What's the most popular digital camera at the moment?
Well, judging from the uploads to my forum gallery, it's the Nikon D70, closely followed by the Canon 350D (otherwise known as the Digital Rebel XT).
EDIT: See the note at the end of this post for details, but when we merge the 300D, 350D, and the Rebels, we get a different winner!
I tallied all 47,000 photos in the gallery to come up with the below tables. So these results don't show the cameras that pros use, but rather what most hobbyist photographers use.
The top 6 cameras are prosumer models, meaning they have most of the same features of a professional camera, but without the cost. This is quite revealing, because it means that these great cameras have come down in cost enough to be cheap enough for hobbyists to purchase.
The other surprise is that the Sony Cybershot is number 7. This is the only Point and Shoot camera in the top 10, and just goes to show the popularity of this camera.
Now turning to the top Manufacturer list. The top two are no surprise - Canon and Nikon. The interesting thing is that Canon has almost double the number of people using a their cameras than the second placed Nikon. I suggest this is because there are more cheaper Canon cameras available. Fuji is a surprise 3rd, given they only have three cameras in the top 20.
Is your camera one of these? If so, why do you use it? Make a comment below.
|Top Camera Models|
|2||Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL|
|3||Canon EOS 20D|
|4||Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL|
|6||Canon EOS 300D DIGITAL|
|8||Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT|
|10||Canon PowerShot S2 IS|
|14||Kodak DX6490 ZOOM DIGITAL CAMERA|
|18||Canon PowerShot S1 IS|
EDIT : A lot of comments below have asked what the results would be if we merged the 350D with the Rebel XT, and the 300D with the Rebel since these cameras are the same thing, just branded differently for different markets. So I did that, and merged the D70 with the D70s too since these cameras are also very similar. The results? The 350D is now in top, followed by the 300D, then the D70.
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