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Canon WP-DC43 Waterproof Case for PowerShot S100

B&H # CAWPDC43 MFR # 5481B001
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Product Highlights

  • Durable Construction
  • Depth Rating: 130'
  • Mechanical Controls
  • Access To Most Camera Functions
  • Built-In Diffusers Help Prevent Glare
  • Case Weights Let You Adjust Buoyancy
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The Canon WP-DC43 Waterproof Case for PowerShot S100 is a durable case that enables you to shoot underwater with your PowerShot S100 compact digital camera. It is designed to protect your valuable investment against sea water and sand. The housing has a depth rating of 130' (39.6 m). Mechanical controls are easy to operate and allow access to most camera functions. Built-in diffusers help prevent glare for improved visibility. Case weights allow you to adjust buoyancy to prevent the camera from floating underwater. A handy neck strap and silicone grease are included.

Depth Rating
130' (39.6 m)
Controls
Mechanical controls are dependable and easy to use and offer access to most camera functions
Built-In Diffusers
Help prevent glare for improved visibility
Buoyancy
Case weights allow you to adjust buoyancy to prevent the camera from floating underwater
Included Items
Neck strap and silicone grease
UPC: 013803138221
Construction Not specified by manufacturer
Control Type Mechanical
Controls Housing accesses most camera functions
Depth Rating 130' (39.6 m)
Buoyancy Adjustable via case weights
Port Not specified by manufacturer
Internal Flash Usable Not specified by manufacturer
External Strobe Connector Not specified by manufacturer
TTL Compatible Not specified by manufacturer
Color Clear
Accommodates Canon PowerShot S100 digital camera
Dimensions (WxHxD) Not Specified by Manufacturer
Weight (without Camera) Not Specified by Manufacturer
Packaging Info
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.0 x 4.5 x 4.2"
Canon WP-DC43 Waterproof Case for PowerShot S100
  • Neck Strap
  • Silicone Grease
  • 30-Day Replacement Policy
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    CanonWP-DC43 Waterproof Case for PowerShot S100
     
    4.7

    (based on 29 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Seals easily (27)
    • Strong construction (25)
    • Easily loaded equipment (23)
    • Lightweight (22)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Underwater photography (25)
    • Waterproofing cameras (18)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (15), Pro photographer (6), Semi-pro photographer (5), Casual photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (27)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    S100 case

    compact and easy to use. what more can you ask for?

    compact and easy to use. what more can you ask for?

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Some trust is required

    Realistically I cannot provide a complete review of this product as I have yet to use it. Ultimately, it will depend on whether it is waterproof as advertised, and how long it remains...Read complete review

    Realistically I cannot provide a complete review of this product as I have yet to use it. Ultimately, it will depend on whether it is waterproof as advertised, and how long it remains so. The only thing I will comment on at this time is its first impression quality and design. First impression out of the box is that it is quite flimsy, the hinge has free play. Also it only has one O ring. The last underwater case I had, had 2, which is an extra level of protection if one of the rings should fail. Other than that, it does seem to provide access to most of the cameras controls. The case markings are hard to read, so you sort of have to be familiar with the camera buttons in order to know what functions you are actuating. I'm putting my trust in Canon to have made a durable and functional case. There are cheaper knock off cases on the market that I did not trust. There are also much more expensive cases out there if you don't have such trust.

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    4.0

    Easy to use and works as advertised

    By Bernao

    from Pittsburgh, PA

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    Pros

    • Easily Loaded Equipment
    • Seals Easily
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Underwater Photography

      Comments about Canon WP-DC43 Waterproof Case for PowerShot S100:

      I use this for scuba diving
      It work pretty well as a substitute for not having dedicated underwater equipment.
      It doesn't have any space inside the enclosure for anti-moisture silica packs, which can be useful for resolving condensation issues.

