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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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02 Jul Posted by Matt in History, News, Stuff We Like |

Lytro: A revolutionary new type of camera

Lytro: A revolutionary new type of camera

Since the first photograph was taken nearly 200 years ago, there have been relatively few big technological landmarks that have completely revolutionised the industry. Sure the development of colour photography around the turn of the 20th century, the invention of colour Polaroid film in the 1960′s, and the launch of the first autofocus SLR from...

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26 May Posted by Matt in News, Reviews |

New AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G Lens

New AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G Lens

Many photographers will tell you that getting a good prime lens is one of the best (and most cost-effective) investments you can make to improve your DSLR photography.  Whilst this might largely be true, up until now Nikon users have been at a disadvantage compared to Canon users, as their cheapest prime lenses did not...

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19 Apr Posted by Matt in Basics, Guides |

Basics – Part 3: 6 Tips for Cleaning your DSLR Lens

Basics – Part 3: 6 Tips for Cleaning your DSLR Lens

For part 3 of our Basics series we’re going off on a bit of a tangent – rather than talk about taking great shots, today we’re looking at six different ways you can safely clean your lens. Of course prevention is better than cure, so following our tips on How to Protect your DSLR Lens &...

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17 Apr Posted by Matt in Guides |

How to Protect your DSLR Lens & Image Sensor

How to Protect your DSLR Lens & Image Sensor

The lenses on DSLR and compact system cameras are bigger and generally more exposed than those on compact cameras, making them more likely to pick up dirt and dust.  Dirt can be a real problem on either your lens or your image sensor, resulting in patches and marks on your photos. Over time picking up...

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14 Apr Posted by Matt in News |

Final Cut Pro X: Coming soon for just $299

Final Cut Pro X: Coming soon for just $299

As we predicted a few days ago, Apple’s Peter Steinauer took to the stage at the FCP User Group Supermeet in Las Vegas on Tuesday to announce a new version of their flagship video editing application, Final Cut Pro. Apple had block-booked the stage to ensure that nobody else would steal their thunder; a move that won’t...

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12 Apr Posted by Matt in News, Reviews |

Pentax Optio RS1500: DC Super Heroes Edition

Pentax Optio RS1500: DC Super Heroes Edition

Digital camera manufacturer Pentax and film production giants Warner Bros have teamed up to create a new special edition camera-pack based around the recently launched Pentax Optio RS1500. The special edition packs will co-incide with the release of Warner Bros upcoming action-adventure film, Green Lantern, and will include seven different front faceplate skins, a 4Gb SD...

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11 Apr Posted by Matt in News |

Digital Camera Beginner Update: eBay, Used DSLRs & Buyers Guides

Digital Camera Beginner Update: eBay, Used DSLRs & Buyers Guides

In the last couple of months a lot has been going on behind the scenes here at Digital Camera Beginner, and after a big push over the weekend we’re pleased to announce that our new Used DSLR section is now live. We realised a while ago that buying used is a great way to make...

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08 Apr Posted by Matt in News, Reviews |

Nikon D5100 Preview

Nikon D5100 Preview

After discontinuing the Nikon D5000 at the end of last year, Nikon fans looking for an advanced consumer-level DSLR to compete with the Canon EOS 550D/T2i or 600D/T3i have been left wanting. Thankfully the wait is nearly over and the all-new Nikon D5100 is due to start shipping later this month, but is it enough...

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07 Apr Posted by Matt in News |

DSLR Support coming to Apple’s Final Cut Pro

DSLR Support coming to Apple’s Final Cut Pro

Apple’s Final Cut Studio, which includes the industry-standard video editing software Final Cut Pro, has suffered a lack of attention from the Cupertino computer giant in the last couple of years.  The current version of the software, Final Cut Pro 7, was released in July 2009, and a lot has moved on in the video...

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29 Mar Posted by Matt in News |

Canon EOS 600D/Rebel T3i & Canon EOS 1100D/Rebel T3 Now Shipping

Canon EOS 600D/Rebel T3i & Canon EOS 1100D/Rebel T3 Now Shipping

Despite concerns that the recent earthquake crisis in Japan could push back the release of Canon’s latest digital SLR cameras, the Canon EOS 600D and Canon EOS 1100D, stocks are available in Europe today as planned. Amazon.co.uk had been showing March 29th as the release date for some weeks, and it seems that despite all...

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