Will vibration from cycling damage my camera?

Started 3 months ago | Discussions thread
teejaywhy Regular Member • Posts: 360
Re: It depends on the camera

Angrymagpie wrote:

Thanks for sharing your experience. The specific camera I’m planning to take with me is a Canon G5Xii. It’s not exactly a “cheap” camera, so I thought I’d check with other DPR members’ experiences first.
From reading most of the comments, I get the impression that it should be ok. But one notable difference between my proposed use case and most of other cases mentioned so far is, it seems that most people carry their camera with a backpack of some kind. I’m not an expert at all, but I suspect the difference is more than just padding - your body essentially becomes a shock absorber of sort, absorbing much of the vibration, whereas with a stem bag or a saddle bag on a road bike, I suspect the transfer of the vibration from the road would be much greater (?)

Anyhow, I think I’ll give it a try and be extra careful, slow down for speed bumps and when the road gets choppy

Thanks for sharing again!

The best way to avoid camera damage is to keep it in its case in the closet.

Oh, but you won't be able to capture photos, which is why we have cameras.  A camera is a tool and designed to be used.  Take normal precautions but there is always a risk for accident.

Me thinks you worry too much.

Take that camera out and use it!

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