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on June 2, 2012
I actually ruined my camera using this thing... and I'm STILL going to give it 4 stars.

Word to the wise: take the wrist strap off your camera before you use this case. I used this thing everyday in Hawaii and really liked the results. I got a little too comfortable taking my camera in and out of the housing and one day the strap got stuck in the seam and I didn't notice. Since it had worked fine for several days I also got too lax about checking before dunking. DAMN -- small leak and about 5 minutes later... the camera is dead. :( I felt like a moron when I saw what I had done. I was confident it wouldn't happen again, so I took the strap off my back-up camera and used it for the rest of the week w/o any problem.

So, besides that major oops, the case was easy to use and yielded some great pics in the water and underwater where otherwise we would have had zero pictures. The rigid case made it easy to hold in the water and the soft plastic was perfect for pressing buttons. For $20 this was a great find.

Some tips for getting the best results:

- make sure to use the foam inserts and/or something else to make sure the camera lens is as close as possible to the front of the housing. You will also want to make sure it is as near to the top of the housing as possible (if you need to access the buttons on the top of your camera.)

- make sure camera rests perpendicular in the case. A slanted camera will produce more glare.

- turn off these settings: quick power save mode, focus assist, flash. Note -- others say flash worked with their camera, but I didn't like the results (and didn't really need the flash where I was.)

- Turn your LCD brightness up as high as it will go.

- shots underwater will look best with the "aquarium" setting if you have it on your camera. Otherwise, use a color correction afterwards to minimize the blue tones.

- remove camera strap (see above.)

- always check the seal!

NOTE: cameras with push button rocker zooms and one-push video buttons will give you more shooting options. I was able to get some great video with this thing. Also, cameras with touch-screen controls can be a little problematic as well.
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on June 28, 2011
Just used this housing for my Nikon Coolpix s6000 on a Caribbean trip. It's easy to place the camera into the housing, and it seems like it would fit most small point-and-shoots. The clear portion of the housing is a thick, pliable plastic that allows you to push the shutter button pretty easily. I was also able to operate a few menu controls on the back of the camera, to switch to video for instance. It took good pictures snorkeling at shallow depths; the package said it's good to 30 feet, but I didn't go to that depth. No leaks, though. One criticism: I had to turn off the flash, because the flash reflects off the plastic housing and fogs the picture. But at shallow depths, the flash wasn't as important. Much better than disposables, particular for the money.
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on May 21, 2014
First off, I uploaded a video of a Canon S110 inside the case. All of the popular Canon S series cameras are pretty close in dimensions, so hopefully the video will help you determine if you want to get this case for your Canon S series camera.

I really wanted to give this product 5 stars, however, I had to deduct:

- 1 star for unclear plastic in front of the lens. I also own this waterproof case: Dicapac WP-ONE Point & Shoot Digital Camera Waterproof Case It's almost half the price of the Polaroid model and has much better quality optical plastic mounted in front of the lens. There's no excuse for the Polaroid model which costs almost twice as much (20 vs 12) not to have at least equal or better quality optical plastic in front of the lens. Here is a link to the optical plastic in front of the lens on the Polaroid model:

- 1 star for fit. I know this is supposed to be a generic case for the most popular point and shoot cameras on the market. However, I feel like Polaroid failed to do their market research because the Canon S95/100/110/120 is a very popular series of cameras which gets high reviews on many websites. This camera is probably as popular as the ipad. It would have been smart for them to at least make the case compatible with one of the highest rated and most popular series of cameras currently on the market. Here are links to pictures showing fitment of a Canon S110:

Other than that, this is a REALLY great waterproof camera case. I would even pay $5 more if they made these improvements in a version 2.0 model.

I am torn between keeping this one and just putting up with its flaws or returning it and waiting for a better redesign to come out. I guess they won't be motivated to redesign if people keep their cases, so I think I'll send this back and hopefully, Polaroid will get the message.
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on January 2, 2012
I bought this to use with my Canon Powershot A3100 IS for a Bahama vacation. The case kept my camera perfectly dry. I was able to turn on/off the camera in the case without having to open it up and also zoom in/out. The case does not come with a strap but I just switched the one on the camera to the case when using it. You can not use the flash in the case due to the glare but it took decent enough photos without the flash. As an added bonus, the case floats. So no accidentally dropping your camera to the bottom. Overall I am very satisfied with this product, especially at its reasonable price range.
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on July 7, 2011
We got this for our Nikon L22 - it was a little too snug for that camera. However, we put an old Canon Powershot in it and it worked great! We got a lot of great pictures while snorkeling during our honeymoon. One suggestion - make sure your flash is off. The pictures are a lot clearer with the flash off.
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on October 30, 2011
I bought this case as a last minute thing, 4 days prior to my departure to Hawaii. It arrived just in time. Having no knowledge of underwater camera cases, I tested it out in a sink full of water. This product works! I was blown away actually. This camera case was so useful on a shark cage dive where the seas were pretty rough, snorkeling, and kayaking. I could easily push the buttons on my Nikon cool pix S6100. Change the settings from movie to picture with ease. Definitely recommended, but always test it out first. In terms of the picture quality, the underwater ones turned out great. No fogginess at all. Probably the only foggy pictures were those when I was kayaking and that was because I didn't clean the outer surface covered in water drops.
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on December 17, 2012
Great underwater camera case! I used this on my recent trip to St. Thomas USVI. It worked wonders. Snorkeling pictures came out pretty clear, videos looked just fine and picture taking was simple. At first I though it was going to be a bear to use and lug around, but completely the opposite. Once the foam padding (included) were cut to perfection the camera handled great inside the case. I have some really nice reef pictures and videos to share with the rest of the family. The great part is it converted a perfect point and shoot to an underwater camera for $20! No need to buy two separate cameras anymore! I was thoroughly impressed which is somewhat hard to do.

