Professional studio camera. A culmination of many years of Sony technology and expertise at the time. Attractively designed, with streamlined styling that highlights how well-integrated the unit is. The side is completely bare except for a handle, making the camera's internal parts easily accessible for maintenance as needed. A skeleton of highly durable die-cast aluminum reinforces the body and distinguishes this camera as high-end equipment. For easier operation, the viewfinder is closer to the optical axis, lowering the center of gravity.