Top Photo Gear of 2009

At the end of every year, a lot of people reflect back and give their opinions as to what was the camera or other product of the year.  I decided to take a look in the statistics I receive from to see the products that were hot with Photography Bay readers last year.  Below you’ll find a list of the cameras, lenses and more that were the most popular items among PB readers in 2009.  They are ordered alphabetically within the respective categories.

Cameras – DSLR

1. Canon Digital Rebel XSi  with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens

2. Canon EOS Rebel T1i and EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens

3. Canon EOS 50D  (Body Only)

4. Canon EOS 7D (Body Only)

5. Nikon D5000 with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens

6. Nikon D700  (Body Only)

7. Nikon D90 with 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED AF-S VR DX Nikkor Zoom Lens

Cameras – Point & Shoot

1. Canon PowerShot G11

2. Casio High-Speed Exilim EX-FC100

3. Fujiilm Instax MINI 7s White Instant Film Camera with Cheki film 3pack

4. Nikon Coolpix P90

5. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

6. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T900


1. Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Camera Lens

2. Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM  Lens

3. Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS  Lens

4. Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX Lens

5. Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED IF AF-S DX VR  Lens

6. Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED IF AF-S VR Lens


1. B+W 77mm UVA Haze MRC Filter #010

2. Canon BG-E2N Battery Grip for Canon 20D, 30D, 40D & 50D Digital SLR Cameras

3. Canon Deluxe Photo Backpack 200EG

4. Canon Speedlite 580EX II Flash

5. Joby GP3 Gorillapod SLR-Zoom Flexible Tripod for Digital SLR Cameras

6. Kingston 4 GB SDHC Class 4 Flash Memory Card

7. Lexar 8GB Professional 233x CompactFlash Card

8. Lowepro Fastpack 350

9. Manfrotto 679B Monopod

10. Nikon 7072 Lens Pen Cleaning System

11. Nikon ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control for Nikon D40, D40x, D60, D80 & D90 Digital SLR Cameras

12. Opteka RC-4 Wireless Remote Control for Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT, XTi, XSi, T1i, 7D & 5D Mark II Digital SLR Cameras (Canon RC-1 Replacement)

13. SanDisk 8 GB Extreme III CF Card

14. Sto-Fen Omni-Bounce

15. Tiffen 58mm UV Protection Filter

16. Transcend 16 GB SDHC Class 6 Flash Memory Card

17. Transcend 8 GB SDHC Class 6 Flash Memory Card


1. David Busch’s Canon EOS Rebel T1i/500D Guide to Digital SLR Photography

2. Mastering the Nikon D90

3. The Canon EOS Digital Rebel T1i/500D Companion

4. The Digital Photography Book, Volume 3

5. The Hot Shoe Diaries: Big Light from Small Flashes

6. The Nikon D90 Companion

7. Understanding Exposure: How to Shoot Great Photographs with a Film or Digital Camera


1. Adobe Lightroom 2

2. Adobe Photoshop Elements 8

For the most part, I think the Photography Bay readers are a pretty smart bunch with excellent choices for their gear.  It would be hard to argue with any of these reader picks.

Canon Deluxe Photo Backpack 200EG for Canon EOS SLR Cameras (Black with Green Accent)