New Cameras and Lenses of 2017

LATEST UPDATE on 11/29/17: new Primes from L and V… new APS-C Leica CL mirrorless and 18/2.8 L-mount lens… new Panasonic G9 m43rds photographic flagship, and 200mm f2.8 OIS teleprime…

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WHAT IS THIS? this is an on-going permanent reference page of the new serious/interesting cameras and lenses of 2017. This year we also brought back the “Scoreboard” tally. Please note this is a reference page, not a “breaking news” tracker, so it won’t necessarily be updated the millisecond a new camera comes out. We are out of the “news cycle” after all 🙂

For previous/future years, check the New Cameras of 2018 and the New Cameras of 2016 and New Cameras of 2015


+ AUG-24: Nikon D850 (35mm FF, $3300)
+ JUN-29: Canon 6D Mark II (35mm FF, $2000)
+ JUN-29: Canon SL2 (APS-C, $550)
+ APR-12: Nikon D7500 (21pm APS-C, $1250)
+ FEB-15: Canon 77D (24mp APS-C, $900)
+ FEB-15: Canon D-Rebel T7i (24mp APS-C, $749)
+ JAN-25: Pentax KP (24mp APS-C, $1100)
+ JAN-04: Nikon D5600 (24mp APS-C, body only $700)


+ NOV-21: Leica CL (L-mount, APS-C, $2800)
+ NOV-08: Panasonic G9 (m43, $1700)
+ OCT-25: Sony a7r III (FF, $3200)
+ SEPT-07: Fuji X-E3 (24mp APS-C, $900)
+ AUG-31: Olympus E-M10 III (M43, $650)
+ AUG-29: Canon M100 (24mp, APS-C, w/15-45, $600)
+ JUL-10: Leica TL2 (24mp, APS-C, L, $1950)
+ APR-19: Sony a9 (24mp FF FE, $4500)
+ FEB-15: Canon M6 (24mp APS-C, $779)
+ JAN-19: Fuji GFX 50S (51mp MF (1.7x 35mmFF), $6500)
+ JAN-19: Fuji X-T20 (24mp APS-C, $900 body)
+ JAN-04: Panasonic GH5 (20mp, March 2017, $2000)
+ JAN-04: Panasonic GX850 (16mp, w/12-32, $550)


+ JAN-18: Leica M10 (24mp FF, Maestro II, $6600)


+ OCT-16: Canon G1 X III (APS-C, 24-72eq, $1300)
+ SEPT-12: Sony RX10 IV (1″, 24-600mm eq, $1700)
+ AUG-31: Sony RX0 (1″, 24/4 eq, elementproof, $700)
+ APR-21: Panasonic ZS70 (1/2.3″, 30x optical, $450)
+ JAN-19: Fuji X100F (24mp APS-C, $1300)
+ JAN-04: Canon G9X II (20mp 1″, 28-84eq, $530)
+ JAN-04: Panasonic FZ80 (1/2.3″, 60x optical, RAW, $400)

