What Digital Camera December 2010 issue

WDC cover December 2010

On sale: Fri, 29 Oct 2010

The Canon 60D full test, Sony SLT-A33 full test, plus Buying Advice for Christmas, Low Light Photography masterclass and much more inside!

THIS MONTH'S SPECIAL FEATURES:

SPECIAL FEATURE: Christmas Buying Advice

Hottest kit - We give you the lowdown on which features to look out for and which models will suit you. And we recommend all the best cameras that would look a treat wrapped up under the Christmas tree, from budget stocking fillers, to advanced compacts, to DSLRS for all levels.

SPECIAL FEATURE: Accessory Giveaway

If you're looking for the perfect present, we have almost 50 gift ideas that won't break the bank. In total worth over three grand, including a Nikon D3100 kit, we are also giving the lot away to one lucky reader!

REGULARS:

Opening Shot
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: the Highly Commended image by Jari Peltomä details a pack of endangered Dalmatian pelicans

Live View
The latest photo gear and goings on, including the Sigma SD1 DSLR, and Fuji X100

Good Service Awards
Your chance to have your say on the best retailers

Competition
In excess of £3,300 worth of photo gear up for grabs!

PHOTO TECHNIQUE:

Twilight: Low light photography
Make the most of the fading light! Shoot after the sun goes down for the most dramatic shots. We show you what kit to use and give you practical advice on how to get superb low-light images

Help Q&A
Camera-buying and technique Q&A including Top 5 stills cameras for video and more

Pro Interview: James Appleton
When that Icelandic volcano brought chaos to Europe's air traffic in April, adventurous photographer James Appleton got close enough to feel the heat. Here he tells us of his trials and triumphs

Astro Photography technique
Make the most of the night sky by shooting stunning star trails. Ben Canales shows you how

My Digital Camera
More readers showcase their stunning images

Evening Class
Martin Evening assesses more of your photos

EQUIPMENT TESTS:

Canon EOS 60D
Replacing one of their most popular mid-range models, the 50D, was never going to be easy. So does the Canon EOS 60D live up to its heritage?

Sony Alpha A33
New Translucent Mirror Technology allows for super-fast continuous focus burst mode. Is this the beginning of the end for DSLRs?

Nikon Coolpix P7000
The advanced compact market is very competitive. Is the Nikon P7000 good enough to take the crown?

Fujifilm Finepix Real 3D W3
Take your pictures to the third dimension

Nikon S4000
Touchscreen point-and-shoot compact

Canon SX130 IS
12x optical zoom compact on a budget

Fujifilm F300 EXR
Fuji's latest EXR-sensor compact

Geared Up!
Accessories tested include: Adobe Photoshop Elements 9, Gitzo GM3551 Series 3 6x 5-section monopod, Samsung Memory Card Plus, Lowepro Pro Runner 300AW backpack & books!

Lens test
Sony 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G SSM lens

Lens test
Tamron SP AF60mm f/2 Di-II LD [IF] Macro lens

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