Sony NEX and rain

Started Apr 9, 2013 | Discussions thread
ProfHankD Veteran Member • Posts: 5,857
Moisture inside

zackiedawg wrote:

all were cared for with basic logic - carefully cleaned off, dabbed, wiped, and polished as needed.

Just to be precise, the NEX bodies are relatively good about being exposed to surface water, etc. However:

  • Don't let the water, etc., get into the camera. Dry them off as best you can and never store a wet camera -- trapping moisture in with the camera is the best way to grow fungus.
  • If there is a chance water has gotten inside (from dunking or fogging due to temp change in a high-humidity environment), don't turn the camera on until it has dried completely. That might take a couple of days. Power can take unintended paths that wreck the camera if internal electronics are moist -- LCDs are especially vulnerable.

Overall, the recommendations are good -- I also am a big believer in carrying a plastic bag or cheap waterproof camera bag (sold as an underwater housing, but I wouldn't trust it for that) for protecting the camera in a downpour or on "you may get wet" rides in Disney, etc.

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