|This may not be your favorite photo from August, 2017, but it’s mine. A scene in which five Richard Butlers debate the merits of five Fujifilm X100’s in a conference room.|
We were really busy in August. Not only were there important announcements, but it was also nearing the end of the sunny season in Seattle – and even that late into the summer, we were out taking photos all the time, from sunup (around 6am) to sundown (around 9pm).
Without a doubt, the announcement of the month was Nikon’s D850. With 45.7 million pixels, revamped ergonomics, really good 4K video and up to 9fps burst speeds with the battery grip, the D850 is an astoundingly good camera. Yes, it’s big. But so is its full-frame sensor. If you like an optical viewfinder, it really is the camera to own for just about any type of photography.
On the opposite end of the size spectrum, Sandisk introduced a MicroSD card with 400GB of capacity – never has it been so easy to lose so many photos at once between the couch cushions. Nonetheless, the 100MB/s speed is solid, and the card gives suitably equipped smartphone users a valuable option for maximizing their phone’s storage capacity.
Sony’s Cyber-shot RX0 large-sensor action camera cruised onto the market, and we got our hands on Ricoh’s new Theta V. Olympus brought out the OM-D E-M10 Mark III, which we were big fans of for its combination of beginner-friendly guides, as well as enthusiast-friendly ergonomics. Canon had a good month as well, releasing the Gold-winning EOS M100 and → continue…