March 2010 issue

WDC cover April 2010

On sale: Fri, 19 Feb 2010

Olympus E-P2 vs Panasonic GF1, Nikon D3s review...


Depth of Field
We show you how to perfect your depth of field technique and transform your photography

Understanding White Balance
We explain what White Balance is and show you how you can control it when shooting

Sharpening is essential but can easily be overdone. Our tips will help you master it

Guide to HD video
Tips and tricks for getting the most out of your DSLR Movie Mode. We give you the lowdown on getting professional-quality results

Profile: Tom Sullam
Now running a landscape masterclass with Charlie Waite, interiors specialist Tom has some tips on how you too can turn pro


Nikon D3s
The D3 was impressive in every way, and the D3s seems to have topped it, in a near-perfect performance

First Look
The new Oympus Pen E-PL1 looks exciting

Olympus E-P2 vs Panasonic Lumix GF1
Two leading Micro Four thirds contenders go head to head: find out how they each got on

Ricoh GXR
The unique interchangeable-lens model: our verdict

Casio EX-Z90
A slim, attractive, and simple to use compact

Olympus mju tough 6000
You can drop it, kick it, freeze it, and it still works

Nikon S640
28mm wideangle compact with ISO 6400

Canon Ixus 120 IS
The sleek, stabilised addition to the IXUS range

Samsung WB5000
A big zoom compact with plenty of character

Samsung ST1000
Touchscreen, Bluetooth, WiFi and geotagging all in

Geared Up! Accessories
Cutting-edge gear tried and tested: Sony Ericsson Satio phone, Powermat portable mat, Lexar High-Speed Card Reader and 600X card, Trst USB hub mouse mat, Orbis Ring Flash, Ergorest Multi Tripod, NVIDIA 3D Vision & Viewsonic VX2265WM 120Hz monitor

Lens tests
The Sigma 50mm and the Tamron 17-70mm