hs50EXR Can bounce!

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TAGRIFFIN Contributing Member • Posts: 851
hs50EXR Can bounce!

My hs50 fell out of the tripod mount last night whilst carrying it back into the house....and from a height of, oh, 3 feet, the camera landed on a hardwood floor and bounced about 5 inches high! Lens cap came off and the memory card door opened and that was it!
Doesn't appear to be any damage and, thus far, everything seems to be functioning fine.

Kinda thought the camera would stay in the mount but a lesson learned and, of course, you get what you pay for!

Tim

jcmarfilph Veteran Member • Posts: 7,592
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Good thing the lens did not separate from the body. I remember one fella who dropped his HS10 and then it's a useless cam afterwards. Dunno if you can use the separated lens and convert it into TC

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TAGRIFFIN OP Contributing Member • Posts: 851
Re: hs50EXR Can bounce!

jcmarfilph wrote:

Good thing the lens did not separate from the body. I remember one fella who dropped his HS10 and then it's a useless cam afterwards. Dunno if you can use the separated lens and convert it into TC

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Doesn't seem to have done any damage whatsoever!

Tim

MitchyK7 Regular Member • Posts: 131
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I dropped mine about the same height, but luckily onto thick carpet. Good to know these cams are more resilient than earlier HS models.

Peter71951 Contributing Member • Posts: 553
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TAGRIFFIN wrote:

My hs50 fell out of the tripod mount last night whilst carrying it back into the house....and from a height of, oh, 3 feet, the camera landed on a hardwood floor and bounced about 5 inches high! Lens cap came off and the memory card door opened and that was it!
Doesn't appear to be any damage and, thus far, everything seems to be functioning fine.

Kinda thought the camera would stay in the mount but a lesson learned and, of course, you get what you pay for!

Tim

OK mr. Paul Till, now it's your turn to do this from a height of about 4 feet, because the X-S1 is more expensive. To proove that the X-S1 is more solid build than the HS50. We don't pay attention to the lens droop before or after.

Peter

wymjym Veteran Member • Posts: 5,478
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Peter71951 wrote:

TAGRIFFIN wrote:

My hs50 fell out of the tripod mount last night whilst carrying it back into the house....and from a height of, oh, 3 feet, the camera landed on a hardwood floor and bounced about 5 inches high! Lens cap came off and the memory card door opened and that was it!
Doesn't appear to be any damage and, thus far, everything seems to be functioning fine.

Kinda thought the camera would stay in the mount but a lesson learned and, of course, you get what you pay for!

Tim

OK mr. Paul Till, now it's your turn to do this from a height of about 4 feet, because the X-S1 is more expensive. To proove that the X-S1 is more solid build than the HS50. We don't pay attention to the lens droop before or after.

Peter

I tote my XS1 with me all of the time in a soft bag attached to the rear rack of my ebike.

Last month I failed to zip up the flap and while zipping into my property I heard a clunk. The XS1 had popped out of the bag and threw itself onto the (hard packed clay) driveway. Height = 48"

I have always had a step-up ring and 72mm 'Nikon' pinch cap on this camera (love the pinch cap and have a lot of 72 filters). The cap was scratched and there was some dirt inside of the tripod mount....that was all I could see. The camera works as it did pre 'bouncing down the drive', no better....no worse. I am certain that if the lens had been extended and it had hit on that protrusion this story would have a different ending.

wj

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Peter71951 Contributing Member • Posts: 553
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wymjym wrote:

Peter71951 wrote:

TAGRIFFIN wrote:

My hs50 fell out of the tripod mount last night whilst carrying it back into the house....and from a height of, oh, 3 feet, the camera landed on a hardwood floor and bounced about 5 inches high! Lens cap came off and the memory card door opened and that was it!
Doesn't appear to be any damage and, thus far, everything seems to be functioning fine.

Kinda thought the camera would stay in the mount but a lesson learned and, of course, you get what you pay for!

Tim

OK mr. Paul Till, now it's your turn to do this from a height of about 4 feet, because the X-S1 is more expensive. To proove that the X-S1 is more solid build than the HS50. We won't pay attention to the lens droop before or after.

Peter

I tote my XS1 with me all of the time in a soft bag attached to the rear rack of my ebike.

Last month I failed to zip up the flap and while zipping into my property I heard a clunk. The XS1 had popped out of the bag and threw itself onto the (hard packed clay) driveway. Height = 48"

I have always had a step-up ring and 72mm 'Nikon' pinch cap on this camera (love the pinch cap and have a lot of 72 filters). The cap was scratched and there was some dirt inside of the tripod mount....that was all I could see. The camera works as it did pre 'bouncing down the drive', no better....no worse. I am certain that if the lens had been extended and it had hit on that protrusion this story would have a different ending.

wj

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nikonfujicanonandricoh

This encouraging answer from you will certainly persuade Paul to cooperate with this experiment

Peter

wymjym Veteran Member • Posts: 5,478
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what? raise it to 5' with the lens extended.......

sort of hoping it would be sharper after the 'natural' shock alighnment attempt.

wj

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Peter71951 Contributing Member • Posts: 553
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wymjym wrote:

what? raise it to 5' with the lens extended.......

sort of hoping it would be sharper after the 'natural' shock alighnment attempt.

wj

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nikonfujicanonandricoh

Well, you know he is THE man who stated over and over again that the HS50 is an inferior toycam and the X-S1 is far superior. Let's wait for his video.

Peter

jcmarfilph Veteran Member • Posts: 7,592
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Peter71951 wrote:

wymjym wrote:

what? raise it to 5' with the lens extended.......

sort of hoping it would be sharper after the 'natural' shock alighnment attempt.

wj

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nikonfujicanonandricoh

Well, you know he is THE man who stated over and over again that the HS50 is an inferior toycam and the X-S1 is far superior. Let's wait for his video.

Peter

+1 lol. X-S1 was built like a tank. Let's see!

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tazmac Regular Member • Posts: 360
Re: hs50EXR Can bounce!

Paul is not digging this thread now!

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