Having performed many damage and durability tests in my lab, I will say that NASA would have demanded my resignation if I pulled a "Scientific Test" like that. For them to call it scientific is a affront to engineers and scientists.
The first rule of a test is that it be repeatable so that a person anywhere can do the same test and have the same results. There is no way this test is repeatable.
Its just a stunt, not a test.
True. I wonder if SquareTrade will change the insurance costs for Canon cameras after this 'scientific test'
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When it comes to gear, it is better to vote with your wallet. Bitching on online forums like a lunatic doesn't get you anywhere!