...and it survived! Thankfully! I was walking down our gravel driveway and my foot slipped on some loose gravel and down I went, along with my camera around my neck. The D40 slammed off of the gravel with a nice bounce. I was pretty distressed, but it's no worse for the wear. Just got some dust on it. Still works perfectly well, to my GREAT relief. It took me a long time to get the money together for my camera. Just thought I'd share. Even the entry level cameras can be tough!