You may never have seen a test of an HDSLR like this… we've shown you them burning before, but those guys went after total destruction. In this “test” (note it is by no way scientific), DigitalRev goes after a 7D to see just how durable it is.
Obviously, we do not encourage you to try this with your camera – the folks at DigitalRev are professionals and seem to be loaded with money to put the camera thru this. Do not try this at home (but work is ok… haha!)
I personally wanted to see the camera work after they had frozen it.
I've done several accidental drop tests with my Canon EOS 5D Mark II and it is amazingly in great shape.
Canon 7D – Hardcore Durability Test
We have proven it: the Canon 7D is immortal. Kind of. In this video, we find out how durable the Canon EOS 7D with serial number 580516676 is by: Hitting it with a car; Dropping it down some steps on a wheelchair; Freezing it, soaking it, and setting fire to it. Find out what happens here.Special Thanks to:eHobbyAsia: www.ehobbyasia.com- For providing the airsoft gun and advice on airsoft stuff! Time One Logistics Company- For helping us with the car crash scene!Disclaimer: Please do NOT attempt to repeat any of these tests. Always follow the manufacturer user instruction when using your product. DigitalRev cannot be held responsible for the damage to your equipment if any attempt is made to repeat any of these tests.
(cover photo credit: snap from the video)