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Best Selling Cameras on Amazon.com – July 21

July 21, 2009

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 top 10 list for the Amazon.com Digital Camera Best Sellers page is below. This week’s list and the list from two weeks ago are shown. Click on any of the links to go to the Amazon.com page for that camera to read reviews and to obtain more details on each camera.

This week:

1. Canon PowerShot SD780 IS (Black) – $230
2. Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS (Dark Gray) – $183
3. Canon PowerShot SX10 IS – $359
4. Canon PowerShot SD890 IS – $197
5. Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS (Light Gray) – $179
6. Canon Rebel T1i – $810
7. Canon Rebel XSi – $638
8. Canon Rebel XS (Black) – $499
9. Canon PowerShot A2100 IS – $209
10. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H20 – $244

Two weeks ago:

1. Canon Rebel XSi – $682
2. Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS (Dark Gray) – $183
3. Canon Rebel T1i – $810
4. Canon PowerShot SD780 IS (Black) – $228
5. Canon PowerShot SX10 IS – $370
6. Canon PowerShot SX110 IS (Black) – $230
7. Canon PowerShot SD890 IS – $197
8. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5S – $213
9. Canon Rebel XS (Black) – $509
10. Canon PowerShot D10 – $300

The turmoil continues. I was kinda hoping that things at the top of the Amazon.com Digital Camera Best Sellers list would settle down for a bit, but they haven’t. There’s another new camera this week at the top of Amazon.com’s list. Here’s the background: For many, many months, the Canon PowerShot A590 IS compact digital camera was in first place. Then, for at least 6 weeks, the Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS tiny digital camera in blue was in first place, just as it was four weeks ago. But recently, both the Canon PowerShot SD880 IS in silver and the Canon PowerShot A1000 IS in grey have also been in the number one spot. Two weeks ago, the Canon Rebel XSi DSLR was in first place. Today the Canon PowerShot SD780 IS, shown above, is in first place, up 3 spots from number 4.

As always, Canon dominates the top 10 list. This week, Canon holds the top 9 of 10 spots on the Amazon.com Digital Camera Best Sellers list. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H20 in 10th place is the only camera in the top 10 list that’s not manufactured by Canon. Usually Canon holds at least 7 spots in the top 10 list and I’ve never seen them with less than 6.

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How to Photograph the Stars

July 13, 2009

“Andromeda Galaxy”
© Copyright Paul LeFevre

If you ever wanted to photograph the stars, summertime is a good time to start. There are more opportunities for clear skies and the weather is warmer, which is important because you’ll be spending a lot of time outdoors at night.

Astrophotographer Paul LeFevre shares some tips on how to shoot the stars in an article at PopPhoto.com. You may not want to invest in multi-scope, multi-refractor camera systems right away, but you can still photograph the stars using these tips below:

1. Do it in the dark. Cities and suburbs have a lot of light pollution which not only makes it difficult to see stars with the naked eye but also causes a loss of contrast and detail in your photos, according to Paul LeFevre. High altitude, remote locations are best.

2. Go for comfort. You’ll be at high altitudes in the cold for long periods of time while you shoot long exposures, so wear warm clothing, bring something hot to drink, a comfortable chair, and a lot of batteries or an AC adapter if there’s a power source.

3. Find those stars. Use a tracking chart or software such as SkyMap Pro to figure out patterns in the sky and then align your camera system accordingly.

4. Maintain star alignment. According to PopPhoto.com, “The earth rotates 1 degree every 4 minutes — so in a 4-hour exposure, your astral body has moved 60 degrees away from you. Buy a tracking mount, which compensates by rotating slowly the opposite direction. The Min-EQ tabletop mount with tracking motor starts at $88 (street); sturdier versions for both telescope and camera go for $600 (street). A cheap solution is a ‘barn door’ mount, which tracks manually using two hinged boards.”

