What Digital Camera February 2011 issue

WDC cover Feb 2011

On sale: Fri, 21 Jan 2011

Winter Photography masterclass, the definitive Canon 60D v Nikon D7000 head to head, plus full tests of the Panasonic GF2 and the innovative Sony A55, and much more!


Head to Head:
Nikon D7000 vs Canon 60D
Prosumer-spec DSLRs from Nikon and Canon square up to each other on the WDC test bench. Which is the better camera for the money?

Sony Alpha 55
Using Sony's new translucent mirror technology, the A55 is capable of shooting at a jaw-dropping 10fps. But does it deliver in other areas too?

Panasonic Lumix GF2
Does the GF1's successor build on its legacy, and what new features are on offer?

Canon PowerShot S95
We find out if this high-end compact justifies its price

Nikon L21
Basic 8MP point-and-shoot for under £70

Pentax M900
12MP compact for under £100

Fujifilm JZ500
Offering a 10x zoom and 14.1MP resolution

Sony TX5
Stylish compact that boasts water, dust and shockproofing

Canon IXUS 1000HS
Mid-range compact with 10x optical zoom

Canon IXUS 210
Style-driven compact with a large 3.5in LCD

Geared up!
Accessories tested include: Honl flash snoot, Color Checkr colour chart and Canon Selphy printer

Lens Group Test
A trio of 85mm fast primes from Sigma, Nikon and Canon put under the microsope


Help Q&A
Camera-buying Q&A plus Top 5 advanced compact cameras and photo books

Pro Interview
Landscape Photographer of the Year winner, Antony Spencer, talks us through his kitbag

My Digital Camera
WDC readers showcase their stunning images

My Digital Camera - Autumn
The winning shots of our Autumn competition

Capturing Winter
Enlisting the help of Antony Spencer, and renowned wildlife pro Niall Benvie, we show you how to shoot the winter landscape and wildlife

Technique: Indoor Portraits
Pro photographer and author John Freeman shares his tips for shooting and lighting creative indoor portraits

Evening Class
Martin Evening assesses more of your photos


Opeing Shot
Great Mosque of Djenné by Dr Larry Louie

Live View
All the latest gear and news from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas

Charlie Waite seminar offer
Book your place on this seminar hosted by the leading landscape photographer

Win copies of Magix Movie Edit Pro 7 and Magix Xara Photo and Graphic Designer 6