WHAT’S INSIDE A $6,000.00 CAMERA?!


– Let me just preface this by saying this was a really bad idea. You see, it all started
with wanting to go out and make a vlog in the morning. I decided on the ATV, suit up, and head towards the lake
since it’s 18 inches frozen. (rhythmic, upbeat music) (engine starting) Wanted to meet a couple friends out there who are also riding ATVs and sleds, and just mob around in the snow, get some good selfies, which I did. (rhythmic, upbeat music) (camera shutter click) But upon retrieving my
1DX to begin vlogging, I notice this. (rhythmic, upbeat music) The cable was snapped in half. Now how could that possibly happen? I had it plugged in the whole time. There it is, light bulb moment. I had the bright idea of leaving it plugged in the whole time and resting on the microphone input side whilst riding an ATV though trails. Not my brightest moment. I thought the cable being
broken was as far as it went. No, wrong again. Upon further inspection, I realized that the
actual internal housing of the microphone input on the 1DX Mark II was seriously cracked and damaged, which means I have no
connection for mic input, which means that I can’t vlog without a microphone plugged in. I mean, I could, but the quality.. I can’t do it. Can’t do it, sorry. I can’t vlog like this. So I called up Canon and said, “Can you guys please help me? “I don’t know what to do.” They same day couriered a
replacement for me to use while they fixed my 1DX Mark II. Now the plan was to take my broken 1DX, put it in the box with the loaner 1DX that I just got from Canon, send that back and have them repair it, but here in lies the issue. Before I sent it back, I had the marvelous idea
of trying to figure out how to open the 1DX Mark II. Just take a little peek inside to just see what it looks like since I carry this thing with me daily. So I went to the hardware store, bought a couple tools and instruments that I thought might
help me along the way, and then I went to town. (rhythmic, upbeat music) All right, where do we even start? What am I gonna do? These are scary. Tweezers. We got some scary looking picks. I guess let’s start by tryin’ to find the
screwdriver that’s gonna.. I think it’s probably gonna
be the smallest one, right? Okay, so far I’m seeing there’s no screws visible on this at all. This bottom plate has screws right here, but that just essentially keep this part, whatever that is, on the bottom. I don’t even see any
use in taking that off. I don’t think it does anything. I see these two screws right here. There’s one here and there’s one here, but that doesn’t look
like it’s actually gonna.. Those two screws obviously don’t hold the whole front together. So I’m guessing everything has to be.. Okay, let’s just see. This could be the dumbest
thing I’ve ever done. Oh god. Oh, screw. Found a screw. Ah, they’re all hidden under the grips. Oh, it’s all under the grips. Okay, let’s do this. Oh, that hurts my soul. That hurts my soul. I gotta be careful with this
so that I can get it back on. Oh sweet mother of.. What have I done? Well, there’s the front grip. I guess let’s just keep going with this. Let’s take this one off. Oh, this is just.. I don’t even like this. This makes me feel sick. Oh no. Oh, there’s another screw. Oh, there it is. What am I doing? This is terrible. This is a horrible idea. If you guys are also wondering
what happened to my knuckles, for those of you that
are new to the channel, I fell on my one-wheel,
top speed, terrible scars. This is the whole bottom and back grip. Look at this. What have I done? Well now that we got
all of the rubber off, I supposed this screw, this
screw, this screw, this screw.. You know what, folks? I’m not even gonna pretend
like I know what’s happening. I’m just gonna start unscrewing things. (playful, upbeat music) Huh. Done. Okay. Let’ see. Oh. (dramatic music) Oh my god. Holy mother of what is going on? I think it’s this screw right here. Maybe that’s our culprit. That could be the one. If that’s the one folks.. Oh, I think it was. Holy crap. That is the inside of a 1DX. (dramatic music) Whoa. That would be a good thumbnail, yeah? Okay, I’m done. I’ll see you later. This is for sure daunting, but super cool. I mean, look at the inside of this thing. Look at all these little parts. So this is the jack
right here that’s busted. This is the part they’re
gonna have to repair anyway. Okay, let’s just go ahead
and put this back there, turn this over, and get this part off. Oh, oh. Oh, there’s the back. (sigh) That’s the image sensor. That’s the image sensor. Ah, that’s the image sensor! It’s like Indiana Jones
and I just found the Ark. I just found the Ark. Well here it is. This is the image sensor. That is super cool. Literally pop that out
and I’d be lookin’ at it. I really want to, but I.. If you can see these
ribbons right in here, the super fine ribbon, there’s a whole bunch
of little strands like, as fine as hairs, and they got into this thing
that connects to the board. There’s a ribbon up here
that would have to come off. These would have to come off
and the tape in two places. There’s five screws just essentially and once you lift it up, I
don’t know what’s underneath it. And the goal isn’t to ruin this. I wanna put it back together
so that it works perfectly. I just really wanted to
get a great understanding of how this is put together and what it looks like on the inside, and how intricate and fine all of these little wires and things. It’s crazy. All of this stuff works
cohesively to take images and make incredible videos
so totally blown away. I never thought I’d have
the back off of a 1DX, nor the front off of a
1DX, but there it is. That is the camera entirely in pieces. And now to put it back together I suppose. (light, focused music) Hey, it works. It still works. Ah, that’s awesome. That is so cool. This thing works totally
perfectly fine, which is amazing. I love that. Let’s make sure that works. “It works totally perfectly
fine, which is amazing. Yeah! (laughing) So cool. Well that’s that everybody. Disassembling a 1DX Mark II. Not fully, not all the way
down to every single piece, but opening it up, front and
back, taking a look around, and putting it back
together, and good to go. Again, I don’t recommend doing that. Pretty sure I voided the warranty, but.. Oh! I just found another
spot that a screw goes. So that’s it, folks. That is the inside of a 1DX Mark II. Yeah, as funny and fun
as this experiment was and storytelling, and sharing with you the journey of me actually breaking this camera and needing to get it
sent in for repair anyway, but wanting to take it apart first, that’s all well and good and
makes good content but, for me, it’s actually really
interesting to see the inside of such a workhorse of a camera. It really makes you appreciate any camera that you’re using for any job. They’re very delicate and
extremely impressive devices, and we carry these with
us every single day, and just seeing the fact
that someone had the idea, the thought, the brain to figure out how to lay out all of those components and make everything work together, encased in this item that
I rely on to make a living, it’s fascinating to me. This wasn’t, and is not,
any type of disrespect towards the camera or cameras in general. I see it actually as a learning process. The more I can know my
camera and the tools I use, the better off. So hit that like button
if you liked this video. Smash it if that’s
somethin’ that you’re into. 2018 style. Subscribe if you aren’t already and I will see you guys in the next video. Don’t take apart your cameras. (rhythmic, upbeat music)