Read the article at PopPhoto.com for more tips and details. A more in-depth article by Paul LeFevre entitled “How-To: Astrophotography 101” is also at PopPhoto.com. Paul LeFevre’s website is at http://lefevre.darkhorizons.org .

Follow these tips and perhaps one day you’ll be featured in the Astronomy Picture of the Day, a great website which we’ve covered many times before in the Photobird Daily.

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Best Selling Cameras on Amazon.com – July 9

July 9, 2009

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 top 10 list for the Amazon.com Digital Camera Best Sellers page is below. This week’s list and the list from two weeks ago are shown. Click on any of the links to go to the Amazon.com page for that camera to read reviews and to obtain more details on each camera.

This week:

1. Canon Rebel XSi – $682
2. Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS (Dark Gray) – $183
3. Canon Rebel T1i – $810
4. Canon PowerShot SD780 IS (Black) – $228
5. Canon PowerShot SX10 IS – $370
6. Canon PowerShot SX110 IS (Black) – $230
7. Canon PowerShot SD890 IS – $197
8. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5S – $213
9. Canon Rebel XS (Black) – $509
10. Canon PowerShot D10 – $300

Two weeks ago:

1. Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS (Blue) – $180
2. Canon PowerShot SX10 IS – $360
3. Canon Rebel XSi – $688
4. Canon PowerShot A1000 IS (Grey) – $140
5. Canon Rebel T1i – $832
6. Canon PowerShot SD890 IS – $199
7. Canon PowerShot SD780 IS (Black) – $245
8. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5S – $215
9. Canon PowerShot A1000 IS (Brown) – $130
10. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W290 (Black) – $210

There continues to be a lot of turmoil at the top of the Amazon.com Digital Camera Best Sellers list. For many months, the Canon PowerShot A590 IS compact digital camera was in first place. Then, for at least 6 weeks, the Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS tiny digital camera in blue was in first place, just as it was two weeks ago. But recently, both the Canon PowerShot SD880 IS in silver and the Canon PowerShot A1000 IS in grey have also been in the number one spot. This week, the Canon Rebel XSi DSLR, shown above, is in first place as the shuffling continues.

Canon dominates the top 10 list again this week on the Amazon.com Digital Camera Best Sellers list. Canon holds 9 of the top 10 spots, with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5S as the only camera in the top 10 list that’s not manufactured by Canon. Usually Canon holds at least 7 spots in the top 10 list and I’ve never seen them with less than 6.

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Best Selling Cameras on Amazon.com – June 23

June 23, 2009

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 top 10 list for the Amazon.com Digital Camera Best Sellers page is below. This week’s list and the list from two weeks ago are shown. Click on any of the links to go to the Amazon.com page for that camera to read reviews and to obtain more details on each camera.

This week:

1. Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS (Blue) – $180
2. Canon PowerShot SX10 IS – $360
3. Canon Rebel XSi – $688
4. Canon PowerShot A1000 IS (Grey) – $140
5. Canon Rebel T1i – $832
6. Canon PowerShot SD890 IS – $199
7. Canon PowerShot SD780 IS (Black) – $245
8. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5S – $215
9. Canon PowerShot A1000 IS (Brown) – $130
10. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W290 (Black) – $210

Two weeks ago:

1. Canon PowerShot A1000 IS (Grey) – $133
2. Canon PowerShot SD880 IS (Silver) – $288
3. Canon PowerShot SX10 IS – $370
4. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5A – $213
5. Canon PowerShot G10 – $449
6. Canon PowerShot SD890 IS – $199
7. Canon Rebel XSi – $699
8. Canon PowerShot SX110 IS – $224
9. Canon PowerShot SD780 IS (Black) – $239
10. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28K (Black) – $299

There’s a lot of shuffling going on at the top of the Amazon.com Digital Camera Best Sellers list. For many months, the Canon PowerShot A590 IS compact digital camera was in first place. Then, for at least 6 weeks, the Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS tiny digital camera in blue was in first place, just as it is this week. But in the past few weeks, both the Canon PowerShot SD880 IS in silver and the Canon PowerShot A1000 IS in grey have been in the number one spots. Overall, prices for all of the cameras seem to be the same or slightly higher this week compared with two weeks ago.

