What Digital Camera Christmas 2011

WDC cover - Christmas 2011

On sale: Fri, 25 Nov 2011

The WDC Christmas issue will help you choose your perfect camera! In this bumper Test Special, we bring together all the cameras we have reviewed throughout 2011, to help you decide which is the right one for you. We tested a huge variety of cameras, from budget compacts to professional DSLRs, and they are priced from £59 to £4,000, so every budget is covered!

LIVE VIEW
The latest photo gear and comment, including the Panasonic Lumix GX1, the Canon EOS-1D X and a host of other brand new kit.

BUYING ADVICE – CHOOSING THE RIGHT CAMERA
If you are considering getting a new camera, then in this great five-page feature you should find everything you need to know about what to look for.

BRAND NEW TESTS:

Panasonic FS16
This 14MP compact camera performs well and at an affordable price too.

Canon IXUS 230 HS
Offering an 8x image-stabilised zoom and 1080p video, this IXUS takes great images.

Samsung MV800
The slimline MV800 has a very good 3in multi-angle touchscreen and takes decent images.

Canon PowerShot S100
Wth full manual control and features such as GPS, the Canon S100 does not disappoint.

Sony NEX-5N
With the 5N, Sony has bettered the already excellent NEX-5.

Nikon 1 V1
The V1 is the second system camera from Nikon - we see how it fares.

ULTIMATE TEST SPECIAL
In this 72-page section, you can read our expert reviews for 79 compact cameras, 15 Compact System Camera models, and 18 DSLR cameras. We've included some essential buying advice too.

LENS LISTING
Once you have your camera, you may want to add some lenses. See which models we rate in our extensive lens listing.

COMPETITION
Three Nikon Coolpix P300 models, worth £250 each, are up for grabs! This is your chance to win one of them. Each of these superb Nikon P300 cameras will be bundled with a Lexar Professional 133x Secure Digital High Capacity memory card, worth £49 and designed for sustained, rapid-fire picture taking and full-motion video.

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