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Every 3 months here at DPS I look at the statistics that Amazon provide us to check out what cameras, lenses, books and accessories that readers of DPS are buying when they visit Amazon from our site.

The resulting lists of ‘hot’ digital cameras and gear have always been popular with our readers as they think about their own future purchases.

I’ve just updated our Popular Digital Cameras and Gear page with the results from the first three months of 2009.

This time around I’ve added an ‘accessories’ section in addition to sections on popular DSLRs, Point and Shoot Cameras, Books and Lenses.

The top products in each section are:

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Darren Rowse is the editor and founder of Digital Photography School and SnapnDeals. He lives in Melbourne Australia and is also the editor of the ProBlogger Blog Tips. Follow him on Instagram, on Twitter at @digitalPS or on Google+.

  • Slava33

    Just got the “Understanding Exposure” book as a gift from my wife. A great reference for a beginner!

  • michael mckee

    What’s the news here? We already know that Canon is the number 1 camera seller.

  • http://foodientravelbug.blogspot.com MeiTeng

    My first DLSR’s the Canon 450D (or Rebel XSi) and my first lens purchased (aside from the kit lens that is) is also the 50mm f/1.8 II. And I have just ordered the same book on your list here Understanding Exposure.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/njheart2heart Dawn Del Guercio

    I guess there really is quite a snobbery between Canon and Nikon users…. sad.

    I enjoy this post and that you do it periodically. It really is interesting to find out what’s “hot” out there, even if I have no money to go with the flow :) (plus I’m a lowly Nikon user…)…

    NJHeart2Heart

  • Denis Gorbatov

    450d is my first DSLR as well, n i did buy 50mm mark 2 as my first lens (because its so cheap). Have a A650IS as my P&S though..

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/sammers05/ Samantha Decker

    I’m thrilled to see my camera is #1 in P&S! It makes me feel like it was money well spent!

  • http://www.ericsbinaryworld.com Eric Mesa

    yay canon!

  • Chandrasekhar G

    I have sony DSC H5 camera. it is a good camera but i would lke to know whether i can add lenses to it? how can i take shallow depth photographs with it? thanks in advance

  • Rick Hauser

    Everyone that’s shooting digitally is doing post-production work on a computer. Any thoughts on LCD monitors? Which one do you us? Pros? Cons?
    Thanks.

  • Kenny E.

    Now now…play nice. It’s not a matter of snobbery. It’s just validation/affirmation and it helps people feel more better about their purchase. A little positive reinforcement to wash away those last vestiges of buyers remorse and bully for them.

    I’m more concerned about best equipment for my needs, my budget and value for my dollar.

    A little note for Canon 50mm f/1.8 Mark II users, toss that Mark II and get to eBay or somewhere and find an original 50mm Mark I. Better build quality (metal mount) and it will last forever. The flimsy plastic Mark II build quality almost makes this a disposable lens and the Mark I doesn’t cost substantially more from resellers.

    Happy shooting!

  • http://flickr.com Patti_Trish7792

    I just purchased my first DSLR, Nikon D90 with kit lens 18-105mm also purchased a 70-300mm lens. I am looking forward to posting pictures here. I have learned so much from this site.

  • Jim News

    @Patti_Trish7792

    Well done. You are going to love your D90. Nothing beats Nikon glass.
    As for the Nikon/Cannon debate, come on everyone, be nice. I shoot Nikon, a lot of my friends shoot Cannon and we all seem to get along just fine. Both are great tools. I’m the photographer, not my camera.

  • cathy

    Hi, I’m planning to buy an SLR camera. Any suggestion what to buy? I am just a beginner and not a professional but I really like taking photos and wanted to have an SLR camera. Hope you could help me. Any of your suggestions will be much appreciated. Thanks so much!

  • http://mooreclick.wordpress.com caroline

    I rather love my Nikon D40. It takes great photos, I like the feel of it, and it’s one of the less expensive DSLRs out there.

