If there’s one thing you can be sure of with Olympus cameras, it’s that they can take a beating with weather-sealing that's hard to match. Check out this amazing video to see how it’s achieved.
Dave Etchells from Imaging Resource sits down with Takao Takasu, Imaging Product Development Manager at Olympus, to find out how the company creates such rugged cameras. While the number of O-rings and gaskets gets a little crazy, what’s also fascinating is the technique used to prevent dust and water from getting drawn into a lens when it is zoomed in and out.
With their smaller form factors, micro four-thirds cameras are typically smaller than their APS-C and full-frame counterparts, and that portability is integral to Olympus. Clearly, the idea that you should be able to take a camera pretty much anywhere is at the heart of much of the manufacturer’s designs.
Admittedly, you can’t take these cameras underwater, but given the amount of serious weather-sealing on the OM-D E-M1X, it seems to come ridiculously close.
Is Olympus your choice because of how much you can trust it to survive tough conditions? Should other manufacturers be taking lessons and making more cameras that can withstand dust and moisture? Leave your thoughts below.