View Full Version : Scary Video Testing Water Resistance

30th September 2013, 04:08 PM
I don't think I would lend my camera to this guy.

Olympus OMD EM1 Being Run Under Water by the Phoblographer - YouTube

The results are rather impressive, though.


30th September 2013, 04:22 PM
I saw that and it made me smile - a new genre of "Running Water photography"?

I had my EM-5 + panny 35-100 out in a downpour on Sunday and it just kept working happily so I will have no worries about my EM-1 when it finally arrives

I did wonder what excuse he would have made to his insurer had it stopped working after this treatment :D

30th September 2013, 05:03 PM
So it looks like the 12-40 lens is getting through to some people?

30th September 2013, 05:25 PM
That is completely irresponsible. The E-M1 is not water proof - it is dust and water splash resistant. You can use it with confidence in rain or where there is water spray in the air but even then I would recommend shielding the camera from unnecessary exposure.


30th September 2013, 06:15 PM
As with all moving water shots, a longer exposure would have blurred the image a bit more!