This is What Happens When a Camera Gets Dropped in Lava


Ever wonder what happens to a camera if you accidentally drop it into a volcano’s molten lava? Well, wonder no more, because some poor photographer found out the hard way.

Photographer Amanda Stevens was working at Samy’s Camera in Pasadena, California, this past weekend when she came across this Sony Alpha mirrorless camera that had been destroyed by lava damage.

“They have this and a few other destroyed cameras behind their counter to demonstrate how extended warranties are necessary as a manufacturer isn’t going to cover it,” Stevens tells PetaPixel.


Other details about the camera’s story are scarce, so we can only imagine how the photographer managed to salvage this melted camera from molten lava…