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Panasonic DMW-MCTZ30 Underwater Housing

B&H # PADMWMCTZ30 Mfr # DMW-MCTZ30
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You Pay: $218.00
Product Highlights
  • Depth Rating of 130 Feet
  • Built-In Flash Diffuser
  • Basic Controls Accessible Underwater
  • O-Ring Sealed Waterproofing
  • Clear Polycarbonate Construction
  • Also Ideal in Bad Weather and Sports

The DMW-MCTZ30 Underwater Housing from Panasonic allows you to use your digital camera underwater, taking photos at depths of up to 130' (40 m) below the surface. It is compatible with DMC-TZ30, DMC-TZ31, DMC-ZS20, DMC-TZ27, and DMC-ZS19 Panasonic digital cameras. It is also ideal for taking worry-free pictures in the rain, at the beach, or on the ski slopes.

A diffuser for the camera's flash is included, and removable, and aids using the camera's internal flash underwater. For better results underwater, a rig attached to the camera could be used to add an external strobe or light, like those made by Fantasea, Sea & Sea, Ikelite, or Sealife. The camera has an underwater mode setting for available light photography.

Note! The Case is an airtight device, be careful with changes in atmospheric pressure or temperature when boarding a plane or leaving the case and camera in a car. The conditions inside it could quickly become damaging to the camera or compromise the case.

Clear Polycarbonate Construction
Durable and resistant to corrosion; Clear view of the camera information and control functions
Camera Functions
Housing accesses all camera functions
Versatile Size
Small enough to use for other sporting activities like skiing or fishing
Economical
Priced less than some other options in housings
Construction Polycarbonate
Control Type Mechanical
Controls All available
Depth Rating 130' (40 m)
Buoyancy Positive
Port Fixed, flat
Internal Flash Usable Yes
Diffuser Yes, removable
External Strobe Connector Yes, dedicated mounting shoe for INON strobe
TTL Compatible No
Moisture Alarm None
Environmental Conditions Ambient temperature: 32° F to 104° F (0° C to 40° C)
Color Clear
Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.9 x 3.7 x 4.0" (15 x 9.4 x 10 cm)
Weight (without Camera) 1.04 lb (0.474 kg)
Panasonic DMW-MCTZ30 Underwater Housing
  • Wrist Strap
  • Flash Diffuser
  • Anti-Reflective Lens Barrel Cover
  • 5 x Silica Gel
  • Silicone Grease
  • O-Ring
  • 90-Day Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    PanasonicDMW-MCTZ30 Underwater Housing
     
    5.0

    (based on 7 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (6)
    • Compact (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Macro photography (4)
      • Sports/action (3)
      • Travel (3)
      • Wildlife (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual photographer (3), Photo enthusiast (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (7)

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      5.0

      So easy to use!

      By sweetpea2017

      from Raleigh, NC

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Great Resolution

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Sports/Action
        • Wildlife photos

        Comments about Panasonic DMW-MCTZ30 Underwater Housing:

        I bought this to use on my first scuba diving trip. The instructions were very easy to prep this case for underwater use. The silicone packet removed all moisture from the inside of the case and I was able to take very clear pictures at 20 meters. The controls are suprisingly easy to manipulate underwater. I am really glad I bought this and would highly recommend purchasing it.

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 9
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        great value for the price

        By domiklaudi

        from Honululu, HI

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Sports/Action
          • Underwater

          Comments about Panasonic DMW-MCTZ30 Underwater Housing:

          the housing is very easy to use. you can operate all buttons while the camera is in the housing.

          It comes with a spare o-ring and a couple of silica gel pads to avoid fogging of the lens.
          Moreover, it has a removable flash diffusor.

          The only thing that you might need to buy in addition is a red filter.

          I can fully recommend the housing!

          • Ease of Operation:
          • 8
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Amazing Underwater Photos and Videos

          By FarPointDive

          from San Francisco, CA

          About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

          Pros

          • 20x Optical Zoom
          • Auto Focus With Zooming
          • Easy to Use
          • excellent macro
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

          • Loss Of Resolution W16x9
          • Short Battery Life

          Best Uses

          • Macro Photography
          • Travel
          • Underwater photovideo
          • Video

          Comments about Panasonic DMW-MCTZ30 Underwater Housing:

          I've been an underwater photographer now for 30 years and have used a variety of equipment over the years, most of which were large and expensive. On a recent trip, we purchased a Panasonic DMC-ZS20 and the DMW-MCTZ30 underwater housing for my wife to use for UW video. My large, dual strobe Sea & Sea/Canon SLR rig developed a problem when first being set up and I was forced to use the Panasonic rig as a fallback. I'm now putting the SLR rig up for sale and switching over to the much smaller, more versatile Panasonic system. Here is a YouTube link to a short video I put together with videos and still shots from the trip. All were taken with the DMC-ZS20 in the DMW-MCTZ30 housing. UW video light that I had been using with the SLR rig for lighting for both video and stills. As you will see, the macro video shots are amazing. And the 20x optical zoom allowed me to catch shots that i would never have been able to before. Including the cost of the Bonica video light, the total cost was under $1000. You get a heck of a lot of bang for your buck with this setup.

          • Ease of Operation:
          • 8
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Awesome photos!

          By Caroline in NC

          from Durham, NC

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Good in Low Light
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Boating
            • Camping
            • Family Photos
            • Macro Photography
            • Outdoors
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Wet Circumstances
            • Wildlife photos

            Comments about Panasonic DMW-MCTZ30 Underwater Housing:

            I just got certified for SCUBA diving and I used my underwater housing in my newest photographic endeavor - underwater photography. The housing is designed to work exactly the same as the Lumix camera itself, so it was very easy to learn how to use the housing. And the photos turned out great! I also used the housing to protect my camera on beach outings. It worked out very well. Now I can shoot in the rain and under any wet circumstances without worrying about my camera.

            • Ease of Operation:
            • 10
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Let the underwater photography begin!

            By Caroline in NC

            from Durham, NC

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Straight Forward Operatio

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Macro Photography
              • Travel
              • Underwater photography
              • Wildlife photos

              Comments about Panasonic DMW-MCTZ30 Underwater Housing:

              Can't wait to go diving and use my new underwater housing for my Panasonic Lumix camera! Now I will be able to bring back more than just memories of my diving. I will have to be careful to not "flood" my Lumix camera, but the rewards will be so worth it. So now I start a new phase of my photographic life...

              • Ease of Operation:
              • 9
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Nice housing, very compact!

              By waitsfan

              from San Diego, CA

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Macro Photography

                Comments about Panasonic DMW-MCTZ30 Underwater Housing:

                Good basic underwater housing. Much smaller than the olympus housings I had been using (for Olympus cameras). I've only used it on two dives so far, but it seems to work perfectly.

                • Ease of Operation:
                • 8
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Great price and service

                By Marc

                from Montreal, Canada

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Excellent quality
                • Good Price
                • Perfect fit with the ZS20

                Cons

                • No ext flash fiber holder

                Best Uses

                • Scuba diving

                Comments about Panasonic DMW-MCTZ30 Underwater Housing:

                Product is easy to use and fits the camera perfectly.

                • Ease of Operation:
                • 8
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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