The Insides of this Sony A7rii Will Give You New Respect For Their Design

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Even though we might spend our lives with our cameras virtually attached at the hip, most of us don’t know what the guts of your camera actually look like.

But let’s be honest, if we’re taking our cameras apart (God forbid) we’re probably doing it to diagnose a problem. What’s better is to see the innards of a healthy, functioning camera—and that’s exactly what we get in this video posted by Photogearnews.

Whenever you pick up your camera, it’s easy to forget how complex it is, electronically speaking—and that’s before you even consider some of the mind-boggling tech that’s been implemented recently. Features like 5-axis sensor stabilization utilize tech that has to be seen, and in the case for Lok (our host in the video) felt.

Lok was lucky enough to go behind the scenes of some fairly conventional surgery of an A7Rii. But really, it’s anything but conventional for you and me.

Take a minute and check out this behind the scenes video and gain some new respect for the design (and price) of that camera you might take for granted every once in a while.

CES 2017: Lok watches a Sony A7R II get taken to pieces

Via Youtube Description:

CES 2017: Lok watches a Sony Technician take apart a Sony A7R II.

As the technician stated to Lok at the start of the video, he was offering sensor cleaning, exterior cleaning and firmware updates (where needed). The technician was taking apart demo cameras all day. The idea of the booth was to give the general public visiting CES an idea of what goes on inside a Sony A7 camera – and to show the skill of the technician in taking a camera apart, and putting them back together.

They obviously wouldn't allow a journalist in the room, with their own electronic equipment, whilst working on a customer camera. He certainly wouldn't have let anyone touch, let alone wobble, a sensor of a customer.

Again, this was for demonstration purposes and, obviously, isn't representative of the usual working conditions.


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