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Tariq Gibran wrote:
Roger, if you are around, I'm curious about what measures Sony has taken with regard to the weather resistant claims - and I know those can be empty claims by any manufacturer, as you have also pointed out in another article. I didn't see any mention of gaskets in your teardown. I'm mostly curious if there are any obvious steps taken here versus say with the RX1 (which I don't know that you have done a teardown of yet).
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Tariq, there was no gasketry at all. There's a 1/4" or so overlap on the plastic clamshells (front to back, top assembly over camera) which I assume must be nearly watertight. I was surprised there was not gasket around the plastic cover of the EVF. In that area I think they depend on the soft rubber of the removable viewfinder cover to be a seal. Which it probably is, more or less.
One positive I noted is that the grips are bonded onto the camera. In other cameras the grips are stuck with sticky tape and there are lots of access holes under the grip. And there are far fewer screws in the A7r.
But all that being said, I won't be getting mine wet.