Amateur Phototgrapher 17 November 2012

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Nikon 1 V2
Richard Sibley takes a first look at the Nikon 1 V2, with its DSLR-styled body and new 14.2-million-pixel sensor

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Nikon unveils 24.1-million-pixel D5200 DSLR; Amateur triumphs in NME shoot-out; Olympus scandal book looms; Landscape winner stripped of £10,000 prize; Best photo assistant named

The latest books, exhibitions and websites

The Final Frame
Idiots shall inherit the earth, in the compact camera world at least. But perhaps that's no bad thing, says Ogden Chesnutt

Photo Insight
Andrew Sanderson talks about one of his favourite shots 'an amaryllis flower in a bottle' and explains how shadows can form a fundamental subject for your photographs

Retoucher's Guide
Martin Evening outlines a method of giving depth to your images by adding shadow lighting effects

Nikon 1 V2
Richard Sibley takes a first look at the Nikon 1 V2, with its DSLR-styled body and new 14.2-million-pixel sensor

Cloak Bag and Fujifilm X-Pro1 firmware update v2.00

Fujifilm Finepix F800EXR
Fujifilm's latest travel compact camera has a 16-million-pixel, 1/2in CMOS sensor and an impressive 20x optical zoom. Vincent Oliver looks at its key features

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3
This new, not-so-compact system camera offers the best of Panasonic's digital imaging technology in practically every area. Tim Coleman tests the company's flagship Lumix DMC-GH3

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Olympus Stylus XZ-2
With its predecessor having attained something of a cult status, Olympus's latest high-end compact camera has a lot to live up to. Richard Sibley puts it to the test

Icons of Photography
Ivor Matanle traces the history of the Rectaflex Rotor - a remarkable camera that he has never had the chance to own

AP readers speak out on the week's issues

AP reader Thomas Cave explains why he thinks the cost of printing ink is one of the biggest rip-offs in photography

Another selection of superb reader images

Words of wisdom and constructive advice

Body Talk
Art Wolfe is world-famous as a nature photographer, so why is his latest project a series of fine-art nudes shot in a studio? He reveals all to David Clark

Painterly Perfection
Magda Wasiczek's painterly macro images effortlessly convey the beauty of nature through her masterful yet refined control of colour and light. She talks to Gemma Padley about her work