Canon is still holding most of the top 10 spots on the Amazon.com Digital Camera Best Sellers list. This week, Canon holds 8 of the top 10 spots. Usually they hold at least 7. I’ve never seen them with less than 6. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5S and Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W290 in black are the only two cameras in the top 10 list this week that are not Canon cameras.

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Best Selling Cameras on Amazon.com – June 9

June 9, 2009

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 top 10 list for the Amazon.com Digital Camera Best Sellers page is below. This week’s list and the list from two weeks ago are shown. Click on any of the links to go to the Amazon.com page for that camera to read reviews and to obtain more details on each camera.

This week:

1. Canon PowerShot A1000 IS (Grey) – $133
2. Canon PowerShot SD880 IS (Silver) – $288
3. Canon PowerShot SX10 IS – $370
4. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5A – $213
5. Canon PowerShot G10 – $449
6. Canon PowerShot SD890 IS – $199
7. Canon Rebel XSi – $699
8. Canon PowerShot SX110 IS – $224
9. Canon PowerShot SD780 IS (Black) – $239
10. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28K (Black) – $299

Two weeks ago:

1. Canon PowerShot SD880 IS (Silver) – $255
2. Canon PowerShot SD890 IS – $179
3. Canon PowerShot A1000 IS – $129
4. Canon Rebel T1i – $853
5. Canon Rebel XSi – $700
6. Canon PowerShot SX10 IS – $382
7. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5A – $225
8. Canon PowerShot SX110 IS – $240
9. Nikon D40 – $412
10. Canon PowerShot G10 – $459

There’s turmoil at the top! For many months, the Canon PowerShot A590 IS compact digital camera was in first place. Then, for at least 6 weeks, the Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS tiny digital camera in blue was in first place. Then, the Canon PowerShot SD880 IS in silver was in first place two weeks ago, but no longer. Now, the Canon PowerShot A1000 IS in grey compact digital camera is in first place with a price of $133. It was in third place two weeks ago. The Canon PowerShot SD880 IS in silver is now in second place. Its price is up $33 to $288, while the Canon PowerShot A1000 IS in grey is up $4 to $133.

As always, Canon still holds most of the top 10 spots on the Amazon.com Digital Camera Best Sellers list. This week, Canon still holds 8 of the top 10 spots. Usually they hold at least 7. I’ve never seen them with less than 6. Two cameras from Panasonic are the only two cameras in the top 10 list that are not Canon cameras.

Here are more observations about the recent list:

1. Six weeks ago, the Canon Rebel T1i DSLR entered the list at number 10 at $900, even though it wasn’t available for sale yet. Two weeks ago, it was available to purchase for $853 and up to 4th place. This week it’s $900 and down to 22nd place. Ouch!

2. The Canon PowerShot SX110 IS is holding steady in 8th place and its price decreased $16 to $224. It’s the only camera in the list that hasn’t shuffled around from two weeks ago.

3. The price for the Canon PowerShot G10 decreased $10 to $449 and it zoomed from 10th place up to 5th place.

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Digital SLR Handbook, by John Freeman

June 2, 2009

If you’re new to photography or just enjoy learning all you can about photography, then Digital SLR Handbook by John Freeman is for you. The book is helpful even if you don’t have a DSLR (digital SLR), although all of the tips are written for DSLR users.

Digital SLR Handbook is 256 pages long and in a small page format, but it’s packed with information. There isn’t an extensive amount of detail for each topic, but John Freeman manages to cover an impressive number of photography topics and tips in a relatively short book. Of all of the photography books I’ve written about, this one manages to cover the widest range of photography topics in a single book.

