Inside a Camera at 10,000fps - The Slow Mo Guys

  • Published on Jan 29, 2015
  • Gav shows you how insanely quick the inside of a DSLR camera moves when it takes a picture, by filming it at 10,000 fps.
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    Camera filmed is a Canon 7D.
    This video is a good demonstration of how a rolling shutter works.
    Shot with a Phantom Flex at 10,000fps
    Inside a camera at 10,000fps - The Slow Mo Guys
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Comments • 5 975

  • JerryFunHouse
    JerryFunHouse 3 days ago

    Anyone else had a blank Thumbnail?

  • shakyrah lodge
    shakyrah lodge 4 days ago

    loving the mullet look

  • who cares
    who cares 6 days ago

    this one was interesting

  • DEE cr
    DEE cr 8 days ago

    Next up

    How a slo mo camera works in slow motion.

  • Nick Hawdon
    Nick Hawdon 10 days ago

    The amount of panic I felt as you took the lens off and exposed the sensor for that long is indescribable

  • Kreacher
    Kreacher 13 days ago

    my dude the Phantoms you have look like Ghostbuster traps 💯

  • DarkGhost
    DarkGhost 13 days ago


  • Kaneda
    Kaneda 13 days ago

    That was absolutely fascinating. Thanks for the video- very well presented too.

  • G-Deluxe
    G-Deluxe 15 days ago

    A camera filmed a camera 👌

  • Daniel Grove Photo
    Daniel Grove Photo 16 days ago

    "Shutter speed" is a misnomer or overlooked term. The shutter is actually moving at roughly the same exact speed no matter what "shutter speed" settings you're using. What changes is how the curtains expose the sensor to light for different amounts of time. Perhaps we should call it (or atleast think of it and teach it) as "exposure time". But alas, it's too late to change everyones mind. Just putting it out there as some food for thought!

  • CH. Arslan
    CH. Arslan 16 days ago

    Please send me this canon camera. 😞.

  • mattt198654321
    mattt198654321 20 days ago

    You guys could really use some real microphones. With 8M views I think it's time

  • Harvester Of Tone
    Harvester Of Tone 23 days ago

    It's good to see you're still using the same old camera.

  • U Wut M8?
    U Wut M8? 23 days ago

    Wow... tnx for taking a pic of me while changing a cloth...

  • random plays
    random plays 23 days ago

    is there more of these videos

  • unit_511
    unit_511 25 days ago

    Maybe film a Phantom with another one on higher fps?

  • Akame Chan
    Akame Chan 25 days ago


  • Thalia Storm
    Thalia Storm 28 days ago

    I love this and the slow motion tv video haha, you can really see just how smart Gavin actually is

  • Aravind NC
    Aravind NC Month ago

    Interesting thanks.

  • In eMotion
    In eMotion Month ago

    a better example for the shutter effect is a rotorblade on an airplane. When the shutterfrequency is to high you have damnend "destroyed" propellers!

  • Parthiban Rajendran

    I want CCD back just to avoid this effect

  • Crazy Horsea
    Crazy Horsea Month ago

    I don't know camera was that mechanical. I've only use smartphone camera. And got only bits and pieces of using film camera when I was a kid.

  • Jeongheon Lee
    Jeongheon Lee Month ago

    used to think shutter simply moved faster and faster for faster shutter speeds... now I know its otherwise.

  • ronald ferreira
    ronald ferreira Month ago

    videotape the fastest gun shooter in the world claims he draws his gun and pockets it in an instant

  • whitey211
    whitey211 Month ago

    You can also see the effect of this by using a separate flash on the camera (not a flip up kind). Set the shutter speed to something like 1/300th of a second and take a picture with the flash. You will see a black bar at the bottom of your picture. That is because the bottom of the frame is covered by the curtain before being exposed by the flash. I think I got that's been a while since reading up on that.

