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Canon WP DC42 - Marine case for Canon Powershot SX220 & SX230 HS

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  • Take photos in the pouring rain or even while scuba diving up to 130 feet (40 meters)
  • Large, easy to see buttons allow camera operation underwater, even with diving gloves
  • Front lens glass is constructed in two separate layers to prevent fogging when submerged under water
  • Perfect in humid and wet conditions, salt spray, dust or snow
  • Housing is equipped with a flash diffusion plate to ensure even underwater flash lighting

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 5.4 x 4.7 inches ; 1.5 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
  • ASIN: B004NT12Z6
  • Item model number: WP-DC42
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: February 15, 2011

Product Description

Canon WP-DC42 Marine Camera Case 5066B001 Camera Cases

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Customer Reviews

All the pictures came out great.
Wasabi of Boston
All the functions of the camera were accessible and pretty easy to use through the case.
James Olendorf
It worked fabulously, and my camera was protected from water.
Walt

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Michael N. Jenkins on May 20, 2011
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This camera and case are the best. We are halfway through a two week vacation in Hawaii. I have photos above and below the water. ALL are outstanding. I love the vivid mode in the camera and the ability to snorkel and dive with the housing.

Pros:
Useful above and below the water.
Full camera functionality with the housing.

Cons:
GPS does not work in the housing.
Bulky - as expected - takes a lot of room and is a little heavy. (Sturdy)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Martin A Hogan HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on October 16, 2012
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I have gone through three different camera housings (including Sealife which is absolute garbage). This Canon housing has to be the best on the market yet (for the price). I used it recently specifically for SCUBA diving and had no trouble. The pictures and videos are fantastic!

The O-Ring is placed strategically around the hard plastic seal instead of in a groove, which makes looking for hairs, sand or debris easier to spot and clean. The door clamps tightly shut and opens with just enough effort to make you realize it is a waterproof fit. The buttons are a breeze to work and with only two dives I was very familiar with which button did what and how the dial worked. There was an issue with the SCUBA mode in which I wanted it to always flash, but whenever the camera turned off, the default of 'no flash' reset. This is a camera issue, but solved on each dive. Also, buy extra batteries as I went through a battery on each 45-minute dive. They are not the most efficient, but again, this is a camera issue.

The kit does come with a neck strap and lubricant for the O-ring (be careful NOT to overdue the lubricant on the O-ring). Also, the GPS on the camera does not read through the case or underwater.

The flash diffuser is necessary. After trying several shots with it and without it, it is clear that without the diffuser, a bright spot shows up in the upper left corner of the photo. The diffuser stayed on well even with only two small notches to fit and a thin cloth loop to wrap around the camera lens fitting. This could be improved a bit, but at least you won't break the diffuser by accident - a trade-off. I tried taking land shots with the housing on and was disappointed at the blurriness, even though the lens cover was very dry and clean.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By dennis on August 29, 2011
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Camera fits in the housing snugly, with access to all camera functions. Housing came with wrist strap and neck strap, so its use will not be limited to underwater pictures...good to use camping or kayaking, when there is a chance the camera could get wet.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By marchi on February 7, 2012
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I've never used other underwater case before. Bought this case in Oct. Went to test it out in Dec. Did 13 dives in areas Playa de Carmen, Cozumel, Mexico and Glover's Reef, Belize. Max depth 80+ feet. No problem at all.

Price:
Even this case is one of the cheaper ones in terms of cost but the build quality is still very solid.

Function:
Zoom worked great.
The dial on the function wheel does not work with this case. (NOT the dial for the camera mode, that works.)

Conclusion:
No complaints at all. Performed very well for under $250.

Tip:
Make sure that you put your camera case on before heading out to the beach or dive sites so that you could minimize the risk of having sand or dirt get in the seal.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amanda on November 20, 2012
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The things I know for sure:

* It's incredibly positively buoyant because of the air space around the flash. There was no need to create such a large air space to accomodate the flash. This is a serious problem when diving, although it doesn't bother me much when snorkeling. If you're diving, you'll have to attach it to your BC somewhere out on the way on a very short bungee cable, so it doesn't get in the way, choke you, wrap around your equipment or knock you in the face. I guess a lot of other people attach it to their wrists but I do a lot of scientific diving where I need my hands free, and I don't feel like it's a good idea to keep loose items floating near my hands anyway. I'm going to look into attaching weights somewhere around the base of the lens housing.
* The flash guard doesn't stay on very well. I lost it almost immediately.
* The holds on the sides of the case do not accommodate the strap very well, and the strap isn't very functional
* Would be great if it came with some kind of soft lens cover. I put a sock over the lens cover when I am packing it.

Other not so great things that might not be the fault of the housing:
* The lens portion of the housing seems to be blocking my flash. I have considered that maybe the flash is broken somehow and is not going all the way up, but I don't think it can raise higher than it is now. The result is that the bottom part of any flash photos taken underwater, unless there is a lot of ambient light, are black. Not good when you're deeper that right below the surface.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Cojum Dip on July 11, 2012
EVERY FUNCTION can be accessed with this enclosure. Although you can't physically spin the control dial, holding the "DISP." button while zooming in and out delivers the same effect as navigating the dial. Try it on your camera right now if you're uncertain!

This is a rock solid case. Everything locks really snugly. The buttons aren't too small, although it takes a little practice to hold the shutter button down the correct way to autofocus. Above water it performs just as well, as long as there are no smudges. I took multiple videos jumping off the top of a boat with this strapped to my wrist, and it all held up against the trauma. I'm not encouraging this behavior.

I recommend "Underwater" white balance mode and cranking your LCD brightness to the max, because when you're underwater on a nice sunny day, the screen is very hard to see. Unless you're going really deep. I had no issues with fogging on the inside of the case. The enclosure is sufficiently buoyant, but don't neglect the wrist strap. This definitely took up a bit of space in my suitcase, as I wrapped it in extra protective material to keep from scratching the lens housing. If you have a choice, I wouldn't recommend filming video above water with the case on, as the microphones are surrounded by thick plastic resulting in claustrophobic tinny audio. The GPS on this camera is dodgy already, but putting this case on AND going underwater seems to take away all hope of GPS functionality.

BTW if you don't take some slow motion videos underwater you are insane.
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