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Canon WP-DC38 Case for Canon PowerShot S95

B&H # CAWPDC38 Mfr # 4712B001
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Product Highlights
  • Rated Down to 130'

With the Canon WP-DC38 waterproof case for the Canon PowerShot S95, you can use your digital camera to take underwater photos and video 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 scene mode for available light photography.

Clear Polycarbonate Construction
Durable and resistant to corrosion, clear view of the camera information and control 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 Most camera controls
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) 5.6 x 3.52 x 1.29" 142 x 89.5 x 83.6mm
Weight (without Camera) 13.1 oz 370g
Canon WP-DC38 Case for Canon PowerShot S95
  • Neck Strap
  • Wrist Strap
  • Flash Diffuser
  • Silicone Grease
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    WP-DC38 Case for Canon PowerShot S95
     
    4.5

    (based on 40 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (23)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (15)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (22)
    • Functional (20)
    • Weather proof (20)
    • Good depth range (14)
    • Lightweight (13)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Snorkeling (22)
      • Diving (17)
      • Swimming pool (11)
      • Underwater photography (11)
      • Lake (10)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (23), Casual photographer (10), Semi-pro photographer (4), Pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (37)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great case

      [...] The case performed really well. No problem with scratches likes others mentioned but I took extra caution with it. I recommend a large chamois cloth to clean and wrap it...Read complete review

      [...] The case performed really well. No problem with scratches likes others mentioned but I took extra caution with it. I recommend a large chamois cloth to clean and wrap it in. My only major problem with the case is the inability to use the wheel on the back of the camera. I shoot in av mode and would love to be able to change aperture like I normally would when the camera is out of the housing. Fortunately you can still use the function of the ring scroll on the front of the camera. So I can switch btw iso and f stops with the ring dial. Just a few extra stes I wish I didnt have to do. On conclusion the camera and case perform well. I had a g9 with the underwater housing prior to the s95. The g9 in the underwater housing was worthless to me because you couldn't change aperture or shutter. Only iso. Get the underwater housing with the S95 and you will be pleased. Hope this helps.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      You get what you pay for

      For the price, it is a decent housing. The polycarbonate scratches a little too easily for my liking but you don't even notice it once in the water. I do find the shutter...Read complete review

      For the price, it is a decent housing. The polycarbonate scratches a little too easily for my liking but you don't even notice it once in the water. I do find the shutter button a little hard to use. The way the button on the housing is designed makes it somewhat sensitive so it is sometimes hard to half press the shutter button to focus. Also, the flash diffuser panel attaches a little too loosely. Still, it is decent quality when you consider that the other 3rd party offerings range in price from a little more expensive (Ikelite) to 3 or 4 times the price (Fix/Recsea).

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      5.0

      Great

      By Diego

      from Corona, ny

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Underwater Photography
        • Waterproofing Cameras

        Comments about WP-DC38 Case for Canon PowerShot S95:

        This item is well worth purchasing. Camera fits just perfect and all buttons work just right. The price was the cheapest I saw online and in stores. I would recommend a friend and others to buy this item

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great housing for the price

        By Chuck Scuba Instructor

        from Austin, TX

        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 WP-DC38 Case for Canon PowerShot S95:

          I have purchased several of the Canon housing for various cameras. They are terrific! I am a serious underwater photog and love these for convenience and price over my SLR big expensive rig. Especially good for ambient lighting and quasi macro. Some of these like the ones for the G-10, 11, 12 have a small issue with the lens snout blocking the internal strobe and creating a shadow on macro shots. Easily remedied by backing off a bit and using zoom or adding an external strobe. If you are not sure you are ready to drop $700 on a pro housing this is a good place to start.

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          5.0

          Awesome.

          By DeenaD

          from Brooklyn, NY

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Underwater Photography
            • Waterproofing Cameras

            Comments about WP-DC38 Case for Canon PowerShot S95:

            this case rules and i can't believe i didn't get it sooner. it really works -- keeps the camera dry and does not interfere w/ the quality of the image. great purchase.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Works great!

