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Canon WP-DC44 Waterproof Case For PowerShot G1 X Digital Camera

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Product Highlights

  • Durable Construction
  • Depth Rating: 130'
  • Mechanical Controls
  • Access To Basic Camera Functions
  • Enables Use Of Macro, Wide-Angle Modes
  • Panorama Shot Mode Accessible
  • Built-In Diffusion Plate Prevents Glare
  • Snow, Sand, Humidity, Dust Protection
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The Canon WP-DC44 Waterproof Case For PowerShot G1 X Digital Camera is a durable underwater housing for your PowerShot G1 X 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). Its built-in flash diffusion plate helps prevent glare for improved visibility and ensures even underwater flash illumination. This case lets you take advantage of the camera's Underwater mode, which enables you to capture images beneath the surface with minimized backscatter.

The housing's mechanical controls enable access to the camera's Macro Mode and to its wide-angle shooting capabilities. Macro mode is ideal for extreme close-up shots, while wide-angle shooting is designed for situations where you want to get closer to your subject while still fitting everything in-frame. The camera's wide-angle lens cuts down on distortion caused by the water between you and your subject, thus producing greater image fidelity and quality. The case also permits access to your camera's Stitch Assist Mode for panorama shots.

A versatile housing, the WP-DC44 can also be used above the surface, in environments where snow, sand, excess humidity or dust could cause damage to your digital camera. A great companion for underwater adventures, skiing excursions and many other outdoor activities, the case provides a nice safety net for your PowerShot--so you can focus on getting the shots you want, without having to worry about the well-being of your camera.

Depth Rating
130' (39.6 m)
Access To Camera Controls
Housing's mechanical controls enable access to the camera's basic functions, as well as to Macro Mode, wide-angle shooting capabilities, and Stitch Assist Mode for panorama shots
Benefit From Underwater Mode
Housing lets you take advantage of the camera's Underwater mode, which enables you to capture images beneath the surface with minimized backscatter
Macro / Wide-Angle Shooting
The camera's Macro mode is ideal for extreme close-up shots, while wide-angle shooting is designed for situations where you want to get closer to your subject while still fitting everything in-frame. The camera's wide-angle lens cuts down on distortion caused by the water between you and your subject, thus producing greater image fidelity and quality
Built-In Diffusion Plate
Helps prevent glare for improved visibility and ensures even underwater flash illumination
Land Use
A versatile housing, the WP-DC44 can also be used above the surface, in environments where snow, sand, excess humidity or dust could cause damage to your digital camera. Great for skiing excursions and many other outdoor activities
Construction Not specified by manufacturer
Control Type Mechanical
Controls Housing enables access to basic camera functions, plus Macro Mode, wide-angle shooting capabilities, and Stitch Assist Mode for panorama shots
Depth Rating 130' (39.6 m)
Lens Port Built-in flat port
Internal Flash Usable Not specified by manufacturer
Diffuser Built-in
External Strobe Connector Not specified by manufacturer
Dimensions (WxHxD) Not specified by manufacturer
Weight (without Camera) Not specified by manufacturer
Canon WP-DC44 Waterproof Case For PowerShot G1 X Digital Camera
  • 30-Day Replacement Policy
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    CanonWP-DC44 Waterproof Case For PowerShot G1 X Digital Camera
     
    4.4

    (based on 19 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    88%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Seals easily (8)
    • Easily loaded equipment (7)
    • Lightweight (7)
    • Strong construction (7)
    • Easy to use (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Underwater photography (7)
      • Waterproofing cameras (5)
      • Diving (3)
      • Lake (3)
      • Snorkeling (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (5), Pro photographer (4), Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (15)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Perfect fit for the G1 easy to use

      Be sure to read instructions and prep the gasket. I was surprised how well and easy to use it was. If traveling on a plane store unlocked as the change in cabin pressure will...Read complete review

      Be sure to read instructions and prep the gasket. I was surprised how well and easy to use it was. If traveling on a plane store unlocked as the change in cabin pressure will make it hard to open if the case is locked closed.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      only adequate

      I purchased this case and a new G1X Canon camera for an upcoming dive trip to Honduras. As I familiarized myself with the camera, it became painful apparent that many of the functions of...Read complete review

      I purchased this case and a new G1X Canon camera for an upcoming dive trip to Honduras. As I familiarized myself with the camera, it became painful apparent that many of the functions of the camera are unavailable when placed in the Canon WP-DC44 case. Specifically, the "front dial" and the "control dial" are not able to be accessed. These dials are needed for several shooting modes, especially manual mode. I contacted Canon directly about this, they told me to preset the camera before placing it in the case. This kinda defeats the purpose of buying a camera that has these shooting modes available.

