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Digital Camera Beginner is your one stop shop for information and advice about all types of digital SLR, compact and bridge cameras from all manufacturers including Canon, Nikon, Panasonic and Fujifilm.

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Covering all sorts of digital cameras - digital compacts, digital SLRs. Reviews, buying guides and help to choose the best and cheapest digital cameras.

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Best Budget Digital SLR Camera for Beginners

Best Budget Digital SLR Camera for Beginners A question we often get asked here at Digital Camera Beginner is what's the ...

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Megapixel Myths

Megapixel Myths How many megapixels do you need on your camera? Does that extra 4mp make ...

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Nikon D3100: The perfect beginner DSLR?

Nikon D3100: The perfect beginner DSLR? The recently announced Nikon D3100 promises a lot of bang for your buck, and ...

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18 Sep Posted by Matt in Guides, Reviews |

Best Budget Zoom Lens for Canon DSLR

Best Budget Zoom Lens for Canon DSLR

A zoom lens with a longer focal length than the kit lens is one of the most popular upgrades for new DSLR owners. The exact options available to you will depend on which brand of camera you have, with this guide being tailored towards Canon DSLR users. There are many options available when choosing a DSLR lens. Firstly, you...

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27 Jul Posted by Matt in Basics, News |

Memory Card Readers: It’s just a reader, right?

Memory Card Readers: It’s just a reader, right?

Before you dismiss this post with a sigh, mumbling under your breath that as long as your card fits you couldn’t care less about your memory card reader, let me share a brief experience. A week ago my thoughts on memory card readers were, at best, apathetic. Certainly I wouldn’t have predicted writing an article...

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10 Jan Posted by Matt in News, Reviews |

Canon G1 X: The Best Compact Digital Camera, Ever?

Canon G1 X: The Best Compact Digital Camera, Ever?

The split between Digital SLRs and digital compact cameras has long puzzled me.  In the past, on the most part if you wanted excellent quality (especially in low-light) then you pretty much had to get a DSLR.  The tide started to turn a little with the emergence of compact system cameras, but really these too...

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12 Dec Posted by Matt in Reviews |

Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L Lens Review

Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L Lens Review

The Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 L might be a bit of an ageing rock star in Canons lens line-up, but can it still cut it as a top of the range lens?  With a 35mm focal length this lens acts as a slight wide-angle lens on a full-frame body, and is more or less neutral...

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07 Nov Posted by Matt in News, Reviews |

Nikon 1: Was it worth the wait?

Nikon 1: Was it worth the wait?

Ever since the first compact system camera, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1, was introduced back in 2008, photography enthusiasts have been falling over themselves to speculate on when one of the two big players, Nikon or Canon, would enter the market. The wait is finally over. But does the Nikon 1 series live up to the hype?...

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19 Oct Posted by Mark in News, Stuff We Like |

LYTRO: The Most Important Camera of 2012?

LYTRO: The Most Important Camera of 2012?

The revolutionary new Lytro camera went on sale today, and it might just be one of the biggest revolutions since photography went digital…

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