Perhaps the biggest product to be launched in January was the Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5, which offered amazing 4K video capabilities and a solid stills photography feature set.

A lot of things happened this year, both in the photography industry and the world in general. And like every year, 2017 seems to have flown by. As December draws to a close, we wanted to take stock. Over the next 12 days, we'll be looking back at the major product launches and photography events which took place in each month of the year, starting today with January.

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2017 kicked off with the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Traditionally a showcase for new consumer audio/visual technologies, in recent years CES has also seen the launch of several major cameras. This year, the biggest announcements were the Fujifilm X100F and Panasonic's flagship 'hybrid' camera, the Lumix DC-GH5.

Meanwhile, Ricoh released the Pentax KP, which inherited a lot of features from the flagship K-1, in a smaller-format body. Leica's M10 – also released in January – was a flagship of a very different kind.

The USA got a new president in January and Pete Souza, the outgoing White House photographer, was there to capture Obama's last day

In local news, the USA got a new president in January (not sure if you heard). Pete Souza, the outgoing White House photographer, was there to capture Obama's last day. Cue much wailing and gnashing of hashtags. On the other side of the (same) country, a bunch of Canadian filmmakers pleaded guilty to trampling all over Grand Prismatic spring in the Yellowstone National Park. Silly billies.

In even more local news, and speaking of silly billies, our writer Carey Rose took one of our favorite lenses of 2016, the Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm F1.2 Pro to Thailand, to see what it would be like to shoot his entire trip at a single focal length.

Tomorrow – February! Because that's how this is going to work.

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CES 2017: Full show coverage

The CES show in Las Vegas back in January was the usual combination of the weird and wonderful, showcasing everything from a fish-finding underwater drone to Panasonic's flagship DC-GH5. DPReview was all over it.

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Ultimate travel kit - Thailand with Olympus' E-M1 II & 25mm prime lens

Thailand has incredible landscapes, delicious food and warm and friendly locals. DPR staffer Carey Rose came to realize that documenting a trip like this equipped with only a 50mm equivalent lens was a lot more difficult than he anticipated.

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Filmmakers who walked on Grand Prismatic in Yellowstone get jail time and fines

Last year, four Canadian filmmakers were arrested after photos and a video were published showing them walking on off-limits geothermal features in Yellowstone National Park. Three of them pleaded guilty and will receive fines, community service and a little jail time.

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Pete Souza captures Obama's last day in the White House

Pete Souza, the official photographer for President Obama, posted a series of photos on his Instagram account showing the Obamas' final departure from The White House.

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