85 Replies to “WHAT’S INSIDE A $6,000.00 CAMERA?!”

  1. amazing how you do it laughing and cracking jokes while i was sweating and holding back tears the whole time i was trying to put together the single good lens i have. at least i had a happy ending, my lens is not loose anymore

  2. @8:04. OMG, cooling copper pipes just like on laptop CPUs.. Man, something inside the camera (maybe the processor) really gets hot, that it needs copper pipes to cool.

  3. If you're of the mind to take your camera apart, be very careful. Especially around the image sensor. It's been aligned to the camera body to achieve the correct focal adjustment for the flange depth of the frame. If you put it back together badly you can misalign it and screw up part or all of the focal distance to the flange, leaving you with a camera which will never focus accurately. The good news is there are lots of things you can fix in a broken camera which won't require you to move the sensor at all, but if you have to have to move the sensor it's probably best to have it fixed by a proper workshop.

  4. looks like a plastic toy from China))) My 1Ds from 2002 like a monolith stone, in body with tanks armor.

  5. I had goosebumps so many time while you are peeling the grips. It's feels like you are skinning alive something.

  6. I love your videos, bro, but as an engineer, this is my favorite. And I felt sick the whole way through.

  7. Why are you making this so fake? Pretending like you don’t know where the screws are is so weird. At this point it’s not a vlog it’s an act.

  8. Started watching this video in the morning today, then paused right at the point he took the final screw off. Then came back in the evening, took me a whole day to mentally prepare myself. Dang.

  9. Seeing that Canon was really looking after you. This is how you repay their generosity? I doubt you give a monkey's but seriously? In my country it's worth 10k…. seeing the end. You lucky, tinny bastard.

  10. you need JerryRigsEverything as a friend and see if he can give you pointers on disassembling things 😂

    also I'm sure there might be Ubreakitifixit walkthroughs on cameras, I know they are known for phone walkthroughs but it might be worth looking into anyways

  11. I cant even afford a point and shoot camera and he teared a massive 6000dollar beast like chinese restaurant chefs

  12. Jesus, I can’t believe how many people don’t understand that he has a sponsorship contract with Canon and that this video is planned and approved by Canon. No, he didn’t just open his camera and void the warranty.

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