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      5.0

      Can't beat it for the price

      By gmolony

      from Franklinton, LA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Underwater Photography

        Comments about Canon WP-DC43 Waterproof Case for PowerShot S100:

        I bought it to bring on my grandson's PADI certification dive. It is well worth the money. All the functions including the flash are accessible. Great product.

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        5.0

        Great case

        By Dave

        from Midwest

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          Cons

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              Comments about Canon WP-DC43 Waterproof Case for PowerShot S100:

              I just returned from snorkeling in Grand Cayman where I used this case at least 8 times.

              I applied the supplied grease to the gasket only once, at home prior to the trip. On vacation, I rinsed it in fresh water after each outing, and never let it touch sand. The camera was in and out of the case many times, it was my only camera on the trip.

              The case worked great, no leaks.

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              4.0

              Good fun, and good quality

              By canonpixel

              from norway

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Underwater Photography
                • Waterproofing Cameras

                Comments about Canon WP-DC43 Waterproof Case for PowerShot S100:

                Just bought this for entertainment on vacation and it produced good quality photo and video both under- and over water. Stills just as good as movie, and very happy with this purchase.

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                4.0

                Works as well as you should expect

                By Charles Michael

                from San Francisco, CA

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easily Loaded Equipment
                • Seals Easily
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Underwater Photography
                  • Waterproofing Cameras

                  Comments about Canon WP-DC43 Waterproof Case for PowerShot S100:

                  Works perfectly to keep the camera safe and functional in wet conditions.

                  allows functionality of virtually all buttons and dials of the s100, with the exception of one. That being the thumbwheel on the back of the camera that surrounds the flash/focus/disp/expcomp buttons. Those 4 buttons ARE all accessible, but the WHEEL around them can not be turned which adjusts different things depending on which mode you are in.

                  Also, I wish the lens were better about letting water drip off. When pulling the camera out of the water and shooting, you often end up with water drops on the lens still which of course will affect your image. Now I don't even know if anything is possible to avoid that, so I can't legitimately knock a point off for that I guess.

                  The case does feel a little bulky, but I'm sure its necessary.

                  Aside from those few things though, the case is great. Nice and sturdy, great construction. Gives a great sense of confidence that you won't end up destroying your camera. Buttons are easy to push underwater, just gotta get used to the long button throw.

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                  5.0

                  Easy to use, very clear and no leaks

                  By Team Shadam

                  from San Diego, CA

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Underwater Photography
                    • Waterproofing Cameras

                    Comments about Canon WP-DC43 Waterproof Case for PowerShot S100:

                    We used it on a recent snorkling trip in Mexico. We first put it together on the boat ride there. It is easy to use, watertight and takes clear pictures. We even kept the waterhousing on to take photos on the boat. You can't even tell in the photos.
                    I recommend learning the spit and dunk technique for underwater housing to get a clear shot when bringing it above water.

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                    5.0

                    Great case for Scuba diving s100 owners

                    By EdmontonRoy

                    from Edmonton, Canada

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Underwater Photography
                      • Waterproofing Cameras

                      Comments about Canon WP-DC43 Waterproof Case for PowerShot S100:

                      This case is specifically made for the s100 and has a 1:1 mapping of almost all controls. Still, you'll want to preset as many things as you can. There are embossed labels on all the buttons located on the back of the case but they are difficult to read and you should become familiar with the layout of your controls before taking any camera underwater. The s100 fits snugly inside so there's no movement within the case once the unit is locked shut. There's a replaceable O ring seal that only improves in watertightness as the ambient pressure increases. Use the provided silicon grease between dives and replace the O ring when and if necessary to ensure that the seal doesn't degrade. I've had mine for over a year now and the ring still looks brand new. Not the slightest bit of moisture leaked in.

                      I recently took this case to a depth of roughly 70 feet in Hawaii and got stunning video and photos. There is only very slight light loss and no discernible distortion as a result of shooting through this case (as long as you keep the outside lens port scratch and smudge free). The case comes with both a wrist and a neck strap. I quickly realized that the neck strap gets in the way and just cinched the wrist strap over my hand. As the camera/case combo is quit positively bouyant, you wouldn't want to let go of it at depth.

