Luckily Sony likewise has a big technical centre on-site with a big library of camera bodies and lenses for lending out. Im sure the unfortunate photographer can either have actually the cam fixed and/or get a replacement without excessive problem. Still, its likely to be approximately $10,000 of electronic camera devices that is now enjoying its aprés-ski in the repair centre.
As the individual in the video manages to gather the cam and stop it from travelling further, it is clearly a Sony brand name cam, most likely the A1 as Sony has a big presence at this years Winter Games and the A1 is its flagship video camera, popular with numerous photojournalists.
Weve all become aware of the Highland Fling, however have you become aware of the Downhill Electronic Camera Fling? One unlucky professional photographer at the Beijing Winter season Olympics chose to try their hand at developing a new competitive event when their Sony A1 somehow released itself from their grip and went off-piste down the snowy ski slopes to what looks like an unforeseen death.
The footage was caught by NBC Olympic coverage who filmed the rogue video camera taking its downhill debut, bits of plastic flying off it en route down.