The 10 most Googled camera reviews on my site this year

Reviews of the many cameras I use are a core feature of this site. I love trying a new-to-me old camera and writing about the experience! And then other people Google those cameras — maybe they found one in Grandpa’s drawer, maybe they bought one on eBay — and find my site. Camera reviews drive a huge amount of the search traffic my site enjoys.

I thought it might be fun to see which camera reviews have been the most popular this year, regardless of what year I wrote them. Here are the top ten.

Minolta Maxxum 7000i
The Minolta Maxxum 7000i, which brought about 2,500 people to this site this year.

Minolta Maxxum 7000i – Reviewed January, 2021. This auto-everything 35mm SLR is a pleasure to use.

Pentax IQZoom EZY – Reviewed June, 2016. I didn’t love this 35mm point-and-shoot when I tried it, but that hasn’t stopped lots of other people from searching it out.

Olympus OM-2n – Reviewed July 2020. This aperture-priority 35mm SLR is a gem, full stop.

Yashica TL Electro X – Reviewed October 2021. This all-metal, all-mechanical 35mm SLR is capable and pleasant to use.

Pentax IQZoom 60 – Reviewed August, 2021. Another 35mm point-and-shoot from Pentax. It does pretty good work, but I didn’t love its blobby shutter button.

Nikon F-801s – Reviewed April, 2021. An auto-everything 35mm SLR that I found hard to love.

Nikon F50 – Reviewed March, 2021. Another auto-everything 35mm SLR that was a lot more pleasant to use than the F-801s.

Olympus μ[mju:] Zoom 140 – Reviewed September, 2017. A very good 35mm point-and-shoot camera. I sold mine and I kind of regret it.

Nikon Nikkormat EL – Reviewed December, 2016. One of the last of the Nikkormats, a line of 35mm SLRs.

Kodak VR35 K12 – Reviewed November, 2021. A 35mm point-and-shoot with a weird pop-up lens cover that doubles as the flash.

In case you’re curious, the next ten are the Minolta XD-11, the Canon Snappy S, the Pentax K10D, the Nikon FA, the Nikon Zoom Touch 400, the Olympus OM-4T, the Pentax ME Super, the Yashica-12, the Canon Snappy 50, and the Kodak Retina Reflex III.

Conventional wisdom about Google search is that it likes newer content. I believe it, given that I’ve written camera reviews for going on 16 years now, and this list is heavily populated with reviews I wrote in the last two years. If you read yesterday’s list of cameras reviewed this year, you noticed that I updated and republished a couple of long-ago reviews. In the background of this site, I’m redirecting searches to the updated reviews. I hope to breathe new life into these still-relevant reviews.

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4 responses to “The 10 most Googled camera reviews on my site this year”

  1. Steve Mitchell Avatar

    Interesting – I have written a couple of reviews about my Contax 35mm cameras, and they constantly receive traffic. Medium format camera reviews get very little!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I just looked at my all-time stats, and found that my highest-ranking medium-format camera review is 13th among all of my camera reviews. Hilariously, it’s for the Kodak Duaflex II, a pseudo-TLR from the 1950s. My Yashica-D is the next most popular medium-format camera review, and it’s 15th.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Nice. I enjoyed the Pan-X review when I read it the first time.

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