Amateur Photographer 8 December 2012

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Nikon Coolpix P7700
Nikon's latest advanced compact, the Coolpix P7700, has some significant upgrades over its predecessor, not least a 12.2-million-pixel CMOS sensor and a redesigned lens. Richard Sibley puts it to the test

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News
Santa bans photos at Christmas lights event; Olympus faces new £150m hurdle; Copyright legal guidance issued; Nikon launches digiscoping adapter; Remote DSLR device for iPhone and iPads unveiled

Review
The latest books, exhibitions and websites

The Final Frame
Do we need a Battersea Cameras Home for unloved and abandoned cameras? Apparently not, says Roger Hicks, as so many people provide a home for unwanted cameras

Photo Insight
Jim Brandenburg takes a nostalgic look back at a photograph he took when he was just 14 years old that had a life-changing effect on him

Masterclass
Landscape photographer Tom Mackie shows four AP readers how to get great images in tough conditions on a bad-weather shoot in the Lake District and how the Lee Filters Big Stopper long-exposure filter can help. Gill Mullins reports

How to... Create your own RGB filter effect
We explain how to replicate Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii's colour images (pages 36-39) using coloured filters, a digital camera and some computer trickery

Testbench
ioShutterCam app and Lumi Inkodye Tricolor kit

Fujifilm X-E1
It's smaller and more affordable than the company's flagship X-Pro1, but the Fujifilm X-E1 still looks the part and uses the same 16.3-million-pixel sensor. Tim Coleman tries it out

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Nikon Coolpix P7700
Nikon's latest advanced compact, the Coolpix P7700, has some significant upgrades over its predecessor, not least a 12.2-million-pixel CMOS sensor and a redesigned lens. Richard Sibley puts it to the test

AP Explains... Digital 'Exposure'
In the second of a three-part series on understanding exposure, Professor Bob Newman explains how it relates to a camera's dynamic range

Letters
AP readers speak out on the week's issues

Backchat
AP reader Trevor Dingle learns something about photography when he visits an existential exhibition

Reader Spotlight
Another selection of superb reader images

Appraisal
Words of wisdom and constructive advice

Courage in Conflict
Anja Niedringhaus of Associated Press has risked life and limb for her powerful images from wars in the Middle East. Jon Stapley takes a look at her book, At War

Russian Colour
Russian photographer Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii was a pioneer of early colour photography. As a book featuring Prokudin-Gorskii's photographs is released, Gemma Padley talks to Helena Zinkham of the Library of Congress about his images