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Canon WP-DC52 Waterproof Case for PowerShot G16 Digital Camera

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Product Highlights
  • Depth Rating: 131'
  • Mechanical Controls
  • Access to All Camera Functions
  • Clear Polycarbonate Construction
  • Built-in Flat Glass Lens Port
  • Cold Shoe Mount
  • Fiber Optic Cable Connection for Strobe
  • Flash Diffuser
  • Neck and Wrist Strap Included

The WP-DC52 Waterproof Case from Canon is a durable underwater housing for your PowerShot G16 digital camera. It has a depth rating of 131'. Mechanical controls provide access to all camera functions. The case is constructed from clear polycarbonate and has an integrated flat glass lens port with an anti-reflective coating on both sides. It comes configured with a cold shoe for mounting accessories. The camera's built-in pop-up flash is usable within the WP-DC52, which includes a flash diffuser to soften the light of the flash, thus preventing harsh light from causing glare, backscatter, and hard shadows. Additionally, you can connect an optional fiber optic cable for an external strobe via the included attachment. A neck strap, wrist strap, and silicone grease are included.

Depth Rating 131' (40 m)
Control Type Mechanical
Controls Provide access to all camera functions
Construction Polycarbonate
Lens Port Built-in flat glass lens port with anti-reflective coating
Buoyancy Use 3 optional WW-DC1 case weights in salt water and 2 in fresh water
Internal Flash Usable Yes
External Flash Connector Fiber optic cable connection
Mounting Cold shoe
Tripod mount
Dimensions 5.9 x 4.3 x 4.1" (15 x 11 x 10.5 cm)
Weight 1.3 lb (0.6 kg) housing only
2.1 lb (1.0 kg) with camera
Canon WP-DC52 Waterproof Case for PowerShot G16 Digital Camera
  • Neck Strap
  • Wrist Strap
  • Silicone Grease
  • Flash Diffusion Plate
  • Fiber Optic Cable Attachment
  • 30-Day Replacement Policy
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    CanonWP-DC52 Waterproof Case for PowerShot G16 Digital Camera
     
    3.8

    (based on 5 reviews)

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        4.0

        Flooding Dampens Everything

        By FVOX

        from Brooklyn, NY

        About Me Photography Student

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Effective Zoom
        • Great Wide Lens
        • Natural Feel

        Cons

        • Tough To Adjust Quickly

        Best Uses

        • Diving

        Comments about Canon WP-DC52 Waterproof Case for PowerShot G16 Digital Camera:

        I'm giving this 4 stars because I'm not sure if it was the housing or user error (me) that caused the flood the 3rd time I shot with this. I was very pleased with this housing and the G16 until that moment. My G16 sat on the boat deck for the next week in a bag of rice with high hopes. When I returned to NY I brought it in for repair, and was told that it wasn't worth the cost to fix. Provided my housing wasn't the problem I'll be getting another G16. I like the feel of this housing. It's a natural transition from using Canon DSLRs on land to how it feels in the water. I wish it were easier to see the controls underwater, but with more use that will become natural. I would prefer that the manual settings were easy to adjust underwater, but things need to be set up in Program mode prior to use. I'm yet to master that as I've only used it on 3 dives. As far as the "Mystery Clip" mentioned in Mabou2's review. It's unfortunate that no information on how to use it or what it's for is included. The fact that it came with the housing in the first place is great though, because it's used when connecting a strobe. The body actually lends itself well to adding accessories for underwater photos. I was able to mount a tray on the tripod mount for a one arm Sea Life strobe. The fibre optic cable from the strobe is pulled through the "Mystery Clip" that clip covers the flash. The flash triggers the strobe. In the past I borrowed a G12 with Canon housing, that's why I decided to get the newest version when I bought underwater gear. Compared with other underwater housing this price is unbeatable. However, winding up with a flood has made me nervous to continue using the Canon housing line in the future. Perhaps it was my fault. I'll update my comments when I take it diving again to test.

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        5.0

        Asoemw!!

        By Lili

        from Miami

        Comments about Canon WP-DC52 Waterproof Case for PowerShot G16 Digital Camera:

        It works perfectly, no leaks, essy to use, great photos.

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        1.0

        Housing leaked on first dive!

        By Av Mcq

        from Hong Kong

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

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        Pros

          Cons

          • Leaks

          Best Uses

          • Diving

          Comments about Canon WP-DC52 Waterproof Case for PowerShot G16 Digital Camera:

          As a previous user of the G12 and housing with no problems, I took my new G16 out for my first dive with the WP-DC52 housing and it leaked, killing the camera and ruining the rest of my diving experience! I have been since told that i should have taken the housing out on it's own with a piece of tissue inside to check it's integrity. Although I am suprised that items are sold which are not fully tested! What's happend to quality control. Not sure which camera/housing to buy now, very nervous and money sensitive now!

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          4.0

          Nearly Perfect

          By Mabou2

          from Easton, CT

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Diving
            • Lake
            • Snorkeling
            • Swimming Pool

            Comments about Canon WP-DC52 Waterproof Case for PowerShot G16 Digital Camera:

            Overall.... love this thing.
            Easy to use, well thought out, invisible to the camera.

            Pros:
            -- Everything you could want (most of the time) in an underwater housing.
            -- Solid and extremely functional. I have also used this housing in dusty environments to try to give my camera a break.
            -- Excellent build quality.
            -- Allows for surprisingly good internal flash shots.

            Cons:
            -- Buttons not marked clearly. Some labels are embossed in clear plastic, which makes them a bit hard to read.
            -- No control for the rotary wheel on the front of the camera. Somewhat of a mystery as to why Canon didn't include this control since it makes it difficult or impossible to change some of the camera settings.
            -- flash diffuser clips on in a somewhat whimsy way. Seems easy to lose or break.
            -- Mystery part that clips over the flash area of the housing. Not mentioned in the instructions as to what this thing is or what it does.

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            5.0

            Great products

            By james

            from ny

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Canon WP-DC52 Waterproof Case for PowerShot G16 Digital Camera:

            I have used it and are extremely happy

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