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Polaroid Waterproof Camera Housing (Zoom Lens Capable)

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Product Highlights
  • Access to Most Camera Controls
  • Sealed Gasket for Added Protection
  • Depth Tested to 30' (9.1 m)
  • Zoom Lens Capable
  • Optimized for Underwater Flash Use
  • Compatible w/Canon/Nikon/Sony Cameras

This Polaroid Waterproof Camera Housing (Zoom Lens Capable) can be used for compact digital cameras to a depth of 30' (9.1 m). It has a unique 2-piece track-lock system for closing the housing that also enhances rigidity and protects the camera from bumps or impact. The housing provides full access to all key camera controls. The lens portion is made of a unique optical-grade plastic composite which minimizes light drop-off and ensures clear images. The clear front element allows use of the camera flash underwater.

A "snoot" on the front allows the camera lens to zoom out (with long zooms, lens may not zoom completely out to longest focal length). Compatible with Canon SD series cameras, Nikon S series cameras, and Sony W and T series cameras.

Rugged housing provides full access to virtually all cameras key controls and features.
Sealed gasket design for added protection from water and elements.
Front face has "snoot" which allows zoom lens to zoom out (with long zoom lenses, lens may not zoom all the way to longest focal length).
Depth tested to 30' (9.1 m).
Clear plastic on face of housing allows underwater flash use.
Compatible with Canon SD series cameras, Nikon S series cameras, and Sony W and T series cameras.
Construction Hard plastic for yellow area and soft bendable plastic for transparent area
Dimensions 5 x 3.5 x 2.5" (12.7 x 8.89 x 6.35 cm)
Weight 5.6 oz (158.8 g)
Polaroid Waterproof Camera Housing (Zoom Lens Capable)
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    4.3

    (based on 19 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    89%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (14)
    • Weather proof (9)
    • Functional (8)
    • Compact (4)
    • Good depth range (3)

    Cons

    • Blurry photos (4)

    Best Uses

    • Travel (7)
    • Snorkeling (6)
    • Swimming pool (5)
    • Lake (3)
    • Sports/action (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (10), Casual photographer (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (19)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Underwater Camera for Little Cost

    My wife wanted to take some underwater photos while snorkling on her her trip Palau. We didn't want to spend a fortune so we went with the Polaroid camera housing and stuck an old...Read complete review

    My wife wanted to take some underwater photos while snorkling on her her trip Palau. We didn't want to spend a fortune so we went with the Polaroid camera housing and stuck an old and little used 6mp point and shoot Nikon in it. Didn't want to risk anything too valuable. Well the darn thing worked great. Absolutely no water inside the housing. Very little distortion on the autofocus, auto shutter, and exposure. Most pix were sharp and clear; some blurry (probably because of the lighting). All in all, a great way to take underwater snapshots without emptying the bank.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Would fit if I had a smaller camera

    the description should say Polaroid Dive-Rated Waterproof Camera Housing For The Nikon Coolpix L22, L24, L26, L28, S3100, S3000, S3100, S3300, S4000, S4100, S4300, S5100, S5200, S6000,...Read complete review

    the description should say Polaroid Dive-Rated Waterproof Camera Housing For The Nikon Coolpix L22, L24, L26, L28, S3100, S3000, S3100, S3300, S4000, S4100, S4300, S5100, S5200, S6000, S6100, S6200, S6300, S6400, S6500, S01, S80, S70, S220, S230, S620, S640 Digital Cameras and not just S model. It's too small for the S8200. Product seems well made and would work if I had the smaller camera.

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    5.0

    Decent product, great company

    By C

    from MD

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Water-tight Seals

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Snorkeling
      • Swimming Pool

      Comments about Polaroid Waterproof Camera Housing (Zoom Lens Capable):

      I took the product with me to the beach for snorkeling, scuba, and watersports. It worked great snorkeling and watersports but plastic caved once I got deep enough (more than 25') scuba. I can't complain though since it is only rated to 30'. No leaks though! Used with an old 7.2mp Sony DSC digital camera and it fit perfectly. I ordered it 5 days before vacation and received it after 2 day...very quick for standard shipping! My daughter uses it now in the pool and loves it. Digital camera must have press buttons...you can't access switches or dials through the plastic.

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      4.0

      It fits my Sony Cybershot

      By Tami

      from Melbourne, FL

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Water-tight Seals

      Cons

      • Blurry Photos

      Best Uses

      • Snorkeling

      Comments about Polaroid Waterproof Camera Housing (Zoom Lens Capable):

      I wasn't sure if this would fit my Sony Cybershot H-70 but it does but it is a tight fit. The zoom lens works. The case is waterproof and I look forward to using it underwater. Just make sure you turn off the auto flash before using.

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      3.0

      Would fit if I had a smaller camera

      By B

      from Oregon City Or

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Polaroid Waterproof Camera Housing (Zoom Lens Capable):

            the description should say Polaroid Dive-Rated Waterproof Camera Housing For The Nikon Coolpix L22, L24, L26, L28, S3100, S3000, S3100, S3300, S4000, S4100, S4300, S5100, S5200, S6000, S6100, S6200, S6300, S6400, S6500, S01, S80, S70, S220, S230, S620, S640 Digital Cameras and not just S model. It's too small for the S8200. Product seems well made and would work if I had the smaller camera.

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            4.0

            Kept camera dry

            By brank

            from Wyoming

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Functional
            • Water-tight Seals

            Cons

            • Blurry Photos

            Best Uses

            • Snorkeling

            Comments about Polaroid Waterproof Camera Housing (Zoom Lens Capable):

            This worked to keep my Sony point and shoot camera dry while snorkeling. It was somewhat hard to push the buttons through the plastic but worked. You can not change camera functions while it is encased. So, you need to take still shots or movie and stick with that encased. The quality of the images were definately decreased shooting through the plastic case. But, for the price, this enabled shooting underwater for much less than buying an underwater camera.

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            5.0

            Instant Underwater Camera

            By Camera Boy

            from New York, NY

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Water-tight Seals

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Lake
              • Swimming Pool
              • Water Park

              Comments about Polaroid Waterproof Camera Housing (Zoom Lens Capable):

              This simple little case turns any point & shoot camera into an underwater camera. You won't take it scuba diving but for a day at the water park with your kids you won't miss the fun pictures. It comes with a little tissue for testing the seal before you try it with your camera. It also has two foam pieces which you can cut to fit your camera properly in the case. It's not perfectly clear but for the price it was much better than I expected. With the camera inside it still floats so even if you let it go it won't sink to the bottom.

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              3.0

              Good for the money

              By Ffmatt

              from Temecula CA

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Blurry Photos

              Best Uses

              • Snorkeling
              • Swimming Pool

              Comments about Polaroid Waterproof Camera Housing (Zoom Lens Capable):

              No leaks. Able to use about half the camera's controls. Easy to install. Hard to see screen. Optics not great but usable. Flash may bleed into shot.

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              4.0

              Delivers what it promised

              By Retired Doc

              from College Station, TX

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Price Lightweight
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

              • Limited Zoom

              Best Uses

              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Vacations
              • Video

              Comments about Polaroid Waterproof Camera Housing (Zoom Lens Capable):

              I needed a decent waterproof housing for my Sony CyberShot. All I want is protection from salt water when I'm on a raft or boat. This product is perfect for what I need - small, light, fits camera, easy to assemble and most important - it's price. I once had a $1200 Housing which was bulky and frankly I did not use - I'm not a diver. For divers and pros - get the expensive stuff. For me, this does the job. The only problem with this housing is that I can't adjust the zoom but otherwise I got what I wanted.

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              • 9
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              5.0

              Underwater Camera for Little Cost

              By Mike

              from Atlanta, Georgia

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Sports/Action
                • Travel
                • Wildlife photos

                Comments about Polaroid Waterproof Camera Housing (Zoom Lens Capable):

                My wife wanted to take some underwater photos while snorkling on her her trip Palau. We didn't want to spend a fortune so we went with the Polaroid camera housing and stuck an old and little used 6mp point and shoot Nikon in it. Didn't want to risk anything too valuable. Well the darn thing worked great. Absolutely no water inside the housing. Very little distortion on the autofocus, auto shutter, and exposure. Most pix were sharp and clear; some blurry (probably because of the lighting). All in all, a great way to take underwater snapshots without emptying the bank.

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                5.0

                Great!

                By AF

                from Florida

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Sports/Action
                  • Travel
                  • Video

                  Comments about Polaroid Waterproof Camera Housing (Zoom Lens Capable):

                  It gets the job done, camera was dry after underwater use. A little tricky to use some camera buttons, but once you find the right spot and get used to it you'll be good to go.

                  • Ease of Operation:
                  • 8
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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Good product with the right camera

                  By Kroplady

                  from Alabama

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Small / Compact
                  • Water tight

                  Cons

                  • Sony HX5V did not fit in

                  Best Uses

                  • Travel

                  Comments about Polaroid Waterproof Camera Housing (Zoom Lens Capable):

                  When I received the housing, it did take me a few minutes to figure out how to open it. Both ends slide off. The housing itself seems to be watertight and I was able to easily manipulate the buttons through the plastic. Unfortunately, the plastic part where my Sony HX5V camera zooms did not line up with the housing so my shutter would not open when inside the housing. I have not tried to use it yet with my daughter's camera.

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                  4.0

                  Nice case but didn't fit my camera

                  By TFJ

                  from Rockford, IL

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                  Pros

                  • Small / Compact
                  • Well constructed

                  Cons

                  • Not for travel zooms
                  • Poor Image Quality

                  Best Uses

                  • Travel

                  Comments about Polaroid Waterproof Camera Housing (Zoom Lens Capable):

                  The case seemed pretty nice and well constructed, much nicer than the bag style waterproof cases I was looking at getting for my point and shoot camera. However, I was saddened to see that the my camera was just a tad bit too big to fit in the case. My camera is a Sony Cybershot HX9V and is about a quarter inch too wide to fit in the case. Even if it did fit, its long zoom lens wouldn't be able to extend very far since the case wasn't very deep or designed for the travel zoom style cameras like mine, it's designed more for point and shoots with a typical 4x zoom power. Its seemed like well constructed case that appeared to be quite waterproof (never got to test it) but beware, the pocket where the lens goes isn't optical quality. it's clear but has a little waviness to it which will likely interfere with photo and video quality. Decent case but too bad I had no way of knowing it didn't fit my HX9V.

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                  5.0

                  Great product, No problems

                  By tbone

                  from Toronto, Canada

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Travel

                    Comments about Polaroid Waterproof Camera Housing (Zoom Lens Capable):

                    Worked well down to 20 ft. Down to 30ft the housing compresses and the plastic distorts the image a bit, but that is expected. Fit my Canon SD1400 fine. Used many times snorkelling, never a leak. Highly recommended considering can be had for <$30

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                    2.0

                    Inexpensive but poor image quality

                    By Tom

                    from Peoria, Ill

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Blurry Photos

                    Best Uses

                    • Lake

                    Comments about Polaroid Waterproof Camera Housing (Zoom Lens Capable):

                    Easy to use but plastic housing causes hazy images.

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                    4.0

                    Well worth the money!

                    By ryan b

                    from mountain view, ca

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Water-tight Seals

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Snorkeling

                      Comments about Polaroid Waterproof Camera Housing (Zoom Lens Capable):

                      I bought this to bring on my honeymoon with an old canon point and shoot camera and use underwater. I probably only took it 10 feet deep so I can't comment on the actual depth rating, but it was water tight to 10 feet
                      Pros: Didn't leak, easy to use, image quality good enough
                      Cons: soft plastic compresses easily as you go deeper and can press buttons on the rear face of the camera, can't use with flash, image quality is not superb (due to soft plastic)

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                      5.0

                      excellent waterproof case

                      By SCRATCH0035

                      from MONTREAL,QUEBEC.CANADA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Functional
                      • PROTECTSAND FLOATS
                      • Water-tight Seals

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Swimming Pool

                        Comments about Polaroid Waterproof Camera Housing (Zoom Lens Capable):

                        I bought this case for my canon 1400is ,I tried it out while on vacation in orlando,excellent results
                        in the pool,and it protects the camera as well.The only thing depending on the camera you use ,you might want to add some foam inside the case to keep
                        your camera for moving around.

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                        5.0

                        Very Nice

                        By Paul

                        from Rancho Bernardo (San Diego), CA

                        About Me Video Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use
                        • Great Picture Quality
                        • Zoom range/performance

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Polaroid Waterproof Camera Housing (Zoom Lens Capable):

                            So far, I have only tested this camera housing in the sink, and have taken pictures through it in a dry room. It appears the housing is totally water-proof, and the pictures taken around the house look great. After reading so many mixed reviews of disposable under-water cameras,digital cameras designed to be water-proof from the get-go, and the "bag" style of under-water housing, this little Polaroid unit is an absolute dream. My smaller, spare digital camera, a Sanyo 7.1 MEGA, fits perfectly. Each and every control can be used through the housing. My only hint would be to turn off the flash, as some of it bounces back off of the clear plastic housing and washes out portions of the pictures. Other than that, what an inexpensive way to get to use a tried and true camera under-water. Hopefully, your camera will fit as well as mine. Hawaii, here we come!!

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                            5.0

                            Protected Camera for 7 day BWCA trip

                            By VaFish

                            from Fairfax, VA

                            About Me Casual User

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Use

                            Cons

                            • Have to push pretty hard

                            Best Uses

                            • Travel
                            • Wet Weather

                            Comments about Polaroid Waterproof Camera Housing (Zoom Lens Capable):

                            I used this to protect my Nikon Cool Pix camera on a 7 day Boundary Waters Canoe Area wilderness trip.

                            Only put it a few feet under water, but never got a drop on the camera. Most pictures were taken on land or while canoeing with the camera in the housing and they turned out nice and clear, except when taken with the camera poingting towards the sun. Then there was a noticable halo effect.

                            I did have to add another piece of foam to keep the camera in place and you have to push pretty hard to get the buttons on the camera to work.

                            Well worth the price to keep a camera protected from water.

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                            4.0

                            So close, really good, one small hitch.

                            By Canon Fan Man

                            from Queens, NY

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Polaroid Waterproof Camera Housing (Zoom Lens Capable):

                                This fits my Canon S90 like it was made for it, really flawless... except that my S90 has a pop-up flash and the shape of the housing makes no allowance for it. If you have a camera that doesn't have a pop up flash (as is the case with most point & shoot cameras), this is an ideal choice for some fun in the sun and surf. It can take a little muscle to get the halves of the ring around the housing together, but that just tells me it is creating an effective seal. I would do it again.

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                                5.0

                                bang for the buck

                                By Mack

                                from Toronto, ON

                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Diving
                                    • Lake
                                    • Snorkeling
                                    • Swimming Pool

                                    Comments about Polaroid Waterproof Camera Housing (Zoom Lens Capable):

                                    if you're on a budget and need to take your camera underwater, this is the camera case for you. built quality is perfect. and it fits on most cameras out there. (of course not DSLR),tested it and it does not leak.. good stuff from BHP and POLAROID. :)

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