Thursday, June 26, 2008

New Top Sellers: Digital Rebel XSi 450D reaches $800, makes the Top Five

The New Top Selling Camera Charts at Amazon soap opera has a new installment! Check it out now! Spoilers and a screen-shot teaser follow right below. The picture below is a link to the latest top selling digital camera charts where you can also find archives of all the previous episodes.

Rebel, Rebel! Your price is a mess, but in a good way! The Canon Digital Rebel XSi 450D with the 18-55 IS EF-S kit lens has now reached the psychological barrier of $800. Canon apparently does not want any other DSLRs to "see the light of day" and is making the XSi even more tempting at this price. More than a dozen XSi 450D reviews can be found at DSLR Map.

Olympus is back in with the Stylus 770SW at $230, while the Sony W120 pink set is out after just one week. If it wasn't for the Panasonic TZ-series, and the Nikon DSLRs, the Top 25 would have been a Canon fanboy's paradise :)

The Canon SD1100-IS has three different models in the Top 25, the blue, silver and brown, while the pink is just outside. All these are "circling" the $200 price barrier. IS gives them an advantage over the older SD1000 and SD750 Elphs. Elphs also known as Ixys and Ixy, while they are marketed by Canon-Mars as Pixie Dust Shots :) NASA has the pictures to prove it. Look closely, they are right next to the big human face ;-)

More price drops for the Nikon D300 with the 18-200 DX VR lens as it now reaches the peaceful price of $2200 and is in the Top 40. The rumored Nikon D700 may shake things up in the Nikon line-up, and the D300 maybe the one that has the most to "worry about" from such a DSLR. But then again, the D700 is likely to cost twice as much as the D300.

In the battle for the [Top Hyperzoom] belt, the Olympus SP570uz is chasing the Panasonic FZ18K for the #1 spot. The FZ18 of course sells for around $300 while the SP-570uz is about one price-stop more (one price stop = $100). The #3 spot belongs to the FZ18S (silver), followed by the Sony H50. Outside the Top 50, we find the Nikon P80, even though its price is better than the other 2008 models. Now what if Nikon gave it RAW? :)

Another "victory" for the Pentaxians, the K200D with the 18-55 DA kit lens is now the top selling non-Canon/Nikon DSLR at Amazon, surpassing the E510 two-lens kit which lost its favorable price. But it's still far away from the Top25, the K200D kit is currently in the Top 60.

Meanwhile Samsung tries to break a record by managing to stuff four different color variations of its $90 S860 digicam, which has an 8mp 1/2.5" sensor, 3x optical zoom, 2.5" LCD, SD/MMC, and AA battery power. Watch out camera-phones, webcams, and Hello Kitty!

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