  • Lee

    I have used a Powershot S2IS for 4 years and literally shot it to death. I am looking for a new camera to take a lot of action shots, many of which are indoor sports, as well as family shots, and some team shots. I have been looking at the XSi and the T1i, any suggestions, recommendations, etc? Pro/Con?

  • Jim News

    @lee
    Hard to go wrong with the D90. It’s ISO capibilities alone make it worth using. Everyone will tell you to go with Canon, and that’s perfectly fine too. They both make great stuff. The key to sports, especially indoors, is glass. For basketball, volleyball and wrestling, I never leave home without my 70-200 2.8. Another great lense for indoor shooting is an 85 mm f1.4 prime lense. I shoot Nikon cameras because I like their lenses better. I got advice from a photographer when I was getting started who told me, when it comes to spending money, buy the cheaper camera and the best lense you can get. You can get a D40 now for under $500 US and a Sigma 70-200 2.8 for about $1000 US.

  • Gary Guest

    Will you be reviewing the Fuji S200 EXR I have seen quite a few reviews on other sites and would like to have your feed back.
    Thank

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/42459191@N06/4487867311/ Tim

    Cathy,
    There is no one right answer to what camera will be a good fit for you. Most people stick with the big 2, Canon and Nikon but I would suggest that any of the entry level DSLR cameras from any of the top 5 (Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Pentax and Sony) will actually do fine for you. Each has it’s own good points. I’m a Pentax guy myself and really like the line because it’s very well built and offers good value for the money. The new Pentax Kx is an awesome entry level camera with great ISO performance.

    However, let me lay out what I think are some of the advantages of each system as I see them:

    When it comes to Canon and Nikon there are more lenses out there for these cameras and more of everything else as well. It’s easier to find everything you might ever want for these cameras. Their entry level cameras focus quickly and accurately with good ISO performance.

    If you really want to get extra reach with telephoto Olympus is a great way to go. The crop factor for their lenses is 2 times compared to 1.5 that most other systems offer. Their well made and offer good value for the money. Stabalization is built into the body, which is nice. The downside of Olympus is that there are less accessories out there for Olympus than any of the top five.

    Pentax is a company that is well known for providing good build and good value for the money. That’s what led me to them and I must say I’ve not been disappointed. They don’t focus the best in low light, but their cameras are very well built and both models in the line right now have shutters that are rated at 100,000 pictures. Pentax also has stabalization built into the camera.

    Sony is a great way to go for an entry level DSLR if you like point and shoot cameras. Their live view system is reportedly the best in the business. However, it seems to me that the system is not quite up to par in the entry level market outside of that . I’m sure many who have bought into the Sony line would disagree.

    A key thing is to remember that you aren’t just buying a DSLR camera, you are buying into a sytem. I now have between five and ten lenses. If I were to switch systems I would have to sell what I have and begin again. I would suggest reading lots of reviews and also going to a camera store and asking to see a camera from each line that’s in your price range.

    I hope this helps,.

    Tim

  • chris

    i am just about to buy my first DSLR in the next couple of days..I have opted for the Canon 550D with an additional 70-300mm lens..As i am new to DSLR it is going to be an exciting experience. I would like to say a big thanks to Darren Rowse, without sites like this, i wouldn’t have a clue where to start, and also all you people who throw out your tips and experiences.

  • martin

    hi there. i went nikon because i had a p100 coolpix and wanted something i could grow with in the hobby. i ended up with a nikond5000 as i was happy with nikon as a brand. i now have 2 more lenses to go with it a tamron 70-300mm and a nikon 18-105mm wich is the one that is on the d5000 most of the time. i am enjoying my camera and photography. i only started out 3 months ago. as someone once told me a few weeks ago the best camera is the one that took the shot. if that is a dslr/point and shoot or even your inbuilt one on your phone if you get a great picture from it then that was the best one.
    martin

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  • florida medicare supplement

