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Panasonic DMW-MCTZ5 Marine Case Underwater Housing - Rated up to 130'

B&H # PADMWMCTZ5 MFR # DMW-MCTZ5
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  • Panasonic DMC-TZ5, DMC-TZ4, DMC-TZ11, DMC-TZ15

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With the Panasonic DMW-MCTZ5 Marine Case Underwater Housing for the Panasonic DMC-TZ5, DMC-TZ4, DMC-TZ11 and DMC-TZ15, you can use your digital camera to take underwater photos at depths of up to 130' (40 m). It is also ideal for taking worry-free pictures in the rain, at the beach, or on the ski slopes.

A diffuser for the camera's flash is built onto the housing. This helps when using the camera's internal flash. For better results underwater, use the internal flash to trigger a slaved external strobe like those made by Fantasea, Sea & Sea, Ikelite, or Sealife. The camera has an underwater mode setting for available light photography.

Clear Polycarbonate Construction
Durable and resistant to corrosion; Clear view of the camera information and control functions
Camera Functions
Housing accesses all camera functions
Versatile Size
Small enough to use for other sporting activities like skiing or fishing
Economical
Priced less than some other options in housings
Construction Polycarbonate
Control Type Mechanical
Controls All
Depth Rating 130' (40 m)
Buoyancy Positive
Port Fixed, flat
Internal Flash Usable Yes
External Strobe Connector No
TTL Compatible No
Moisture Alarm None
Color Clear
Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.91 x 3.66 x 3.70" (150 x 93 x 94mm)
Weight (without Camera) 15.31 oz (434g)
Panasonic DMW-MCTZ5 Marine Case Underwater Housing - Rated up to 130'
  • Wrist Strap
  • Flash Diffuser
  • Anti-Reflective Lens Barrel Cover
  • Weight
  • 5 x Silica Gel
  • Silicone Grease
  • Extra O-Ring
  • 90-Day Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    PanasonicDMW-MCTZ5 Marine Case Underwater Housing - Rated up to 130'
     
    4.9

    (based on 17 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (15)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Strong construction (14)
    • Seals easily (11)
    • Easily loaded equipment (8)
    • Lightweight (8)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Underwater photography (14)
      • Waterproofing cameras (12)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (7), Casual photographer (6), Enthusiast (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (10)

      Reviewed by 17 customers

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      5.0

      I would buy this product again

      By John

      from Aurora, CO

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easily Loaded Equipment
      • Lightweight
      • Seals Easily
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Underwater Photography
        • Waterproofing Cameras

        Comments about Panasonic DMW-MCTZ5 Marine Case Underwater Housing - Rated up to 130':

        It did not leak in a bucket of water, so it should be fine for an upcoming snorkeling trip. Since the camera is 7 years old and I think I bought the last housing in existence, it should outlast the camera.

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        • No

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        5.0

        "Get Stellar for a Savings !!"

        By Mark

        from North Park, California

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easily Loaded Equipment
        • Lightweight
        • Seals Easily
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Underwater Photography
          • Waterproofing Cameras

          Comments about Panasonic DMW-MCTZ5 Marine Case Underwater Housing - Rated up to 130':

          Your underwater camera housing is
          THE BOMB !! Beautiful and fully functional. Your prices are the best !! Way to compliment your OWN product !! Thanks much !!

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          • No

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          5.0

          Review of TZ5 underwater housing

          By Mike the medic

          from London, England, UK

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Seals Easily

          Cons

          • Slightly Bulky
          • Strap Not User-friendly

          Best Uses

          • Underwater Photography
          • Waterproofing Cameras

          Comments about Panasonic DMW-MCTZ5 Marine Case Underwater Housing - Rated up to 130':

          If you are a novice scuba diver and want a cheap underwater housing for your TZ5 this is what you need. Very easy to use, can control all of the camera's functions underwater. All in all great housing for a great digital camera

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          • No

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          4.0

          Easy and fun to use.

          By Addicted diver

          from San Antonio, TX

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easily Loaded Equipment
          • Easy to use
          • Lightweight
          • Seals Easily
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Only One Spare O-ring

          Best Uses

          • Underwater Photography

          Comments about Panasonic DMW-MCTZ5 Marine Case Underwater Housing - Rated up to 130':

          The price for this housing was right and performed as well as the Ikelite housing that sells for almost[$]. The instructions are easy to follow which is critical to prevent flooding your housing. Housing comes with silicone, extra O-ring, dessicant packets and a weight to keep the housing bouyancy negative. The housing is also as easy to use as your camera.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Worked like a charm...

          By Momma Mills

          from Overland Park, KS

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Perfectly customized
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Underwater Photography
            • Waterproofing Cameras

            Comments about Panasonic DMW-MCTZ5 Marine Case Underwater Housing - Rated up to 130':

            I purchased this underwater camera case especially to take pictures during our snorkeling trip in the Bahamas. My first surprise when trying it out at home (not underwater) was that the pictures taken with the housing are as great as without. And then, during our snorkeling trip, the pictures were also terrific. It was particularly awesome to get video of the sharks circling beneath us! We spend a lot of time in the summer at the lake, beach and on the boat. Knowing that the pics are as good with the casing on the camera means that I can keep the casing on all the while we are at the beach or on the boat and it will remain safe from the dreaded grain of sand in the lens mechanism or spray from the boat!

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great case!!!

            By Bps1186

            from Perth, australia

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Seals Easily
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Underwater Photography
              • Waterproofing Cameras

              Comments about Panasonic DMW-MCTZ5 Marine Case Underwater Housing - Rated up to 130':

              Full protection with all camera functions available.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Pretty excited.....

              By MommaMills

              from Overland Park, KS

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Seals Easily
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Underwater Photography
                • Waterproofing Cameras

                Comments about Panasonic DMW-MCTZ5 Marine Case Underwater Housing - Rated up to 130':

                This review is very preliminary...
                We ordered this to take on our trip to the Bahamas...can't wait to capture some of the fantastic snorkeling moments in pictures! While we haven't tested it yet underwater, for anyone looking to purchase this for perhaps their spring break, I share the following: I am impressed with the creative way it provides an external connection to each and every control...whether it slides, swivels, pushes in, etc. It holds the camera so securely; build quality seems very solid. I did take several pictures around the house and the picture quality is awesome...I wouldn't be able to tell the difference with and without the case. (I am not a professional photographer, but am "pretty in to it".) In addition to being able to use it underwater, I am very happy knowing that my camera will be protected from the sand at the beach, water spray on the boat, etc. With the amount of time we spend at the lake and on the water, this is a real plus! I will report back after our trip with how it makes out underwater...but I am anticipating a lot of positive.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Excellent

                By Grandview

                from Toronto

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Panasonic DMW-MCTZ5 Marine Case Underwater Housing - Rated up to 130':

                      quick fast and accurate

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Mexico Trip

                      By George

                      from Venice, FL

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easily Loaded Equipment
                      • Lightweight
                      • Seals Easily
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Underwater Photography
                        • Waterproofing Cameras

                        Comments about Panasonic DMW-MCTZ5 Marine Case Underwater Housing - Rated up to 130':

                        Family cruise to Mexico and Cayman Islands in May 2011.[...] we used it for our dive trips. Took it to 45' deep and had no issues, it was perfect. I strongly recommend this case if you have the same camera as me. Very well constructed and durable case. No need to buy an underwater camera.

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                        • No

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        works great. feels good

                        By joshua

                        from florida

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Seals Easily
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Underwater Photography
                          • Waterproofing Cameras

                          Comments about Panasonic DMW-MCTZ5 Marine Case Underwater Housing - Rated up to 130':

                          Have only been 20 feet so far but I got some great shots underwater.

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                          • No

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          It looks very well.

                          By Li Yi

                          from Beijing, China

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Lightweight
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Underwater Photography

                            Comments about Panasonic DMW-MCTZ5 Marine Case Underwater Housing - Rated up to 130':

                            It looks very well. I like it

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • Yes

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Great Product!

                            By Bryce

                            from Atlanta, GA

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easily Loaded Equipment
                            • Easy to use
                            • Full camera functionality
                            • Great pictures
                            • Lightweight
                            • Seals Easily
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                            • Water spots on cover

                            Best Uses

                            • Underwater Photography
                            • Waterproofing Cameras

                            Comments about Panasonic DMW-MCTZ5 Marine Case Underwater Housing - Rated up to 130':

                            I purchased this case for a trip I just took and it was everything I expected and more. I was able to take amazing pictures and underwater video with my camera because of this case. It was totally air/water tight and my digital camera was 100% protected. It even works well out of the water but be sure to change the setting on your camera from underwater before you use it. The white balance auto is not very useful so be sure to have a very good photo edit software program so you can make the underwater pics look like they should. Overall, I would highly recommend this case to anybody looking for a much better option than a disposable underwater camera. One of the best features is is it good to 130 feet and other underwater digital cameras are only good to 35 feet. Well worth the money.

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Should have done this years ago...

                            By Never in the pic

                            from Hampstead, MD

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easily Loaded Equipment
                            • Lightweight
                            • Seals Easily
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Underwater Photography
                              • Waterproofing Cameras

                              Comments about Panasonic DMW-MCTZ5 Marine Case Underwater Housing - Rated up to 130':

                              Took this on a cruise vacation to Mexico and did some snorkeling in Cozumel. Not only did I get some amazing pictures underwater, but I didn't have to take the housing off till we got back to the ship and the "above water" pics turned out great also. Make sure you test the seal before actual use.

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              wonderful product

                              By Marcos

                              from São Paulo, Brazil

                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable Design
                              • Fast Film Loading
                              • Fingertip Controls
                              • Reliable Operation
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Sports Photography
                                • Travel

                                Comments about Panasonic DMW-MCTZ5 Marine Case Underwater Housing - Rated up to 130':

                                this product works fine, the same of description, the pictures are takeing clean.

                                I recomend it.

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                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Tres Bien!

                                By wisdomstooth

                                from Trondheim, Norway

                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Feels sturdy
                                • Seals tight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Underwater Photography

                                  Comments about Panasonic DMW-MCTZ5 Marine Case Underwater Housing - Rated up to 130':

                                  I just got this before we went for holidays in Italy. Checked for leakage before I put the camera in, no problem! Took some pictures and video and it expands the usage of the camera to a great extend. Can't wait to bring it for scubadiving. I am considering buying an external flash though. First I will, however, try it without the camera down to 30 metres.It will by no means replace a pro underwater camera, but at the cost it is great value!

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                                  (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  great sportcase

                                  By Sigi

                                  from Vancouver, Canada

                                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easily Loaded Equipment
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Seals Easily
                                  • Strong Construction

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Waterproofing Cameras

                                    Comments about Panasonic DMW-MCTZ5 Marine Case Underwater Housing - Rated up to 130':

                                    I bought the MARINE CASE WATERPROOF f/DMC-TZ5/TZ4 together with the Lumix DMC-TZ5 in order to use it on the water while sailing. This is a perfect match.

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                                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    4.0

                                    Very useful marine case

                                    By Alex

                                    from Italy

                                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easily Loaded Equipment
                                    • Strong Construction

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Underwater Photography
                                      • Waterproofing Cameras

                                      Comments about Panasonic DMW-MCTZ5 Marine Case Underwater Housing - Rated up to 130':

                                      Very useful marine case

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