Amazon’s Top Digital SLR Cameras, Lenses & Books for 2008 is one of the internet’s most popular stores. Their comprehensive collection of just about anything you could want to be coupled with a great website, and their algorithm based display of items that you could be interested in making it a wonderful place to shop online, and a place to discover things you never knew existed (well … maybe).

Here’s their list of “Most Wished for” Digital SLR Cameras , Lenses & Photography Books based on their user’s “wish lists”. If everybody wants them, maybe you’d be interested too. Here, take a look:

Top 5 Digital SLR Cameras

  1. Canon Digital Rebel XSi 12MP Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens
  2. Canon EOS 5D Mark II (body only)
  3. Nikon D90 DX 12.3MP Digital SLR Camera with 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED AF-S VR DX Nikkor Zoom Lens
  4. Canon EOS 50D 15.1MP Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)
  5. Nikon D60 10.2MP Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX VR Nikkor Zoom Lens


Top 5 Lenses for SLR Cameras

  1. Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
  2. Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED-IF AF-S VR DX Zoom
  3. Canon EF 50mm f1.4 USM
  4. Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF
  5. Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS Telephoto Zoom


Top 5 Photography Books

  1. Understanding Exposure: How to Shoot Great Photographs with a Film or Digital Camera
  2. The Digital Photography Book
  3. The Digital Photography Book, Volume 2
  4. Vanity Fair: The Portraits: A Century of Iconic Images
  5. The Moment It Clicks: Photography secrets from one of the world’s top shooters



There are some quite interesting trends in these lists. Take a look at the full list by clicking the more button to see ’em. Do visit the comments here, if you’d like to leave an opinion.

Susheel Chandradhas

Susheel Chandradhas

Susheel Chandradhas is a Product Photographer and Filmmaker based in India. He has been taking photographs (almost) all his life. He has a diploma and a bachelors degree in Visual Communication, where his classmates all believed that he would write a book on photography... Instead, he writes on this website (because - isn't a community more fun?).

His passions include photography, parkour, wide-angle lenses, blue skies, fire extinguishers, and fast computers.

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  1. What do you think the best DSLR camera is? Just cause Amazon users want it doesn’t mean the best.Do you think DSLR cameras are worth the price? This site lists some info [link not working] but looking for other opinions. Thoughts? Thanks

  2. John,

    There are many opinions out there about which the best dSLR could be. In my way of thinking, however, there is no such thing. There is only
    a) What you need, and
    b) What you can afford

    I believe that this list is a combination of both these factors, along with a dash of ‘aspiration’. To me, it is a list of cameras that people want to own, and if they have the money, will.

    I hope that this is a guiding principle for some, when they decide to buy their cameras, and not ‘Megapixels’.

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