Ouch: Canon and Nikon Film SLRs Get Crushed in a Hydraulic Press

The Hydraulic Press Channel on YouTube has amassed over 1 million subscribers by sharing videos of various objects getting crushed by a powerful hydraulic press. For its latest video, the channel decided to crush some vintage Canon and Nikon SLR camera gear.

“In the process, we are going to find out, finally, which is better: Nikon or Canon,” says factory owner Lauri Vuohensilta. If you’re at all a fan of cameras, you may want to look away…

Vuohensilta also decided to see how an old Canon lens holds up…

The aftermath of the “experiment” was not a pretty sight. Newly created pancake cameras and a pancake lens:


This is the same YouTube channel that flattened a Nikon P300 digital camera back in March and a rolling GoPro camera in May.