9 Mirrorless Weather Sealed Cameras That Love Being Outdoors

These Mirrorless weather sealed cameras love the snow, the rain, and anything else that can be thrown at them.

Many photographers shy away from shooting outside in conditions that are less than favorable. This is a real shame because capturing images in the rain or snow can make for much more dynamic pictures. However, having said this, you need to make sure your gear is tough enough for the conditions. There’s plenty of Mirrorless weather sealed cameras on the market now. After the break, we will share the ones we’d take with us into any storm.

Capture with the Leica SL2

If you love the great outdoors and enjoy shooting in inclement weather for any amount of time, you’re going to need a camera that can withstand the kind of abuse many shy away from. Fortunately for us, camera manufacturers have been taking weather sealing more seriously over the last few years, and now you can get Mirrorless weather sealed cameras that survive the harshest of conditions. Listed below are some Mirrorless weather sealed cameras we would not hesitate to take out into the wind, the rain, freezing cold temperatures, or the snow. These Mirrorless weather sealed cameras they feel right at home in the great wide open. If you need robust, ready-for-anything Mirrorless weather sealed cameras, these are worth a closer look.

Canon EOS R5

Here are the pros and cons from our full review:

Pros

  • Well built
  • Excellent battery life
  • So intuitive for a Canon shooter
  • Feels very good in the hand
  • Image stabilization is pretty much second to none
  • Wonderful menu systems
  • Excellent details
  • Weather sealed
  • Reliable
  • Canon’s Mobile App connection setup is as simple as ever
  • Doesn’t overheat with short clips
  • Wifi sending of full HD video is pretty fast
  • High ISO RAW files hold a fair amount of data. There’s great dynamic range and colors, but the noise is a bit painful.

Cons

  • The joystick is in an odd spot
  • In some ways feels like an old 60D, but it’s totally not
  • The magnification button is in an odd spot
  • Can’t transfer 8K video via Wifi
  • 4K movie clips shorter than 30 seconds take a while to send, and then ultimately don’t end up on your phone
  • High ISO Raw files above 12,800 tend to get a bit messy

Buy now: $3,899

Panasonic S1R

Here are the pros and cons from our full review:

Pros

  • Good image quality
  • Decent autofocus, but not great by any stretch
  • Weather sealing throughout the body and the lenses
  • Direct buttons to get you exactly what you want
  • We really like the top LCD screen.

Cons

  • The buttons and switches can probably get in the way of your shooting unless you thoroughly memorize them.
  • It’s big, and when you put a lens on it, it gets bigger.
  • Abysmal battery life

Buy now: $3,697.99

Leica SL2

weather sealed cameras

Here are the pros and cons from our full review:

Pros

  • It’s built like a tank
  • You can hammer nails in with it. Well, not really.
  • Very well weather sealed
  • Fantastic image quality
  • Pretty good battery life
  • Access to a lot of great lenses
  • Image stabilization is very good
  • The most finely detailed high ISO files that we’ve seen when printing

Cons

  • Autofocus isn’t that of a nearly $6,000 camera, but it’s better than Panasonic’s
  • The menu system and interface is something you need to wrap your head around
  • No multiple exposure mode
  • We wish we could constantly see the information displayed in Menu 1
  • It’s big and heavy
  • We don’t want to carry it around for long periods of time
  • The big size makes it a pain on trips
  • No flip or tilt screen

Buy now: $5,989

Nikon z7

weather sealed cameras

Here are the pros and cons from our full review:

Pros

  • Good feeling in the hand
  • Solid weather sealing
  • Lots of focusing points
  • Good high ISO output
  • Lots of resolution
  • A touch screen
  • Image stabilization is very good.
  • The viewfinder is beautiful.
  • We genuinely appreciate the top LCD screen.
  • Outstanding battery life

Cons

  • Little things annoy us, like not being able to push the joystick in to bring the focusing point back to the center
  • Why the hell is there an XQD card slot?
  • We’d prefer dual card slots
  • While we understand Nikon’s philosophy in putting a dedicated ISO button, we’d have preferred a dial
  • Did we mention the autofocus isn’t up to par?
  • Nikon created a brand new camera system and yet they decided to keep the single most awkward mounting system
  • The muscle memory learning curve is steeper than with most other cameras
  • Expensive

Buy now: $2,496.95

Pro Tip: If there is one thing we can guarantee when you shoot in the elements, it’s that your gear is going to get dirty very quickly. We recommend keeping a camera and lens cleaning kit with you at all times. With one of these kits on hand, you can wipe the nasty off your camera and lenses quickly and easily. This camera and lens cleaning kit has everything you need to keep your equipment clean, and it’s very well priced.

