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How can one measure "weather sealing" and how can one test it?
As discussed over and over, you can't w/o a lot of money and creation of a new industry standard. That's why the only way to tell cameras apart is by collecting user experiences, hence this poll.
Afaik there is one thing that's different between camera models though: Some buttons are "sealed" with just some cheap foam, and some have rubber rings (or the like). Hard to tell since Canon doesn't give us any specs other than fancy "sealing" diagrams-I treat all my cameras/lenses as being not weather sealed. I try to protect both the camera and lens so I don't have to find out the hard way what the marketing department meant by "weather sealing".
I also try to do that, but shooting outdoors I find this nearly impossible - sand and humidity always linger around the next corner. That's why I cannot tread my dslr as "unsealed" as my cheap mobile phone which breaks even if you put it into a damp pocket :-o
I have a friend who shoots Pentax, I forget which body, but it's not the newest. He takes it out in steady rain for hours without covering it. Once he got a little water in the top display and was concerned. He let it dry overnight and had no problems since. If Pentax can do that in a prosumer crop body, then Canon ought to be able to without a lot of R&D money. Please canon, charge me the additional $50 for comparable weather sealing!