In the beginning of the book, John Freeman discusses photography hardware, including DSLRs and how they work, lenses, sensor sizes, and accessories. Later, he writes about “seeing the picture”, including depth of field, foregrounds, backgrounds, perspectives, and composition. The rest of Digital SLR Handbook covers a wide variety of topics that you may be interested in photographing such as landscapes, nature, people, architecture, still life, and action, and John Freeman covers all of these from the perspective of using your digital SLR.

The text and photos in Digital SLR Handbook are sufficiently large and the book is well laid out. Granted, the book was released about 18 months ago, but photography concepts and topics have not evolved since then, so the book is still current. Of course, there’s newer DSLRs available than what’s covered in the book, but DSLRs seem to have a longer technology lifespan than compact point-and-shoots. Also, the target audience of this book will generally be just starting out with photography and won’t need the latest and greatest equipment; it’s best to start with established, well-known, and often less-expensive older photography equipment.

Digital SLR Handbook costs less than $15 on Amazon.com and is a valuable addition to your photography library if you’re starting out or just enjoy reading all you can about photography. As of today, the book only has 3 reviews on Amazon.com, but each reviewer seems to really like the book and gave it either 4 or 5 stars.

Digital SLR Handbook is published by Amphoto Books, which also publishes Understanding Exposure, by Bryan Peterson, another highly recommended book. Here’s a list of other photography books I’ve written about in the Photobird Daily:

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Best Selling Cameras on Amazon.com – May 26

May 26, 2009

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 top 10 list for the Amazon.com Digital Camera Best Sellers page is below. This week’s list and the list from two weeks ago are shown. Click on any of the links to go to the Amazon.com page for that camera to read reviews and to obtain more details on each camera.

This week:

1. Canon PowerShot SD880 IS (Silver) – $255
2. Canon PowerShot SD890 IS – $179
3. Canon PowerShot A1000 IS – $129
4. Canon Rebel T1i – $853
5. Canon Rebel XSi – $700
6. Canon PowerShot SX10 IS – $382
7. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5A – $225
8. Canon PowerShot SX110 IS – $240
9. Nikon D40 – $412
10. Canon PowerShot G10 – $459

Two weeks ago:

1. Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS (Blue) – $175
2. Canon PowerShot SX10 IS – $370
3. Canon PowerShot SD880 IS (Gold) – $247
4. Canon PowerShot SD890 IS – $199
5. Canon Rebel XSi – $700
6. Canon PowerShot G10 – $450
7. Canon PowerShot SD880 IS (Silver) – $282
8. Canon PowerShot SX110 IS – $225
9. Polaroid i735 – $55
10. Canon PowerShot A470 – $90

Wow, with much surprise, the Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS tiny digital camera in blue is no longer in first place, where it had been for at least the past 6 weeks. Before then, the Canon PowerShot A590 IS compact digital camera was in first place for many months. Perhaps one reason the Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS is in blue is no longer in first place is that it is no longer available from Amazon.com, only third-party sellers.

The Canon PowerShot SD880 IS in silver is now in first place. Two weeks ago it was in 7th place, with its sibling in gold in 3rd place. The Canon PowerShot SD880 IS has a lower price now, down almost $30 to $255.

Canon still holds most of the top 10 spots on the Amazon.com Digital Camera Best Sellers list. This week, Canon only holds 8 of the top 10 spots. Usually they hold at least 7. I’ve never seen them with less than 6. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5A and the Nikon D40 DSLR are the only two cameras in the top 10 list that are not Canon cameras.

Here are more observations about the recent list:

1. Four weeks ago, the Canon Rebel T1i entered the list at number 10 at $900, even though it wasn’t available for sale yet. Now it’s available to purchase for $853 and up to 4th place.

2. The 10-megapixel Canon PowerShot A1000 IS with 4x zoom is new to the list and in 3rd place. It costs a mere $129, which sounds like a great price for its capabilities. It’s received an average of 4-and-a-half stars from 114 reviews on Amazon.com.