  • Raptor Jesus
    Raptor Jesus Month ago


  • Gabriel Austria
    Gabriel Austria Month ago +2

    You film some crazy stuff with that camera and you only own one of them, well how about Casey Niestat he is just vlogging and he broke a LOT of camera's.😂

  • Matt Mars
    Matt Mars Month ago

    (The "Timelessness vs idea of "time" youtube,
    Hope u don't mind me posting link here, but it relates to how you see "timing" vs "lengths of captured streams of light" Ie 1000th of a "second" is in fact 300,000 km / 1,000 Ie a 300km stream of light (which itself varies in the image it's holds, from physical, start to physical end, see location 37:11 pos)

  • Matt Mars
    Matt Mars Month ago

    Ok in the still at 5:19, knowing the distance between the cork, face ( apologies, bad at names :) tee shirt etc, and , the speed of light, could you, someone, err, back calculate the details of the camera ? Speed of shutter scan, etc ?
    (Ps , excellent video , really get what you mean about appreciating what is in there, I've got 3 DSLRs from charity shops (!) Stunningly cheap , I do respect them, love computers etc (built a Sinclair zx80 :) , but didn't get the incredible micro engineering, thanks for showing us it :)
    Ps, love your stuff, it relates to my "A Brief History of Timelessness" videos, book.
    Thanks again

  • Arfan Eka Diandra
    Arfan Eka Diandra Month ago

    My first proper video.

  • vijayakumar R
    vijayakumar R Month ago

    That really superb. Is this the same funda in Nikon? In Zenit film SLR the shutter goes on sideways.

  • Strawbs
    Strawbs Month ago

    my 1300d cant even go 1080 60 :(

  • Mr. Trapezius
    Mr. Trapezius Month ago

    You have a mixed accent of British and American

    ADESH R Month ago

    Perfect companion 👏

  • weaktech
    weaktech Month ago

    0:57 'used'

  • Ismail Abousalem
    Ismail Abousalem Month ago


  • bhupathi reddy
    bhupathi reddy Month ago

    good and i thought the colors that you have designed

  • matthew wilkinson
    matthew wilkinson Month ago

    Why is it called a fast camara when it's slowmo

  • AdamG
    AdamG Month ago

    Brilliant video Could you slow motion high speed sync flash, I wanna see if it truly pulses :) cheers

  • Xenomorph Biologist - XX121

    You wanna know something sad? I’ve learned more from this video, than I’ve learned in my entire photography course in science

  • Miti Abulaiti
    Miti Abulaiti 2 months ago

    It is actually not the speed. it is about the gap size

  • Vas 808
    Vas 808 2 months ago

    Wow dan sure let himself go

  • Abigail Sockeye
    Abigail Sockeye 2 months ago

    Canon engineers watching this are like "well duh".

  • hahaha Li
    hahaha Li 2 months ago


  • hahaha Li
    hahaha Li 2 months ago

    what camera?

  • televisionalternativ
    televisionalternativ 2 months ago


  • Teste pra ver até onde Eu posso fazer meu nome

    now you need to that in a camera filming something, is the thing just opening and closing really fast non stop?

  • moochnhowzn
    moochnhowzn 2 months ago

    I have watched many camera and photography videos but I think that this is the best yet . It made it easy to enjoy and understand. Well done

  • Demir Zengin
    Demir Zengin 2 months ago +1

    0:00 I looked o my right bruh

  • August Reigns
    August Reigns 2 months ago

    i wasn't expecting my mind to be blown when i clicked play,
    but lo and behold,
    you did it.
    (....thank you..)

  • Nikhil Gavit
    Nikhil Gavit 2 months ago

    please lend me that camera , it will probably have a nice retirement life

  • Listen to Fin.
    Listen to Fin. 2 months ago

    The flex looks like the ghost trapper from ghostbusters.

  • Павел Глухих

    a lot of mirror vibration,shame Canon...

  • Max Miesen
    Max Miesen 2 months ago +1

    WHY is it that bitting your tongue accidentally hurts but when you bite it on purpose it doesn't hurt...

    Also stop biting your tongue wtf is wrong with you.

