Hardcore Durability Test Looks to See Just How Much the Canon 7D Can Take

It goes without saying that nobody should ever test their camera’s limits where durability is concerned (so please, don’t try any of this at home); but in the interest of science (or lunacy?) someone volunteered their Canon 7D and asked the folks over at DigitalRev to see just how much the camera could really take before it gave up its digital ghost.

The incredibly thing is that after they ran into it, dropped it down stairs (sort of), froze it, and set it on fire, the camera still would not quit. Of couse it was a sad, burnt shadow of what it had started out as, but to it’s credit, that 7D never stopped taking pictures.

Canon 7D – Hardcore Durability Test (via ISO1200)

  • arttyIV

    I wish I had that kind of luck with my 7D. I baby my camera, and I’ve had to send it into canon twice in the last month for a sensor failure, and color streaking in the live view feed.

  • Osmosisstudios

    DigitalRev = no view.  Kai is insufferable.

  • Kyoshibecker

    Ive killed 3 7d’s myself…  Funny because Ive dropped my D200 down a rock wall, dunked my D90 twice (and it has fallen 8ft onto concrete) and they still work. The 7D is tough if you happen to get a good one…

  • bayek

    Kai is great. I like his sense of humor :)

  • Carla Huntington

    I know…I’ve done it all. I also stand out on jetties in the middle of hurricanes with it. Other photographers look at the state of my camera and ask, “What the heck did you do?” Of which I reply, “everything!” It takes a licking and keeps on ticking….oops, that motto has been taken. Noise problem, not really. I take low light concert photo’s and it’s fine. Maybe you need a different lens? I take a lot of my low lights with the ultra cheap Canon 50mm and it’s been wonderful. I do have to replace the lens every year but it’s so cheap it’s worth it. Love the 7d!

  • michaelp42

    Urgh.  What an idiot!

  • 9inchnail

     I second that. Wouldn’t be the same without him.

  • Mike Teller

    My cat vomited on my camera and then the dog came over to investigate. Eric (the dog) proceeded to lick up the cat’s vomit but in the process knocked the camera down the staircase.  Eric followed the camera down and continued to lick the cat vomit off.

    To my absolute surprise the camera still worked fine but it smelled really bad and had a small impact mark.

  • Rank

     haha…loved this!

  • Albin Roussel

    best comment ever!

  • Guest

    And yet my 5DII has been in for repair twice and now the shutter button isn’t very responsive.

  • Wisnaeme

    The only that I need to know is, What’s your cat’s name?

  • davidwai90

    my 7D didn’t last… not even in the rain.

  • SamanthaPaige

    after all that it might have still worked but you probably killed the sensor, it might take pics but after all that the pictures probably come out looking like shit. But I’m not really a canon user Nikon will always be my Camera of choice