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Good Deals on Canon Cameras

December 15, 2008

Canon has a little-known program called the Canon Loyalty Program that may be able to get you a good deal on your next Canon camera.

Canon’s goal with the program, as I understand it, is to provide Canon digital camera owners who have old, damaged, irreparable, and out-of-warranty Canon cameras with replacement, refurbished cameras at a reasonable cost.

For example, you can get a Canon PowerShot SD890 IS for $150, a Canon PowerShot A570 IS for $89, and a Canon Digital Rebel XT DSLR with kit lens for $299, all with a 6-month warranty. In exchange, you send Canon your old Canon digital camera. In fact, to make it convenient, Canon actually sends you your “new” refurbished camera first via 2-day shipping and includes a return shipping label for your old camera. Not all cameras are eligible for this offer and you’re limited to only a few cameras that Canon offers for this program; the cameras that are offered and their prices can change at any time. The Canon Loyalty Program isn’t advertised and there’s no official information online about it from Canon. You need to call Canon at 866-443-8002 or contact Canon Customer Support online.

Canon also has a similar program for their printers, fax machines, scanners, and camcorders.

Is it worth it?

The Canon SD890 IS for $150 and the Canon A570 IS for $89 sound like great deals if you have a very old camera that’s not working right and you’re looking to upgrade for a low price. Before you buy into the Canon Loyalty Program however, you should check out the Amazon.com Digital Camera Best Sellers page for Amazon.com’s hottest selling cameras and current prices. For example, buying a new Canon PowerShot A590 IS for $100 plus $7 shipping might be worth the extra dollars over the A570 IS for $89 plus shipping that the Canon Loyalty Program offers.

Likewise, the Canon Digital Rebel XT DSLR with kit lens for $299 may or may not be a good investment, depending on what its owner intends to do with the camera. If you clearly understand what features the Rebel XT has and doesn’t have compared with the newer Canon Rebel XS DSLR shown above, for example, then the Canon Loyalty Program may save you $150 that you could use to buy another lens. But if you’re planning to make a serious investment in your DSLR gear for your photography business, you may not want to start with a camera that’s four years old, unless you clearly understand its limitations. For tips on buying a DSLR, see the article “10 Tips for Buying a DSLR” in the Photobird Daily.

When shopping for cameras, you may find the Photobird Digital Camera Buyer’s Guide to be helpful as well.

Get refurbished!

As to the refurbished nature of the cameras, I actually think that refurbished electronic equipment is a bonus if you can get what you’re looking for because refurbished products are offered at reduced prices and typically have been tested more.

When you buy new equipment, it’s passed through the manufacturer’s normal testing process. With refurbished equipment, it’s gone through not just one testing process, but three: the manufacturer’s normal testing process for new products, the consumer’s own use and informal testing, and then the manufacturer’s testing for the refurbished process.

Just keep in mind that the level of quality and testing for refurbished products may be different from manufacturer to manufacturer, so be sure to have a clear understanding from the manufacturer of what refurbished means to them. Is the product fully tested, or just repackaged? What is their warranty on their refurbished products? Do their refurbished products ever have any scratches or blemishes on them?

Thanks to Digital Shot and Cheapshooter for the leads on the Canon Loyalty Program. Check Cheapshooter for comments from a few people who participated in the program and seem very happy with it.

Here are some other websites with satisfied customers of the Canon Loyalty Program:

http://pogue.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/08/26/with-canon-loyalty-has-its-privileges/
http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/673519
http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/hot-deals/849344/

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10 Tips for Buying a DSLR

December 5, 2008

Digital SLR cameras, also known as DSLRs, are very hot items right now. Interchangeable lenses, higher fidelity photos, and the feeling that screams “Look at me, I’m a professional!” even though you’re really not, are all valid reasons people are buying DSLRs these days. For a list of more reasons to buy a DSLR, read our article “Why Buy a Digital SLR Camera?” in the Photobird Daily.

DSLRs vary widely in their feature sets and prices, from a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars, so it’s a good idea to understand how to choose the best DSLR for your needs. And by all means, if you’re buying one for the prestige, don’t skimp; buy the most expensive one you can find!

With so many DSLR cameras available, how do you choose? Yanik’s Photo School compiled a great list of 10 tips to consider when shopping for a DSLR. He didn’t put them in any particular order, but I will list them in order of importance.