NEW LENSES in 2017

+ NOV-29: Voigtlander Nokton 40mm f/1.2 (M, $899)
+ NOV-29: Leica Noctilux-M 75mm f/1.25 ASPH (M, $12795)
+ NOV-21: Leica 18mm f2.8 (L, APS-C, $1300)
+ NOV-08: Panasonic 200mm f2.8 OIS (m43, $2000)
+ OCT-26: Tamron 100-400mm f4.5-6.3 Di VC USD (C/N, $799)
+ OCT-25: Sony FE 24-105mm f4 G OSS (FE, $1300)
+ OCT-25: Sony 400mm f2.8 GM OSS (FE, no price)
+ OCT-25: Olympus 17mm f1.2 PRO (m43, $1200)
+ OCT-25: Olympus 45mm f1.2 PRO (m43, $1200)
+ OCT-17: Rokinon AF 35mm f/1.4 FE (FE, $799)
+ OCT-17: Leica Thambar-M 90mm f2.2 (M, $6500)
+ SEPT-15: Tamron 100-400mm f4.5-6.3 Di VC USD (C, N; $???)
+ SEPT-08: Fuji 80mm f2.8 R LM OIS WR MACRO (Fuji X, $1200)
+ SEPT-08: Voigtlander Ultron 40mm f/2 SL IIS ($515, Nikon)
+ AUG-29: Canon TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro Tilt-Shift Lens (EF, $2199)
+ AUG-29: Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8L Macro Tilt-Shift (EF, $2199)
+ AUG-29: Canon TS-E 135mm f/4L Macro Tilt-Shift (EF, $2199)
+ AUG-29: Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM Lens (EF, $1599)
+ JUL-11: Nikon 70-300 f4.5-5.6E ED VR AF-P ($750)
+ JUN-30: Tamron SP 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD G2 ($1999, C/N)
+ JUN-23: Tamron 18-400mm f3.5-6.3 Di-II VC HL ($650, C/N)
+ JUN-22: Sigma 14mm f1.8 DG ART ($1600, C/N/Si)
+ JUN-22: Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Art ($1300, C/N/Si)
+ JUN-21: Zeiss Milvus 35mm f1.4 ($2000, C/N)
+ JUN-01: Nikon AF-S 28mm f1.4E ED Lens ($2000)
+ JUN-01: Nikon AF-S Fisheye 8-15mm f3.5-4.5E ED ($1250)
+ JUN-01: Nikon AF-P DX 10-20mm f4.5-5.6G VR ($307)
+ MAY-11: Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 DG OS HSM Art ($???, Canon, Nikon and Sigma)
+ APR-19: Sony FE 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 GM OSS ($2500, FE E-mount)
+ APR-06: Canon 35mm f2.8 IS STM EF-S Macro ($350)
+ FEB-22: Fuji MK 18-55mm T2.9 Cine (E-mount, $3800)
+ FEB-22: Fuji MK 50-135mm T2.9 Cine (E-mount; $3800)
+ FEB-15: Canon 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM ($249; the new D-Rebel T7i kit lens)
+ FEB-07: Sony FE 85mm f1.8 ($600, E)
+ FEB-07: Sony FE 100mm f2.8 STF GM OSS ($1500, E)
+ FEB-06: Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 Di VC USD G2 (C/N, $1300)
+ FEB-06: Tamron 10-24/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD (C/N, $500)
+ JAN-19: Fuji XF 50mm f2 WR (X System, $450)
+ JAN-19: Fuji GF 63mm F2.8 R WR (Medium Format GFX, $1500)
+ JAN-19: Fuji GF 120mm f4 R LM OIS WR Macro (Medium Format GFX, $2700)
+ JAN-19: Fuji GF 32-64mm F4 R LM WR (Medium Format GFX, $2300)
+ JAN-04: Panasonic 12-35mm f2.8 II OIS (M43, $1000)
+ JAN-04: Panasonic 35-100mm f2.8 II OIS (M43, $1100 – lower price than first gen)
+ JAN-04: Panasonic 12-60mm f2.8-4 OIS (M43, $1000)
+ JAN-04: Panasonic 45-200mm f4-5.6 II OIS (M43, $500)
+ JAN-04: Panasonic 100-300mm f4-5.6 II OIS (M43, $650)

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Camera Price Charts November 2017 Episode IV: RAWsumers Keep Going!

The popularity and advancement of smartphones, the parade of mirrorless options, and $1000-ish full frame DSLRs have not, as some of the doomsayers foretold, killed the serious fixed lens camera. Not only that, but we had three new models since our previous update in July 2017. One of the three was even a new segment for RAWsumers, the “serious elementproof action cam” in the Sony RX0.


The storied Canon G-series has now “graduated” to an APS-C sensor with the brand new G1X III, and its price too adjust upwards to factor the larger sensor size.

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Camera Price Charts November 2017 Episode III: Mirrorless Everywhere

This is the biggest of the Price Charts, with the most cameras and most charts too! It’s mirrorless time! They are after all “winning” 2017 by a score of 12-8 vs DSLRs. A field goal can no longer tie the game 😉 This is episode #3 in the November 2017 series.

With this edition, we have a change in coverage. Even though Nikon’s 1-System cameras still remain at enough of the tracked retailers, I decided to remove them from this and future Mirrorless price charts because:

+ it’s a dead system
+ there is no movement in the prices
+ given their situation, they are more noise than signal

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Camera Price Charts November 2017 Episode I: 35mm Full Frame Steady As She Goes

The time is right to start a new “Price Charts” series, this is the November 2017 edition, taking a snapshot of camera US market prices. We start with the 35mm full frame digital cameras of all kinds. Because Medium and Large Format is a small niche (all things considered), we are not tracking their prices here…

We have one exception with this edition, I am not including the Leicas in this chart, they dominate and skew the flow of the charts with nine entries clustered between $4K and $8K. Now I’m never gonna be invited to a Leica Club party 🙂 If anyone is interested in seeing the Leicas, please leave a comment and I’ll create a separate chart for them 🙂

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