The QX100 is a freaking bizarre camera. It looks like just a big lens barrel, but it’s actually a whole camera. No matter what you think of its odd appearance, though, on the inside, its guts are indisputably glorious. Here’s a look at what’s inside.
The teardown reveals many of the RX100 guts we already knew would be inside the camera, including a 20-megapixel, one-inch image sensor and Carl Zeiss zoom lens that opens all the way up to f/1.8. But one fascinating tidbit we didn’t know is that every single Sony camera contains at least one copper screw to help maintain the “charge balance” of the entire gadget.