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By Darren Rowse

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. The following is a compilation of the most purchased gear on Amazon – by our community.

Popular DSLRs

61W0knoTL2L._SL1500_.jpegAs 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. As usual we see entry level DSLRs at the top of the list with the more serious (and expensive) cameras lower down. The Canon T4i (pictured right) took over #1 position from its sibling the T4i this month for the first time.

  1. Canon EOS Rebel T4i
  2. Canon EOS Rebel T3i
  3. Nikon D3200
  4. Nikon D3100
  5. Nikon D7100
  6. Nikon D5100
  7. Canon EOS 60D
  8. Canon EOS 6D
  9. Canon EOS Rebel T3
  10. Canon EOS 5D Mk III
  11. Nikon D7000
  12. Nikon D5200
  13. Sony Alpha SLT-A57M

Popular Canon DSLR Lenses

As usual the f1.8 50mm lens wins in the Canon range – a huge seller (see notes before). It’s a great quality lens and considering its price and how fast it is – it is almost a no brainer to have one in your camera bag.

  1. Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Camera Lens
  2. Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS Telephoto Zoom
  3. Canon EF 50mm f1.4 USM Standard & Medium Telephoto Lens
  4. Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens
  5. Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens
  6. Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens
  7. Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Standard Zoom Lens
  8. Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Telephoto Zoom Lens
  9. Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Standard Zoom Lens
  10. Canon EF 100-400mm
  11. Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM Standard Zoom Lens
  12. Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM Ultra Wide Angle Zoom Lens
  13. Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 USM Wide Angle Lens
  14. Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM Wide Angle Lens

Popular Nikon DSLR Lenses

As with Canon – the 50mm lens is king here – doubling the sales of its nearest rival in the Nikon range – again its to do with quality of the lens and the value for money!

  1. Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF Nikkor Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras
  2. Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX Lens
  3. Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED IF AF-S DX VR [Vibration Reduction] Nikkor Zoom Lens
  4. Nikon 105mm f/2.0D AF DC-Nikkor Lens
  5. Nikon 50mm f/1.4G SIC SW Prime Nikkor Lens

Other Brands of Popular DSLR Leneses

Many of these lenses from third party suppliers like Signma and Tamron can be used on different brands of cameras (just make sure you’re buying one with the appropriate mount for your DSLR.

  1. Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM Lens
  2. Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG APO Macro Motorized Telephoto Zoom Lens
  3. Tamron AF 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD IF Macro Lens
  4. Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 Di LD Macro Zoom
  5. Pentax SMCP-FA 50mm f/1.4 Lens
  6. Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM FLD Large Aperture Standard Zoom Lens
  7. Sony 50mm f/1.8

Popular Point and Shoots

best-selling-point-and-shoots.jpegCanon continue to dominate this list with a range of cameras but the big surprise this month was the rise of Sony’s HX5v which leapt into 2nd place from nowhere.

  1. Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS
  2. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V
  3. Canon PowerShot A3000IS
  4. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH20K
  5. Nikon COOLPIX S9100
  6. Canon PowerShot SX210IS
  7. Canon PowerShot ELPH 100 HS
  8. Canon PowerShot Pro Series S3 IS
  9. Canon PowerShot S95
  10. Nikon COOLPIX L120
  11. Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS
  12. Canon PowerShot SD1400IS
  13. Nikon COOLPIX S6100
  14. Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5
  15. Panasonic DMC-FH25A
  16. Canon G12
  17. Canon PowerShot SX130IS
  18. Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W560
  19. Canon PowerShot SX230HS
  20. Nikon COOLPIX P7100

Popular Four Thirds Cameras

panasonic-gf-1.jpgI 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.

  1. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1
  2. Olympus PEN E-P1
  3. Olympus PEN E-P2

Popular Accessories

popular-digital-camera-accessories-lens-cleaning-pen.jpgThis 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.

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

Popular Digital Photography Books

popular-photography-books.jpegAmong 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.

  1. Pro Secrets to Dramatic Digital Photos
  2. Fundamentals of Photo Composition
  3. Digital Photographer’s Complete Guide to HD Video
  4. Chasing the Light: Improving Your Photography with Available Light
  5. Fundamentals of Photo Composition
  6. Understanding Exposure, 3rd Edition: How to Shoot Great Photographs with Any Camera
  7. The Digital Photography Book
  8. The Photographer’s Eye: Composition and Design for Better Digital Photos
  9. Wildlife Photography: Stories from the Field
  10. Focus: Found Faces: Your World, Your Images
  11. Digital Wedding Photography: Capturing Beautiful Memories
  12. VisionMongers: Making a Life and a Living in Photography
  13. Digital Masters: Nature Photography: Documenting the Wild World
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