The top selling digital cameras all offer a winning combination of quality resolution, speed, and ease of use. The most popular digital cameras have brand recognition, with Canon topping the list as most in demand. Buyers are most concerned with image resolution, causing the newer cameras to have a high concentration of megapixels. The average digital camera is 5 megapixels, but all 5 of the cameras on this list are 7 megapixels and above. Another consideration for buyers is the ability to control shutter speed, or the amount of time it takes for the camera to capture an image. The following 5 cameras are the current top sellers:
Canon PowerShot SD1100IS 8MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom Canon PowerShot weighs 3lbs, and utilizes SD memory cards to store images. This camera comes with a rechargeable battery. It contains a face technology software that equalizes the white balance for all skin tones. The PowerShot also contains motion detection software that reduces blur in case of unexpected movement. This camera is sleek and compact. Cons: This shutter speed is on the slow side, compared to the other cameras on this list.
Nikon D80 10.2MP Digital SLR Camera Nikon D80 weighs 3lbs, and includes a rechargeable lithium-ion battery. Like the Canon PowerShot, it records to SD memory cards. This camera has built in slide show technology. The user can view the show over the camera large 2.5" LCD screen or over a television, when connected with an AV cable. The Nikon D80 is ergonomically sound, not as bulky as its predecessors. It is also extremely fast, shutter-wise. Cons: Pricey
Canon Digital Rebel XSi 12.2 MP Digital SLR Camera Canon Digital Rebel weighs 4lbs, and stores on SD and SDHC memory cards. Digital Rebel contains an Auto Optimization feature that balances light and dark areas of an image. It boasts of 3.5 frames per second continuous shooting speed, for photographers who want to capture a motion shot. The LCD screen is 3.0". This camera also senses and eliminates dust, with the help of an internal self-cleaning sensor. Cons: Minimal, most people are extremely happy with this camera.
Sony Cybershot DSCW120/B 7.2MP Digital Camera Sony Cybershot only weighs 5.4 ounces, but packs quite a punch. This camera is compatible with HDTV. A user can connect this camera to an HDTV and view the digital images in high definition. It contains 15MB of internal memory, and stores images to a Memory Stick Duo. Cybershot has a 2.5" LCD screen. It is a very popular "point and shoot" camera that's convenient and easy to handle. Cons: Not for advanced users who are mostly interested in motion shots.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5K 9MP Digital Camera Panasonic Lumix TZ5 weighs just under 1 pound, at 11.2 ounces. With the Lumix TZ5, Panasonic expands on its Intelligent Auto technology, by automatically optimizing all settings when activated. Lumix TZ5 also has a HDTV feature similar to Cybershot, allowing the user to watch a slide show over high definition television. Like the Canon Digital Rebel, Lumix TZ5 has a 3.0" LCD screen, but this screen automatically adjusts to the lighting conditions, creating an always-perfect image. Cons: It does not include a viewfinder.