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27 Jan Posted by Matt in Guides, News |

New Nikon D3100 Firmware available: Version 1.01

New Nikon D3100 Firmware available: Version 1.01

We like the Nikon D3100 a lot - when it first came out last year we thought it could be the perfect beginner digital SLR, and it certainly hasn’t dissapointed.  As with all new models there were a few niggles though, so we reccomend that all users install the firmware update (version 1.01) released by Nikon...

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23 Jan Posted by Matt in News |

Is the Canon-Nikon dominance over? Sony now #2 in the UK

Is the Canon-Nikon dominance over? Sony now #2 in the UK

For a long time, the interchangeable lens camera market has been dominated by two huge players, Canon and Nikon, with a small field of other manufacturers picking up the scraps.  Now new figures analysed by Amateur Photographer show Sony at the number two spot in the UK, forcing Nikon into third place. Of course until...

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22 Jan Posted by Matt in Basics, Guides |

Basics – Part 2: Exposure

Basics – Part 2: Exposure

Following on from part 1 of our Basics series focusing on Composition, today we’re looking at a more technical aspect of photography – exposure.  Don’t worry, this isn’t going to be a technical ramble that you’ll need a physics degree to understand – we’ll just be focusing on the basic ideas.

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17 Jan Posted by Matt in News, Reviews |

2011 Digital Cameras so far: CES Roundup

2011 Digital Cameras so far: CES Roundup

Whilst CES (the Consumer Electronics Show)  isn’t usually a massive event for the digital camera world, this year there have been some notable announcements from several manufacturers.  With so many new products being announced over the last couple of weeks, we’ve picked through them to round up what each manufacturer has come out with.

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16 Jan Posted by Matt in News |

Canon EOS 600D & 1100D on the way? CP+ 2011 could see new DSLRs

Canon EOS 600D & 1100D on the way?  CP+ 2011 could see new DSLRs

UPDATE: The Canon EOS 1100D & Canon EOS 600D have now been announced. CP+ is less than a month away now, kicking off on the 9-12th February at Pacifico Yokohama in Japan.  We have reason to believe that Canon (and possibly also Nikon) could use this show as a launchpad for a couple of new consumer digital...

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07 Jan Posted by Matt in News, Stuff We Like |

Polaroid GL30 Digital Instant Camera launched, with a little help…

Polaroid GL30 Digital Instant Camera launched, with a little help…

It may not quite be over yet for the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, but we doubt anyone will create more of a buzz and show than Lady Gaga launching a trio of new Polaroid products. All three are innovative (well ones just a bit odd, more on that later) and Gaga claims she had a hands-on role with the design.

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07 Jan Posted by Matt in Guides, News, Reviews |

Mac App Store: Our App Picks for Photographers

Mac App Store: Our App Picks for Photographers

It might seem like an age ago now, but it was only October 20th last year when Steve Jobs took to the stage and announced that the Mac App Store would launch within 90 days. The store only launched on January 6th, but already has a healthy range of 1000 apps available. We've had a good look at the App Store today, and immediately we were pleased that Photography gets its own category. Here are our picks...

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06 Jan Posted by Matt in News, Reviews |

Samsung SH100: The Wi-Fi, Geo-tagging, Phone-controlled Digital Camera

Samsung SH100: The Wi-Fi, Geo-tagging, Phone-controlled Digital Camera

We expect quite a few product announcements in the next few days as the Consumer Electronics Show (or CES) in Las Vegas gets underway, but nipping in just before the floodgates open our eye was caught by the intriguing Samsung SH100.

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04 Jan Posted by Matt in News |

Nikon Compact System Digital Camera about to Launch?

Nikon Compact System Digital Camera about to Launch?

Thinking of buying a compact system camera in the near future? If so then it might be wise to wait a couple of weeks to see if the current crop of speculation surrounding Nikons entry into this sector holds true. Current rumours suggest models could hit the shelves by March 2011, and may be announced very soon.

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28 Dec Posted by Matt in Stuff We Like |

Building a Digital Camera: Leica M9 Assembly Video

Building a Digital Camera: Leica M9 Assembly Video

Ever wondered what's inside that tightly sealed digital camera of yours? Or have you ever taken this curiosity a step further and wondered how your digital camera was made? If the answer to both of these is a resounding no and you're happy just taking photos and not building cameras, then this probably isn't the video for you. If on the other hand you're getting a bit curious then this video from the Leica factory should be right up your street.

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