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Spring 2017 cameras to watch

A lot of notable cameras were announced in the fall at Photokina 2016 and have already shipped, leaving less than a handful to look forward to this spring. But we'll take what we can get!

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Canon EOS Rebel T7i
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Canon EOS Rebel T7i

Price: Starts at $749.99

Availability: April 2017

The outlook: With the move to a Dual Pixel CMOS sensor -- Canon's latest -- which has integrated autofocus, the Rebel series gets its first truly significant update since the T2i in 2010. Canon also took the opportunity to enhance its "easy" interface, now with a thumbnail-based option for beginners that conveys how changes to settings will affect the photo.

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Canon EOS 77D
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Canon EOS 77D

Price: Starts at $899.99

Availability: April 2017

The outlook: The new EOS 77D is essentially the T7i with a better build quality, just as the T6s is a beefed-up T6i. Given how plasticky a lot of people think the Rebel feels, this offers an entry-level alternative for just a little more.

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Canon EOS M6
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Canon EOS M6

Price: Starts at $779.99

Availability: April 2017

The outlook: If you've wanted a Canon mirrorless but wished the M5 were a little more compact and a little cheaper, the M6 is designed for you. And if you change your mind later about needing a viewfinder, the M6 supports an add-on model.

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Panasonic Lumix GH5
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Panasonic Lumix GH5

Price: Starts at $1,999.99

Availability: April 2017

The outlook: The long-awaited update to Panasonic's video-fan favorite, the GH4, the GH5 has a ton of new, useful capabilities, advanced video options, beefed-up photo capabilities and enhancements to Panasonic's already fast and accurate autofocus system. The company also brings it up to date with the current generation of Panasonic features. In conjunction with relatively small Micro Four Thirds lenses, Panasonic packs a lot of pro power into its flagship mirrorless.

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Yi Technology Yi 4K+
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Yi Technology Yi 4K+

Price: $339.98

Availability: April 2017

The outlook: The aggressively priced 4K+ Action Camera can capture 4K video at 60 frames per second, double that of GoPro's Hero5 Black. It's not only a first for YI, it's a first for the category. It's also the first camera to use an Ambarella H2 SoC processor, offering a maximum bit rate of 120Mbps, which does make for some sharp, detailed video (and huge file sizes).

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Samsung Gear 360
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Samsung Gear 360

Price: TBD

Availability: TBD

The outlook: Samsung updated its 360-degree camera to make it more pocket-friendly than the original, plus it can now record in full 4K resolution.

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Vuze
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Vuze

Price: $799

Availability: April 2017

The outlook: Though it was slated to ship in the fall of 2016, the Vuze one-click 360-degree camera is now arriving this spring. It has eight separate cameras in one compact body for capturing 360-degree video in 2D or 3D, and it does it all with the click of a button.

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Sony A9

Price: Starts at $3,499.99

Availability: May 2017

The outlook: Sony surprised us with its first speed-optimized full-frame mirrorless, designed to challenge the Nikon and Canon's status quo for shooting action. And it seems pretty amazing, with a 20.3-megapixel stacked CMOS sensor capable of slow motion, 20fps continuous shooting with autofocus and autoexposure, a fast and powerful autofocus system, 4K video and more.

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