                      There's an included flash diffuser that easily snaps over the snout of the case. I found myself leaving it on at all times as the case casts a small but noticeable shadow (at wide angle settings) over one corner of the frame if omitted.

                      I couldn't be happier with the case unless I needed it for deeper dives. In that instance I'd probably spring for the Ikelite model. As most divers know, however, the best color (and often the most interesting things to see) are within the first 50 feet of water, so I doubt I'll be making that purchase. I could see myself eventually investing in some video lights for night dives though.

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                      5.0

                      Really expands what you can do

                      By Thomas Graves

                      from Washington D.C.

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight
                      • Seals Easily
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Underwater Photography
                        • Waterproofing Cameras

                        Comments about Canon WP-DC43 Waterproof Case for PowerShot S100:

                        I used this on a recent trip to Hawaii, and found it very useful. Of course, I was terrified the first couple times I put it in the water, but after that I was very comfortable with it, and found myself even using the case when I was out of the surf so that I could shoot in the rain, near waterfalls, etc. All the camera functions are accessible, and it provides good protection.

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                        3.0

                        Some trust is required

                        By Tan

                        from Seattle

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easily Loaded Equipment

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Canon WP-DC43 Waterproof Case for PowerShot S100:

                            Realistically I cannot provide a complete review of this product as I have yet to use it. Ultimately, it will depend on whether it is waterproof as advertised, and how long it remains so. The only thing I will comment on at this time is its first impression quality and design. First impression out of the box is that it is quite flimsy, the hinge has free play. Also it only has one O ring. The last underwater case I had, had 2, which is an extra level of protection if one of the rings should fail. Other than that, it does seem to provide access to most of the cameras controls. The case markings are hard to read, so you sort of have to be familiar with the camera buttons in order to know what functions you are actuating. I'm putting my trust in Canon to have made a durable and functional case. There are cheaper knock off cases on the market that I did not trust. There are also much more expensive cases out there if you don't have such trust.

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                            5.0

                            great case, take your S100 swimming!

                            By Matt

                            from Ft Lauderdale, FL

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Seals Easily
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Underwater Photography
                              • Waterproofing Cameras

                              Comments about Canon WP-DC43 Waterproof Case for PowerShot S100:

                              Great underwater housing. Comes with both a neck strap and wrist strap. All controls work great with two exceptions: the shutter release is a bit hard to push. Not a problem at all, but it takes more force than you expect...took a dive or two to get used to. This is simply because that button is located on a lever instead of a direct push like the other buttons. Secondly, you cannot spin the back control wheel. This isn't a problem from me since the wheel works as buttons too (and those work). It might be cumbersome in "M" manual mode though. The case has enough room to fit a small wrist strap inside with the camera, which is nice.

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                              5.0

                              works very well, offers great protection

                              By Thomas Graves

                              from Washington DC

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Lightweight
                              • Seals Easily
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Underwater Photography
                                • Waterproofing Cameras

                                Comments about Canon WP-DC43 Waterproof Case for PowerShot S100:

                                Bought this for a trip to Hawaii so that I could actually try to get some decent images with my S100 in and around the water, rather than having to use a waterproof camera that would only produce jpegs. Once I got the hang of where all the buttons were, I found it very easy to use and never had any problem with water. Well worth the money.

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                                5.0

                                Works Perfectly

                                By Felix

                                from Miami, FL

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Underwater Photography

                                  Comments about Canon WP-DC43 Waterproof Case for PowerShot S100:

                                  Really great little housing - Full access to all of the controls.

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                                  5.0

                                  Perfect Fit

                                  By asurcouf

                                  from Tempe, Arizona

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Underwater Photography
                                    • Waterproofing Cameras

                                    Comments about Canon WP-DC43 Waterproof Case for PowerShot S100:

                                    As usual with Canon the construction is perfect. This underwater case lets me use every button that I need to get to on the camera. Even the record button is in red so it can be easily distinguished while underwater. I haven't been diving with it yet, but I have had it in the pool and it worked flawlessly. Thank you for another great product.

