How robust is a D800?

Started Jan 1, 2014 | Discussions thread
OP golf1982 Contributing Member • Posts: 744
Re: How robust is a D800?

okephoto wrote:

bigconig wrote:

I dropped my D700 twice with no damage the 800 once cracked the chassis in two places. This however is totally unscientific so who knows if it means anything other than I need to stop dropping my cameras.

The good news is 10 days in Mellville and my 800 was back to me in brand new condition for $300

I just sent my D800 in to Nikon Canada after some issues and they have come back with impact damage and the chassis is cracked. I have been told that the camera is toast, buy a new one.
Funny thing is, to my knowledge the camera has never been dropped or hit and I don't use long lenses.

Do you know if they replaced the chassis in your case?

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As you know it is not impact damage then the frame must have been defective from the start. Well worth arguing the point.

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