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Panasonic DMW-MCTZ10 Marine Case Underwater Housing

B&H # PADMWMCTZ10 Mfr # DMW-MCTZ10
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Product Highlights
  • For Panasonic DMC-ZS5 & DMC-ZS7 (DMC-TZ10)
  • Ideal in Bad Weather & Other Sports
  • Flash Diffuser
  • Rated Down to 130'

The Panasonic DMW-MCTZ10 Marine Case Underwater Housing for the Panasonic DMC-ZS5 & DMC-ZS7 (DMC-TZ10) digital camera. You can use your digital camera to take underwater photos at depths of up to 130' (40m). 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 included. 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' (40m)
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-MCTZ10 Marine Case Underwater Housing
  • Wrist Strap
  • Flash Diffuser
  • Anti-Reflective Lens Barrel Cover
  • 5 x Silica Gel
  • Silicone Grease
  • O-Ring
  • 90-Day Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    PanasonicDMW-MCTZ10 Marine Case Underwater Housing
     
    4.5

    (based on 44 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (26)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (15)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (26)
    • Functional (24)
    • Weather proof (23)
    • Good depth range (19)
    • Easily loaded equipment (10)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Diving (23)
      • Snorkeling (17)
      • Underwater photography (10)
      • Swimming pool (9)
      • Lake (7)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (24), Casual photographer (13), Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (42)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      What a great housing!

      I was looking for a housing and this worked beautifully! It is very easy to load the camera and make adjustment underwater. All the control buttons and knobs worked wonderfully. I especially enjoyed...Read complete review

      I was looking for a housing and this worked beautifully! It is very easy to load the camera and make adjustment underwater. All the control buttons and knobs worked wonderfully. I especially enjoyed the locking feature on the power button and camera/playback button. My pictures turned out great. Have to remember to be fairly close for the flash to work to light the subject properly.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Good for diving, not good for the beach.

      This case is very well protect and worked great under water, no complains! But, when using it to take photos on the water, for example, of surfers or kayaking it...Read complete review

      This case is very well protect and worked great under water, no complains! But, when using it to take photos on the water, for example, of surfers or kayaking it doesn´t work. The camera sometimes focus on the drops that sticks on the case and ruine the picture. Other times, this drops just keep in the way of the camera and the subject. It´s frustating...This case can be a litle have for some, but for diving it´s not a problem.So, if you going to use just for diving or snorkeling this is a good option, otherwise, I sugest to you to buy a waterproof camera for an extra 50 dolars.[...]

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      5.0

      Great product for a good price

      By SL

      from Fribourg, Switzerland

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Panasonic DMW-MCTZ10 Marine Case Underwater Housing:

            Easy to use, great pictures

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            4.0

            Worked great to 70 feet deep

            By NYK

            from New York, NY

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Bulky

            Best Uses

            • Waterproofing Cameras

            Comments about Panasonic DMW-MCTZ10 Marine Case Underwater Housing:

            I scuba dived to 70 feet deep with this underwater housing ~ 77 Fahrenheit water (tropical) for about 6 dives in a row, and the housing worked great. Be sure to read the instructions in the manual for setting up the housing. I followed all the instructions beforehand, coating the O-ring with the silicon grease. One weight was perfect for making the the camera the right buoyancy. I soaked the camera in fresh water to remove all salt before opening the housing. My only criticism is that the wrist strap can only go on the right hand, and it can get tangled with one's regulator tubes if scuba diving, so it would be better to have another wrist strap connection available for the left hand. The housing is bulky compared to one I saw on a friend's Canon. Meanwhile, the camera itself, the DMC-Z57, is not the best for underwater shots, because it has no pre-set white balance for underwater shots, and the manual white balance is somewhat confusing. Also, the red sensor on the camera is not as sensitive as the eye and fails to peak up the meager red light still available at 45-50 ft. So, housing good, but camera not that great for underwater. I would recommend housing by this company, but to get it for a different camera.

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            5.0

            Solid well-built case!

            By Penduck Farms

            from Bath, ON

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easily Loaded Equipment
            • Seals Easily
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Great for kayaking
            • Underwater Photography

            Comments about Panasonic DMW-MCTZ10 Marine Case Underwater Housing:

            Well thought out design. All camera functions are accessible and case is very solid. Great price from B&H and very fast delivery.

