Monday, May 28, 2012

Canon 7D Survival Test

The nice people at DigitalRev TV are a little crazy.  But they are crazy in an entertaining way.  In this video, Kai puts a Canon 7D through a series of torture tests.  Can this DSLR survive being hit with a truck, immersed and frozen, shot, thawed and burned?

I'm not going to give away the ending.  However, I probably don't need to coddle my 60D as much after watching this test.

I have to admit that this was pretty excessive.  I would not try this with my own camera.  I certainly wouldn't go quite as far over the top as Kai. I'm not quite that childish.

Even with all that, I am reminded of the photojournalist who died in the collapse of one of the World Trade Center towers.  His Canon DSLR was found smashed in the rubble.  While the camera was well beyond the point of ever functioning again, the files on the CF card could still be retrieved.  I'm impressed with how far imaging technology has come.


  1. Wish it were in English. The camera body is one thing, but LCDs die easily, and nothing was shown as to what worked after each stage.

    1. I have to say that Kai is an acquired taste. He is very much a product of the Youtube era. Sometimes that means bumping the volume up to 11 and being way over the top. In this case, no, he was not very systematic. However, some of his lens and camera reviews are really well done and concentrate on practicality.

      My favorite series on DigitalRevTV is when they hand really crappy cameras to professional photographers. Imagine shooting action at a skate park with a Lego camera. It's fun watching how creative they get with limited equipment.


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