  • Mark van Willigen
    Mark van Willigen 2 months ago

    In reality your shutter has only one speed! The so called SYNC Speed which is a exposure time of 1/60 (older cameras) up to 1/320 (new cameras) Rest of shutter speeds are done this way. Longer (slower) than sync: just let the second curtain (shutter blades) wait for the correct time after the first travelled the full distance. Faster speeds: the second follows the first before the first has reached the end. That way every line of the sensor is EXPOSED to light for a shorter time before it is covered by the second shutter curtain. A shorter EXPOSURE TIME.

  • Noir_ktn
    Noir_ktn 2 months ago

    dude trashed a 7d

  • yuzoookun
    yuzoookun 2 months ago

    Hoy are talking about XX century cameras

  • jl2you
    jl2you 2 months ago

    Yes, very informative video, but . . .
    . . . thumb down, because of completely silly and inconscient experience by popping the cork in the face near the eye.
    Please, think twice before experimenting.

  • MaximusVidius
    MaximusVidius 2 months ago

    August 2018

    DJ DRUM DELREY 2 months ago

    I’m looking for least expensive video camera that do up to 10000fps slow mo

  • ryan wilfred
    ryan wilfred 2 months ago

    when this video isn't even 60fps

  • Alexander Taylor
    Alexander Taylor 2 months ago

    Hi Gav,
    I am an instructor at a community college. Is it possible to enable Closed Captioning for your videos (particularly this one) so I can show them to my class? Thank you!

  • Norfolk250
    Norfolk250 2 months ago

    Now I get it - that ‘I’ am not myopic, my CAMERA SHUTTER is! That’s why, when I take shot of a vertical, it shows-up slanted ever-so slightly. It’s not me, it’s it!!!!

  • Roland Lee
    Roland Lee 2 months ago

    The real mystery is... if the shutters keep coming down.. how many of them are there? Where do they come from? And where do they go?

  • leotownsend
    leotownsend 2 months ago

    very cool

  • nisja vargas
    nisja vargas 2 months ago

    2018! your camera wants to say "I'M IRREPLACEABLE" (cute camera / master relationship there)

  • 8Bit Gamer
    8Bit Gamer 2 months ago

    This is why mirrorless has an advantage.

  • Guillermo Ivani
    Guillermo Ivani 3 months ago

    Do you know the difference between "normal shooting" and "Silent Shooting"?

  • Plauze
    Plauze 3 months ago

    So over three Years later, is this Camera still in Use?

  • Gabriel Emanuel
    Gabriel Emanuel 3 months ago

    2:14 you're looking like Shaggy from Scooby Doo!
    Try to wear a green T-shirt!
    Anyway, thanks for these very useful informations! (Now i'm serious)

  • Kartikey Singh
    Kartikey Singh 3 months ago

    I learned so much new things.

  • Lindis Webb
    Lindis Webb 3 months ago

    I feel like the reviewed didn't read the instructions on how to use this device? Specifically, the instructions specifically state how to balance this device to conserve battery power and have an optimal experience. So I suppose the advice on using this device is READ THE MANUAL.

  • BHV Vlogs BTS
    BHV Vlogs BTS 3 months ago


  • Abdullah Usman
    Abdullah Usman 3 months ago

    Love the love he has for the little 7D :) Awww....

  • TheCentaury
    TheCentaury 3 months ago

    I miss something in this video. I see when you hit the button to take a picture, the mirror go up then ta first shutter goes down. After that a second shutter goes down then the mirror go back down. However, each time you hit the button, we are back with the first shutter while we ended with the second shutter closed. When do they move back in place ?

  • hopeless land games
    hopeless land games 3 months ago

    wheres ur partner?u fired him?

  • Lawry McCarthy
    Lawry McCarthy 3 months ago

    For an otherwise excellent video, that opening sentence irritates me. "...when you take a picture with a regular viewfinder camera...."etc. The Canon A1300 and A810 are rare oddities, so few non-toy digital cameras have a separate path optical viewfinder and even the A1300 & A810 only use them as an option to save power from the LPS and provide a touch of nostalgia. Virtually all serious non-DSLR digital cameras have some form of EVF and/or LPS and are effectively single lens. Note: That didn't start with the modern 'mirrorless digital cameras' it has been true for decades.

