Nikon D850 might just be the toughest camera ever after surviving a cliff fall

Nikon D850 falls off cliff
A battered and bruised Nikon D850 after surviving a cliff fall and months in the elements (Image credit: Twitter)

Not many cameras would survive falling from a cliff and being exposed to the elements for several months. Even cameras that say they’re weather-resistant or weatherproof I'm a bit unsure about how much I trust them and you won’t catch me shooting in downpours out of fear of losing all my work. And yet somehow, pictures from a Nikon D850 dropped off a cliff have been recovered – much to the owner's delight.

We all know how good the Nikon D850 is when it comes to resolution and focusing. In fact, it probably has one of the best focusing systems on any DSLR ever but no one could’ve predicted that it was rugged enough to survive months outside. We're not too sure whether the camera itself still works but it was able to protect the memory cards enough that the photos could be saved. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.