Most cameras whether they are analogue or digital will withstand a low level fall onto a soft surface like grass. Falling from a height onto concrete, wooden floor etc is quite a different matter. In 1988, my much loved Canon T90 fell off the top of the tripod (way back then I didn't have quick release plates!) and crashed onto the gravel walking track. The fall chewed the left hand side of the body at the rear cover opening and dented the periphery of the 24-105mm lens (which later required work to realign it). There are some behemoths about that will easily take a bad fall: The EOS 1n, 1V and to a lesser degree the EOS 3. Historically it is the lens that will be damaged, not the body. I think all analogue photographers should use the T90 at least once in a lifetime: it is truly a wunderkind (at that time): smooth, fast, easy to navigate, well-balanced, weather resistant and accurate. Glitches with power consumption are the only chink in its armour, but that wouldn't turn me off romancing it again.