Here are the 10 tips for buying a DSLR.

1. What will you use it for? This is the most important question, and will help you decide if you need to spend less than a thousand dollars or more than a thousand dollars on your DSLR. If this is your first DSLR and you’re going to use it for your photography hobby, it’s wise to start off with a DSLR that costs only a few hundred dollars. Later, after you have more experience and a better understanding of what you need in a DSLR, then you can spend more. If you’re on your third or fourth DSLR and you have your own successful photography business, then you probably already know what you need and probably don’t even need to read the rest of this article.

2. Price. If you’re a professional photographer, or you just need an ego boost, obviously you can justify spending thousands on a DSLR. If this is your first DSLR, you’ll need to consider whether you can spend a few hundred dollars or more on a DSLR. Keep in mind that it’s not just the DSLR body that you need to buy, but everything else that goes along with it, such as lenses. Lenses can sometimes cost more than the DSLR body, which is definitely justified because the lens (also known as “glass”) can be the most important part of the DSLR ensemble. Don’t forget accessories such as flashes, tripods, new lenses, memory cards, backup storage, new lenses, new computer, new monitor, and oh, I almost forgot, new lenses; it all adds up. You basically need to be comfortable with a budget for everything, not just the DSLR.

3. Lenses. As you know, DSLR lenses are arguably the most important part of the camera. The camera body that you use will change as digital camera technology improves, but you’ll most likely keep your lenses. They’re a huge investment, not only because you’ll keep them for a long time, but also because they can cost more than the camera body itself. So be sure to look at the lenses available for your DSLR before you buy it to make sure the available lenses are the ones you need with the quality you’re looking for. You may also want to consider companies that allow you to rent lenses; we’ve written about them before in the Photobird Daily.

4. Upgrades. As mentioned above, you will likely upgrade your camera body as digital camera technology improves, so you not only need to look at the lenses that are available for your camera, but also look at the current and past camera bodies that the camera manufacturer has produced over the years. Have they introduced new cameras and new technologies at a rate consistent with your needs? Maybe you feel like you need to be on the cutting edge of camera technology and need to upgrade your camera every 6 to 12 months. Or perhaps you can wait to upgrade every few years, especially as prices of older technology plummet. Also consider that camera companies with larger selections of DSLR cameras increase your chances that they have the right camera for your needs.

5. How does it feel? Your DSLR must feel good in your hands or else you won’t enjoy shooting with it. Be sure you spend enough time with each DSLR model you’re considering to make sure it feels good to you. Also be sure to test drive its various dials, buttons, and settings, including the settings in the LCD screen, so you get to know the camera well. In fact, to be certain a DSLR is right for you, I recommend borrowing it or using it for at least a day in situations that you actually plan to use it in. You don’t want to spend time pressing buttons in the camera store only to realize later that you overlooked a feature that you need but the camera doesn’t actually implement that feature well.

6. Your local DSLR network. Consider friends and family members that already have DSLRs. It might be worth buying into the same DSLR system as them so you can borrow each other’s lenses and accessories, which will save all of you some money.

7. Sensor size. More DSLR cameras are now available with larger sensors, which means more megapixels and bigger pixels for better image quality in low-light situations. Going back to item #1 in this list, you’ll need to consider if your photography will benefit from using a DSLR with a sensor the size of 35mm film.

8. Sensor cleaning. Every time you change your lenses on your DSLR, you expose the sensor to the outside world, which includes dust, dirt, and other bad things that can land on your sensor and mar your images. You’ll eventually get what is known as sensor dust or sensor spots on your photos. You can remove them by blowing air on the sensor, but that doesn’t always work. You can brush the sensor clean, but that risks damaging it. You can also have it professionally cleaned by an authorized technician, but most new models have a self-cleaning sensor that works very well. Consider investing in a DSLR with a self-cleaning sensor especially if you have lenses that you expect you will be changing frequently.

9. Live view. Traditionally, you had to look through the viewfinder to see what you were about to capture with DSLRs. Newer DSLRs have live view which enables you to look at the LCD to see what the photo is going to look like, similar to the way people with point-and-shoot cameras frame their photos with their LCD screens. Live view is not necessary for most uses and doesn’t seem to be widely used, but it can come in handy when you’re shooting in awkward positions or shooting macro or astrophotography.