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                                    5.0

                                    Take your S100 Underwater NOW!

                                    By Big Country

                                    from Petaluma, CA

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Underwater Photography

                                      Comments about Canon WP-DC43 Waterproof Case for PowerShot S100:

                                      Water tight and excellent access to all controls on the S100. Easy to view LCD and work camera underwater. With the excellent image quality of the S100, this box lets you take awesome stills and videos underwater.

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                                      5.0

                                      Great case!

                                      By janey222

                                      from Toronto area, Ontario, Canada

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Underwater Photography
                                        • Waterproofing Cameras

                                        Comments about Canon WP-DC43 Waterproof Case for PowerShot S100:

                                        I purchased this case for a diving trip and it was great. Easy to open, completely water-proof and easy to operate. Highly recommend.

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                                        5.0

                                        Solid case from Canon

                                        By Diving Photographer

                                        from Fremont, CA

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Seals Easily
                                        • Strong Construction

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Underwater Photography
                                          • Waterproofing Cameras

                                          Comments about Canon WP-DC43 Waterproof Case for PowerShot S100:

                                          Built well and did not leak. Includes a few useful accessories like ties and flash smoother. Allows all control dials to be used.

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                                          5.0

                                          Essential for diving

                                          By Stefan

                                          from Dallas, TX

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

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

                                          Cons

                                          • No cons to report so far

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Underwater Photography

                                          Comments about Canon WP-DC43 Waterproof Case for PowerShot S100:

                                          Tried out the casing last weekend in the pool, as I intend to use it snorkling/scuba diving in the near future. The dials work really well and you have access to the full set up camera features. It's easy to use, but I recommend that you memorize the functions of the camera buttons/dials as you will not be able to see them with the case on. Provided that you know your camera well, that should not be an issue. Tried using the flash as well. Given that the built in flash for Canon S100 is rather weak to start off with, I believe it will not be very effective underwater as light is absorbed by water. The casing feels really solid and buttons/dials are easy to press/turn. Underwater cases are never cheap, but what you pay for is what you get. Judging by the pictures I took in the pool, I believe that it will generate great underwater pictures in shallow well lit waters. Having said that, the S100 works really well above water in a low lit environment, so it will be really interesting to see the pictures taken at greater depth. Keep in mind that if you want vibrant colorful underwater photos you'll need an external light source as all red's and yellow's are absorbed by the water. Basically everything becomes green/blue at greater depth.

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                                          5.0

                                          Get this case if your going snorkling

                                          By JHeck

                                          from New York

                                          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 Canon WP-DC43 Waterproof Case for PowerShot S100:

                                            ease of use and easy to set up makes this case for the S100 great

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                                            5.0

                                            Dramatic improvemnt over using D10

                                            By Flashy

                                            from Vancouver, BC

                                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                            Pros

                                            • Seals Easily
                                            • Strong Construction

                                            Cons

                                            • Large size

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Underwater Photography
                                            • Waterproofing Cameras

                                            Comments about Canon WP-DC43 Waterproof Case for PowerShot S100:

                                            Purchased this to accompany my new Canon S100. Previously I had owned the Canon D10 waterproof camera and the improvment is significant - even taking into consideration the S100 and this case are much larger.

                                            And that's a point worth highlighting, the compactness of the S100 is lost once this case is used. But again, the underwater picture and especially the video quality is great.

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                                            5.0

                                            High quality case

                                            By Robert

                                            from Kennesaw, GA

                                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                                            Pros

                                            • Easily Loaded Equipment
                                            • Seals Easily
                                            • Strong Construction

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Canon WP-DC43 Waterproof Case for PowerShot S100:

                                                I haven't taken it very deep yet but have had no problems. All the buttons are easily pressed.

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