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- Jan 29, 2011
Waterproof fans are not difficult or expensive to make.The way I see it is that the important internals of the camera will be fully weather sealed, but the fan-cooling unit can't be, as it must allow a free flow of air (and therefore moisture and water) to the fan itself.
But I don't really see that as a major problem. Anyone using a camera (even a fully sealed 1Dxiii or D6) will take sensible precautions and use some kind of rain-shield in appropriate circumstances. Sure, it's possible to get caught out by an unexpected rain shower, but a poncho or even a clear plastic bag takes up barely any room in a pocket or cambag. Operating a camera with a rain-shield is a bit cumbersome compared with a "bare" camera, but there agin standing about in the pouring rain isn't exactly comfortable anyway.