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Canon WP-DC31 Case for Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

B&H # CAWPDC31 Mfr # 3601B001
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Product Highlights
  • Rated to 130'

With the Canon WP-DC31 waterproof case for the Canon PowerShot SD780 IS, you can use your digital camera to take underwater shots at depths of up to 130' (40m). Of course it's also ideal for taking worry-free pictures in the rain, at the beach, or on the ski slopes.

You can use your camera's internal flash for lighting purposes. Or, 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 white balance 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' (40m)
Buoyancy Positive
Port Fixed, flat
Internal Flash Usable Yes
External Strobe Connector No
TTL Compatible No
Moisture Alarm None
Color Clear
Dimensions (WxHxD) Not Specified by Manufacturer
Weight (without Camera) Not Specified by Manufacturer
Canon WP-DC31 Case for Canon PowerShot SD780 IS
  • Neck Strap
  • Wrist Strap
  • Flash Diffuser
  • Silicone Grease
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    WP-DC31 Case for Canon PowerShot SD780 IS
     
    5.0

    (based on 14 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (14)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (9)
    • Functional (5)
    • Weather proof (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Snorkeling (4)
      • Swimming pool (4)
      • Diving (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (6), Casual photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (6)

      Reviewed by 14 customers

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      5.0

      This is my Second WP-DC31!!

      By Chuck

      from Germany

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Underwater Photography

        Comments about WP-DC31 Case for Canon PowerShot SD780 IS:

        I have taken photos that could be published in National Geographic using my SD780, and the WP-DC31 housing. For the price its an awesome piece of equipment.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Dive casing

        By Joshua

        from Olympia, WA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Macro Photography
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Video
          • Wildlife photos

          Comments about WP-DC31 Case for Canon PowerShot SD780 IS:

          Great housing for our basic point & shoot. No more paying the dive shop for a CD of their shots!

          • Ease of Operation:
          • 9
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          works as advertised

          By Sean the Diver

          from Colorado

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Travel

            Comments about WP-DC31 Case for Canon PowerShot SD780 IS:

            All camera features are available with the housing. Photo quality is very good.

            • Ease of Operation:
            • 8
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            All the buttons, none of the complexity

            By Illinnois River Bum

            from Wagoner, OK

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Access to all controls
            • Easy to find
            • Easy to Use
            • Reasonable price

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Casual underwater photos
              • Sports/Action

              Comments about WP-DC31 Case for Canon PowerShot SD780 IS:

              Having bought the Canon SD780 IS last year for daily carrying/spontaneous photography, I was pleased to find that it really does go everywhere with me. Except underwater. I wanted to be able to use it there as well but most of the housing I could find were large, bulky, complex to use and EXPENSIVE (naming no names of the little octopus-icon company). Canon continues to go above and beyond the typical consumer-electronics company by making a housing for many of its point/shoot cameras. And you can get them without having to wait 8 weeks for a special order!!

              • Ease of Operation:
              • 10
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Love it!

              By Beach and Ski Bum

              from Minnesota

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • In the snow
                • Snorkeling
                • Swimming Pool

                Comments about WP-DC31 Case for Canon PowerShot SD780 IS:

                Have used this:
                - Snorkeling
                - On the beach
                - In the pool

                Recently used for downhill skiing. We were able to take video while skiing down the slopes. We attached the shoulder strap and left it on the outside of our coats all day long. We got great action and scenic pictures.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                5.0

                Great product. High quality.

                By Gilbertomsj

                from Brasilia, Brazil

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Water-tight Seals

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Diving
                  • Lake
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Swimming Pool

                  Comments about WP-DC31 Case for Canon PowerShot SD780 IS:

                  Easy to use. Extremely resistant.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Water proof armor for your camera

                  By Brent

                  from Portland, OR

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Water-tight Seals

                  Cons

                  • Cost

                  Best Uses

                  • Harsh Environments

                  Comments about WP-DC31 Case for Canon PowerShot SD780 IS:

                  I'm using this case to protect my camera while mountain biking. I mount it to my seat post and point it backwards to take pictures while I ride. I did this most of last season and honestly expected the camera to be shaken to bits by now. The camera and case have been holding up extremely well. The case has some scratches and dings in it (close encounter with lava rocks), but it still works and is still water proof. I highly recommend this case if you are looking to toughen up your camera.

                  The case is easy to use and allows access to all the camera's features. I actually find it is easier to use the camera in the case than by itself. The camera is small and has small buttons. The case buttons are bigger and spaced out a bit more. I haven't tried it underwater, but I did not have trouble using it snowshoeing with gloves on.

                  The case will get scratched up if you abuse it like I do. I've got alot of fine scratches in the plastic from tossing it into packs. The part of the case in front of the lens is glass and is much more scratch resistant than the rest of the case. Small scratches and dust are far enough out of the focal plane that they don't show up. Large globs of mud do show up. I've also noticed some rub marks on the camera from the case. Mine does get bounced around pretty bad, so I'm not that surprised.

                  I just noticed that the case blocks the view finder and the AF assist beam. You can't get close enough to use the view finder anyway. Turn the AF assist beam off to save a bit of battery while in the case.

                  The two biggest draw backs are the cost and availability. The case can cost as much and sometimes more than the camera. The cases also seem to lag on availability compared to the camera. I bought my first case via auction since I could not find it at any camera shop or website. There seems to be a small window in which the camera and case are both in production.

                  All in all, this is a very good and very tough case. I've already purchased a second one.

                  For what it's worth, I did try a water proof bag first. That did not work that well. It protected the camera ok, but the pictures did not come out well. A hard case is really the way to go.

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                  • No

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  I loved

                  By Zepedro Russo

                  from Santa Catarina, BRAZIL

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Depth Range
                  • Water-tight Seals

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Diving
                    • Lake
                    • Snorkeling
                    • Swimming Pool

                    Comments about WP-DC31 Case for Canon PowerShot SD780 IS:

                    It´s my first CASE .... Canon really does the best!!!!

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                    5.0

                    Everything I Expected

                    By Scrappymom101

                    from Canora, Saskatchewan, Canada

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Good Depth Range
                    • Water-tight Seals

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Diving
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Swimming Pool

                      Comments about WP-DC31 Case for Canon PowerShot SD780 IS:

                      I am off to Mexico with my new underwater camera casing..... Trials at home show me it is easy to use and I am so looking forward to great shots from my scuba diving trips!

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      I WOULD BUY THIS PRODUCT AGAIN ......

                      By LUCY THE SCUBA DIVER

                      from FLORIDA, USA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Underwater Photography

                        Comments about WP-DC31 Case for Canon PowerShot SD780 IS:

                        excellent product...much better than I hoped...I was looking for something special for my camera , I got it....I recommend as a high quality product....

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                        5.0

                        Great housing

                        By Scuba01

                        from Mason, OH

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good carry straps
                        • Good seal
                        • No fogging

                        Cons

                        • Anti-fog liquid not incl
                        • No seal removing device

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about WP-DC31 Case for Canon PowerShot SD780 IS:

                          Great seal, buttons worked great. No problems down to 90ft. No fogging so far, but may need to use anti-fog drops (not including with housing). Shoulder strap was nice for the beach, wrist strap great underwater.

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Great case, high quality

                          By Rob

                          from Orlando, FL

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Quality

                          Cons

                          • Small Buttons

                          Best Uses

                          • All underwater uses

                          Comments about WP-DC31 Case for Canon PowerShot SD780 IS:

                          I use this mainly for scuba diving between 20 and 80 ft. This product is high quality and all the buttons have a good feel to them. All camera functions that I know of are accessible. The included flash diffuser is a nice touch as well.

                          The buttons are small but this is necessary considering how small the Powershot cameras are. I need to take my glove off when using underwater.

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                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Amazing product with amazing results

                          By Dan the Underwater Photographer

                          from Reston, VA (photos taken in Maui, HI)

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Clean look to case
                          • Easy to wash and dry
                          • Simple to use

                          Cons

                          • Cord floats under water

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about WP-DC31 Case for Canon PowerShot SD780 IS:

                            Taking your Cannon Powershot digital camera underwater is simply the best. The waterproof case worked like a charm and kept my camera dry and safe while taking some amazing shots of the Maui reefs. The case is very easy to use, a simply application of lubricant to the seal and my camera was safe.

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                            5.0

                            great waterproof case!!!

                            By daisy

                            from north hollywood, ca

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Clear images
                            • Easy to use
                            • Great under the water
                            • Photos come out excellent
                            • Protects camera

                            Cons

                            • Too expensive

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about WP-DC31 Case for Canon PowerShot SD780 IS:

                              i recently went to Lake Havasu for the weekend, and purchased this camera case to use, this is by far the best case ive used. under the water or out on the boat, the case is sturdy and it is easy to use. i would defenitely recommend this product.great experience over all!!! a must have!!

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