  • Michał Sosnowski
    Michał Sosnowski 3 months ago

    Thanks for showing and explaining!

  • TubeYou
    TubeYou 3 months ago

    good information i learned from this video

  • Fabian Aguirre
    Fabian Aguirre 3 months ago

    Ever considered using a proper microphone?

  • Shadow Heart
    Shadow Heart 3 months ago

    No wonder these things are expensive; so much tech and sophistication.
    I wonder how fully digital ones compare and if they will make these mechanical options obsolete?

  • peter paker
    peter paker 3 months ago

    1.8k dislikes ? How ?

  • Dan DanDan
    Dan DanDan 3 months ago

    And now imagine that they were able to do that like in the 60ties and fully mechanically.

  • xXAngelmlXx
    xXAngelmlXx 3 months ago

    You’re gonna die before that 7d breaker up. These cameras are built as a tank.

  • Витя Маслов
    Витя Маслов 3 months ago


  • bilbil
    bilbil 3 months ago

    egotistical bore.

    THE16THPHANTOM 3 months ago

    learned so much in 7:12 minutes. got all my childhood questions about cameras answered.

  • Turbat G
    Turbat G 3 months ago +1

    Didn't expect this to be so educational

  • Michael Van Camp
    Michael Van Camp 3 months ago

    Smart gavin = my favorite gavin

  • Luis Fernando Alonso Diez

    Only a little mistake, when you say that in a high speed picture the top of the picture is a little bit older than te bottom is wrong, the image is projected on the sensor by the lens upside down, so the bottom of the pic is a little bit older than the top, you have the perfect example in the next part of the video, when you put the bare lens in front of your camera and pass your hand in front of it, you're moving the hand from upside to downside, but in the image the hand moves donwnside to upside

  • soroush safarzadeh
    soroush safarzadeh 4 months ago

    So useful. Thanx for the info

  • Happy Fox
    Happy Fox 4 months ago

    fun fact, our eyes see the same way as a camera shutter lens works, our view of the world is upside down but it gets flipped before it reaches the brain.
    More of a fun fact, human eyes see 25fps the rest is blurred effect where our brain is guessing the motion of where the object travelled so that your brain makes sense of where the object travelled.

  • joseph childers
    joseph childers 4 months ago

    You should do a cell phone camera in slow motion

  • Andrew Ferguson
    Andrew Ferguson 4 months ago

    Canon ! FTW

  • iannickCZ
    iannickCZ 4 months ago

    if these 2 pairs of "slats" or "lamelæ" in front of chip falls down....what is happening next time? Is it moving backwards....from bottom to up?

  • geebee75
    geebee75 4 months ago

    If you want a fast, excellent DSLR get a Sony. It's mirrorless - which means no delay waiting for a mirror to flip up. Never understood why everyone goes to Canon when it's not the superior camera out there for fast shots.

    • Glen Greig
      Glen Greig Month ago

      You're not just buying a camera, you're buying into a system and both Canon and Nikon have a massive ecosystem around their gear, both genuine equipment, 3rd party compatible equipment and service. These ecosystems take decades to develop and while Sony seem to be making some in-roads, many shooters still choose Canon/Nikon. If you choose your gear based on one aspect of one component, you're not looking at the bigger picture. Not to mention that many photographers have massive investments in those ecosystems, I'm only an amateur and still have many thousands invested in Canon.

  • mupps420
    mupps420 4 months ago

    And this is 1/100th of the engineering in an slr. No more price complaints from me!!

  • RandomTechS@#T
    RandomTechS@#T 4 months ago

    Poor mirror getting slammed like that million times

  • Odyssea Hadjioannou
    Odyssea Hadjioannou 4 months ago

    Rolling shutter is why propellers do the floppy thing in videos.

  • Андрей Я
    Андрей Я 4 months ago

    Много болтовни, мало шоу.