Super slo-mo shows how a DSLR shutter and mirror work
5000fps video down the barrel of a Nikon D3 shooting continuous 11fps
By Matthew Jeppsen | December 08, 2009
Ever wonder what exactly happens when you press that shutter release button on your DSLR camera? The following video shows the sequence of events in excruciating detail. It's video shot at 5000 frames-per-second, looking at the internals of a Nikon D3 camera shooting 11fps continuous. As an added bonus, they show the lens stopping down to f/16 in tandem. The result is beautiful, and surprisingly violent. Watch below.
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