Number One Camera on Amazon

By Matthew Bamberg / Mar 24, 2013

You might be wondering about what the number one camera on Amazon is these days. these days. The fact that the number one camera on Amazon is a Canon is no surprise. Canon digital cameras are usually number one on Amazon.

You’ve probably heard that point-and-shoot camera sales are down because of the improvements in mobile device cameras (cell phones). This would lead you to believe that a point-and-shoot camera wouldn’t be the number one camera on Amazon’s list, but at this time that is not the case–Amazon’s number one camera is a point-and-shoot, the Canon PowerShot SX260.

What makes this camera so special that people are snapping it off the shelves of cyberspace? For starters, the 20X optical zoom makes it easy to zone in on your subject from up to a mile away. That combined with the image stabilizer results in your taking a sharp image of a far-away subject much more likely.

The next reason the Canon PowerShot SX260 is on the list is that the lens is also capable of shooting at wide angles–up to 25 mm, which means you can get a whole-lot of a landscape in the frame.

After that, the camera offers high-definition video (1080p), which means that you can shoot video of of anything from far-away subjects by zooming in with  the telephoto lens to sweeping vistas by zooming out to catch a scene with the wide-angle lens.

Finally, there’s the price. To be sure, that’s the last straw when making a decision to buy a budget compact camera for not very much money. At $229, this device is a bargain by any standards for a 12 MP point-and-shoot digital camera, making it a better camera than any one attached to a cell phone.

About the author

Matthew Bamberg

Matthew Bamberg has provided photographs and written articles for various Southern California newspapers and magazines, including The Desert Sun and The Press-Enterprise. More recently, Matt has been teaching at UC Riverside while also authoring several books like the Quick and Easy Secrets book series (Cengage), Killer Photos with Your iPhone (with Kris Krug and Greg Ketchum, Cengage), the 50 Greatest Photo Opportunities in San Francisco (Cengage) and Digital Art Photography For Dummies (Wiley).