If you’re after a new camera and have a budget of under £300, you may at first

I think you’re limited to a reasonably well-specified compact at best. Look a little harder though and you’ll find DSLRs, Compact System Cameras and a wealth of sophisticated compacts that can be picked up for under £300. What’s the catch, you may ask? Well, they’re probably not going to be the latest models, but with the pace of sensor development slowing down in the past few years, you’re not losing out that much compared to the latest models, while they may not have


T I P A Awards

Its that time of year again, when T I P A (Technical Image Press Association) announces its awards for the world’s most innovative photo products:

• Canon has received five awards across its product line up. The EOS 100D is Bes1 DSLR Entry Level; the EOS 6D is the Best DSLR Expert; the Best Pro DSLR Lens award goes to the EF 24-70mm f/2.8L I] USM; the P i x m a PRO-10 receives the Best Expert Photo Printer award, and the EOS- 1D C is Best Video DSLR.

16. Designed for printing fine art mono¬chrome images, it was praised

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The fastest-growing sector of the camera industry is one that many people have still never heard of. and many people still don’t understand. Here we explain what Compact System Cameras are, why you might want one, and what’s available…

Once upon a time, if you wanted to buy a digital camera you’d have the choice of а compact, a bridge (a compact with a high-magnification zoom) or a DSLR. The step up to a DSLR was a big one, literally. DSLRs are much bigger than compacts not only because they have much larger sensors, but because the viewing system that


Canon EOS 100D.

Currently the world’s smallest and lightest DSLR, the 100D impresses in the entry-level market

The Canon EOS 100D steps into the entry-level market as the most compact APS-C DSLR in the world. Keen to impress those looking for their first DSLR, Canon has fitted a great wealth of features aimed at aspiring enthusiasts, such as the high-resolution touch screen LCD, 4fps high-speed shooting, 1080p movie mode and a sensitivity range that extends from ISO 100 to 25600.

In terms of design, the 100D looks every inch the part, fitted with easy-to-understand and reach controls and functions. As the unit is

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Bringing the Gap

Some years ago, my daughter bought me a book called. Mind the Gap. The Gap being that between the generations — was she telling me something ? Anyway, it was an interesting read and it clarified some of the stereotypes we tend to conjure up when speaking on this subject. It helped me bridge that gap — the one between the one I had with my own parents, and now that with my children. A useful tool in life, indeedy.

Last year I was fortunate enough to spend some time on holiday overseas. Needless to say, I took many, many

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