I picked up a glass of water that I thought was empty.. it wasn't and just a bit of water splashed on the back of my F3. Coulnd't be any more than a tablespoon. I promptly wiped it off, pulled the battery out & wiped it (a bit of moisture, not really wet - but still shows that the fit of battery door to body is terrible). The camera operated fine, so I thought that was it. My Canon DSRLs were through much worse. The following day, we had a weekend trip to Chicago. I packed Sigma 19 as my main lens, Sigma 30 just because I don't get to use it often, and at the last moment threw in Minolta MD 50/1.7 just in case I want to take some bokeh portraits. When we came to the hotel and I pulled the camera out, there was no communication to the lens. I take another Sigma, same thing. The contacts leading to the lens are either fried, or wet and shorting. I assume they are fried, since it's been 4 days now, but keep the camera in a bag of rice just in case. So, now I have no AF, no OSS, and no ability to change aperture on any of my E-mounts. I can still use Sony lenses wide open, but Sigmas are focus-by-wire so useless. I spent the weekend in a city filled with skyscrapers, having only a short tele... still managed to get some great shots. Now, I need to figure what to do. I am bummed that it took such a small spill to kill the AF - as I said, I had much much worse accidents with my non-weather-sealed Rebels over the years. The back of the camera under LCD screen and the battery compartment seem very poorly protected and full of gaps. The top of the camera, by contrast, seems much better designed. Anyway, I can use MF only lenses for a while, this 50/1.7 really came through for me, but there are many situations where I need either AF (moving objects) or OSS (really low light). So, unless lens contact miraculously comes back, my choices seem to be : 1) Get another Nex. Either F3 (cheap variant), 6, or wait to see what they announce in September. May be they will finally bring IBIS to the Nex line. Would be the natural solution, but now I am starting to question the reliability of the system. I don't want to spend $xxx on a camera that's as finicky as a smartphone. From what I can read Sony's Customer Support post warranty is spotty (Canon has been known to forgo repair charges now and then if they felt the problem was at least partially their fault). While spilling the water was my fault, the bad fit of battery lid to body, the lack of a simple rubber gasket, and the gaps all around rear back are design problems. Even on a camera that's not designed to be weather sealed, there are some basic good practices that I don't think Sony engineers followed. 2) Get a Sony Alpha SLT. I just got an old Konica Minolta with two lenses as a gift, and I already see what IBIS can do. With Alpha, I could get good DR, EVF (which I really like as opposed to OVF), and IBIS, and hopefully a more robust system. The lenses can be used on Nex, if I ever get another Nex. The problem is, DXOmark kills it in High ISO tests, and I do a lot of low light shooting. Also, it's an expensive system overall. And Sony's reliability / customer service. Finally, it's still a large camera... 3) Get a Nikon, either D7100 or D5200. They have shining marks from DXO, actually slightly higher DR and higher ISO ratings than Nex line. Nikon is a proven reliable system. The problem is, again, going back to a large camera, plus the video is not so good, and the lenses will be incompatible with Nex. 4) Look into other mirrorless systems - this way I could reuse all of my manual lenses. However, I don't know if any of them are more reliable, and I don't want to go to a smaller sensor. I don't want to go back to Canon - while they are very rugged and reliable, and have great lenses, and great colors, the dynamic range is not there, and the high ISO isn't very spectacular either.