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Most Popular Digital Cameras of February 2008
The Sony T200 returns for its fifth month atop our most popular cameras list, but with Panasonic's new TZ5 generating a lot of buzz after its release at PMA in early February, it looks like the T200's days as king of the hill are numbered. A replacement model, the Sony Cyber-shot T300, may also be responsible for waning interest in the perpetually popular T200. For the first time since October, Canon failed to hold at least half of the spots on the list, garnering only four rankings this month. With several new PowerShot models and a new Rebel DSLR steadily climbing the ranks – the recently released PowerShot A590 IS is already into the top twenty – it seems likely that Canon won't lose much more ground, though. A few budget models also moved up into the list this month, presumably on the strength of price cuts for these slightly older cameras in anticipation of newer tech hitting the market in March.
This list of cameras shows you what visitors to DigitalCameraReview.com viewed most often at over the past month. The rankings are determined by the number of times a particular product page is viewed by our users. The rankings below are for the entire month of February 2008.
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1. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T200 (previously #1) - The Sony T200 is a follow-up model on the T100 as the flagship model of the ultra-slim T series cameras. The T200 offers 8 megapixel resolution, a 3 inch touch-screen LCD, 5x optical zoom with image stabilization, and HD output. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T200 Reviews | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T200 User Opinions
2. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 (first time on the list) - The 9 megapixel TZ5 - the latest addition to Panasonic's line of "travel zoom" cameras - features the TZ3's familiar 10x Leica wide-angle zoom, with an equivalent range of 28-280mm, in a compact body. Other specs on the TZ5 include a 3-inch, 460K-pixel LCD and Panasonic's Venus Engine IV processing. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 Reviews | Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 User Opinions 3. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 (previously #2) - This 7 megapixel successor to the TZ1 sports a 10x optical zoom with image stabilization in a relatively compact form factor. Panasonic has added new features, like Intelligent ISO control and a new imaging processor for better performance. It also sports a 3 inch screen and has quick operation. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 Reviews | Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 User Opinions
4. Canon PowerShot SD870 IS (previously #3) - The SD870 IS is one of the latest SD cameras from Canon. The SD870 IS offers 8 megapixel resolution, a 3.8x optical zoom, image stabilization, and a 3 inch LCD. Canon PowerShot SD870 IS Reviews | Canon PowerShot SD870 IS User Opinions
5. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T70 (previously #4) - The T70 was announced at the same time as the popular T200 and it's no surprise that it has crept onto the list as a cheaper alternative to the T200. You get 8 megapixel resolution, 3x optical zoom with image stabilization, and a 3 inch touch-senstive screen. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T70 Reviews | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T70 User Opinions
6. Canon PowerShot S5 IS (previously #5) - The PowerShot S5 IS has bounced around at various spots on the list since its release, featuring a stabilized 12x optical zoom, 8 megapixel resolution, a 2.5 inch Vari-Angle LCD, and the DIGIC III processor. Canon's ultra-zoom S series is always one of the most popular ultra-zoom cameras out there. Canon PowerShot S5 IS Reviews | Canon PowerShot S5 IS User Opinions
7. Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ7 (previously #10) - Returning to the top 10 for the first time since last summer, the LZ7 is one of the few cameras with a mid-range 6x optical zoom. At its price point, it's a very attractive deal. It also features 7.2 megapixel resolution, 2.5 inch LCD, and optical image stabilization. Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ7 Reviews | Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ7 User Opinions
8. Samsung Digimax S73 (first time on the list) - The Samsung Digimax S73 is a 7.2 megapixel camera with a 3x optical zoom and a 2.5-inch LCD. The S73 features sensitivity to ISO 1000 and Samsung's Auto Shake Reduction technology. Samsung Digimax S73 Reviews | Samsung Digimax S73 User Opinions
9. Canon PowerShot A720 IS (previously #8) - The A720 IS has the attractive 6x optical zoom lens that gives you a little bit extra reach. Like the other A series cameras, the A720 is also priced very well for what you get - 8 megapixels, 2.5 inch LCD, image stabilization, full set of shooting modes, including manual exposure modes. Canon PowerShot A720 IS Reviews | Canon PowerShot A720 IS User Opinions
10. Canon PowerShot SX100 IS (previously #6) - According to Canon, the SX100 IS is the first model of a new line of PowerShot cameras. Similar in function to their more advanced A series cameras, but featuring ultra-zoom functionality (10x optical zoom) - it's really Canon's first compact ultra-zoom. Canon PowerShot SX100 IS Reviews | Canon PowerShot SX100 IS User Opinions
Falling out of the top 10 most popular cameras from the previous month are the:
For last month's rankings, see Most Popular Digital Cameras of January 2008.
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