I thought this Nikon D300 was tough but the entry level Canon Rebel XT might be tougher. It plunged 3000ft during a skydiving after it got accidentally detached from a parachuting instructor’s helmet mount. When the owner eventually found it on the ground, the camera only suffered some minor damages and it could still work! The camera’s companion, a Sony camcorder, didn’t fare so well and was pronounced dead on the spot.
The story, originally posted here, seems to be amazing enough to get picked up by many places like CNet, Engadget, Photo District News, and Canon Rumors. I’d call this one lucky camera and the story seems believable but if you smell something fishy you are probably not alone.