3. The Canon PowerShot SD890 IS has decreased in price $20 down to $179 and it’s up two spots on the list to number 2.

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Easy Tips for Photographing Food

May 18, 2009

“Easy Weekend Pancakes”
© Copyright VeganYumYum

As with most things in life, there are easy ways to do things and hard ways to do things. LIke most people, I prefer to pick the easy ways. When things seem harder to do than they should, we usually think “There must be a better way!”

We’ve written about food photography many times before in the Photobird Daily, and I list those articles at the end of this article. In many of those articles, food photography seems too complicated, with special lights, reflectors, diffusers, and all sorts of stuff we really don’t want to get into. All we want to do is take great pictures of our food. There must be a better way!

Lolo has been photographing food for over 2 years for her award-winning blog, VeganYumYum. She’s even been featured on the Martha Stewart Show for her famous Knit Night Cupcakes, so she’s definitely doing all the right things.

Lolo is not a professional photographer, but she does need to wear a lot of hats for her job as a food blogger. (My guess is that the chef hat is more fun than the dishwasher hat.) She explains in her article on her blog that it’s possible to make your own high-quality food photos at home even without professional lighting equipment and food stylists.

She says that there’s a lot that happens before and after she clicks the shutter button that contributes to the final photo. Some of her easy tips are listed below, and I highly recommend you check out her article for more details on her photography. Also check out her recipe for Easy Weekend Pancakes, shown above. Looks like there’s a better way to make pancakes too!

Dishes – The right dish really sets the overall look for the photo. Smaller dishes are better. Small dishes are easier to fill up with food, which prevents the dish from looking bare.

Plan ahead – Do as much as you can before you start cooking. Food should be photographed as soon as possible after preparing, so the countertops need to be cleared, dishes selected, camera setup, background chosen, and more — all before you start cooking.

Mise en place – Preparing and neatly organizing all of your ingredients will keep your kitchen more organized, cut down on cooking time, and help you focus. Mise en place photos make for great food photos too!

Starting out – When Lolo started photographing food for her blog, she just used a Sony point-and-shoot camera without a tripod and her photos came out fine, even with just a kitchen light. If possible, take your photos during the day with natural light so the colors will be much more true to life. She says, “Using natural light is probably the number one thing you can do to improve your photos.”

Next step – If you’re interested in improving your equipment as well as your photos, Lolo highly recommends getting a digital SLR camera and a lens or two. Entry-level digital SLR cameras don’t cost that much and they allow you to use different lenses, change your aperture and shutter speed, set your white balance, shoot RAW, and do everything you need to take your food photography to the next level.

Read Lolo’s article at VeganYumYum for more details and many more tips.

Here’s more food photography articles we’ve written about before:

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Help, I Wet My Camera!

May 13, 2009

Photo © Copyright Trustedreviews.com

Whether you’re photographing in the rain, in the snow, at the beach, in the kitchen, or in the bathroom, your camera may get wet. Cliff Smith at Trustedreviews.com has a great article that explains how to keep your camera safe and functional in wet weather.

The third and final page of the article seemed most helpful where Cliff Smith discusses what to do in the event that your camera accidentally gets wet.

First, Cliff Smith advises, don’t panic. If any electronic gadget, including a digital camera, does get wet, it doesn’t automatically mean it’s broken. In fact, you might be able to save the camera if you act sensibly and fast. Cliff Smith advises the following course of action:

  1. Do not turn on the camera until it’s completely dry again.
  2. Remove the batteries immediately, without turning off the camera so the lens doesn’t retract.
  3. Carefully dry any water from the outside of the camera with an absorbent towel.
  4. Do not use a paper towel or tissue on the glass part of the lens since that could scratch it.
  5. Carefully clean any water from the lens and other glass parts with a proper lens cloth or soft lint-free cloth.
  6. Place the camera somewhere warm and dry for at least 24 hours (but don’t overheat it).
  7. You can speed up the drying process by placing the camera in a small box with some moisture absorbing silica gel packs or a handful of rice grains.
  8. Once the camera is completely dry, put in a dry battery and try turning it off and then on again.
  9. If the camera doesn’t start up normally right away, turn it off immediately and seek further advice from your camera dealer or the camera’s manufacturer.

