So you’ve just bought your first DSLR… now what?

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Buying your first serious camera, whether it’s a DSLR or a compact system camera (CSC) is very exciting, but all those controls can be a bit intimidating. In their latest guest blog post, the photo management and Canon Project1709 experts at Photoventure outline how to set up your camera ready to take your first few shots.

DSLR vs CSC: 3 key differences you need to understand

DSLR vs CSC: the REAL difference you need to understand

In their latest guest post our friends at the photo management blog Photoventure explain the three key differences that are important to understand about the two camera types when trying to choose between a DSLR vs CSC.

Pentax Q sales ‘disappointing,’ company admits

Pentax Q sales 'disappointing'

Pentax has admitted that its first compact system camera, the Pentax Q, is not selling as well as the company had hoped.

Speaking at the launch of the Pentax K-01, the company’s newest compact system camera the General Manager for Pentax UK, Jonathan Martin, told our sister website TechRadar, “Though it [the Q] has been well received, we haven’t seen the numbers that we would have liked to.”

Pentax K-01 unveiled with ‘world’s thinnest’ lens

Pentax K-01 mirrorless camera revealed

Pentax has unveiled its latest mirrorless camera, the Pentax K-01, which boasts what the company claims is the world’s thinnest interchangeable lens – the smc Pentax-DA 40mm F2.8 XS unifocal.

This latest addition to the popular Pentax K series features 16.28-megapixel resolution with a newly developed CMOS image sensor measuring 23.7mm by 15.7mm, as well as high-speed burst shooting, an extra-wide sensitivity range with a top sensitivity of ISO 25600 and Full HD video recording.

More details about Fujifilm compact system camera

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X Pro 1 camera to sport Leica lens mount, plus other lenses and flashgun

DSLR vs Micro Four Thirds: head to head review

Back in the heyday of film photography, film naturally needed to be kept in the dark – apart from when you were actually taking

Ricoh GXR Review

This is where it gets confusing. These camera units have different sized sensors. The 24-72mm unit has a 1/1.7-inch sensor while the 50mm unit offers an APS-C‑sized sensor.