Four Great Weather-Sealed Cameras That Cost Under $1,000!

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If you need something that can take on mother nature and won’t break the bank, you should check out these weather-sealed cameras.

Weather sealing is something that only used to be found on the flagship models of cameras. Oh, how times have changed. You can now find cameras in all price brackets that aren’t afraid to get a little wet and are sealed well against dust and dirt. If your work requires you to sometimes be out in the elements, you need a camera that won’t quit on you in the heat of the moment. If you also need to watch your wallet, don’t worry; you still have options. After the break, we’ll share four weather-sealed cameras that cost less than $1,000 each.

Olympus OMD E-M1 Mk II

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In our review, we said:

“In case you have doubts as to how well the Olympus OMD E-M1 Mk II was weather sealed, consider the fact that Alberto took it to Iceland for a while. It snowed. In fact, it hailed. It was pretty insane, but it worked out well, and the camera continued to function. Then consider that we ran it under a faucet. What I didn’t tell a lot of folks is that I did this twice. The first time I filmed the video, I realized it was out of focus. So, I ran it under the faucet for probably 10 minutes total. The camera survived and continues to function. If that isn’t durable, I’m not sure what is.”

Chris Gampat – Editor In Chief
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Buy now: $999

Sony a6400

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In our review, we said:

“While we’re not exactly advocating that you go shoot with it in the middle of a monsoon, the A6400 didn’t exhibit any issues during our time with the camera testing it in a variety of less than ideal scenarios such as arctic level wind chills, moderate rainfall, and even getting quite wet underneath a man-made waterfall at the Bronx Zoo.

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Buy now: $898

Pro Tip: These weather-sealed cameras are bound to become dirty, especially if you use them out in the elements as intended. This means your camera will get dirty quickly. Keep an affordable camera cleaning kit with you at all times. This way, you can clean the body easily. Every couple of weeks, give your camera a deeper clean. Doing this will ensure your weather-sealed cameras will work for years to come. This camera cleaning kit is affordable and has everything you need.

Nikon Z50

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In our review, we said:

“The Nikon Z50 is also weather sealed. It’s not as weather-sealed as the Nikon Z6 and Z7, mainly because of the pop-up flash, but as long as you use weather-sealed lenses with the z50, you can play in the rain, the snow, the wind, at the beach, at the lake, or anywhere else where there might be a higher risk of exposure to water, dust, and debris. Just be sensible, don’t overdo it, and the Z50 will be fine. Overall, the Nikon Z50 is a tough little camera and will survive most things thrown at it.”

Brett Day – Gear Editor
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Buy now: $856.95

Olympus OMD EM5 Mark III

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In our review, we said:

“Olympus has always excelled at weather sealing their camera bodies, and the OM-D E-M5 Mark III is no different. We shot with the EM5 Mark III under a variety of inclement conditions, including heavy rain, dust storms, and even freezing temps, and didn’t encounter any adverse issues with the camera.”

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Buy now: $999

Brett Day

Brett Day is the Gear Editor at The Phoblographer and has been a photographer for as long as he can remember. Brett has his own photography business that focuses on corporate events and portraiture. In his spare time, Brett loves to practice landscape and wildlife photography. When he's not behind a camera, he's enjoying life with his wife and two kids, or he's playing video games, drinking coffee, and eating Cheetos.