            By LA the lover of photography

            from Greensboro NC

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Underwater Photography

              Comments about WP-DC38 Case for Canon PowerShot S95:

              Used in in the FL Keys a few days ago. Camera stayed dry and my pictures came out beautiful.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Very good product

              By Thomaz

              from Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Underwater Photography

                Comments about WP-DC38 Case for Canon PowerShot S95:

                Very good product, does what it is suposed to do! Good instruction manual and peripherical stuff.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Good Buy

                By Dan

                from Overland Park, KS

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Underwater Photography
                  • Waterproofing Cameras

                  Comments about WP-DC38 Case for Canon PowerShot S95:

                  I read the reviews before I bought it. It is great. To avoid condensation, I put a gelatin pack in the case to absorb moisture. I wanted to put rain x on the outside of the lens and anti fog on the inside, I didn't do it because the lens is plastic and the labels of the product say not to use on plastic. I would love it if the case was the same and the lens was glass so you wouldn't have to worry so much about scratches.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Love it, great design

                  By Finengel

                  from New paltz, ny

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Underwater Photography
                    • Waterproofing Cameras

                    Comments about WP-DC38 Case for Canon PowerShot S95:

                    Used only in a pool taking photos of a 16 month old , I had
                    a lot of fun with underwater reflections. I could play with my
                    son and just let the case and camera float around until I wanted
                    to take photos again. I'd buy it all over again if I lost it

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                    • No

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                    3.0

                    You get what you pay for

                    By thegrandpoohbah

                    from Fort Nelson, BC

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight
                    • Seals Easily

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Underwater Photography

                      Comments about WP-DC38 Case for Canon PowerShot S95:

                      For the price, it is a decent housing. The polycarbonate scratches a little too easily for my liking but you don't even notice it once in the water. I do find the shutter button a little hard to use. The way the button on the housing is designed makes it somewhat sensitive so it is sometimes hard to half press the shutter button to focus. Also, the flash diffuser panel attaches a little too loosely. Still, it is decent quality when you consider that the other 3rd party offerings range in price from a little more expensive (Ikelite) to 3 or 4 times the price (Fix/Recsea).

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great case!

                      By Skillz

                      from Portland, Maine

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Snorkeling

                        Comments about WP-DC38 Case for Canon PowerShot S95:

                        Took this case snorkeling in Puerto Rico. Got great photos on our snorkel cruise and at the beach. When you're taking pics above water be sure there aren't water droplets on the lens--like other reviews mention.

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                        5.0

                        Another well built Canon housing

                        By Tinpony

                        from Ontario, Canada

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Diving
                          • Snorkeling

                          Comments about WP-DC38 Case for Canon PowerShot S95:

                          We purchased the S95 and WP-DC38 housing for use as a back up underwater system. This is our forth Canon housing and I am pleased to say that it exhibits the same excellent quality and attention to detail. With the exception of the rear control dial every camera control is accessible from outside the housing, including the front control ring. Excellent job Canon!

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                          5.0

                          Great accesory!

                          By ralval

                          from Bucharest, Romania

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Durable
                          • Good Protection

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Travel

                            Comments about WP-DC38 Case for Canon PowerShot S95:

                            Perfect for scuba diving and pictures in the pool!

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • Yes

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                            5.0

                            Housing for S95

                            By Mur The Explorer

                            from Edmonton, Alberta

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Good Protection
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Travel

                              Comments about WP-DC38 Case for Canon PowerShot S95:

                              It is not every day that I get a chance to dive. I purchased the housing a few months back because I had owned a Canon housing before and was quite pleased. I have just returned from 5 days of diving which was the first time I had a chance to use the new housing. It work flawlessly. Most importantly it kept the water out. It did not fog so I did not have any issues with photo clearity. Although I am not one to review each photo as I take it I do use a range of the camera features and the knobs on the housing are well placed and function very well.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Simple and easy to use

                              By Mark

                              from Bloomington, IL.

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Waterproofing Cameras

                                Comments about WP-DC38 Case for Canon PowerShot S95:

                                Used for kayaking and canoeing to protect camera. I do not scuba dive so it has not been used underwater. It maintains access to all camera functions. Pictures turned out well but of course water drops need to be wiped off of the housing in front of the lens before taking pictures.

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                                • No

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                                3.0

                                Good case

                                By Stan2011

                                from Stamford, CT

                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                • Gets foggy

                                Best Uses

                                • Underwater Photography
                                • Waterproofing Cameras

                                Comments about WP-DC38 Case for Canon PowerShot S95:

                                The case is pretty good when it works.. my lens got foggy at 80ft under water.

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                                5.0

                                Works great

                                By Alan

                                from Redmond, WA

                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Lightweight
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Underwater Photography

                                  Comments about WP-DC38 Case for Canon PowerShot S95:

                                  No problems with this case, and it's much cheaper than the Ikelite. The manual says that you should replace the o-ring after a year, but most other sources say it's unnecessary. Even if you do want to replace it, I couldn't find anywhere (even on the Canon site) that it was sold.

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                                  5.0

                                  Top Quality and lots of Versatility

                                  By VacationJason

                                  from Austin, TX

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Dusty Conditions
                                    • Misty or Rainy Weather
                                    • Underwater Photography
                                    • Waterproofing Cameras

                                    Comments about WP-DC38 Case for Canon PowerShot S95:

                                    I don't have the setup yet to use this case with an external flash underwater, but I have been diving with it at least 30 times so far. I regularly dive to 80-100 feet and have had no problems with the functionality of the case and no worry that it will keep my camera safe and dry.

                                    Every button and function on the camera is accessible even while it is in the case with the exception of the spinner dial on the back of the camera, but there is a knob on the side of the case that provides access and use of the ring function on the camera! The buttons are even spaced a bit farther apart on the case to make it easier to use underwater (even with gloves). The lens quality is perfect, and the clear case allows you to easily verify a good seal before entering the water, and while you are on a dive. It also works great for snorkeling and for misty or dusty conditions.

                                    I have even used it to take pictures of waterfalls from up close and ocean waves crashing against the rocks. The mount on the bottom of the case works great for attaching it to a tripod. It will always keep my camera safe and still takes amazing pictures through the case (even above water)

                                    The only thing I would ever complain about regarding this case is the silver paint on the plastic piece of the case that protects the lens. And that is only because any scratches on the rest of the case are well hidden, but this is the only painted part of the case, and once it gets scratched, it doesn't look as good. But honestly, that is just me being nit-picky about aesthetics.

                                    I have bought Canon cases for my cameras before and have referred them to friends. At least 2 other friends have bought the same camera (s95) and the underwater case and have loved them just as much as I have. Also, B&H has been my source for the lowest prices for accessories for my electronics, so I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them first. Take a look around if you don't believe me. Good luck, and enjoy the case!

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                                    5.0

                                    LOVE IT

                                    By delal

                                    from Kuwait

                                    About Me Casual Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Functional
                                    • Water-tight Seals

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about WP-DC38 Case for Canon PowerShot S95:

                                        easy to use, light & pictures are clear though we just used it in the pool not in the sea yet

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                                        • No

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                                        4.0

                                        WP-DC38

                                        By Pin

                                        from Singapore

                                        About Me Casual Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                        • Bulky

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Lake
                                        • Snorkeling
                                        • Swimming Pool

                                        Comments about WP-DC38 Case for Canon PowerShot S95:

                                        Tried it during my holiday in Phuket a couple of weeks back and I have no regrets getting this product, very effective and picture quality was not affected with the use of this casing. The buttons are well thought out and was easy to use.

                                        One particular downside of it was that the lens area fogs up (outside, not inside the casing) due to temperature differences under and above water.

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                                        4.0

                                        important, this casing kept out moisture

                                        By wes hamachi

                                        from Torrance, CA

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Safe
                                        • Water-tight Seals

                                        Cons

                                        • Housing scratches easy

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Day time diving
                                        • Ocean Diving
                                        • Salt water no problem

                                        Comments about WP-DC38 Case for Canon PowerShot S95:

                                        I was going on vacation (honeymoon) to the Big Island of Hawaii. I was tossed between the ikelite and canon WP-DC38 underwater housing. Since I was not going to use strobes or filters while diving, I choose the Canon WP-DC38 housing. Out of the box it was easy to use. Just put the camera into the WP-DC38, snap the case shut, and your ready for water action! Its that easy.
                                        To care for the product, I washed the casing in the hotel sink, and used the supplied grease to lube the O-ring seal. I used the included wrist strap while diving. it was comfortable and srtong. You are going to love you bought this accessory for your s95 when that pod of spinner dolphins swims with you. (true story) Housing scratches easy, but since its just a casing, I didnt really care.

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                                        4.0

                                        Does it's job!

                                        By Noel228

                                        from Fairfax, VA

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                        • A Bit Clunky
                                        • Water sticks to lens

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Diving
                                        • Snorkeling
                                        • Swimming Pool

                                        Comments about WP-DC38 Case for Canon PowerShot S95:

                                        I bought this specifically to take pictures in water while on a Disney cruise, specifically, Castaway Cay. The case is definitely water tight and ALL controls are accessible, even the front control dial. For taking pictures underwater, it is perfect! One thing I didn't count on or anticipate was the water droplets on the lens portion of the case when taking pictures above water. It totally ruined the photos. I wonder if I could have rubbed some of the silicone that came with the case on the lens portion so that that water would just roll off. By the way, the silicone is meant for the rubber yellow gasket seal. Anyway, to recap, for taking pictures underwater, this is perfect. For taking pics above water while in the water, be careful to not get water on the lens portion or else the droplets will ruin the photos!

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