So as another year buffers itself into our collective memory cards, we can take a little time to chimp through some of the major events of the year. And what a year it has been. Major camera manufacturers work in product cycles, top end Nikon and Canon cameras usually get replaced every five years or so. This year was not one of those years yet there have been some major surprises along the way. The DSLR market refused to let go of its tenacious grip, despite mirrorless giving us ever more potent reasons to switch. In the software world Adobe’s grip on the market may have slightly loosened with some of their recent decisions. A few of the editing upstarts are beginning to exploit that. Let’s take a short trip down the memory lane of 2017 and look at some of it’s highlights.
Cameras in 2017
There have been some pretty amazing camera releases this year. Perhaps the biggest surprise was a return to form by Nikon with their acclaimed D850. Combining huge amounts of Nikon technology with a 47mp sensor and 4K video all in a D800 sized body the D850 is currently one of the best DSLRs on the market. If the D850 was the highlight of the DSLR world, there are several highlights in the Mirrorless genre. Sony had two hits this year with the a7R III and the a9. Both pushed the boundaries of technology again, the a9 bringing incredible shooting speeds for sports photographers and the a7R III increasing dynamic range and image quality over its already sterling predecessors.