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Alvin Soon / Associate Features Editor

I like coffee and cameras, but not together.

Favorite Cameras of 2011

Alvin Soon

2011 wasn't a good year for camera companies, as production was hammered by the twin disasters of the tsunami in Japan and the floods in Thailand. But even though they were beaten they were not bowed, and a few gems still managed to make their way into our hands. Time to look back, reflect and rediscover my favorite cameras of 2011.

The Case of the (Not-So) Missing WP7 Apps

Alvin Soon

After being called out on not giving Windows Phone 7 apps a fair try, I went back and lived another week with the OS, this time with apps recommended by our HardwareZone community. Have my opinions changed?

An iPhone User Switches to Windows Phone 7

Alvin Soon

The editorial team thought it'd be fun for entrenched mobile OS users to try out other OSes for the first time. As a three-year iOS veteran, I volunteered to switch to Windows Phone 7 - this is what happened.

The 1 Camera: What is Nikon Thinking? (Updated)

Alvin Soon

Nikon recently announced the new Nikon 1 system of mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras. Wondering what's Nikon thinking, releasing a small sensor camera to compete with others of its class? There's more to just that, so here's some info to better understand the Nikon 1 system. http://www.hardwarezone.com.sg/feature-behind-scenes-nikon-1

Why You Don't Need a DSLR Camera

Alvin Soon

Lots of people think that to upgrade from a compact camera and get better looking pictures you need to move up to a DSLR. But a DSLR might not be for you. That’s because every camera comes with pros and cons. And understanding what you need versus what you’re willing to suffer will help you make a better choice.

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