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            5.0

            Perfect! Could not be any better!

            By Onebeachbumm

            from Marathon, Fl.

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Underwater Photography
              • Waterproofing Cameras

              Comments about Panasonic DMW-MCTZ10 Marine Case Underwater Housing:

              Camera fits like a glove in the case. All the buttone work properly and my Ikalite flash fires remotely from my camera without any problems. I fail to see why people are complaining about this product. I haven't had a chance to go deep but did check for leaks and usability and I could not ask for anything better.

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              4.0

              Good case all around

              By theMage

              from Maui, HI

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easily Loaded Equipment
              • Seals Easily

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Panasonic DMW-MCTZ10 Marine Case Underwater Housing:

                  I liked that you could adjust the boyancy and that getting the case on and off was easy. I also liked that you can lock the power switch and playback switch to prevent accidental contact. The only thing I have to complain about is the labels in the buttons are very hard to read underwater, so you have to memorize the control locataions.

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                  5.0

                  What a great housing!

                  By Jamie the Diver

                  from Mt. Pleasant, MI

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Controls easy to use
                  • Easily Loaded Equipment
                  • Lightweight
                  • Seals Easily
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Underwater Photography

                    Comments about Panasonic DMW-MCTZ10 Marine Case Underwater Housing:

                    I was looking for a housing and this worked beautifully! It is very easy to load the camera and make adjustment underwater. All the control buttons and knobs worked wonderfully. I especially enjoyed the locking feature on the power button and camera/playback button. My pictures turned out great. Have to remember to be fairly close for the flash to work to light the subject properly.

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                    4.0

                    This is a great product for everybody

                    By Coopint

                    from Buenos Aire - Argentina

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easily Loaded Equipment
                    • Lightweight
                    • Seals Easily

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Underwater Photography

                      Comments about Panasonic DMW-MCTZ10 Marine Case Underwater Housing:

                      This is a very easy to use product that allow the user to manage all the camera functions.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Excellent housing for DMC-ZS7

                      By Sumdude

                      from None

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight
                      • Seals Easily
                      • Simple
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Underwater Photography
                      • Waterproofing Cameras

                      Comments about Panasonic DMW-MCTZ10 Marine Case Underwater Housing:

                      Works great. All buttons are usable underwater.

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                      5.0

                      Looking Good

                      By Al M

                      from Denver

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easily Loaded Equipment

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Underwater Photography

                        Comments about Panasonic DMW-MCTZ10 Marine Case Underwater Housing:

                        I received this case in preparation for an upcoming trip that will involve snorkling. In the past I had purchased a so called "waterproof" "Olympus Tough" point and shoot camera which worked fine for a while, but then died suddenly. After researching all current "water proof" point and shoots, it seemed that my experience is common place. I decided on this case for my Panasonic DMC-ZS7. I have not tried it in water yet, but in dry land it works well - all the buttons and knobs are funcional, and the pictures through the plastic window came out great. I will have to update this review after in water use.

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                        5.0

                        Great Product

                        By KatF

                        from Big Island of Hawaii

                        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-MCTZ10 Marine Case Underwater Housing:

                          Used the underwater housing on my Panasonic Lumix TZ7 for a whale watching trip. Worked great to protect camera from salt spray while still taking great pictures. Haven't used diving or snorkeling yet, however, I'm sure the housing will function perfectly when I do. All the functions of the camera are available with this housing.

                          B&H processed the order and delivered the housing in record time. I highly recommend both the housing and B&H.

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                          5.0

                          Great Housing!

                          By JIsgren

                          from Houston, TX

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Underwater Photography
                            • Waterproofing Cameras

                            Comments about Panasonic DMW-MCTZ10 Marine Case Underwater Housing:

                            Used it this week on a cruise to Belize and Roatan. Excellent video of spinner dolphins ! Full access to all controls, even in manual mode. Flash diffuser not bad for what it is, but still will not replace external flash.

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                            4.0

                            Just what I needed!

