What Digital Camera December 2009

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On sale: Tue, 27 Oct 2009

Ideas for Christmas, from budget compacts to semi-pro DSLRs. We also feature over 50 accessories, which one lucky reader can win!

CHRISTMAS CAMERA BUYING GUIDE
In our special 13-page feature, we present our round-up of the best new gear this festive season. From colourful budget cameras to advanced DSLRs, here is our pick of the bunch

Christmas DSLR Accessories
Looking for a present for the DSLR owner who has everything? Well, here are 50 essential accessories to consider. Better still, we are giving you the chance to win the lot in our £3,000 Xmas competition!

PHOTO TECHNIQUE:

Wildlife Photographer of the Year
A selection of winning images from the 2009 competition, plus full exhibition details

Masterclass: Black and White
Give your images a timeless appeal by shooting them in or converting them to mono. We explain everything you need to know to create and post-process better black and white images...

TRIED AND TESTED:

First Look: Nikon D3s
We get a hands-on with the all-new Nikon D3s, which boasts HD video and a top ISO of 102,400!

Nikon D300s
Nikon was always going to find it hard to improve on the D300, but improve on it they have. See our full DSLR test

Panasonic GF1
Hot on the heels of the retro-styled Olympus E-P1 comes the unashamedly modernistic Panasonic GF1

Canon G11
This new high-end creative compact is proof that fewer megapixels sometimes equals more camera

Fujifilm S200 EXR
Can old-school superzooms like this compete against the new wave of Micro Four Thirds cameras?

Samsung ST550
With two LCDs: one on the back, one on the front!

Sony WX1
Sony continues with its tradition of stylish compacts

Casio EX-H10
With its 24-240mm zoom, this Casio has it covered

Ricoh CX2
Featuring a 10x zoom and in-camera HDR

Olympus mju 7010
This 12MP compact is a mix of good and not-so-good

Olympus mju Tough 6010
It's tough, it's waterproof, but can it take a good shot?

Geared Up!
All the latest gear and gizmos, reviewed and rated

Group test: Photobooks
Six photobook suppliers put to the test. Which should you choose?

Extended standard zooms
Lenses from Canon, Nikon, Olympus and Sigma put through their paces

Meet the Team