What Digital Camera October 2011 issue

WDC October 2011 front cover

On sale: Fri, 2 Sep 2011

We have 61 tips to help you work quicker, safer and smarter! Also, don't miss our shooting advice on how to photograph your pets, and get to grips with your White Balance. We group test four 18-200mm lenses for around £500, while other reviews include the Sony NEX-C3, the Panasonic FZ48, and more. PLUS you could win a £100 voucher by filling in our reader survey!


Getting To Grips With: White Balance
Take control of your camera's white balance. All you need to know in order to avoid inaccurate colour casts in your photos

Profile: David Slater
Leading wildlife photographer David Slater, the man behind THAT picture of a Crested Black Macaque monkey, talks to WDC about how he got into photography, the gear he uses and his wildlife shooting techniques

Turbocharge Your Workflow
Transform the way you work! We have 61 tips to help you work faster, safer and smarter: from shooting tips, and how to get the best out of your PC performance, to working more efficiently at your home workstation, plus editing tips, and much more...

CAPTURE! Pets photography
It can be tricky capturing that decisive moment when it comes to photos of your pets. We show you the techniques that will help you to take great portraits of your pets, with our tips and tricks you can try out. And find out how to take sharper pictures too


Superzoom Lenses Group Test
Could a £500 superzoom optic be the only lens you'll ever need? We test the Canon 18-200mm, Nikon 18-200mm, Sigma 18-250mm, and the Tamron 18-270mm to find out which performs best

Sony NEX-C3
We find out if the smallest and lightest Compact System Camera model is big on performance

Panasonic Lumix FZ48
With its massive 25-600mm lens, the FZ48 boasts speedy capture too

Compact Camera Reviews
We test four compacts to suit a range of budgets: the Panasonic FX77, Ricoh PX, Fuji Z900 EXR, and the Pentax RS1500

Fujifilm Finepix S3200
Offering good value for money, the S3200 sports a 24x optical zoom

Travel Tripods RoundUp
Taking a tripod with you on holiday can make the difference between a great shot and a failed shot. To discover which one you should take with you, we try out the 3 Legged Thing X1 Brian, Gitzo Ocean Traveler 5815OT, Velbon Ultrek UT-43D, Manfrotto MKC3-P02, and Benro A0681TB00.

The Lowepro Street & Field customisable equipment carrying system, Apple Final Cut Pro X, the Camera+ App for iPhone, plus books and the latest Joe Cornish DVD


Live View
The latest photo gear and comment, plus Your Letters

Opening Shots
We showcase the winning images from our Travel Photography
contest, the Epson Pano Awards, and the Art of Building competition

Help File!
Packed with tons of camera and kit buying advice, along with
your imaging problems answered

My Digital Camera
Two more readers show us their work and the cameras they use

Reader Survey
Take a few minutes to tell us what you think, by filling in our reader questionnaire

Evening Class
More of your photos are assessed by Photoshop guru Martin Evening

Buyer's Guide
Comprehensive listing of all the cameras on the market, with ratings and advice. If you're looking to buy some new kit, check out the facts here

You could win one of 10 PhotoDirector software bundles worth £120 each