How robust is a D800?

Started Jan 1, 2014 | Discussions thread
rubank Senior Member • Posts: 1,019
Not very

I tripped on my front porch and tha D800 took a hit on the wooden stairstep which resulted in a cracked bottom panel just beside the battery door.

On the other hand, once my D300 with lens fell from 1,5 meters onto a wooden indoors floor without anything happening to the camera body.

So I´d say some materials used in the D800 (like the bottom panel) seem quite fragile, even if in my case the cracked panel hasn´t affected the camera operation in any way. Maybe the rubber gasket around the battery door no longer is effective, but I don´t care enough to have it fixed (it´s just a tool).

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