A Rare Peek at How Canon Camera Parts Work

Earlier this month techies from all over congregated at the the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show where visitors to the convention were free to roam through thousands of booths, each chock full of electronic goodies. One of the highlights of the show included the Canon booth where visitors were treated to a rare glimpse of how their cameras work from the inside out. Take a look at the video below which features some of its coolest components:

One of the demos seen in the clip shows how Canon’s electromagnetic diaphragm functions in both video and still modes. The electromagnetic diaphragm can be found in all of Canon’s EF lenses, such as the Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Telephoto Zoom Lens and their cult classic “nifty fifty”.

canon optical image stablization

Another fascinating aspect of the demo was the optical image stabilization which showed how the insides of the lens fluttered around to counteract any shake that was coming from outside the camera (i.e. camera shake). Canons optical image stabilization can be found on many of their products including some of the more affordable point and shoot cameras.

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