Sony A7R II camera reportedly killed by a driverless car and its laser technology

Perhaps the most exciting news to come out of CES 2019 wasn't the camera releases, as there were relatively few, but a freak incident that may have broken a camera, and it was all down to driverless car technology.

At CES Jit Ray Chowdhury, himself an autonomous engineer, took a picture of an autonomous car using lidar technology with his Sony A7R II camera. 

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Marc Chacksfield

A technology journalist who has been in the industry for 17 years, Marc is the former editor-in-chief of TechRadar and has also steered the ship for technology brands including T3, Tom's Hardware and Tom's Guide, and is currently the director of Shortlist Media and co-owner of 

An expert in the field of camera phones and mobile tech, Marc has been a long-time specialist when it comes to phone reviews, hands-on coverage, reviews and rumors. As a frequent visitor to big trade shows like CES, he has also had boots on the ground for the latest camera announcements and breaking developments in fields such as 8K video.