    December 3, 2010 10:40 am

    Insurers offer many hundreds different plans for the country, all making use of their own pieces of issues like different deductibles, insurance premiums and co-insurance. UnitedHealth class Inc. together with Humana Inc. are classified as the two premier Medicare appeal plan service providers. This month, about 25 different plans can be offered through each state, even although overall 100 % fell concerning 13 p . c nationwide, [the Kaiser household Foundation] reported, citing partly new procedures encouraging consolidation of minimal enrollment not to mention duplicative packages. About 11. 8 k Medicare beneficiaries, or nearly 1 / 4 of the sum of Medicare citizenry, were signed up for a treatment Advantage plan at the time of Sept. 30

  • martin

    July 13, 2010 09:48 pm

    hi there. i went nikon because i had a p100 coolpix and wanted something i could grow with in the hobby. i ended up with a nikond5000 as i was happy with nikon as a brand. i now have 2 more lenses to go with it a tamron 70-300mm and a nikon 18-105mm wich is the one that is on the d5000 most of the time. i am enjoying my camera and photography. i only started out 3 months ago. as someone once told me a few weeks ago the best camera is the one that took the shot. if that is a dslr/point and shoot or even your inbuilt one on your phone if you get a great picture from it then that was the best one.
    martin

  • chris

    June 11, 2010 03:33 am

    i am just about to buy my first DSLR in the next couple of days..I have opted for the Canon 550D with an additional 70-300mm lens..As i am new to DSLR it is going to be an exciting experience. I would like to say a big thanks to Darren Rowse, without sites like this, i wouldn't have a clue where to start, and also all you people who throw out your tips and experiences.

  • Tim

    May 14, 2010 08:27 am

    Cathy,
    There is no one right answer to what camera will be a good fit for you. Most people stick with the big 2, Canon and Nikon but I would suggest that any of the entry level DSLR cameras from any of the top 5 (Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Pentax and Sony) will actually do fine for you. Each has it's own good points. I'm a Pentax guy myself and really like the line because it's very well built and offers good value for the money. The new Pentax Kx is an awesome entry level camera with great ISO performance.

    However, let me lay out what I think are some of the advantages of each system as I see them:

    When it comes to Canon and Nikon there are more lenses out there for these cameras and more of everything else as well. It's easier to find everything you might ever want for these cameras. Their entry level cameras focus quickly and accurately with good ISO performance.

    If you really want to get extra reach with telephoto Olympus is a great way to go. The crop factor for their lenses is 2 times compared to 1.5 that most other systems offer. Their well made and offer good value for the money. Stabalization is built into the body, which is nice. The downside of Olympus is that there are less accessories out there for Olympus than any of the top five.

    Pentax is a company that is well known for providing good build and good value for the money. That's what led me to them and I must say I've not been disappointed. They don't focus the best in low light, but their cameras are very well built and both models in the line right now have shutters that are rated at 100,000 pictures. Pentax also has stabalization built into the camera.

    Sony is a great way to go for an entry level DSLR if you like point and shoot cameras. Their live view system is reportedly the best in the business. However, it seems to me that the system is not quite up to par in the entry level market outside of that . I'm sure many who have bought into the Sony line would disagree.

    A key thing is to remember that you aren't just buying a DSLR camera, you are buying into a sytem. I now have between five and ten lenses. If I were to switch systems I would have to sell what I have and begin again. I would suggest reading lots of reviews and also going to a camera store and asking to see a camera from each line that's in your price range.

    I hope this helps,.

    Tim

  • Gary Guest

    April 16, 2010 05:17 am

    Will you be reviewing the Fuji S200 EXR I have seen quite a few reviews on other sites and would like to have your feed back.
    Thank

  • Jim News

    May 15, 2009 10:14 am

    @lee
    Hard to go wrong with the D90. It's ISO capibilities alone make it worth using. Everyone will tell you to go with Canon, and that's perfectly fine too. They both make great stuff. The key to sports, especially indoors, is glass. For basketball, volleyball and wrestling, I never leave home without my 70-200 2.8. Another great lense for indoor shooting is an 85 mm f1.4 prime lense. I shoot Nikon cameras because I like their lenses better. I got advice from a photographer when I was getting started who told me, when it comes to spending money, buy the cheaper camera and the best lense you can get. You can get a D40 now for under $500 US and a Sigma 70-200 2.8 for about $1000 US.

