Amateur Photographer 15 December 2012

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Sony Alpha 99
On paper, Sony's 24.3-million-pixel, full-frame Alpha 99 has a glittering specification, but what is it like to use? Tim Coleman puts this single lens translucent camera through a number of demanding situations

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News
Photographers race to recover lost pictures; Rare Leica M3D makes £1 million; Jessops shuts down Hereford store; Olympus imaging incurs loss; Photographer wins police apology; Nokia imaging guru quits firm

Review
The latest books, exhibitions and websites

The Final Frame
Being mistaken for a paparazzo gives Ogden Chesnutt food for thought - to go with his pint, of course

Photo Insight
Andrew Sanderson explains the thinking behind his Gothic image taken in a graveyard and talks about some of the things that have influenced his work

Retoucher's Guide
Martin Evening explains how he corrected an underexposed image of a scene that fooled his camera's auto exposure

Testbench
Solar FreeLoader Pro solar charger and BlackRapid Metro camera strap

Sony Alpha 99
On paper, Sony's 24.3-million-pixel, full-frame Alpha 99 has a glittering specification, but what is it like to use? Tim Coleman puts this single lens translucent camera through a number of demanding situations

Samsung Galaxy Camera
With its 3G/4G data connectivity and built-in smartphone technology, the Galaxy Camera may provide a clue about the technology we will one day see in all digital cameras

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Icons of Photography
Ivor Matanle looks at a top British 35mm SLR camera design, the Wrayflex II

Letters
AP readers speak out on the week's issues

Backchat
AP reader Erik Malik shares ways of saving money in times of austerity

Reader Spotlight
Another selection of superb reader images

Appraisal
Damien Demolder examines your images, offering words of wisdom and constructive advice

Make the most of Winter
Drab, overcast days may be part and parcel of winter weather, but they needn't stop you producing successful images. Lee Frost offers some inspiring ideas

A Tale of Two Cities
This winter, London's Tate Modern is showing the work of pioneering photographers William Klein and Daido Moriyama, but there is more to their photographs than meets the eye. Gemma Padley speaks to Simon Baker, curator of photography at Tate Modern, to find out more