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      4.0

      Great deal

      By JAD

      from Kelowna, BC, Canada

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Travel
          • Underwater

          Comments about Canon WP-DC44 Waterproof Case For PowerShot G1 X Digital Camera:

          This came with my Canon G1X and the package price was too good to pass up. Probably wouldn't have purchased otherwise, since I only do underwater photography during occasional snorkelling expeditions when travelling. Haven't used it yet, but it looks like it will give greater control than I had with my Dicapac case that I had for my Canon G1X.

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          • No

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          4.0

          G1 X waterproof review

          By Aaron

          from California

          Comments about Canon WP-DC44 Waterproof Case For PowerShot G1 X Digital Camera:

          I wanted a cheaper alternative to buying a waterproof case for my Mark II D5, this combo works out nice (I bought the G1X used). If you like to shoot in M mode when the G1X is in the case, you can. I have figured out how change shutter speed, and apputure, but still have yet figure out ISO.

          You can also switch into other modes when it is in the case.

          The directions recommend changing the waterproffing gasket once a year.

          The only thing I would change with this design is to have a replaceable viewing screen on the back. Once you scratch the back viewing pictures under water becomes difficult.

          Yes, I would recommend this to some one considering buying it.

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          5.0

          Mas de lo que buscaba

          By Jose

          from Santiago, Chile

          About Me Video Enthusiast

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Good in Low Light
          • Great Picture Quality
          • Great Sound
          • Great Zoom
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Zoom range/performance

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Canon WP-DC44 Waterproof Case For PowerShot G1 X Digital Camera:

              Es mucho mejor de lo que esperaba... La foto es en un naufragio a 38Mts de profundidad... y para fotografia funciono espectacular!!!!!!!!!!!

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              • No

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              5.0

              Great case!

              By Phil

              from Maui

              Comments about Canon WP-DC44 Waterproof Case For PowerShot G1 X Digital Camera:

              This underwater housing works great! Love it.

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              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I would buy this product again and again

              By gabrielp

              from Salvador, Brazil

              About Me Semi-pro Videographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Large Clear LCD

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Documentaries
                • HD Shooting
                • Movies/Short Films
                • Travel

                Comments about Canon WP-DC44 Waterproof Case For PowerShot G1 X Digital Camera:

                I use mainly to shoot underwater. Eventually use for diving.
                Excellent product with great cost / benefit.
                All camera controls are available for use

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Got what I asked for.

                By Guy with camera

                from Illinois

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easily Loaded Equipment
                • Everything I Expected
                • Lightweight
                • Seals Easily
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Have Not Dove Yet
                  • Waterproofing Cameras

                  Comments about Canon WP-DC44 Waterproof Case For PowerShot G1 X Digital Camera:

                  The housing features allow me to operate all buttons on the camera. Have not dove with it yet, but it handled Niagara falls and a couple of rainy days with ease. Does not hinder the ability to take great pictures or video rain or shine.

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                  • No

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                  (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  poor design

                  By Larry

                  from Philadelphia, PA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Not Versatile

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Canon WP-DC44 Waterproof Case For PowerShot G1 X Digital Camera:

                      I purchased this case and a G1X for an upcoming dive trip to Honduras. As I familiarized myself with the camera and case, it became obvious this case has some serious deficiencies. The "front dial" on the front of the camera and the "control dial" on the back of the camera not accessible when in the WP-DC44 case. I called Canon about this and was told to preset the camera before putting it in the case. This kinda defeats the purpose of having a camera with the various shooting modes, if you cannot use them. I could have purchased a much cheaper point and shot, with more megapixels, and a waterproof case for a lot less money. Canon, take it back to the drawing board!

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                      • No

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                      (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      2.0

                      only adequate

                      By Larry

                      from Philadelphia PA

                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about Canon WP-DC44 Waterproof Case For PowerShot G1 X Digital Camera:

                      I purchased this case and a new G1X Canon camera for an upcoming dive trip to Honduras. As I familiarized myself with the camera, it became painful apparent that many of the functions of the camera are unavailable when placed in the Canon WP-DC44 case. Specifically, the "front dial" and the "control dial" are not able to be accessed. These dials are needed for several shooting modes, especially manual mode. I contacted Canon directly about this, they told me to preset the camera before placing it in the case. This kinda defeats the purpose of buying a camera that has these shooting modes available.

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                      5.0

                      Works perfectly

                      By Sunny62

                      from Ely, MN

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Diving
                        • Lake
                        • Snorkeling
                        • Swimming Pool

                        Comments about Canon WP-DC44 Waterproof Case For PowerShot G1 X Digital Camera:

                        This is s great product.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        well designed casing

                        By Stefan

                        from Great Lakes

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Functional
                        • Water-tight Seals

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Canon WP-DC44 Waterproof Case For PowerShot G1 X Digital Camera:

                            I bought this camera to use during incoming white water trip in Grand Canyon and for stormy days on the ship. The casing is well designed, very easy to operate, and the same time very simple. I like the quality. The camera fits nicely inside and it doesn't move. The only problem there is no adjustment knob to change the main dial to allow adjust aperture or shutter speed. For this reason I give only 4 stars

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                            4.0

                            Worth the price

                            By Brian J

                            from Flagstaff, AZ

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Diving
                              • Lake
                              • Snorkeling
                              • Swimming Pool

                              Comments about Canon WP-DC44 Waterproof Case For PowerShot G1 X Digital Camera:

                              This works well for a point and shoot camera. I was happy to be able to use the flash though once you turn the flash on you can't turn it off until you take the camera out of the housing again.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Yes, Works with flash

                              By Brian J

                              from Flagstaff, AZ

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Diving
                                • Lake
                                • Snorkeling
                                • Swimming Pool

                                Comments about Canon WP-DC44 Waterproof Case For PowerShot G1 X Digital Camera:

                                This works great. I was concerned as to if it would work with the flash. It does. There is a diffuser that is not illustrated on the above photo of the product. Solidly built, and feels good in the hand.

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                                • No

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                                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                i would buy this product again

                                By norman

                                from united arab emirates

                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easily Loaded Equipment
                                • Seals Easily

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Underwater Photography

                                  Comments about Canon WP-DC44 Waterproof Case For PowerShot G1 X Digital Camera:

                                  very good and easy to use.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Canon's Upgraded G Housing!

                                  By Tesohn

                                  from Sabang, Philippines

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easily Loaded Equipment
                                  • Great Diffuser For Flash
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Seals Easily
                                  • Strong Construction

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Underwater Photography
                                    • Waterproofing Cameras

                                    Comments about Canon WP-DC44 Waterproof Case For PowerShot G1 X Digital Camera:

                                    This housing is great for underwater photography. The new design of the diffuser is great for macro photography. The new diffuser has been used by other housing manufacturers before (Olympus in their PT-023). It is so much better than the ones on the G-11 &12 housing where the port cast a shadow on the macro shots. Easy to load the camera into this housing also and plenty of room for disscant packs. Used to dry up the internal moisture in the housing.

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                                    • No

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                                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Perfect fit for the G1 easy to use

                                    By Little Dog Photos

                                    from OKC

                                    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-DC44 Waterproof Case For PowerShot G1 X Digital Camera:

                                      Be sure to read instructions and prep the gasket. I was surprised how well and easy to use it was. If traveling on a plane store unlocked as the change in cabin pressure will make it hard to open if the case is locked closed.

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

                                      Share this review

                                      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Rock solid, easy to use

                                      By Matt

                                      from OKC, OK

                                      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-DC44 Waterproof Case For PowerShot G1 X Digital Camera:

                                        Putting a G1 X inside this case is about the cheapest way to get DSLR image quality in a wet environment. It's surprisingly solid, easy to install the camera, and all the camera's functions are accessible. I wasn't aware the manual controls would be accessible, but using the "S" button on the camera while using up/down and left/right direction controls allows you to change aperture and shutter speed in manual mode. Also, the Pelican 1450 isn't really the best fit for this case. The Pelican im2075 is a much better fit: a little taller and good gaps on the front, back, and sides. The 1450 is too big and barely gives the case any headroom.
                                        I'm very glad I bought this case. I don't dive much, but this will be great in the rain, at the pool, or out sailing.

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                                        • No

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                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Love It!

                                        By Dig6

                                        from WBNC

                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Seals Easily
                                        • Strong Construction

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Underwater Photography
                                          • Waterproofing Cameras

                                          Comments about Canon WP-DC44 Waterproof Case For PowerShot G1 X Digital Camera:

                                          I mainly got this so I can use it in shoots that involve water without spending $3000 on a housing. I used it in the surf & all I have to say so far about it is sweeet!

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                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          Excellent experience

                                          By ahmed

                                          from ksa

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

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

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Underwater Photography

                                            Comments about Canon WP-DC44 Waterproof Case For PowerShot G1 X Digital Camera:

                                            Unique product in terms of quality and performance
                                            Recommend to buy

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                                            • No

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                                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Simple, easy, and well built!

                                            By Cush

                                            from Orlando Florida

                                            About Me Pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

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

                                            Cons

                                            • Little room for silica

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Underwater Photography
                                            • Waterproofing Cameras

                                            Comments about Canon WP-DC44 Waterproof Case For PowerShot G1 X Digital Camera:

                                            I've been using Aquatech cases for my SLR's and now I've changed to this. It is super easy to utilize all the functions of the G1X.

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                                            • No

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