What Digital Camera March 2011

WDC March 2011 cover

On sale: Fri, 18 Feb 2011

How to master shooting in Raw, plus Canon SX30 IS vs Fuji HS10 in a battle of the superzooms, the Pentax K-5 full test, and Black & White techniques to help you get stunning shots

COVER STORIES:

Superzoom Face-off
We pitch the 35x zoom Canon SX30 IS against the 30x zoom Fuji HS10

Mastering Raw
How to take your photography to the next level by shooting in Raw

Nikon vs Canon lens test
APS-format kit zoom alternatives: Canon 15-85mm vs Nikon 16-85mm

Pentax K-5: tested & rated
With top image quality and 1080p HD movies, the K-5 is Pentax's best DSLR yet

Black & white Masterclass
Shooting in black & white is a whole different ball game to colour. We show you shooting and processing techniques

EQUIPMENT REVIEWS:

Samsung NX11 - First Look
First Look at the latest NX-series camera, the NX11

Olympus XZ-1 - First Look
First Look at this new high-end compact

Pentax K-5
Rugged body design, top image quality and 1080p HD movie mode. Can the K-5 do no wrong?

Superzoom Face-off
We pitch the Canon SX30 IS against the Fujifilm HS10. Which of these ultra-zoom compacts is best?

Canon PowerShot A3100 IS
Affordable 12.1MP entry-level compact

Casio Exilim EX-H5
Budget compact with impressive 10x zoom

Fujifilm Finepix Z800 EXR
Second-generation EXR technology compact

Nikon Coolpix S1800
Touchscreen LCD from this exclusive compact

Casio Exilim EX-H20G
This Hybrid GPS compact can geotag your shots

Sigma DP2s
Top image quality from this fixed-lens compact

Geared up!
Accessories tested include: Lexmark Genesis S815 printer, GE DV1, National Geographic Africa Collection Medium Rucksack A5270, Spyder LensCal and photo books

Lens head-to-head test
Canon 15-85mm vs Nikon 16-85mm

TECHNIQUE:

Shooting Raw: part 1
How to take your photography to the next level by switching from JPEG to Raw mode. We show you what is possible and when to use Raw

Black & White
Shooting in black & white is a whole different ball game to colour. In this technique feature we show you approaches to shooting and processing to ensure the very best mono results

Evening Class
Martin Evening assesses more of your photos

Help Q&A
Camera-buying Q&A plus Top 5 full-frame cameras, bags and photo books

Profile: Pro Interview
We chat to Duncan McEwan, an avid Sony user and top landscape photographer. The former Biology teacher explains his way of looking at landscapes and shows us his work

My Digital Camera
Readers' images and Winter photo competition winners

REGULARS:

Opening Shot
A stunning image from the Sony World Photography Awards 2011

Live View
The latest photo gear and goings-on, including models from Sony and Samsung, a limited edition Silver Pentax K-5 and more

Subscription offer
Save 30% on a WDC subscription and bag yourself a free Bessel reflector worth £19.99 too!

Competition
Win one of 15 Samsung 16GB SDHC Plus cards in this fantastic competition

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