What Digital Camera May 2010 issue

WDC May 2010 front cover

On sale: Fri, 16 Apr 2010

Canon EOS 550D full test, superzoom compacts, Sony A450, how to use Neutral Density Filters, and much more

TESTS:

Canon EOS 550D
The new EOS boasts 18MP and some excellent features. How does it fare?

Sony Alpha 450
At sub-£500, the Sony A450 looks like a bargain. We put it through its paces

Four-way group test: 10x zoom compacts
Superzoom creative compacts priced between £250 and £350: the Canon SX210 IS, Nikon S8000, Panasonic TZ-10, and Sony HX5. We find out which is the best

Olympus E-PL1
With high-end features, this small Micro Four Thirds model is certainly tempting

Ricoh CX3
With HD video capture, what else does this 10MP, 10x zoom compact have to offer?

Nikon L110 - We find out how this 28-420mm superzoom performs
Casio EX-Z25 - Stylish, slim compact offering 10MP
Olympus mju 9010 - Impressive spec includes a 28-280mm zoom

Geared up!
Apple Aperture 3 software, the MiFi, Sennheiser MKE 400 microphone, Manfrotto 530 video tripod head, and more gadgets reviewed

Lens group test: Micro Four Thirds lenses
The new Micro Four Thirds system deserves to be taken seriously, given the performance of this group of lenses

Competition!
Win a Nikon D300s package worth £2,500!

TECHNIQUE:

Profile: Trevor Yerbury
The top portrait photographer Trevor Yerbury shows just what can be achieved with one camera, one lens and a feel for natural light

My Digital Camera
Two more of our readers show off their excellent portfolios

GUIDE TO: Neutral Density filters
Top pro Jeremy Walker explains why no landscape photographer should be without at least one Neutral Density filter in their bag, and how to use them

Metering
We explain the various types and which you should use for different scenarios

Shooting skills
Many pros make use of leading lines in their images. Here?s how to make it work for you

Resizing
Photoshop Elements: Resizing your images for web and email

Evening Class
Photoshop guru Martin Evening assesses more of your photographs and offers his expert advice on how to give your images more impact



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