10. Memory cards. Most low-end DSLRs use SD (Secure Digital) memory cards while most high-end DSLRs use CF (CompactFlash) memory cards. If you already have a bunch of SD memory cards from the point-and-shoot digital camera you were using, you could consider buying a DSLR that uses SD memory cards, but I recommend you reconsider. Memory cards are so inexpensive these days that it doesn’t make sense to hinge a camera purchase that costs a few hundred dollars on an accessory that costs $30 to $40. Keep using your SD cards with your point-and-shoot camera (that you’ll likely continue to use even while you use your DSLR) and get new, larger, faster CompactFlash cards for your DSLR. If you decide not to use your point-and-shoot camera anymore, you can give the SD cards away with the camera.

Now that you know what to look for, start your shopping spree with Amazon.com’s list of the best selling digital SLRs. The Canon Digital Rebel XSi, shown above, is currently the top selling DSLR at Amazon.com.

After reading this article, if you think you might be better served with a regular point-and-shoot digital camera and not a DSLR, then be sure to read my article “Top 10 List for Buying a Digital Camera” in the Photobird Learning Center.

Before you buy a digital SLR or anything else on Amazon.com, please click one of our Amazon.com links on this page or anywhere on Photobird.com. For each product you buy after your click, we receive a small referral fee, at no additional cost to you. Your clicks and purchases allow us to continue to publish the Photobird Daily and the Photobird Learning Center. Thank you for your support!

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Best Selling Cameras on Amazon.com

October 14, 2008

Amazon.com keeps a running tally of its best-selling digital cameras, updated hourly. Check out the Amazon.com Digital Camera Best Sellers page at this link to see the complete list of cameras.

Every time I publish this list, Canon cameras are at the top, with the Canon PowerShot A590 IS compact digital camera, shown above, in the number one position. It’s like a re-run on television, seeing the same show over and over again. But the show changes ever so slightly every time, with the same cameras simply changing their positions on the list, except for the camera at the top, the Canon PowerShot A590 IS. Don’t get me wrong: I’m not complaining. It’s just very interesting how Canon dominates this list.

Here are some other notable observations:

Click on any of the links below to go to the Amazon.com or Photobird Digital Camera Buyer’s Guide page for that camera to read reviews and obtain more details on each camera:

1. Canon PowerShot A590 IS
2. Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS (Blue)
3. Canon PowerShot SD790 IS
4. Canon PowerShot SD750
5. Canon Digital Rebel XSi
6. Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS (Silver)
7. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5K
8. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28K
9. Canon PowerShot SD850 IS
10. Canon PowerShot SD880 IS

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Best Selling Cameras on Amazon.com

September 30, 2008

Amazon.com keeps a running tally of its best-selling digital cameras, updated hourly. Check out the Amazon.com Digital Camera Best Sellers page at this link to see the complete list of cameras.

The Canon PowerShot A590 IS compact digital camera, shown above, is still at the top of the best sellers list at Amazon.com. The Canon PowerShot A590 IS has been in the number one spot for a while. I wonder how much longer it will be there. No doubt another Canon will take its place. Or maybe a Panasonic will. They seem to be rising up the list.

The Canon Digital Rebel XSi SLR has moved up to second place from third place. It actually swapped positions with the tiny Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS in blue, which is now in third.

The tiny Canon PowerShot SD850 IS has moved up to fourth place, up one notch. Interestingly, the Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS in silver that was in fourth place, is now all the way down to 15th place! What’s even more interesting is that its sibling, the Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS in gold, has come out of nowhere and is now at number 11.

Both Panasonic cameras that were previously on the list, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5K and Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28K, have moved up two spots each, in fifth and eighth positions respectively.

The Canon cameras that were previously in the top 10 have filled out the remainder of the top 10 list. One noteworthy addition to the top 10 list at sixth place is not actually a camera, but the Canon PSC-1000 Deluxe Grey Leather Case for the Canon SD1000 Digital Camera. Amazon.com is offering this case and the Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS as items that are “Frequently Bought Together”, and indeed, it seems that’s true, more now than before.

Surprisingly, one of Canon’s camera accessories, the leather case mentioned above, is now selling better than almost all the cameras from other manufacturers in the Amazon.com Digital Camera Best Sellers list. One camera manufacturer however, Panasonic, is gaining ground in the top 10 list.

Click on any of the links below to go to the Amazon.com or Photobird Digital Camera Buyer’s Guide page for that camera to read reviews and obtain more details on each camera:

1. Canon PowerShot A590 IS
2. Canon Digital Rebel XSi
3. Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS (Blue)
4. Canon PowerShot SD850 IS
5. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5K
6. Canon PSC-1000 Leather Case for Canon SD1000
7. Canon PowerShot SD750
8. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28K
9. Canon PowerShot SD790 IS
10. Canon PowerShot SD870 IS

Before you buy a Canon digital camera or anything else on Amazon.com, please click one of our Amazon.com links anywhere on Photobird.com. For each product you buy after your click, we receive a small referral fee, at no additional cost to you. Your clicks and purchases allow us to continue to publish the Photobird Daily and the Photobird Learning Center. Thank you for your patronage!

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1. Unlimited FREE Two-Day Shipping on millions of Amazon.com Items
2. Overnight Shipping upgrades for only $3.99 per item
3. Shopping with no minimum order size
4. Ability to share benefits with up to 4 household members
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Best Selling Cameras on Amazon.com

September 16, 2008

Amazon.com keeps a running tally of its best-selling digital cameras, updated hourly. Check out the Amazon.com Digital Camera Best Sellers page at this link to see the complete list of cameras.

The Canon PowerShot A590 IS, shown above, is still king of the cameras at Amazon.com. The Canon PowerShot A590 IS has been in the number one spot for a while. I wonder which camera will knock it off its perch and when.

The tiny Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS in blue is still holding strong in second place, while its sibling the Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS in silver has dropped down to fourth place, with the Canon Digital Rebel XSi SLR moving up three spots to number three.

The rest of the top 10 list is generally unchanged from two weeks ago, except for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28K which is new to the top of the list this week at number 10.

Canon rules the top 10 of the Amazon.com Digital Camera Best Sellers list, but other camera manufacturers, such as Panasonic this week, are nipping at Canon’s heels.

Click on any of the links below to go to the Amazon.com or Photobird Digital Camera Buyer’s Guide page for that camera to read reviews and obtain more details on each camera:

1. Canon PowerShot A590 IS
2. Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS (Blue)
3. Canon Digital Rebel XSi
4. Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS (Silver)
5. Canon PowerShot SD850 IS
6. Canon PowerShot SD750
7. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5K
8. Canon PowerShot SD870 IS
9. Canon PowerShot SD790 IS
10. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28K

Before you buy a Canon digital camera or anything else on Amazon.com, please click one of our Amazon.com links anywhere on Photobird.com. For each product you buy after your click, we receive a small referral fee, at no additional cost to you. Your clicks and purchases allow us to continue to publish the Photobird Daily and the Photobird Learning Center. Thank you for your patronage!

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1. Unlimited FREE Two-Day Shipping on millions of Amazon.com Items
2. Overnight Shipping upgrades for only $3.99 per item
3. Shopping with no minimum order size
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Best Selling Cameras on Amazon.com

September 2, 2008

Amazon.com keeps a running tally of its best-selling digital cameras, updated hourly. Check out the Amazon.com Digital Camera Best Sellers page at this link to see the complete list of cameras.

The Canon PowerShot A590 IS, shown above, is holding strong at first place in Amazon’s list of the best selling cameras on its website. The Canon PowerShot A590 IS was also in first place a couple of weeks ago, and a few weeks before that. Sounds like a solid performer.

The tiny Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS in blue and silver have shot up to second and third places. They were previously in 5th and 9th places, respectively. Their sibling, the brown-colored Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS, has entered the top 10 list at number 7. Hmm, brown. Never thought a brown-colored camera would be popular, but people really like it. Good job, Canon.

To make room for the multiple Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS cameras at the top of the list, other cameras have shifted down the top 10 list. The Nikon D60 SLR is no longer in the top 10, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5K is still hanging on in the top 10, down one notch to number 9.

Canon is still very much in control of the top of the Amazon.com Digital Camera Best Sellers list. In fact, Canon has 9 of the top 10 slots in Amazon’s list.

Click on any of the links below to go to the Amazon.com or Photobird Digital Camera Buyer’s Guide page for that camera to read reviews and obtain more details on each camera:

1. Canon PowerShot A590 IS
2. Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS (Blue)
3. Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS (Silver)
4. Canon PowerShot SD850 IS
5. Canon PowerShot SD750
6. Canon Digital Rebel XSi
7. Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS (Brown)
8. Canon PowerShot SD870 IS
9. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5K
10. Canon PowerShot SD790 IS

Before you buy a Canon digital camera or anything else on Amazon.com, please click one of our Amazon.com links anywhere on Photobird.com. For each product you buy after your click, we receive a small referral fee, at no additional cost to you. Your clicks and purchases allow us to continue to publish the Photobird Daily and the Photobird Learning Center. Thank you for your patronage!

Also consider Amazon Prime when you buy anything at Amazon.com. Amazon Prime members enjoy the following benefits:

1. Unlimited FREE Two-Day Shipping on millions of Amazon.com Items
2. Overnight Shipping upgrades for only $3.99 per item
3. Shopping with no minimum order size
4. Ability to share benefits with up to 4 household members
5. 1 Month Free Trial

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Best Selling Cameras on Amazon.com

August 19, 2008

Amazon.com keeps a running tally of its best-selling digital cameras, updated hourly. Check out the Amazon.com Digital Camera Best Sellers page at this link to see the complete list of cameras.

Two weeks ago, the Canon PowerShot A590 IS, shown above, was knocked out of first place on Amazon’s best sellers list, all the way to down to fourth place. But that was only for a short time. The Canon PowerShot A590 IS is back in first place. It knocked the Canon PowerShot SD850 IS, which had been in first place, down to third place.

Canon cameras have been constantly battling it out in the top five. The Canon PowerShot SD750 is up to number two from number three, knocking the Canon Digital Rebel XSi SLR down to number four.

While Canon has the top of the list secured, other camera manufacturers have been competing with Canon for the bottom of the top 10 list. The Canon PowerShot SD870 IS, Canon PowerShot SD790 IS, and Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS (Silver) are in sixth, seventh, and ninth positions, respectively.

Nikon, Panasonic, and Olympus have been struggling to stay in the top 10. The Nikon D60 SLR is back in the top 10 at number ten, with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5K holding on tight at number eight, unchanged from two weeks ago. The Olympus Stylus 770SW has dropped off the top 10 list, from number nine down to number eleven.

Canon continues to dominate the top of the Amazon.com Digital Camera Best Sellers list.

Click on any of the links below to go to the Amazon.com or Photobird Digital Camera Buyer’s Guide page for that camera to read reviews and obtain more details on each camera:

1. Canon PowerShot A590 IS
2. Canon PowerShot SD750
3. Canon PowerShot SD850 IS
4. Canon Digital Rebel XSi
5. Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS (Blue)
6. Canon PowerShot SD870 IS
7. Canon PowerShot SD790 IS
8. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5K
9. Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS (Silver)
10. Nikon D60

Before you buy a Canon digital camera or anything else on Amazon.com, please click one of our Amazon.com links anywhere on Photobird.com. For each product you buy after your click, we receive a small referral fee, at no additional cost to you. Your clicks and purchases allow us to continue to publish the Photobird Daily and the Photobird Learning Center. Thank you for your patronage!

Also, consider Amazon Prime when you buy anything at Amazon.com. Amazon Prime members enjoy the following benefits:

1. Unlimited FREE Two-Day Shipping on millions of Amazon.com Items
2. Overnight Shipping upgrades for only $3.99 per item
3. Shopping with no minimum order size
4. Ability to share benefits with up to 4 household members
5. 1 Month Free Trial

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Best Selling Cameras on Amazon.com

August 5, 2008

Canon PowerShot SD850 IS Digital Elph

Amazon.com keeps a running tally of its best-selling digital cameras, updated hourly. Check out the Amazon.com Digital Camera Best Sellers page at this link to see the complete list of cameras.

The Canon PowerShot SD850 IS, shown above, is in first place, up three notches from just a couple of weeks ago. The Canon Digital Rebel XSi SLR has soared from 6th place all the way up to number 2; it tag-teamed with the Canon PowerShot SD850 IS to knock the Canon PowerShot SD750 down one spot to third, and dethroned the Canon PowerShot A590 IS from first all the way down to fourth! Talk about a slobberknocker!

The Nikon D60 SLR has fallen off the list to number 11, and the Canon EOS 40D SLR is off the list too — to number 18! Ouch! That’s gotta hurt!

The Olympus Stylus 770SW tiny point-and-shoot camera, with its hardened body, was holding on by its fingernails to number 10 last week, and has managed to climb up a notch to number 9 this week.

Canon is dominating the top 10 list again this week, knocking Nikon off its sole position on the list. But Canon let Olympus climb a notch and allowed Panasonic back onto the Amazon.com Digital Camera Best Sellers list.

Click on any of the links below to go to the Amazon.com or Photobird Digital Camera Buyer’s Guide page for that camera to read reviews and obtain more details on each camera:

1. Canon PowerShot SD850 IS
2. Canon Digital Rebel XSi
3. Canon PowerShot SD750
4. Canon PowerShot A590 IS
5. Canon PowerShot SD870 IS
6. Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS (Blue)
7. Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS (Silver)
8. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5K
9. Olympus Stylus 770SW
10. Canon PowerShot SD790 IS

Before you buy a Canon digital camera or anything else on Amazon.com, please click one of our Amazon.com links anywhere on Photobird.com. For each product you buy after your click, we receive a small referral fee, at no additional cost to you. Your clicks and purchases allow us to continue to publish this blog and the Photobird Learning Center. Thank you for your patronage!

Best Selling Cameras on Amazon.com

July 22, 2008

Amazon.com keeps a running tally of its best-selling cameras, updated hourly. Check out the Amazon.com Digital Camera Best Sellers page here to see the complete list of cameras.

The Canon PowerShot A590 IS, shown above, is in first place, up three notches from just a couple of weeks ago. In fact, it actually swapped places with the Canon PowerShot SD870 IS, which was in first place then.

The Nikon D60 SLR has entered the list in the seventh spot, replacing the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5A point-and-shoot camera that was there. The Canon EOS 40D SLR has dropped down two spots to number eight, knocking the Canon PowerShot G9 medium-sized camera off the top 10 list, with the Olympus Stylus 770SW tiny point-and-shoot camera joining the group at number ten.

As in the past, Canon dominates the top 10 list, but it’s getting some competition on this Amazon.com best-sellers list from Nikon and Olympus.

Click on any of the links below to go to the Amazon.com or Photobird Digital Camera Buyer’s Guide page for that camera to read reviews and obtain more details on each camera:

1. Canon PowerShot A590 IS
2. Canon PowerShot SD750
3. Canon PowerShot SD850 IS
4. Canon PowerShot SD870 IS
5. Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS (Blue)
6. Canon Digital Rebel XSi
7. Nikon D60
8. Canon EOS 40D
9. Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS (Silver)
10. Olympus Stylus 770SW

Before you buy a Canon digital camera or anything else on Amazon.com, be sure to click one of our Amazon.com links anywhere on Photobird.com. For each product you buy after your click, we receive a small referral fee, at no additional cost to you. Your clicks and purchases allow us to continue to publish this blog and the Photobird Learning Center. Thank you for your patronage!

Best Selling Cameras on Amazon.com

July 8, 2008


Amazon.com keeps a running tally of its best-selling cameras, updated hourly. Check out the Amazon.com Digital Camera Best Sellers page here to see the complete list of cameras.

The Canon PowerShot SD870 IS, shown above, is in first place, while the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5A has broken into the top 10 for the first time since its introduction in late January. All in all, the field still belongs to Canon, with an impressive nine of the ten top-selling cameras.

Click on any of the links below to go to the Photobird Digital Camera Buyer’s Guide page for that camera to read reviews and obtain more details on each camera:

1. Canon PowerShot SD870 IS
2. Canon PowerShot SD750
3. Canon PowerShot SD850 IS
4. Canon PowerShot A590 IS
5. Canon PowerShot SD1000
6. Canon EOS 40D
7. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5A
8. Canon PowerShot G9
9. Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS
10. Canon PowerShot A720IS

Before you buy a Canon digital camera or anything else on Amazon.com, be sure to click one of our Amazon.com links anywhere on Photobird.com. For each product you buy after your click, we receive a small referral fee, at no additional cost to you. Your clicks and purchases allow us to continue to publish this blog and the Photobird Learning Center. Thank you for your patronage!