The Amazing New Mirror Mechanism In The New Canon 5DS and 5DS R!

by Bret Hoy1 Comment

When taking photos, it’s very easy to forget the complicated technology that goes into just snapping a simple photo. I’m reminded of a Louis C.K. joke, where he’s talking about how we complain about our phones all the time, yet, in the grand scheme of things, their existence is practically a miracle. For any technology that we use on an every day basis, we tend to become numb to the amazing things that it can do.

For instance, in the new Canon 5DS and 5DS R, Canon has implemented a new mechanical mirror mechanism which reduces vibrations inside the body for better stability and less shake in your photos.

After a while, I certainly forget about things like the mirror mechanism in my camera. I don’t feel all that bad about it when you put it into perspective however. Shooting tens of thousands of photos makes you think less and less about those details that you’re not always fiddling with, but make no mistake, upgrades like this will give you the opportunity to take much sharper, consistent photos.

With this new video that DPReview received from Canon, you can see the nuts and bolts of the new mirror mechanism, and then you’re reminded of why that camera costs almost four grand.

Canon motor-driven mirror mechanism

Video via dprview.com YT Channel: Illustration of the motor-driven mirror mechanism in the Canon EOS 7D Mark III

(cover photo credit: snap from the video)

Bret Hoy

Bret Hoy

Bret Hoy is a filmmaker, photographer and writer based out of St. Louis, Missouri. Mainly focused on documentary and experimental film, he has produced, directed, shot and edited many short films and a few long form works.

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