The snow has finally started falling. While that may spell disaster for people who are accustomed to warmer weather, many others will embrace this time of the year, particularly photographers. Serious photographers want to capture all aspects of nature’s beauty and there’s no doubt that the onset of winter has a lot to offer.
Of course, the winter season can be harsh as well and it’s important to have a camera that can withstand the elements. Luckily, many models are being manufactured to be weather resistant these days while still containing everything a user will want in a DSLR.
The FUJIFILM X-T1 camera is the sort of model that’s perfect for the job. Not only does a FUJIFILM model carry that hip, classic camera body look, but it’s more than up to the task of shooting in outdoor weather conditions. With a large APS-C sized 16M X-Trans CMOS II sensor, the X-T1 provides superior image quality and an original colour filter array to help your photos look exactly as they do to the human eye. It also carries a FULL view mode that uses the camera’s high magnification ratio to capture an epic scope portrait of the scene.
The XT-1 really is built to last, with a dust and water resistant structure that is sealed in approximately 80 places and the capability to shoot in temperatures as low as -10 degrees Celsius with no performance issues.
Another cool camera option for the winter season is the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II. It’s also got a nifty, old-school design that is extremely light and portable while containing powerful elements like a 16 MP Live MOS sensor and a TruePic VII Image Processor to let you capture highly-detailed images with extraordinary colour reproduction.
And as they advertise in their sales notes, the OM-D E-M5 is “practically everything-proof”. It has specially designed seals to protect from sand, dust, dirt, rain, water spray and below-freezing temperatures. Additionally, it boasts a Supersonic Wave Filter dust reduction system to get rid of debris from the sensor. This thing certainly won’t crack under any sort of weather pressure.
Don’t let the inclement weather dissuade you. Get out there and start shooting!
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