Photo Review today released a Pocket Guide for buying and using new-generation Digital SLRs. The Digital SLR Pocket Guide offers straightforward advice on choosing the right model, developing picture-taking skills, and how to use camera functions and settings.

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December 6, 2006: Photo Review today released a Pocket Guide for buying and using new-generation Digital SLRs. The Digital SLR Pocket Guide offers straightforward advice on choosing the right model, developing picture-taking skills, and how to use camera functions and settings.

At under $10, the Digital SLR Pocket Guide is designed for both prospective buyers and those who want to get the most from their new camera kit.

Industry predictions are that over 100,000 Digital SLRs will be sold in 2007, up from 80,000 this year. They are proving so popular because they offer superb picture quality, great versatility, and are easier to use than their film predecessors. Above all they represent great value. But with more and more models on dealers’ shelves and more manufacturers entering the market, the buyer is literally spoilt for choice.

The Digital SLR Pocket Guide sets out the arguments for and against a Digital SLR compared to a digital compact, then takes the photo enthusiast from a consideration of which model, lenses and other accessories are the right fit for their needs, through to which camera settings to use for different types of photographs, and how to handle a range of lighting conditions.

Unlike the average camera manual, the Digital SLR Pocket Guide is written in a plain English style, with (also unlike the average camera manual) literally hundreds of colour photographs to support and illustrate the text.

The Digital SLR Pocket Guide is written by Margaret Brown, technical editor for Photo Review magazine, and author of the CHOICE Guide to Digital Photography for the Australian Consumers’ Association. She has been writing on photography for more than 20 years and reviews more camera models than any other writer in Australia – if not the world!

“If you’ve outlaid $1000 or more on a digital SLR, chances are you want to do more than switch it to auto and just snap away,” observed Margaret Brown.

“These new cameras are extraordinarily good value for money. Professionals would once have outlaid many times the asking price to have a model capable of achieving the results they deliver.”

But the key to unlocking the capabilities of Digital SLRs is a little understanding of their functions and settings. Along the way, Brown gently introduces the reader to some basic picture-taking rules of thumb, so the Guide serves not only as a consumer guide to Digital SLRs but a general introduction to picture-taking.

This is the 11th in the popular Photo Review Pocket Guide series from Media Publishing, designed to help photographers master the magic of digital photography. It is the first publication dedicated to Digital SLR photographers.

Click here for more details on Digital SLR Pocket Guide.

Available from selected newsagents and specialist camera stores, or click here for order form.

Digital SLR Pocket Guide
Onsale: 6/12/06
Author: Margaret Brown
Cover price $9.95 (inc GST)
Size: A5, 64pp, perfect bound
ISBN 0-9775714-1-6

For more information please contact David O’Sullivan Ph (02) 9948 8600 or edmail@photoreview.com.au.