Most Popular Digital Cameras of August 2011
by Allison Johnson -  9/9/2011

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The summer shopping season is coming to a close and consumers are still reaching for compact point-and-shoots. The Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS once again leads the way, striking an appealing balance between high-tech features and user-friendly design. Take a look at the full list and see what DCR viewers were clicking on last month.

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1. Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS (previously #1)  The PowerShot 300 HS is on top once again with a dependable 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. Nikon Coolpix P300 (first time on the list) – The P300 appears for the first time in the top five. It's an advanced compact offering an f/1.8 lens, a 12.2 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor and 1080 HD video. Nikon Coolpix P300 Review | Nikon Coolpix P300 User Opinions

3. Canon PowerShot SX130 IS (previously #4) Once again holding steady in the top five, the value-shopper's pick SX130 continues to offer a 28-360mm equivalent zoom lens and 720p HD video for around $200. Canon PowerShot SX130 IS Review | Canon PowerShot SX130 IS User Opinions

Sony WX9

4. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX9 (previously #3) - Another budget-priced model, the WX9 offers popular features like Sweep Panorama and a 16 megapixel CMOS sensor. Users can also take advantage of a very good 1080 HD video capture mode. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX9 Review | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX9 User Opinions

5. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27 (first time on the list) The Lumix FH27 is a light and compact point-and-shoot with an 8x optical zoom lens, 16 megapixel sensor and a 3.0-inch touchscreen LCD. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27 Review | Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27 User Opinions

Canon PowerShot S95

6. Canon PowerShot S95 (previously #8) The Canon S95, something of a critic's darling, got some love from DCR readers last month for its bright f/2 lens, manual shooting modes and 720p HD video. Canon PowerShot S95 Review | Canon PowerShot S95 User Opinions

7. Canon EOS Rebel T3 (first time on the list) - 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. Canon EOS Rebel T3 Review | Canon EOS Rebel T3 User Opinions


8. Nikon Coolpix S9100 (previously #5) – The S-for-Style Coolpix S9100 is more than just a pretty face. It also offers a very generous 18x optical zoom and a 1080 HD video recording mode. Nikon Coolpix S9100 Review | Nikon Coolpix S9100 User Opinions

Sony TX100V

9. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100V (first time on the list)   The TX100V debuts on our top ten list with a svelte profile and built-in GPS. It offers a 16 megapixel sensor and a large 3.5-inch touch screen. Sony Cyber-shot TX100V Review | Sony Cyber-shot TX100V User Opinions

Panasonic G3

10. Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 (previously #9) - The Panasonic Lumix G3 is the sole representative of the Micro Four Thirds class on this month's Most Popular list. It stands strong with 1080 HD video recording and a 3.0-inch touch panel LCD. Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 Review | Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 User Opinions

Falling out of the top ten: