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Canon WP-DC34 Underwater Housing for Canon PowerShot G11/G12 Digital Camera

by Canon
3.6 out of 5 stars 73 customer reviews
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  • Compatible with Canon PowerShot G11 and G12
  • Converts your PowerShot camera to an underwater digital camera
  • Waterproof to 130 feet
  • Clear polycarbonate construction gives clear view of camera information and control functions
  • Small enough to use for sporting activities like skiing or fishing
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Product Description

With the Canon 4042B001 WP-DC34 Waterproof Housing for the Canon G11 and G12 you can use your digital camera to take underwater shots at depths of up to 130 feet. Of course it's also ideal for taking worry-free pictures in the pouring rain, at the beach, or on the ski slopes. You can use your camera's internal flash for lighting purposes. Or, use the internal flash to trigger a slaved external strobe. This camera case is compatible with Canon’s PowerShot G11 and PowerShot G12 cameras.

Product Information

Product Dimensions 5.5 x 3.6 x 3.4 inches
Item Weight 13.1 ounces
Shipping Weight 1.8 pounds
Item model number WP-DC34
Customer Reviews
3.6 out of 5 stars 73 customer reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #190 in Electronics > Camera & Photo > Underwater Photography > Housings
Date first available at August 19, 2009

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By Andrew Cooper on February 2, 2010
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Excellent case, particularly for the price. I live on the Big Island where the reef is only a 15min drive, thus get to use my gear every few weeks. I bought the G11 as an everyday carry camera and a dive camera. The case is setup with a tray and a Sea&Sea YS-110 flash unit. Photo quality is excellent, challenging much larger DSLR cameras for quality in a unit that costs far less. The only major issue with using the G11 underwater is the relatively slow shutter response.

Unlike some cases, all controls are accessible, with the sole exception of the thumbwheel. To adjust values that require the thumbwheel, hold the shortcut button down and use the left and right buttons on the rocker to adjust up and down. A two hand workaround, but there is a way.

The case is better than previous WP-DC21 for the G9, some of the controls have been moved for better access for fat fingers in dive gloves. I have yet to accidentally power off the camera when trying to take a photo with this case.

Yes, the case has no warranty, expected in an underwater case where a small grain of sand or poor maintenance of the seals can cause a leak. If you can not afford to lose a camera, don't take it 30m underwater.
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I purchased this case from Amazon on November 14th. I took it on a dive on January 7th. I followed all instructions, lubricating the gasket, testing it on a snorkeling trip, etc. On the first dive to 60 feet with this case I took 78 wonderful pictures but the case started to leak on the way back up to the surface (the leak started at about 20 feet, during decompression). Although there was only a small amount of water in the case it did damage the camera -- initially causing the camera to turn off immediately whenever it was turned on with an "E31" error. After drying out for a day the camera now does work, although there is some damage to the LDC screen from mineral deposits left when the moisture that worked its way into the LDC screen evaporated.

Here is my warning about this case -- IT HAS NO WARRANTY!!! NONE. I just talked (January 15th) to both a Canon service representative and a supervisor ("Marvin"), and was explicitly told that Canon offers no warranty on their underwater cases. Even though the case comes in a Canon box that has claims stated on it -- that this is a "Waterproof Case" and that it is good to "40m/130 feet" -- the case has no warranty. This is simply unacceptable and retailers like Amazon that sell this product an an "Underwater case" that is "Waterproof" should stop doing so until an explicit warranty is included with the product.

I was given an address to send this case to for "testing," but I was explicitly told that Canon was under NO LEGAL obligation to either fix or replace this case. Buyer beware and avoid purchasing all Canon underwater cases until Canon accepts some legal responsibility that products which they make and market can live up to the description that they print on the box.
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I purchased this case for my new Canon G11 and had used it for 7 days on a 14 day dive trip, cleaning and greasing the o-ring after each dive. On the 8th day, I noticed some drops of water on the inside of the case during a dive. I brought it up and took it straight to the dive table to dry and open it. I found 4 drops of water on the inside and a fine mist. I thoroughly dried and cleaned it and put it in a tank of water without the camera and found that it again had a few drops of water inside. So I discontinued the use during the rest of my dive trip. I got home today and called Canon and was told there is no warranty. They did finally tell me to mail it in to them and they would take a look at it, but may not be able to do anything about it. They also told me that no one has ever had a problem with this case, but as I looked on this page, I noticed there are others with problems and they have also called them in. So my faith in Canon products went downhill quickly. I had never had a Canon but after many recommendations decided to try this product and may truly regret it now.
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I have used this case with my G11/G12 cameras for diving down to 110 feet on a number of dive trips. I did not have any problems with leaking underwater. However, like all underwater cases, there are some steps that are necessary and prudent to reduce the chance of leakage.

1. I use a small cartridge of moisture absorbent in the case to absorb any condensation. Sealife makes a pack of 10 cartridges that sell for about $8-9 on Amazon.
2. I am meticulous about keeping the seal clean (using a Q-tip) and using a small amount of silicon grease on the seal prior to closing the case. After closing the case, I will test it in fresh water (like in a trash can to make sure that it has sealed correctly - if there are no drops of water after 30 minutes, I am reasonably confident that it has sealed).
3. I purchased extra O-rings for the seal from Canon. If I see any questionable spots, such as dents or nicks, I will use a new O-ring. O-rings are cheap compared to a new camera. Also, I store the case with the O-ring removed from the its slot so that it does not stretch or flatten out.
4. I try to avoid opening the case on the boat or beach and prefer to pack the camera in my hotel room - this helps to keep out sand, hair, etc. which can cause leaks.

Overall the housing is very nice and the camera also takes good pictures. It is particularly useful to shoot in RAW mode and use Adobe Lightroom for the color correction.
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