137 of 142 people found the following review helpful
on April 8, 2006
This case is perfect for my SD550 or any similar sized camera. My camera fits snug and it's the least bulky case I've come across. One drawback however: Since it is optimized to be as slim as possible there is NO room for an additional memory card or battery. This poses no problem for me as I only use this case to carry the camera in my pocket. All accessories are in my large camera bag.
Both the back and the front of this small case are designed with a hard stiff front and back designed to protect the LCD monitor. There are NO zippers to scratch the polished metal or LCD of your camera. The case opens with a velcro tab which holds the camera very securely.
One other case I would consider is the Lowepro D-Pod 10 which is slightly more bulky but does provide a bit more protection. I have both and use both depending on the amount of protection desired. My dad owns only the PSC-55 as it provides plenty of protection for him.
This is a very nice case and reasonably priced.
85 of 90 people found the following review helpful
on May 8, 2006
This case is a perfect fit for my Canon SD700 IS. It doesn't have pockets or room for extra batteries and charger, but it slips right into my pocket or purse. The leather is soft and smooth, fit and finish is very good, and the hard front and back of the case provide a little extra protection for the camera. It does have a belt loop on the back that I will probably never use. Included in the package is a matching black leather wrist strap for the camera. If you want something small and sleek to protect the camera, not to carry a ton of accessories around in, I highly recommend the PSC-55.
35 of 36 people found the following review helpful
on January 23, 2007
This is a nice and compact leather case and is a good bit less bulky than some of the "universal" cases. It is an especially good fit for the SD800 IS we have and the leather is a nice texture for slipping in your pocket still. I like the snap closure better than the velcro which can be fairly noisy in situations that need to be quiet. It also has a little magnetic property that helps latch it. The only caution I have to exercise is that the snap on the cover will tap the camera if you don't hold it going either in or out of the case. I don't know that it would hurt anything but I try to prevent that any way, which is easy by simply holding your hand a little differently. But this is my case of choice by a long shot. It has that nice look and feel associated with fine products of this kind.
34 of 35 people found the following review helpful
on January 26, 2008
Just received this case from Amazon to hold a new Canon SD870IS (also from Amazon). This version of the PSC-55 case does *not* fit the SD870IS. The product description here doesn't match the actual product - the "new" version has a magnetic clasp vs. the Velcro closure (see description). Will be returning this case to Amazon.
- I have a previous version of the PSC-55 (also purchased from Amazon, back in 2006) - and it fits my Canon SD630 *perfectly*.
- The 2006 version had the Velcro closure, which makes it so much easier to securely close the case. (You don't have to precisely align the little metal button with its magnet, as with the 2008 version.)
- I placed the two PSC-55 cases right next to each other: The 2008 version is narrower (top-to-bottom) and thicker (front-to-back).
- There is at least one other reviewer here who has noticed the same problem (with the SD870IS).
21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
on August 9, 2007
Quit reading these reviews and just get the darn thing. You will not regret it.
1. Sleek and trim. It's a perfect fit, with no unnecessary space between the camera and the holder. This means there's no room for holding an extra battery or memory cards. So carry the extra battery and memory card somewhere else. Big deal. It's a moot point for many of us, since a fully charged battery will almost always last an entire day, as will a 2GB memory card. (Exceptions for heaving shooting or flash use).
2. Belt loop. Yes, it's tiny hassle having to undo one's belt to slip on the camera case. But, for those of us who don't carry a purse, it's a godsend. I frequently carry the SD800 in my front trouser pocket without the case. But when it's in the case, it won't fit comfortably in the pocket. Thanks for the belt loop.
3. Magnet clasp! From the pictures, I thought it was a metal snap, but it's not. It is a magnet. The little button on the flap fits into the small corresponding hole, but it does not "snap" shut like a snap. It merely shuts securely via magnetic force. Opening and closing with one hand is . . . a snap. What's nice about the magnet is that even if the little metal button misses the hole, the magnetic force will still keep the flap shut.
4. It Looks Great. The leather (or faux leather) has a nice matte-type sheen, similar to that of a Coach Handbag. The metal "Canon" emblem on the flap is elegantly done, even if it seems to scream out "Great camera inside; steal this." Nice touch.
5. Canon Does Canon. I have bought cheap camera cases from third party makers (via eBay), and you get what you pay for. They're not bad cases, but this Canon one is just a notch above.
5a. Matching Strap. This is a minor point, but the case includes a black leather strap to replace the silver nylon one that comes with the camera. The silver strap would look weird hanging out of a black leather case, so the new strap matches. Unfortunately, now you have a black leather strap on a silver camera. I suppose it works.
A. A Little Too Snug. The tight fit is just a tad too tight, and you must remove the camera by grasping it with thumb and finger at the camera's edges. (Don't try to yank it out by the strap.) While removing the camera, your finger could accidentally depress the on/off switch (located on top near the shutter button) while the lens is still in the case. I haven't tried it, but I don't want to know what happens if you press the "on" button, and the lens motor tries to push the lens out, while the case is trying to hold it in.
B. No Storage for extra battery or memory card. But see above re: most will not need this feature.
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on July 6, 2006
The case fit really well, like a glove. It's really useful just for a quick pull and shoot. However, my camera hit the side of a table and the screen broke. It was like a tap...and it cost me 130 dollars to fix the screen. Because of the 2.5 or larger LCD screens, it just leaves more to be exposed and I recommend you get a hard case esp for these big lcd screen cameras.
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on April 30, 2006
Great product. I was stupid to get the wrong 1 in the first place. It didn't fit my SD550 but this one does. The case is well made, very good material. Design is slim and although you can't fit any more accessories like cards or batteries, it fits into most of my pockets and caring it around is like a breeze. Highly recommended for your compact Canon camera.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on November 23, 2007
I did and it didn't work. SD 950 is big for this case and unfortunately it's been marketed for that camera as well.Amazon needs to reconsider marketing this case for SD950, it just simply doesn't fit if you don't push so hard by risking to scratch or break parts of your camera. If this info is from Canon then I guess they also need to try to put the camera inside the case to see for themselves. I bought it and I am returning it now.
Other than that if you are buying this case for other cameras that are mentioned in the name, it's an ok case, nothing fancy but good for the price.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on October 20, 2007
I prefer a small form factor for both the camera and its case because I will not lug around a big camera. That makes two points very relevant. First, I have to say that I use this camera wherever I go; including the clubs. Second, I don't wear matchstick denim but I do wear designer jeans with small pockets so size of camera and case are very important to me. That being said, I had purchased a Canon SD850 IS, which is an amazing camera, but a little bigger than my old Pentax Optio S4. The Canon is a much better camera. However, because it is a fraction of a size bigger than my Pentax, it cannot fit in my pocket comfortably. I was looking for a small case that would not add any more bulk and was disappointed when I received the Canon PSC-55 because although it fit the camera perfectly, it had a little padding that made it a fraction larger than I had desired. I had seen the Lowepro Napoli 10 after I had purchased the Canon PSC-55 but before it had arrived from Amazon, and thought I should have purchased the Lowepro. After a short period time using the Canon and actually comparing it with the Lowepro at a physical retail store, I realized that the Canon was the perfect case for the SD850 IS. With the extra fraction of padding which I had previously thought was a liability, actually supplies necessary cushioning if you're taking the camera everywhere. Also, the Napoli 10 was too small for the SD850 IS. Absolutely no complaints with the Canon PSC-55 for the SD 850 IS. This would presumably also work perfectly for the SD870 IS, SD900, and SD950 IS which are the same size as the SD850 IS. I would guess that it would be too big for the SD1000. If there were any complaints it would be that I wish the camera were a little smaller, but only then would I want the case to be a little smaller. As it is, the Canon PSC-55 is perfect for the SD850 IS.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on January 3, 2007
I bought this with the 700 IS, but the other Canon SD cameras should be similar.
Although the outside is soft leather (with silver/nickel decals), there is actually a strong hard case inside to protect the exposed LCD in particular.
The trick with using the case is to have the hand strap (that came with the camera) attached to the end of the camera and leave it hanging on the outside as the camera is inserted. The case is a snug fit, and without the strap to pull on, it can be difficult to dislodge using fingers/nails alone. A slight pull on the strap, and it slides out easily.