Most Popular Digital Cameras of June 2012
by Allison Johnson -  7/3/2012

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Up until last month, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS held the number one slot in our monthly most popular list in a stranglehold. The Nikon Coolpix S9300 upstages the powerful little ELPH 300 with a premium feature set, starting with an 18x optical zoom lens. In terms of raw specs, it beats out the 300 HS in almost every category except price. The PowerShot is available for around $200, which is partially what made it so popular among DCR readers. This month, features prevail with some heavy hitters in the Top Five. Check out the whole list below.

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1. Nikon Coolpix S9300 (back on the list) - The S9300 is a sleek litttle point-and-shoot with a 16 megapixel backside-illuminated sensor, a high-resolution 3.0-inch display and integrated GPS. Nikon Coolpix S9300 Review | Nikon Coolpix S9300 User Opinions

300 HS 2. Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS (previously #1) - The PowerShot 300 HS is still a winner with 1080 HD video capture, a 12 megapixel CMOS sensor and a 5x optical zoom lens starting at a wide 24mm. Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS Review | Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS User Opinions

3. Samsung WB150F (first time on the list) - The WB150F is another small camera with a big 18x optical zoom lens. This one is capable of sharing photos directly from the camera, thanks to its WiFi connectivity. Samsung WB150F Review | Samsung WB150F User Opinions

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

4. Canon EOS 5D Mark III (first time on the list) - Does the Canon 5D Mark III really need an introduction? It's the follow up to the 5D II, the DSLR that revolutionized still camera video capture. The 5D III boasts a 22 megapixel full frame sensor and a DIGIC 5+ processing engine. Canon EOS 5D Mark III Review | Canon EOS 5D Mark III User Opinions


5. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V (previously #4) - The HX200V is a full-fledged ultrazoom with a 30x optical zoom lens, an 18.2 megapixel sensor and a 3.0-inch LCD. Sony Cyber-shot HX200V Review | Sony Cyber-shot HX200V User Opinions


6. Canon PowerShot SX40 HS (previously #2) - Another ultrazoom, the PowerShot SX40 features a 35x optical zoom lens, a 12.1 megapixel sensor and 1080p HD video. Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Review | Canon PowerShot SX40 HS User Opinions

G1 x

7. Canon PowerShot G1 X (previously #6) - The Canon G1 X is a hefty fixed-lens camera with a hefty 14 megapixel sensor, much bigger than any sensor in previous PowerShot cameras. With it comes a 4x optical zoom lens, optical viewfinder and 1080 HD video capture.  Canon PowerShot G1 X Review | Canon PowerShot G1 X User Opinions

Canon T3

8. Canon EOS Rebel T3 (previously #5) - The Rebel T3 holds on to a top ten spot even after the T4i announcement. It's an entry-level DSLR carrying a 12.2 megapixel CMOS sensor, 9-point AF system and native ISO ranging from 100-6400. Canon EOS Rebel T3 Review| Canon EOS Rebel T3 User Opinions

Canon PowerShot S100

9. Canon PowerShot S100 (previously #10) - The PowerShot S100 is big on features while maintaining a slim profile. It offers a fast f/2 lens, RAW and JPEG shooting as well as 1080p HD video capture. Canon PowerShot S100 Review | Canon PowerShot S100 User Opinions

Fujifilm HS20 10. Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR (previously #9) - The Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR is another fully-equipped ultrazoom sporting a 30x optical zoom lens, 8 fps burst shooting and 1080 HD video. Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR Review | Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR User Opinions

Falling out of the top ten: