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  • waterproof
  • water resistant
  • dust resistant
  • binoculars
  • digital cameras

1. Japanese Industrial Standard (JIS) Grades of Water/Dust Resistance

Our customers often ask what is the difference between water proof digital cameras (underwater cameras) and water resistant film cameras, waterproof binoculars, spotting scopes. We hope that the information below will give you enough information on different grades of waterproofing and water-resistant protection. Next time you will see a Grade 4 waterproof digital camera or JIS Class 7 water resistant digital camera or Grade 6 water proof camera case, you will know what it means! If you think you need to protect your camera or binoculars from dust or water, you might want to consider some serious protection OpticsPlanet.com Waterproof Dry Boxes and Watertight Cases.

JIS Grades of Dust and Water Resistance