The same tips apply to the memory card inside the camera. According to Cliff Smith, memory cards are so rugged, they can survive a trip in the washing machine; though, we’re hesitant to try this at home. Because of the cards’ durability, you should almost always be able to retrieve your photos, even if the camera ends up requiring further repair.

If your camera is beyond repair, some camera manufacturers offer special discounts if you trade in your damaged camera. The Canon Loyalty Program is one such program which we’ve written about in the Photobird Daily.

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Best Selling Cameras on Amazon.com

May 12, 2009

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 top 10 list for the Amazon.com Digital Camera Best Sellers page is below. This week’s list and the list from two weeks ago are shown. Click on any of the links to go to the Amazon.com page for that camera to read reviews and to obtain more details on each camera.

This week:

1. Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS (Blue) – $175
2. Canon PowerShot SX10 IS – $370
3. Canon PowerShot SD880 IS (Gold) – $247
4. Canon PowerShot SD890 IS – $199
5. Canon Rebel XSi – $700
6. Canon PowerShot G10 – $450
7. Canon PowerShot SD880 IS (Silver) – $282
8. Canon PowerShot SX110 IS – $225
9. Polaroid i735 – $55
10. Canon PowerShot A470 – $90

Two weeks ago:

1. Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS (Blue) – $150
2. Canon PowerShot SD880 IS (Silver) – $248
3. Canon PowerShot SD890 IS – $195
4. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28K – $274
5. Polaroid i735 – $50
6. Canon PowerShot SD880 IS (Gold) – $245
7. Canon PowerShot SX10 IS – $360
8. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S950 (Black) – $130
9. Canon Rebel XSi – $700
10. Canon Rebel T1i – $900

The Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS tiny digital camera in blue is still in first place, as it has been for at least the past 6 weeks. Before then, the Canon PowerShot A590 IS compact digital camera was in first place for many months. The price of the Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS has increased $25 from two weeks ago, and it’s now $175 with FREE Super Saver Shipping.

Amazon.com has added an interesting new feature to their best sellers lists within the past couple of weeks. On the left side, under the position number of the item in the list, it lists the number of days the product has been in the top 100. There’s also a green “up” arrow or a red “down” arrow to indicate movement of the item in the list, I assume. I haven’t been able to find details about these improvements, but I assume the arrows indicate which direction the camera has moved from its previous spot; however, there are some cameras without arrows, so I’m not sure. Maybe it’s an indicator from the previous day since I don’t think the cameras move that much in the list from hour to hour.

The “top 100” indicator isn’t very helpful if you ask me. There’s only about 200 to 250 digital cameras available at one time, during the year; obsolete cameras are no longer sold as new cameras are introduced every 6 months. I think a “top 50” or “top 25” indicator would be better. For example, the Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS has been in the top 100 for over 440 days — over 1 year. The relatively new Polaroid i735 and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S950 in black have been in the top 100 for just 41 and 76 days respectively. (Currently at number 20 on the best sellers list, the Nikon D40 DSLR has been in the top 100 for over 878 days! That’s two and a half years!)

Canon still holds most of the top 10 spots on the Amazon.com Digital Camera Best Sellers list. Four weeks ago, Canon held 9 spots on this list, and two weeks ago, Canon held only 7 cameras on the list. This week, they’re back to securing 9 spots on the list, with the $55 Polaroid i735 as the only camera on the list not made by Canon. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S950 in black, which was back on the list two weeks ago, just missed out on the top 10 list and is currently at number 11. It’s also out of stock, which is interesting.

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