A Look At the Awesome Camera Gear the Associated Press Will Use To Photograph the Olympics

By Andrew Liszewski on at

If you don't want to feel inadequate about the camera gear you tote around all day, you might want to skip this behind-the-scenes look at the gear the Associated Press will be using to capture the 2012 Olympic games.

In addition to the remotely operated robotic camera rigs that will snap photos as close to the athletes as possible, the news agency is also using a new underwater setup that allows them to download stunning images of Olympic swimmers the second they're captured. Which is a big improvement over previous systems that—believe it or not—required someone to swim down to the camera between events to manually retrieve a memory card. Do you think that maybe voided the warranty? [YouTube via PetaPixel]