Originally Posted by desertgrandma
Seriously, I'd leave it at home until you get the proper case......and even then, its not meant to handle much pressure.
These are delicate instruments......not like the cell phones we can drop and have them work like new.
Which I"ve done several times.
Before this, I owned a DX for a little over a year and subjected it to very harsh use; carrying it around in a backpack full of textbooks can certainty take its toll on a device. Maybe I'll have to baby my K3 a bit more, but I do have a gut feeling that the one I received was defective in some way.