyShare Sport C123 Review | Kodak EasyShare Sport C123 User Opinions

Canon PowerShot S95

8. Canon PowerShot S95 (previously #6) – The Canon PowerShot S95 maintains a spot in the top ten with superior compact camera image quality, a bright f/2 lens and 720p HD video recording. Canon PowerShot S95 Review | Canon PowerShot S95 User Opinions

9. Canon PowerShot SX230 (previously #8)   The compact ultrazoom SX230 is an ideal travel companion with built-in GPS tracking and a 14x optical zoom lens. Canon PowerShot SX230 Review | Canon PowerShot SX230 User Opinions

10. Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS (previously #9) - The Optio WG-1 GPS takes the last position in our top ten with - you guessed it - an onboard GPS chip. It's also a ruggedized 14 megapixel compact with a 5x optical zoom lens. Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS Review | Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS User Opinions

Falling out of the top ten: