It’s unlikely you’ll ever need to protect your digital photos from extreme elements (and if you have a 7D you know your camera will make it) but as the saying goes, it’s better to be safe than sorry — and apparently hard drives don’t get much safer than the Slilicon Power A80. In a video that’s equal parts fun and demonstration, photographer Benjamin Von Wong put the hard drive through a series of unrealistically harsh tests, making sure it still worked after each one. Read more…
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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.
In this social media age, companies are constantly dreaming up all kinds of random ideas for demonstrating the benefits of their products, and hoping that the videos will go viral (an example would be this bulletproof glass CEO that literally stood behind his product). A couple of years ago, Phase One wanted to demonstrate the durability of its digital backs for medium format cameras, so they came up with the “African Elephant Durability Test.” The test proved conclusively that if you’re going into environments where elephants might be looking to stomp on your camera, don’t bring along your $14,000+ Hasselblad back — bring a Phase One back instead!
Camera review sites should start subjecting the latest DSLRs to this test. It’d certainly be an interesting addition to camera reviews.