Nikon D3S Survives High Speed Tumble from Motorcycle

So we know DSLR cameras can survive plunges down cliffs (but not being trapped in a burning car), but what about being dropped onto pavement while traveling at high speeds? Shahrizan Jeffri Aziz was covering the Tour de Langkawi on a motorcycle when the unthinkable happened: his Nikon D3S and 300mm f/2.8 lens flew out of his hands and “spread all over the road”.

Miraculously the camera still functioned perfectly and, after having its “flesh wounds” covered up with duct tape, was soon back in action.

(via Nikon Rumors)

  • Davidcorona

    Nikon should raplace or repair the camera of this man and gain a lot o free media coverage and publicity.

  • Chung Dha Lam

    I though there would be a vid footage a camera crash to bad its just a talk and showing the bumped up camera.

  • Scottfoto

    The same thing happened to my 5DMkII and 16-35mm f/2.8. The lens broke off at the lens mount ($150 repair instead of $1600 new lens). The camera only had a few scrapes on it and no serious damage. I dropped it off my motorbike in Indonesia.

  • Anonymous

    I dropped my iphone 4 feet off the ground the other day and it shattered.