Watch This Waterjet Slice Through a Canon SLR Camera Like a Stick of Butter

There's more than one way to skin a cat—and also dissect a camera.

For some weird reason there's something incredibly satisfying about watching objects being destroyed in extreme ways. It all started with a video that sought to answer once and for all if a piece of paper can be folded more than 7 times. (It cannot.) 11 million views later, The Hydraulic Press Channel's 1.5 million subscribers get to watch them crush everything from bearing balls, plastics, and even the almighty Nokia phone.

But now, it's all about the Waterjet Channel, which uploads videos demonstrating the awesome power of, you guessed it, a waterjet as it cuts through a variety of materials you'd never expect water to even faze. In their latest video, you get to see a 60,000 psi waterjet cutter dissect a Canon ELAN 7S SLR camera, including the lens. Check it out below:

If that wasn't enough gear destruction for you, don't worry, there is so much more. Though it's fun to see a stream of water cut through the innards of a camera, there's just something hypnotizing about watching a camera's components come popping out as a hydraulic press comes bearing down on it. (That was unnecessarily and unintentionally graphic.) Here are all of the videos from The Hydraulic Press Channel in which they crush cameras. Enjoy!

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I still have that camera (ELAN 7E) in almost new (you say mint or something like that?) condition.

November 12, 2016 at 4:00PM, Edited November 12, 4:00PM

Ulises Bravo
Filmmaker, DP

Typical garbage V-Retard posts. Everything that is wrong with mankind right here. There's plenty of non-working cameras and they have to destroy something that productive people spent years creating.

The only value these two morons have is as organ donors. Nothing more.

November 12, 2016 at 5:26PM


I second your opinion. What a waste. I think nowadays, Youtube "likes" or "views" are more important than anything else.

November 12, 2016 at 8:44PM


I don't think it's garbage. You get to see the innards of a camera and lens and their construction. Informative.
This one may be water only but, most waterjets used to cut metal or glass, have an abrasive (often garnet) added to the water stream.

November 13, 2016 at 8:31AM, Edited November 13, 8:31AM

Richard Krall

Some of you guys never fail to Disappoint because you are all accomplished film makers and dont have time for off topic posts! yawl full of F#@kin Sh!+!. go read something else then! V... don't let these asses get to you!

November 14, 2016 at 7:26AM, Edited November 14, 7:26AM

Wentworth Kelly
DP/Colorist/Drone Op