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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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14 Oct Posted by Matt in News, Reviews |

iPhone 4S vs DSLR: Apple’s latest model takes on the big boys.

iPhone 4S vs DSLR: Apple’s latest model takes on the big boys.

The iPhone 4S has a great 8Mp camera, but can it hold it's own against an enthusiast-level DSLR? We go head to head to find out whether Apple's latest is just a great phone camera, or a great camera full stop.

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10 Oct Posted by Matt in News, Reviews |

iPhone 4S: The most important camera released this year?

iPhone 4S: The most important camera released this year?

Whenever there is a new iPhone the technology world seems to go into some kind of frenzy. Last week was no exception as Apple’s new CEO, Tim Cook, took to the stage and unveiled the iPhone 4S. In all honesty, once the whooping and cheering of the event itself had died down many people felt...

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02 Oct Posted by Matt in Guides |

Do you need a Flash Meter for Digital Studio Photography?

Do you need a Flash Meter for Digital Studio Photography?

Many photographers swear by using a flash meter to precisely set up their flashes whenever they are taking photos in a professional studio. But does that mean you need to use some kind of meter to take professional shots? Why use a Flash Meter at all? A flash meter is designed to help you get...

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22 Sep Posted by Guest Expert in News, Reviews |

Canon PowerShot S95: A Great Fallback Camera

Canon PowerShot S95: A Great Fallback Camera

The Canon PowerShot S95 is a Great Fallback Camera By Blake Sanders, Guest Expert The Canon PowerShot S95 is a wonderful pocket camera for serious photographers who want the ability to take great pictures quickly. Its size allows it to fit easily inside a pack or purse. It is equipped with many great features that...

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08 Sep Posted by Matt in News |

iPhone 5: Evidence of a better camera?

iPhone 5: Evidence of a better camera?

You don’t have to trawl the internet for very long, or indeed speak to very many people down the pub, to find out that a lot of people think a new Apple iPhone is not very far away.  For the purposes of simplicity I’ll call it the iPhone 5. I’ll confess that as a user...

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01 Aug Posted by Matt in Guides, News |

Should I Buy a Compact System Camera Now?

Should I Buy a Compact System Camera Now?

What is a Compact System Camera? Compact system cameras are a relatively new type of camera that fill a gap between consumer point and shoot models and Digital SLRs.  They function much like DSLRs; they have interchangeable lenses, work well in low-light, and offer a much higher level of manual control than most traditional compact cameras. When...

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14 Jul Posted by Matt in News, Reviews |

Sony NEX-C3: Small but perfectly formed?

Sony NEX-C3: Small but perfectly formed?

The Sony NEX-C3 is the latest in Sony’s line of NEX cameras, following on from the NEX-3 and NEX-5 that were released a year ago. The C, apparently, stands for compact, and in the accompanying press material the NEX-C3 is described as the world’s smallest, lightest interchangeable lens camera with APS-C sized sensor. That’s actually quite...

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12 Jul Posted by Matt in Guides, News, Reviews, Stuff We Like |

Camera lost or stolen? Stolen Camera Finder could help

Camera lost or stolen? Stolen Camera Finder could help

We’ve covered Keeping your Digital Photos Safe in the past, but what about keeping your actual camera safe?  Short of following some obvious consumer advice about protecting your valuables you might think there’s not a lot you can do, but if you’ve ever lost or had your camera stolen, read on… What is Stolen Camera...

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08 Jul Posted by Matt in News, Reviews |

iPhone SLR Mount: Use Nikon & Canon DSLR Lenses on you phone

iPhone SLR Mount: Use Nikon & Canon DSLR Lenses on you phone

Every now and then a product catches my eye that I can’t make my mind up on – is it genius or just ridiculous? The iPhone SLR Mount from photojojo.com is the latest item to make it onto this prestigious list that lives inside my head.  The sales pitch is reasonably compelling; turn your iPhone into...

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06 Jul Posted by Matt in Guides, News |

Image Stabilisation Low Down

Image Stabilisation Low Down

Image Stabilisation is commonplace in nearly every digital camera these days, but have you ever wondered what this mystical technology is or how it goes about trying to make your shots less wobbly? There are actually two different ways that image stabilisation (which may be referred to as Anti-Shake, Vibration Reduction, or simply as IS...

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