  • Lee

    May 15, 2009 03:15 am

    I have used a Powershot S2IS for 4 years and literally shot it to death. I am looking for a new camera to take a lot of action shots, many of which are indoor sports, as well as family shots, and some team shots. I have been looking at the XSi and the T1i, any suggestions, recommendations, etc? Pro/Con?

  • caroline

    May 12, 2009 03:56 am

    I rather love my Nikon D40. It takes great photos, I like the feel of it, and it's one of the less expensive DSLRs out there.

  • cathy

    May 11, 2009 08:03 pm

    Hi, I'm planning to buy an SLR camera. Any suggestion what to buy? I am just a beginner and not a professional but I really like taking photos and wanted to have an SLR camera. Hope you could help me. Any of your suggestions will be much appreciated. Thanks so much!

  • Jim News

    May 2, 2009 06:28 pm

    @Patti_Trish7792

    Well done. You are going to love your D90. Nothing beats Nikon glass.
    As for the Nikon/Cannon debate, come on everyone, be nice. I shoot Nikon, a lot of my friends shoot Cannon and we all seem to get along just fine. Both are great tools. I'm the photographer, not my camera.

  • Patti_Trish7792

    April 29, 2009 11:33 pm

    I just purchased my first DSLR, Nikon D90 with kit lens 18-105mm also purchased a 70-300mm lens. I am looking forward to posting pictures here. I have learned so much from this site.

  • Kenny E.

    April 22, 2009 03:55 pm

    Now now...play nice. It's not a matter of snobbery. It's just validation/affirmation and it helps people feel more better about their purchase. A little positive reinforcement to wash away those last vestiges of buyers remorse and bully for them.

    I'm more concerned about best equipment for my needs, my budget and value for my dollar.

    A little note for Canon 50mm f/1.8 Mark II users, toss that Mark II and get to eBay or somewhere and find an original 50mm Mark I. Better build quality (metal mount) and it will last forever. The flimsy plastic Mark II build quality almost makes this a disposable lens and the Mark I doesn't cost substantially more from resellers.

    Happy shooting!

  • Rick Hauser

    April 22, 2009 02:02 am

    Everyone that's shooting digitally is doing post-production work on a computer. Any thoughts on LCD monitors? Which one do you us? Pros? Cons?
    Thanks.

  • Chandrasekhar G

    April 20, 2009 10:57 pm

    I have sony DSC H5 camera. it is a good camera but i would lke to know whether i can add lenses to it? how can i take shallow depth photographs with it? thanks in advance

  • Eric Mesa

    April 20, 2009 09:54 pm

    yay canon!

  • Samantha Decker

    April 18, 2009 05:19 am

    I'm thrilled to see my camera is #1 in P&S! It makes me feel like it was money well spent!

  • Denis Gorbatov

    April 18, 2009 05:15 am

    450d is my first DSLR as well, n i did buy 50mm mark 2 as my first lens (because its so cheap). Have a A650IS as my P&S though..

  • Dawn Del Guercio

    April 18, 2009 01:35 am

    I guess there really is quite a snobbery between Canon and Nikon users.... sad.

    I enjoy this post and that you do it periodically. It really is interesting to find out what's "hot" out there, even if I have no money to go with the flow :) (plus I'm a lowly Nikon user...)...

    NJHeart2Heart

  • MeiTeng

    April 17, 2009 01:45 pm

    My first DLSR's the Canon 450D (or Rebel XSi) and my first lens purchased (aside from the kit lens that is) is also the 50mm f/1.8 II. And I have just ordered the same book on your list here Understanding Exposure.

  • michael mckee

    April 17, 2009 01:22 pm

    What's the news here? We already know that Canon is the number 1 camera seller.

  • Slava33

    April 17, 2009 09:23 am

    Just got the "Understanding Exposure" book as a gift from my wife. A great reference for a beginner!

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