                            By Kittty Kat

                            from New Zealand

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Underwater Photography
                              • Waterproofing Cameras

                              Comments about Panasonic DMW-MCTZ10 Marine Case Underwater Housing:

                              Took no time to get here and was exactly what I wanted. Seal test easy to carry out now ready t test it's functionality in the sea.

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                              5.0

                              Great fun product

                              By Magic

                              from Brisbane Australia

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Underwater Photography

                                Comments about Panasonic DMW-MCTZ10 Marine Case Underwater Housing:

                                Fantastic to use, and so easy to set up.

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                                4.0

                                Great Case

                                By Tireworld

                                from Maui

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Diving
                                  • Snorkeling

                                  Comments about Panasonic DMW-MCTZ10 Marine Case Underwater Housing:

                                  I have only taken the case to about 40 feet so far, but it worked great. All buttons and features of the camera are usable with the camera in the housing.

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                                  3.0

                                  Underwater Housing

                                  By wayne

                                  from CT

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                  • Cannot see too bright

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Panasonic DMW-MCTZ10 Marine Case Underwater Housing:

                                    A super case except: the shinney chrome buttons attract barracuda which is a little scary, had to put nail polish on the buttons.. Very difficult to take pictures at certain times of the day because I cannot see what I am trying to take a picture. Had to tape a laser lite to the top of the case to see where I am taking a picture of.

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                                    4.0

                                    good case but read further

                                    By scuba_ed

                                    from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                    • Not Versatile

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Diving
                                    • Snorkeling

                                    Comments about Panasonic DMW-MCTZ10 Marine Case Underwater Housing:

                                    Well-built case with easily accessible buttons for complete control of the camera.
                                    The challenge was to attach an external strobe trigger (made by Sealife). The flash defuser covers some strange features that do not leave any flat surface to attach the trigger cable.

                                    I can recommend this case if you do not plan any upgrades.

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                                    4.0

                                    Good for diving

                                    By MD

                                    from Buenos aires argentina

                                    About Me Video Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy to Use

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • HD Shooting
                                      • Travel

                                      Comments about Panasonic DMW-MCTZ10 Marine Case Underwater Housing:

                                      I m a scuba diver, this case is very usefull for taking good underwater shots

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                                      • Yes

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                                      3.0

                                      great housing but limited possibilities

                                      By enthusiastryan

                                      from burundi africa

                                      About Me Casual User

                                      Verified Reviewer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy to Use

                                      Cons

                                      • Fiber optic sync attach

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Diving

                                      Comments about Panasonic DMW-MCTZ10 Marine Case Underwater Housing:

                                      i bought this housing since it was made by panasonic, i figured all the functions would be guaranteed to work. and that proved true, all the buttons are easy to use and the housing fits the camera like a glove. everything about the housing for the lumix camera is great. however if you plan on adding a strobe kit... think again... i bought the fantasea nano double ray and the housing mounts well but the problem is that the fiber optic cable doesn't have a flat surface to mount to. the fiber optic cable is supposed to be mounted directly over the camera's internal flash, well problem is when you remove the difuser there is some sort of bracket that impedes the ability to attach the "velcro" adhesive strip that connects the fiber optic sync cable. now its obviously got to serve some purpose otherwise panasonic wouldn't have put it there, then again, i'm left with a headache wondering why i cannot find ANY information or adapters from fantasea, panasonic or B&H. so am i supposed to file down this rediculous peice of pointless plastic that voids a flat mating surface [...]

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                                      5.0

                                      UW Case (Panasonic)

                                      By D

                                      from charlotte, nc

                                      About Me Casual Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Diving
                                        • Lake
                                        • Snorkeling
                                        • Swimming Pool

                                        Comments about Panasonic DMW-MCTZ10 Marine Case Underwater Housing:

                                        Case worked great. The buttons work very well and I like the overall layout of it.

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                                        4.0

                                        I WOULD PURCHASE THIS ITEM AGAIN

                                        By WATER BABY

                                        from VIRGINIA

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Good Depth Range
                                        • Water-tight Seals

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Snorkeling
                                          • Swimming Pool

                                          Comments about Panasonic DMW-MCTZ10 Marine Case Underwater Housing:

                                          REQUIRES A LOT OF TIME TO TEST AND CLEAN

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