One thing to mention; some pictures are not amazingly clear. I think it could use a bit more engineering such as putting in a hard lens cap for more clarity and rigidity. It seems at high depths (20-30 ft) the air inside the case was compressed causing an inward deformation of the lens outlet making the pictures a little blurry. In all I would recommend this case for snorkeling or diving from 0 to 20 ft. I can't wait to take it out in the surf soon!

P.S. I had a Sony WX150 camera. It fit perfect! I will try to post some pictures. Worth every penny in my book.
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on August 15, 2012
Pros: Waterproof, keeps out water, snug fit
Cons: Covers the zoom button

I'm a college student, and I bought this while I was at home the summer of 2012 to use in my pool with my camera. I did extensive research for an underwater camera case until I found this one. Overall, I like this waterproof camera housing a lot. It does its job. I tested it out with the supplied test paper that it came with before using it with my Nikon Coolpix L22 digital point-and-shoot camera. I jumped into my pool with it, and held it more than 6 feet underwater. The test worked, no water seeped in, and the test paper was dry! I tried it with my camera, and took under water pictures in my pool. The waterproof casing did its job of protecting my camera from moisture. I was even comfortable enough to do front flips, backflips, and dives into my pool while holding my camera inside the waterproof case, with my camera on video settings, and my camera was totally dry when I was done with the video session. (I took videos from lots of splash zone areas too and no trouble there.. Also, my camera does not move around inside the case. The only thing is that the casing makes it physically impossible to adjust the zoom while the camera is in the case, so if you need to be more zoomed in, you need to adjust the zoom BEFORE you put the camera into the waterproof case. However, zoom was not too much of a concern for me. Another minor setback is it took my camera a little bit longer to prefocus. But that may have been because sunset was approaching and there was less light to work with. Occasioinally I got slightly out-of-focus photos but that's nothing out of the ordinary for my old point-and-shoot L22, especially in low light conditions. I took underwater pictures while the sun was up today, so there was enough light for my camera to shoot pics with an automatic shutter speed of between 1/125 and 1/250 of a second for good well-lit non-blurry pictures. (On my camera there is no manual option to select shutter speed, but that's not too much of a problem because it's just a $100 point-and-shoot I got in 2010). Overall, I'd recommend this case if you want to take photography underwater. I also took cool pictures with half the frame above water and half below water, which looks cool. It worked for me, and it's so worth it for the $22 or whatever that I spent on it. Good deal!
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on July 7, 2011
Could not try it scubadiving so far, but it seems a decent product. On my canon A3000 I could use all the buttons but could not use the turning mode button, so it was basically either I choose to dive taking pictures OR taking videos, but could not switch from one to another. So for the price it's a very fine product but if you want to enjoy all the functions of a camera, all the buttons need to be pressue button and not rotating. Flash coud go through decently and detectors worked fine for this camera model. This product can also serve as an anti shock and sand protection for your camera. I wish just it had a useful wrist strap included, but it's okay! Enjoy your vacation and your scuba experience!
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on August 16, 2011
This is an inexpensive, simple alternative to buying a waterproof digital camera. I used this with a Canon SD790, and it worked well for vacation pictures (snorkeling in Hawaii). The design appears to work with any Canon camera in this size range, and even worked with a cheap Polaroid digital point and shoot camera. I was able to get good images with this cover on my camera that are somewhat better than you could expect from a disposable 35mm underwater camera. There was zero leakage, and the camera did well with video and still images. You can turn the camera on and off and operate the shutter with the case on. You can also access the buttons on the back, but it can be a bit of a challenge. Some have mentioned that you cannot switch between video and images while the case is on. Yes, this is true, but seriously, what do you expect for $20? You also cannot expect documentary-type footage with this. If you want cable-tv-like images, plan on spending thousands of dollars for your equipment (a point-and-shoot will not do). If you go snorkeling on vacation and just want some nice images and video while keeping your camera dry and safe (it is more rugged than the pouch type covers), this is a great solution.
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