At CES, the Sony booth showed the latest digital imaging technology and products. There were also several demonstration stages where the Sony Artisans of Imaging showed camera and lens capabilities in action. Between the live demos and the product tables, there was a quiet, glass-enclosed workspace where booth visitors were invited to watch as Sony PRO Support technicians went about their work of cleaning and testing gear. Lok Cheung of Photo Gear News had the opportunity to go into the booth and get an up-close look as a Sony α7R II was stripped down.
In the film era a camera was essentially just a light-tight box with a precision shutter and a sturdy lens mount. Take a look at the video and you'll see that today's state of the art α7R II is much more.