Article about how Sony cameras are not really weather sealed while Canon, Nikon and Olympus are...

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Article about how Sony cameras are not really weather sealed while Canon, Nikon and Olympus are...
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http://www.imaging-resource.com/articles/2017-weather-testing-nikon-d850-vs-sony-a7riii-canon-5div-olympus-e-m1II

The results

Given that the A7R III has a significant number of environmental seals (see the screen capture to the right, taken from the Sony website), we were surprised that it had as hard a time with our test as it did - particularly given that all of the other cameras passed it easily.

As you can see in the video above, after the first "rainstorm" test, the D850 ended up with a large drop of water inside the viewfinder eyepiece, but it didn't interfere with camera operation in any way, and was easily removed by dabbing it with a towel, after removing the eyepiece optic.

In contrast, the A7R III had a lot of water in its battery compartment....Truthfully, we were sad to see the A7R III have such a hard time in this test.

I've owned Sony cameras for a few year that Sony claimed were weather resistant, or as they say designed with weather resistance in mind. But is obvious upon inspection that they have one or two seals/gaskets for show but left large vulnerabilities. For example, there always seems to be a open gap in the battery and SD compartments.

So the point is, if you use Sony, either temp fate and risk destroying that $3000+ camera, or put a 10 cent baggie over it. Problem solved.

Nikon D850 Sony a7R III
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