Amateur Photographer 19 January 2013

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1
A 24.3-million-pixel full-frame sensor and a fixed 35mm f/2 lens could make the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 the best digital compact camera yet, but at £2,600 it doesn't come cheap. Richard Sibley puts it to the test

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News
Fujifilm launches X100S and X20 compact cameras; Samsung unveils Wi-Fi-enabled NX300; RSPCA Young Photographer award winner announced; Olympus reveals three Tough cameras; Panasonic releases Wi-Fi-enabled Lumix DMC-TZ40

Review
The latest books, exhibitions and websites

The Final Frame
The Great Equaliser is coming, apparently. Also, according to Ogden Chesnutt, a full-frame revolution?

Photo Insight
David Ward reveals the thinking behind his photograph of a submerged boulder taken in northern Norway

Retouchers's Guide
Martin Evening provides a step-by-step guide to Photomerge and explains its benefits

Fujifilm X100S and X20
Fujifilm's successors to its very popular X100 and X10 have a huge number of new features, including X-Trans sensors. Richard Sibley gets hands-on with the X100S and X20

Testbench
Lee Filters Seven5 starter kit and Lastolite Ezybox II Switch

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1
A 24.3-million-pixel full-frame sensor and a fixed 35mm f/2 lens could make the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 the best digital compact camera yet, but at £2,600 it doesn't come cheap. Richard Sibley puts it to the test

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Our experts answer your questions

Canon Powershot SX50 HS
Canon's PowerShot SX50 HS bridge camera offers a whopping 1,200mm stabilised zoom lens, but is it a bridge too far? Tim Coleman finds out

Icons of Photography
Ivor Matanle recalls the first camera that was fitted with an electronically controlled shutter - the Yashica Electro 35 GTN

Letters
AP readers speak out on the week's issues

Backchat
AP reader Jill Beeton tackles the tricky problem of whether to ask permission from someone to take their photograph

Reader Spotlight
Another selection of superb reader images

Wild on the Wing
Bob Croslin captures his feathery subjects in a style usually reserved for commercial portrait shoots. He tells Stevie-Ella Keen about working indoors with creatures that have big characters

A Matter OF Trust
Twelve young photographers were asked to prepare a photo essay on the theme 'trust' for this year's annual Joop Swart Masterclass, presented by World Press Photo. Jon Stapley takes a close look at Next #02, a book showcasing their work at the cutting edge of modern photojournalism

Forgotten People
California-based photographer Matt Black has spent his career charting the impoverished agricultural communities of his native state and those beyond. He talks to Oliver Atwell about his stark monochrome photographs that document agricultural and rural hardship

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