Many travelers worry that airport x-ray machines will damage their camera's memory or the memory cards. So far, there is little proof that airport x-ray screening machines can damage your camera's memory cards and images. The airlines often warn about damage to film from x-ray machines - not digital media.
Rather than being worried about x-ray exposure, some believe that digital equipment is affected more by magnetic exposure, particularly to the magnetic hand-held wands and metal detectors. Some also believe that you should avoid the drive motors of conveyor belts by placing your camera far away from the beginning of the belt.
If you are still worried about losing your images or damage to your camera, you can do the following for some peace of mind:
While the jury is still out on the amount of damage airport screenings can cause to your digital camera, having some common sense for protecting your digital camera and safekeeping your images is an important step any photographer should take.
On average they should last about 3 hours. When not using the camera, try not to keep it on because that could waste the battery. However also try not to turn it on and off constantly because it could damage the camera faster.
To avoid cell phone damage at airport security, place the cell phone in the basket at the security station. Do not put the phone in your pocket or in your purse or bag.
Because they don't hurt people
Yes, Kristi smokes but she is very careful to never do it on camera or in public, so as not to damage her squeeky clean image.
Depends on how much damage.
Airport XRAY machines do not damage digital camcorders. You may want to consider making a backup copy of the information on the hard drive first though.
No, X-Rays can only damage some types of camera film, which do not exist in digital cameras. There should be a warning sign before you scan anything in an X-ray.
No, it will damage the components.
not normally nowadays. The higher the film asa/iso(same thing)the greater the risk. You can usually ask to have film examined separately.
they are very sensitive and in case dropped would damage them alot
NO can hurt film depending on speed of film
Hard drives are really good protected, you can damage if you are shaking a hard drive extrimely hard. The travel hard drive series made using special technologies and it's not that easy to damage them. It's unlikey that your hard drive was damaged by airport security machines. You could break if you have dropped it.
If in doubt, take it by hand. Pass the digital picture frame to security and be prepared to show them that it really is just a picture frame