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Re: Canon beats Nikon in accidental damage tests
« Reply #15 on: May 24, 2013, 01:24:16 AM »
It's a comparison not a scientific test... it would need to be repeated many more times...  I think the message you can take back is that the cameras can take a beating...  more than a lot of people realise! :)


Well the cameras may be able to take a beating in the sense they still function, but the AF units seem to be the weakest link. Drop a modern dslr onto anything but a soft surface and there's every chance your AF accuracy will suffer.

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Re: Canon beats Nikon in accidental damage tests
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Re: Canon beats Nikon in accidental damage tests
« Reply #16 on: May 24, 2013, 02:39:59 AM »
Is the drop really 4 foot? compared to the woman and the B&H employee heights, it looks to me like at least 5 foot.

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Re: Canon beats Nikon in accidental damage tests
« Reply #17 on: May 24, 2013, 05:45:29 AM »
I always find these "drop tests" entertaining but I never make my purchase decisions based on some crazy experimental drops.
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Re: Canon beats Nikon in accidental damage tests
« Reply #18 on: May 24, 2013, 06:55:50 AM »
I bashed my 450D loads, and it is alive and kicking (just)...  I think people underestimate how tough even the entry level bodies are...
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Re: Canon beats Nikon in accidental damage tests
« Reply #19 on: May 24, 2013, 08:19:07 AM »
Try to convince a statistician that a sample depth of one makes a valid test. Now THAT would be entertaining!

BTW, many years ago I dropped a D30 from the top of a 220 foot tower and it landed on a concrete pad. It did not survive.
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Re: Canon beats Nikon in accidental damage tests
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