Mike VA USMC

Joined on Dec 11, 2013

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On article DPReview TV: Sony a6600 first impressions (212 comments in total)

The a6600 isn't actually weather-sealed. Sony doesn't actually have one. DPreview says the a6600 (& a6400) are weather-sealed; however, some sites say they are not. In the video he is using it in the light rain, but he also says that the battery compartment isn't sealed.

Email from Sony: "The Sony A6600 camera is not weather-sealed and cannot be used under the rain. The camera is only dust and moisture resistant. With regard to the list of cameras that are weather-sealed, we regret to inform you that we don't have one available."

Trying to find a mirrorless ILC with weather-sealing and IBIS, but it seems like this is very rare. Making the leap from point-and-shoot to ILC. Want one for the kids soccer games, beach/boating/snow/parks/zoo and not have to worry about if it rains.... Most cameras seem to have just one or the other but not both. Might have to wait 1.5 months for the Oly OM-D E-M5 III to come out; that seems to have both (IPX1 rated).

Anyone use the a6600 in the rain?

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2019 at 17:21 UTC as 10th comment
On article Nikon AW1 First Impressions Review (586 comments in total)
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peter42y: I guess this new camera is an acknowledgement that the initial V1 , was not a success. ( In fact their price did drop a lot).
I do not think this camera will be a sucess either.
How many people do underwater photography ? Not many.
The demand will be therefore rather small I believe .
Let us see.
BTW : I am a V1 owner but I bough it at a heavily discounted price.

It's not just about underwater photography. I have a Panasonic TS2 that I bought years ago. I take it into the pool with the kids, trips to the beach, skiing/snowboarding/sledding, amusement parks, if the kids pick it up and take pictures I'm not worried about them damaging the camera. I tie it to my wrist or keep it in my pocket...it's more portable than this AW1 though. I'm not sure how useful a waterproof interchangeable lens would be (snorkeling, diving, swimming). Can they be changed after jumping out of the water quickly? If the visibility suddenly changes? There are IL cameras that are weatherproof if you get caught in a rainstorm or high-humidity environment. The AW1 looks like a pretty good camera even without considering the waterproof aspect. I do like the size too. I'm in the market to buy a new camera. Still considering something like the Pentax K-50 over the AW1 for what I would use it for. If I did a lot of snorkeling or shallow diving, then maybe the AW1.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2013 at 18:49 UTC
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