What Digital Camera October 2012

WDC cover October 2012 issue

On sale: Fri, 31 Aug 2012

This month we tell you the best camera you can get for under £700, and also the best bridge camera as we review five popular bridge camera models. Meanwhile a top expert gives his take on the Fuji XPro1... Plus we have many more great features, lens reviews and accessory reviews!


Best cameras under £700
We pitch five of the top models against each other: Canon EOS 600, Nikon D3200, Panasoinc G5, Pentax K-30 and Sony A57

Nokia 808 Pureview
We take a closer look at what is arguably the most advanced cameraphone around and pit it against the Nikon D800 and Fuji X10

Bridge camera round-up
Five models compared that have a starting street price of just £280. We round up the Fuji HS30 EXR, Canon PowerShot SX40 HS, Nikon Coolpix P510, Sony HX200V and Panasonic FZ62

We try out some of the latest photography accessories: Crumpler Jackpack Half Photo System backpack, Datacolor Spyder Cube, Capture Camera Clip system, Gitzo Systematic GT5562LTS tripod, Kata Revolver-8 PL backpack, Vanguard BBH-200 ball head, Nik HDR Efex Pro2 software, and the Hahnel Tuff TTL wireless flash trigger

Save or Splurge: Pentax Tele-zooms
The Pentax SMC DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED compared to the SMC DA 60-250mm f/4 ED (IF) SDM

Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD
Is this third-party optic a worthy alternative to own-brand options?

Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 HD MEGA OIS
Pro quality wideangle zoom with set f/2.8 aperture

Olympus Tough TG-1
The latest high-spec rugged Olympus compact is put through its paces

Compact camera reviews
The Fujifilm Z110, Fujifilm F660EXR and Panasonic SZ5 all reviewed

Fujifilm Finepix SL300
Bridge camera technology with a 30x zoom at an affordable price

Media and apps
We take a look at the latest books and apps on the market


Fujifilm X-Pro1 Field Test
Photo pro Damien Lovegrove puts the X-Pro 1 through its paces

Compact System Cameras explained
An essential guide to the hottest market in digital photography

Cloud storage
An investigation into what may be the future of image back-up


Details of Nikon’s latest CSC model – the all-new J2

Opening Shot
Getty Images’ Dean Mouhtaropoulos’s Olympic Velodrome shot

Help File!
Kit-buying advice and your imaging problems answered

My Digital Camera
Two readers share some of their best images

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