Top Five Cameras To Blow Your 2009 Tax Refund On

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Top Five Cameras To Blow Your Tax Refund On I started this article on April 14th, the day before US taxes are due. I finished my taxes at 3 AM the next morning. How about you? Are you one of those people who takes care of them right away or do you put them off to the last minute like I do? More importantly, will you be getting a refund from the IRS this year? I will. And I will likely blow at least part of it on camera gear. I’m sure there are a lot of other photographers out there who also plan to spend at least some of their 2009 tax return on a new camera or lens. Most of you probably already know what you’re going to buy. But just in case you haven’t made up your mind yet, I’ve made a list of the top five cameras and lenses on

Spend Your Tax Refund On A New Camera!

This list was made using the number of visits to our user review pages. That being the case, a couple of these cameras have been updated. If so, I’ve indicated the newer version of the camera in case you need the latest and greatest.

Canon PowerShot D10 waterproof digital camera
Camera Five
Canon EOS 7D HD digital SLR
Camera Four
Panasonic Lumix TS1 waterproof pocket digital camera
Camera Three
Olympus Stylus Tough 8000 waterproof pocket digital camera
Camera Two
Nikon D90 digital SLR camera
Camera One



Camera Number Five:
Canon PowerShot D10 waterproof digital camera

Canon PowerShot D10

Price: $275-350

The first waterproof and shockproof digital camera from Canon was introduced just over a year ago. It’s a little bigger than the rest of the outdoor-friendly point-and-shoots but it has the best image quality that I’ve seen in a waterproof digital camera.

Canon PowerShot D10 hands-on video >>.


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About the author: Photo-John

Photo-John, a.k.a. John Shafer, is the managing editor of and has been since the site launched back in 1999. He's an avid outdoor enthusiast and spends as much time as possible on his mountain bike, hiking or skiing in the mountains. He's been taking pictures for ever and ever, and never goes anywhere without a camera.

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  • Ed says:

    Your picks seem to have a common theme…durable and tough … I wonder, is this because you break cameras often?

  • chris says:

    3 P&S waterproof cameras? Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Photo-John says:

    I never break cameras. If you read the article intro again you’ll see that I didn’t pick these cameras. They’re top-viewed camera review pages on the site. I didn’t take any editorial license with this, except to mention newer versions when applicable.

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