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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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20 Mar Posted by Matt in Guides |

10 Tips for Steady Photos without a Tripod

10 Tips for Steady Photos without a Tripod

If you’re a very serious photographer then taking a tripod wherever you go may be an inconvenience that you’re willing to stomach for the sake of photographic excellence. For the majority of people though lugging a bulky extra bit of equipment around isn’t always practical, and with stingy baggage allowances now the norm for most...

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02 Mar Posted by Matt in News, Reviews |

Apple iPad 2: A tool for Photographers

Apple iPad 2: A tool for Photographers

The Apple iPad has changed the way people do all sorts of things, some of them quite worthy and highbrow, others just for fun. At times when using one around the house I have wondered whether it can justify itself as anything more than just a handy device for browsing the internet on the sofa,...

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27 Feb Posted by Matt in News |

Sony ‘open-source’ E-mount: New Lenses on the way

Sony ‘open-source’ E-mount: New Lenses on the way

Sony have open-sourced their E-mount lenses, paving the way for Sigma & Tamron lenses on your NEX-3 or NEX-5 digital camera.

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18 Feb Posted by Matt in News, Reviews |

Canon EOS 1100D/Rebel T3 Preview

Canon EOS 1100D/Rebel T3 Preview

We have been stung by false rumours and reports of a new entry-level Canon Digital SLR several times, but the Canon EOS 1100D (or Rebel T3) is now definitely on its way. Originally we had thought the successor to the hugely popular but ageing EOS 1000D would arrive in the form of a 2000D, but 1100D...

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16 Feb Posted by Matt in News, Reviews |

Canon EOS 600D/Rebel T3i Preview

Canon EOS 600D/Rebel T3i Preview

  The launch of a new range-topping consumer model in the Canon Digital SLR line-up was top of our Digital Camera Predictions for 2011, and something we predicted would be coming soon, so now the Canon EOS 600D has finally been announced (and is available to pre-order) does it live up to expectations? Canon EOS 600D/Rebel...

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14 Feb Posted by Matt in Guides, Stuff We Like |

Weekend Project: Create a Time Lapse

Weekend Project: Create a Time Lapse

Once you've got your head around still photography, and maybe dabbled in a bit of Digital SLR video, doing a time-lapse is a great project to try out.

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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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