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Nikon Z9 Teardown: A Look Inside the Monster Flagship Mirrorless Camera

The Nikon Z9 is here and ready to take on the Sony A1 and Canon R3 for the title of ‘Mirrorless Flagship.’ We can argue all day about which camera is the best, but there’s no question that this one is the biggest. Mirrorless cameras have all been lighter and more compact than their DSLR counterparts, but with Z9 and the R3, Nikon and Canon have changed that.

Ukraine Opens Russian Drone, Finds Canon DSLR Inside

Ukraine's Ministry of Defense has released a video in which a Ukrainian soldier disassembles a Russian military surveillance drone. The teardown revealed a remarkably rudimentary design that features a low-end Canon DSLR camera at its core.

Sony Alpha 1 Teardown: The Inside of a Flagship Mirrorless Camera

The Sony flagship camera is here, the first of the mirrorless full-frame "holy trinity" of Sony, Canon, and Nikon to be released. Sony announced this beautiful beast back in January 2021, and today we’re going to take it apart, modify it into a full spectrum camera, and (hopefully) put it back together again.

A Teardown of the Sigma fp Mirrorless Camera

Since making is debut in July of 2019, the Sigma fp has gained notoriety as a very capable camera despite its mixed reviews. The decidedly lowercase ‘fp’ is Sigma’s first full-frame sensor.

Lensrentals Breaks Open the EOS R5, Finds Exceptional Weather Sealing

Roger Cicala and the crew at Lensrentals finally got the chance to do a proper teardown of the Canon EOS R5, and what they found is an exceptionally well-sealed camera that's packed full of the latest tech. That's both a huge pro and, if you're thinking in terms of heat dissipation, a potential con.

Teardown Reveals ‘Overheating Timer’ Chip Inside the Canon EOS R6

Over at Kolari Vision, we love tearing into the newest camera gears to learn how they work and if they can be modded for infrared photography, full spectrum photography, or other things. We’ve been really excited about the R5/R6 release, and had plans to add some cooling mods and overhaul it into a proper video camera.

This Dead $10,000 Camera Shows the Danger of Salt Water

LensRentals recently got back a $10,000 Fujinon GFX100 medium format mirrorless camera from a customer who used it in dive housing and reported that it "suddenly died for no reason." After Fuji declared repair impossible and insurance claims were paid, LensRentals decided to take the camera apart and look inside.

A Teardown of the $5,500 Fujifilm GFX 50S Medium Format Mirrorless Camera

I want to take you back to a simpler time. It’s September of 2016. Everybody is running around outside taking beautiful photos with their new cameras. The full-frame mirrorless camera showdown has yet to turn into a hot war. It has officially become cool to shoot with Sony.

Sony a7R IV Full Disassembly and Teardown: Improved in Every Way

2020 is just around the corner, and if there is one thing we can be sure of, it’s that Sony probably isn’t going to be slowing down. While every iteration of the different a7 and a6000 camera lines launch with significant improvements over their predecessors, the most recent a7R took leaps and bounds in both capability and design progress.