Canon-7d-destroyed-224x179We've been testing cameras for performance in ideal conditions, and also in not-so-ideal conditions, but this is just ridiculous. Kai Wong and the guys over at DigitalRev were kindly donated a Canon 7D to see how much punishment that little camera could take. The 7D has a magnesium alloy body, so it's much more capable of handling inclement weather -- but what if it were frozen in a block of ice, or set on fire? Could it still take photos? Check out the video below to find out.

Kai Wong and DigitalRev destroy a Canon 7D:

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Don't try this at home with any camera you have, but if you've got a Canon 7D or any DSLR with a metal body, there's a good chance it will survive a heck of a lot of impact and stress. There are a few simple things that can be replaced on these DSLRs without too much difficulty, one of them being the plastic cover over the LCD on the back of the camera. I've done this multiple times with cameras and there are plenty of good tutorials out there to show you how to do it. It's remarkable that after the lengthy beating this camera was given, that it was still able to take a photo, and the autofocus and mirror were both still working.

Anyone have any camera horror stories like the one above?

[via The Verge & DigitalRev]