What Digital Camera April 2013

WDC front cover April 2013

On sale: Fri, 15 Mar 2013

We've got no fewer than 5 group tests this issue! If you want to know which CSC under £600 is for you, we've group tested the Canon EOS M, Nikon J3 and Olympus E-PL5. Not only that, if you're wondering which bridge camera is your best bet, which enthusiast tilt-screen DSLR is worth investing in, or, if you're considering a full frame DSLR, what are the pros and cons of the Nikon D600 and Canon 6D... you'll discover what the best buy is, so that you can find the perfect camera for you!

EQUIPMENT TESTS:

Tilt-Screen DSLRs
Enthusiast DSLRs Group Test: We put the Canon EOS 650D, Nikon D5200 and Sony A65 head-to-head, so you can see which of these versatile models is best for you

Affordable Full Frame DSLRs - Head to head
The Canon EOS 6D and Nikon D600 slug it out in our full frame DSLR test

Upgrading to a CSC - Group Test
The Canon EOS M, Nikon 1 J3 and Olympus E-PL5 group test

Enthusiast compacts
Raw Compacts head to head: The new Pentax MX-1 takes on the Olympus XZ-2

Lens review
The Sigma 180mm Apo Macro f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM is the world's first genuine 1:1 macro with a 180mm focal length. We put it on our test bench

Lens review
The AF-S Nikkor 28mm f/1.8G: We test this top-quality, full-frame, wideangle lens, the Nikon 28mm

Budget Bridge Cameras - Group Test
Five bridge cameras under £250 reviewed - the Canon Powershot SX500 IS, Fuji S8200, Olympus Stylus SP-820 UZ, Pentax X-5, and the Sony Cyber-shot H200.

FEATURES:

Profile
Travel Photographer of the Year Craig Easton talks about his images and gear

Starting out in......Portrait Photography
What kit you need and advice from pro Damien Lovegrove

Why I Love My...
Adam Duckworth on why he always has some PocketWizard triggers in his kit bag

Secondhand Classic
Why the Olympus E-P1 is still a great buy

Image Stabilisation
Your essential guide to image stabilisation

My Digital Camera
Stunning images by two readers

Tripod ball heads
Tripod ball heads are supremely versatile. We round up and assess six of them

REGULARS:

Live View
Nikon D7100 launched and much more

Opening Shots
Our picks of the winners of the International Garden Photographer of the Year

Help
Your buying queries answered

Long Term Tests update
Find out how the WDC reviewers are getting on

Competition
Win Adobe Photoshop CS6 software

Buyers Guide
Comprehensive listings with ratings

Comment
Choosing the perfect camera

In the Bag
We peek into a photographer's kit bag

Meet the Team