Those sweet, sweet rays. Photo by Dan Bracaglia with the Nikon D7500.

As most summer months are, June was relatively quiet in the camera business. Like many photographers, we were outside trying to make good use of all that daylight, shooting festivals and trying to drown rugged cameras in lakes. But that's not to say there was no news at all – remember the viral photo of that guy mowing his lawn in front of the tornado? Or the Swiss village with the genius PR stunt? And how could we forget the Canon lens cut in half by a 60,000 PSI water jet?

June marked the 20th anniversary of the first ever photo shared from a phone, and the 10th anniversary of the iPhone

June was also a month of mobile tech milestones. It marked the 20th anniversary of the first ever photo shared from a phone, and the 10th anniversary of the iPhone. Thanks to these innovations, we can share photos with friends halfway around the world in an instant, and tease our pets with treats while we rake in the likes.

Toward the very end of the month we were treated to two new DSLRs from Canon – a much-awaited 6D replacement and the small-but-mighty Rebel SL2.

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Canon announces EOS 6D Mark II

Just shy of its fifth birthday, the Canon EOS 6D was ripe for replacement. Just prior to its announcement, we got the chance to put it to work photographing some of the most stunning landscapes in the US.

See our Canon EOS 6D Mark II
pre-production gallery

Canon also announces Rebel SL2

Canon's ultra-portable Rebel got an update in the form of the SL2. This refresh brought a 24MP sensor, and swapped the SL1's fixed touchscreen for a fully-articulated version. The camera's diminutive size remained unchanged.

Take a closer look at the Canon Rebel SL2

Sony a9 gets in-depth review

It may have been a quiet month but we certainly weren't resting on our laurels – we published a full review of the Sony a9. Quite simply, the a9 redefined what we can expect a mirrorless camera to be.

Read our Sony a9 review

Tornado man gives 2017 its perfect visual metaphor

This man was all of us, in 2017.

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