Canon WP-DC29 Waterproof Case for SD1200 IS Digital ELPH Camera
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- Enter your model number to make sure this fits.
- For small underwater subjects, choose the Macro Mode.
- The first thing to master with wide-angle shots is keeping the water color blue.
- Panorama - First, select the Stitch Assist Mode on your PowerShot digital camera.
- Shoot a series of overlapping images.
- Follow instructions for maintenance tips to optimize housing performance
- Box Contents: neck strap, wrist strap, flash diffuser, silicone grease
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|Item Dimensions||3.4 x 2.7 x 5 inches|
|Item Weight||0.65 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||1 pound|
Top Customer Reviews
This is the second waterproof case I got. The first one is for an older camera like 6 years ago. I had issues with it like the fogging. This one didn't and I guess Canon found a way to eliminate that.
Here are two tips that I want to share with you other than make sure your battery is fully charged. 1) Set the camera to Underwater setting before you go under. If you want to take a picture above the water, like if you went snorkeling and want to take a picture of the beach from the water, you can easily switch to Auto. Then when you go back underwater, switch back to Underwater (Program). 2) When you make a movie, try to be a motionless body, moving only the camera. I find that while kicking the fins, both at the surface (snorkeling) or underwater (scuba diving) moves the camera too much that the image stabilization doesn't really work well. The more still you are, the better it looks like those underwater films you see on TV. Easier to zoom in and out.
The most important tip which I learned the hard way but quickly learned via the display after shooting. You MUST allow the camera to focus first before you shoot when it is in the case. Kinda hard when you see a fish or turtle underwater at the last second that you want to shoot before it swims away. That requires skill to allow a little planning.Read more ›
Another reason for the 1200 is the latest Digic IV, lower power, better software, better sensitivity, and who needs much more than 10 Mpix, it's wasted under water.
Great cam for above water too, even night shots are good, but not as good as a DSLR.
Make sure to try the underwater mode (not aquarium), a bit hard to find, but much better colors (less blue saturation).
Having had a lot of mileage on my previous cases, I found the need to replace small pieces, but can't seem to get any from Canon, you have to buy a new shell.
Read the manual on oiling the O ring seal and keep it out of direct light when not using it. Rinse with fresh water after use and wash & dry before storing the unit. I put my O ring in a small plastic zip bag for storage with a fresh coating of oil, a spare O ring would have been nice considering what the housing cost.
What to look out for:
The Canon housing ONLY fit one camera model so make sure you have the right match before ordering. I bought another body just for use with this housing since they change camera models SOOOO often.
It is easy to accidentally switch from "AUTO to stills to video" so keep an eye on that setting.
My zoom lever got sticky but rinsing in clear water fixed that.
Have a fully charged good battery & a card with lots of room before heading out, I never open mine when I'm out at the ocean.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The case was as described but Indidnt read the fine print and see that the flash diffuser was not included! Unfortunately I'm now searching for that important part of the case!Published 18 months ago by Amber C. Christiansen
I was glad I didn't have to buy a new camera, the case was awesome!
Just used this camera with the WP case for a snorkeling trip in Mexico. Read more
Outstanding product. Works flawlessly with the SD1200 Canon Powershot to which it Is dedicated. I've taken it well below 100 feet on multiple occasions at dive sites in the... Read morePublished on July 27, 2014 by randolph e. heubach
I bought this thing for some snorkeling in Curacao and it was phenomenal! On some of our swims I didn't even take the camera and just used this to hold our keys and IDs. Read morePublished on January 31, 2014 by J
I only used it snorkeling so I don't know how it would do deeper down but it worked well. A bit bulky but better than having to buy a special underwater camera.Published on July 14, 2013 by Kristen
This case was used on a couple of recent dives and it performed very well. Pictures were fantastic (after color correction in Photoshop). Read morePublished on October 15, 2011 by L. A. Fulton
Very impressed have now made 12 dives with case no leaks or problems. have taken camera to 6 dives around 180' the rest averaging 130'. Would buy again.Published on August 21, 2011 by Sbrous0717
This is a great product. Very easy to use (once you get the hang of it). Allows total control of all features of the camera inside. Read morePublished on February 1, 2011 by RCoh
Excellent case! I have been down 80 plus feet on several dives and no problems what so ever. Switching shooting modes or any function is really easy.Published on January 24, 2011 by fore