What Digital Camera August 2010

WDC August 2010 front cover

On sale: Fri, 9 Jul 2010

Sony NEX-5 tested, Choosing a Lens special, technique feature on the most photogenic British Heritage sites, the new iPad tested, and much more!

EQUIPMENT TESTS:

Sony NEX-5
Big Test: Will Sony's new 14MP Micro System Camera shake up the interchangeable-lens market? We test the Sony NEX-5 to find out

HD Video Showdown:
Canon 550D vs Panasonic GH1
Is the GH1 still the best camera option for HD video, or does the newer Canon steal its crown?

Canon Ixus 300 HS
Able to capture both HD and slow-motion movies as well as 10MP stills, this performs very well

Samsung WB650
Boasting HD video, the WB650 has few failings

Fujifilm S2500 HD
A good-value 18x zoom bridge camera with 12MP

Panasonic TZ8
The TZ8 offers top images and spec for the price

Geared Up!
Accessories tested include: Apple iPad, Adobe Photoshop CS5, Blackrapid RS-5 strap, Kata Bumblebee UL-222 and PL-220 rucksacks, Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Pro 500GB backup hard drive and more!

Lens test
The wideangle Nikon 24mm f/1.4G ED lens

Lens test
The Zeiss 18mm f/3.5 extreme wideangle optic

LENS SPECIAL: Find Your Perfect Lens
Which lens should you buy for your DSLR? Over nine pages, our complete guide to choosing lenses will help you find the best one for your needs

TECHNIQUE:

Photographing British heritage
We pick out great UK locations across the country and show you techniques for better images of castles, bridges, stately homes, cathedrals, bridges, ruins and other great heritage sites

Garden Safari
To capture great wildlife photographs of birds, insects and more, you need look no further than your own garden, says top pro photographer Colin Varndell. He gives his expert tips on how you can create your own home safari

REGULARS:

Help Q&A
Camera-buying Q&A, plus Top 5 tough summer cameras and travel gadgets

Rough Guide to: Lenses
We help you demystify the jargon

Pro Interview
Extreme sports photographer Laura Slater tells us how she developed her own style when shooting sports such as windsurfing

My Digital Camera
More readers showcase their stunning images

Evening Class
Martin Evening assesses more of your photos

Competition!
A Sony A390 DSLR kit to be won, and the chance to have your image on a T-shirt

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