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December 16, 2010

Shopping for a new Camera?

It is that time of the year when we take a look at what DSLRs, Point and Shoot Cameras, Lenses and Digital Camera Accessories have been popular with our readers over the last few months (October/November of 2010). The following is a compilation of the most purchased gear on Amazon – by our community.

Popular DSLRs


As usual over the last quarter we see Canon and Nikon battling it out in this category with sales between the two brands almost equally split between the two. The Canon T2i (pictured left) remained in the #1 spot with it’s predecessor, the T1i holding up #2 position. The Nikon D3100 was a clear third.



Canon EOS Rebel T2i 18 MP CMOS APS-C Digital SLR
Canon EOS Rebel T1i 15.1 MP CMOS Digital SLR
Nikon D3100 14.2MP Digital SLR
Nikon D7000 16.2MP DX-Format CMOS Digital SLR
Nikon D3000 10.2MP Digital SLR
Nikon D90 12.3MP Digital SLR Camera
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EOS 60D 18 MP CMOS Digital SLR
Canon EOS 7D 18 MP CMOS Digital SLR
Nikon D700 12.1MP Digital SLR Camera


Popular DSLR Lenses
Similarly – Canon and Nikon dominate this category with their respective 50mm f/1.8 lenses heading up the list. In fact this month the top 5 lenses are all prime lenses – only 3 zooms even feature in the top 10 (dPS readers certainly love their Primes).



Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF Nikkor Lens
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Camera Lens
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Medium Telephoto Lens
Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX Lens
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS Telephoto Zoom Lens
Canon EF 50mm f1.4 USM Standard & Medium Telephoto Lens
Nikon 50mm f/1.4G SIC SW Prime Nikkor Lens
Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S ED VR II Telephoto Zoom Lens
Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM Lens

Popular Point and Shoots

Canon regained the #1 position this report after Panasonic hit it for the first time last time around. In fact Canon took back the first two spots with their popular SD1300 and SD1400 point and shoots.



Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 4x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom
"Canon PowerShot SD1400IS 14.1 MP Digital Camera with 4x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH20 14.1 MP Digital Camera with 8x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 12.1MP Digital Camera with 18x POWER Optical Image Stabilized Zoom
Canon PowerShot S90 10MP Digital Camera with 3.8x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom
Canon PowerShot SD780IS 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom
Canon PowerShot SX20IS 12.1MP Digital Camera with 20x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 12x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom
Canon PowerShot SX210IS 14.1 MP Digital Camera with 14x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom
Canon PowerShot S95 10 MP Digital Camera with 3.8x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom

Popular Four Thirds Cameras



I decided to add this category of cameras last quarter in as it continues to gain popularity. There isn’t a lot of cameras to chose from but here are the 3 that we saw sold. The Panasonic outsold the Olympus PENs by 3:1 (I have one myself).
It will be interesting to see what impact the Panasonic GF2 has on sales of the GF1 in the next report.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1
Olympus PEN E-P1
Olympus PEN E-P2

Popular Accessories

This section is always fun. This quarter many of the most purchased accessories for digital cameras came from our 15 Must Have Photography Accessories Under $25 post.
The list is a perfect place to look if you’re starting to look for stocking stuffers for Christmas for a photography enthusiast.

LensPEN Lens Cleaning System
Opteka Hot Shoe Two Axis Double Bubble Spirit Level for Digital and Film Cameras
Giottos AA1900 Rocket Air Blaster Large
Tiffen 52mm UV Protection Filter
Mennon Set of 2 Gray Card’s size 6″x8″ and 8″x10″, 18% Gray / 92% White
Adorama Filter Wrench. Set of 2. Fits 46-58mm Filters
Opteka RC-4 Wireless Remote Control for Canon EOS Digital SLRs
Interfit Strobies Small On Camera Diffuser
Kingston 4 GB Class 4 SDHC Flash Memory Card SD4/4GB
Lowepro SlingShot 202 AW

Popular Digital Photography Books



Among the biggest sellers with dPS readers are digital photography books. We see literally thousands of them bought every year. Here are the most popular ones from the last quarter.


Understanding Exposure: How to Shoot Great Photographs with a Film or Digital Camera
The Photographer’s Eye: Composition and Design for Better Digital Photos
How to Take Great Photos with the Canon D-SLR System
The Digital Photography Book
Capturing Mood, Ambience & Dramatic Effects: The Dynamic Language of Digital Photography
Scott Kelby’s Digital Photography Boxed Set, Volumes 1, 2, and 3
Photo Trekking: A Traveling Photographer’s Guide to Capturing Moments Around the World
Digital Wedding Photography: Capturing Beautiful Memories
VisionMongers: Making a Life and a Living in Photography
Wedding Photography Unveiled: Inspiration and Insight from 20 Top Photographers Read more: http://www.digital-photography-school.com/popular-digital-cameras-and-gear#ixzz18I8RQ0Lf


Happy Shopping and Merry Christmas to all!

Jackie :)
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Digital Photography School
Popular Digital Cameras and Gear
by
Darren Rowse

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