Canon 5D EOS R6

weather sealed cameras

Here are the pros and cons from our full review:

Pros

  • Fantastic ergonomics have returned to Canon cameras
  • Great build quality which includes excellent weather sealing
  • Incredible autofocus system that’s on par with Sony offerings
  • Plenty of 4K video options for those need them
  • Easy to use touchscreen menu system
  • Excellent image quality
  • Incredibly effective IBIS
  • Two UHS-II SD card slots
  • Incredible buffer performance (over 180 RAW and over 1,300 JPEGS)
  • The EVF and vari-angle LCD are of high quality

Cons

  • No top LCD panel
  • It’s priced a little high at $2,499

Buy now: $2,599

Fujifilm X-T4

weather sealed cameras

Here are the pros and cons from our full review:

Pros

  • Excellent build quality and weather sealing
  • Upgraded autofocus performance
  • Articulating touchscreen, finally!
  • Dual UHS-II SD card slots
  • Some of the best in-camera image stabilization we’ve seen
  • Deeper grip
  • New Bleach Bypass film simulation
  • Larger battery (can be tripled when using the VG-XT4 vertical grip)

Cons

  • Some of the menus in the Fujifilm XT4 still aren’t touch compatible
  • Inconsistent high ISO performance

Buy now: $1,699

Olympus OMD EM1X

Weather-Sealed Cameras

Here are the pros and cons from our full review:

Pros

  • Very fast autofocus
  • Autofocus is fast for tracking
  • Lightweight
  • A joy to carry and hold
  • We love that there is no automatic mode of any sort.
  • The viewfinder is very nice.
  • C-lock switch is awesome
  • One of the best weather-sealed mirrorless cameras we’ve ever tested
  • Damned good image stabilization

Cons

  • Face detection isn’t as good as Sony’s and Fujifilm’s
  • This system needs more long zooms/primes with an f2 or f2.8 aperture.
  • Needs a star rating system for the images
  • We had a battery issue and the camera overheated
  • We miss Sony’s and Canon’s no viewfinder blackout by default with everything. You have to go into Pro Capture Mode to get this
  • This is a very noisy camera at ISO 6400
  • The RAW files aren’t super versatile at higher ISO settings

Buy now: $2,399

weather sealed cameras

Pro Tip: No matter how weather-sealed your camera might be, your lens may not be protected as much as the camera, or might not have any weather sealing at all. Do not let this stop you from getting out to shoot though. Keep some weatherproof camera and lens covers in your camera bag, or in your pockets, and you’ll quickly be able to give your gear an extra layer of protection from any inclement weather coming your way.

Olympus OMD E-M1 Mk III

weather sealed cameras

Here are the pros and cons from our full review:

Pros

  • Feels nice when shooting for a long time
  • We like the shutter sound
  • Good continuous autofocus which does tracking
  • The processor is fantastic
  • The art filters continue to make Olympus unique amongst other camera brands
  • Live composite is so incredibly pleasant, along with Starry AF.
  • It survived sand and saltwater
  • Continuous AF+Tracking works well with wide angles
  • The custom shooting mode switch on the back is something every adventure brand should have
  • This is the foundation for an Olympus camera we’d want to bring with us everywhere
  • Handheld high res shot continues to be one of the best things ever

Cons

  • Battery life in the heat and the cold
  • Still no rating system in the playback menu. Why?
  • C-AF + Tracking is useless with telephoto lenses
  • Why no touchscreen menus?
  • Olympus’s menu system continues to give headaches
  • Some of the parts seem very dated. Like the EVF, the sensor, and some of the dials
  • A top screen LCD could have made shooting easier
  • Why couldn’t it have Dual UHS-II Card slots?
  • Above ISO 1600, you really need the art filters to take the most advantage of the otherwise too grainy sensor
  • Could really use no blackout in the EVF
  • Animal Tracking in autofocus is needed

Buy now: $1,652.34

Sony a9 II

weather sealed cameras

Here are the pros and cons from our full review:

Pros

  • The insanely fast and accurate autofocus system
  • Seriously impressive battery life
  • The best Sony camera from an ergonomics standpoint to date
  • Silent shooting is truly silent
  • Great overall image quality
  • Blackout free shooting
  • Weather sealing
  • The EVF and LCD are both great
  • Effective 5-Axis Image Stabilization
  • Eye AF is on a completely different level than the competition
  • It’s very well priced considering just how much tech you’re getting

Cons

  • Images at ISO 6400 are a little muddy and lose a little detail which is a problem for sports shooters who spend a lot of time in poorly lit venues
  • The menu system. Come on Sony, it’s time to rework it

Buy now: $4,498