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WP-DC35 Case for Canon PowerShot S90
 
4.6

(based on 48 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (33)
  • Easy to use (32)
  • Weather proof (32)
  • Good depth range (21)
  • Seals easily (13)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (4)

Best Uses

  • Snorkeling (27)
  • Swimming pool (24)
  • Diving (20)
  • Lake (20)
  • Waterproofing cameras (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (25), Casual photographer (12), Semi-pro photographer (7), Pro photographer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
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5.0

Fantastic

By Steve

from Maui, Hawaii

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Underwater Photography
    • Waterproofing Cameras

    Comments about WP-DC35 Case for Canon PowerShot S90:

    Fits perfectly and works great. I'm using it right now on Maui. I couldn't be happier with it. Not even a hint of a leak.

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    5.0

    A good buy

    By tom

    from Bloomington indiana

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Seals Easily

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about WP-DC35 Case for Canon PowerShot S90:

        I am going to be snorkeling for 10 days and was looking for the best water shooting strategy. I don;t plan on doing much water shooting after this, so I was hesitant to buy a housing. So instead I bought a Canon D20 which can be submerged to 30ft. However when I tested in a pool the pictures were simply not sharp. So I sent it back and bought the housing for my Canon S90. The difference is night and day. I was afraid the glass on the housing would impact the pictures. While I am sure it does have some impact on quality -- I just have not blown the images up enough to check. But it is so obviously better than the D20.The controls work very easily -- the only issue, mentioned by others -- is that you can turn the dials. Therefore you need to shoot in program mode -- that will give you control of everything from the buttons on the casing.All and all, really worth the price --

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        5.0

        Exactly what I needed

        By AQ

        from Carbondale, IL

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Seals Easily
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Waterproofing Cameras

          Comments about WP-DC35 Case for Canon PowerShot S90:

          I wanted something to waterproof my "fun" camera for sailing trips and river rafting. I haven't taken it under water completely, but it's really done the trick to provide that extra protection when I take it on the water.
          I really love it; it does exactly what it's supposed to, and I'm very happy with it. I will be using it a lot!

          It's true you can't turn the wheel on the backside of the camera, but I just made sure to set my camera before putting it in the case so I wouldn't really need to.
          I also recommend cleaning the lens cover any chance you get; I had some pictures turn out with a big water droplet.

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          5.0

          Great Case, Amazing Clarity

          By Brian

          from Boston, MA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Underwater Photography

            Comments about WP-DC35 Case for Canon PowerShot S90:

            Case allows for (almost) full manual control and the S90 takes great underwater shots. The only things to watch out for are:

            #1. The plastic case is soft enough to be easily scratched. After a few hours in an unlined nylon shoulder bag, the rear panel had some 'hazing' on it.

            #2. The case fits snugly enough that it is difficult to get a silica gel packet inside. I had to use a 1g flat packet.

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            5.0

            Great case, performed as advertised

            By S

            from Princeton, NJ

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Bulky

            Best Uses

            • Waterproofing Cameras

            Comments about WP-DC35 Case for Canon PowerShot S90:

            We bought this case to take pictures at Niagara Falls, and we're very glad we had it during our ferry ride and walk along the bottom of the falls. The case itself is sturdy, easy to use, and the picture quality is still excellent. The only negative is that you can't adjust the camera settings once it's put in the case. Otherwise, we're very pleased with it and figure it was a great investment that opens up all kinds of opportunities for taking photos.

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            4.0

            This thing works well

            By UkelelePete

            from Oahu, HI

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easily Loaded Equipment
            • Keeps the water out
            • Lightweight
            • Seals Easily
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • Hard to pre-focus

            Best Uses

            • Waterproofing Cameras

            Comments about WP-DC35 Case for Canon PowerShot S90:

            I use it for snorkeling and surf photography. Amazing how you can use all buttons easily under water. All buttons and dials are available, except rear dial. However, the rear dial's functionality can be used by simultaneously pressing Fn and the Left or Right arrows. But, I hardly use this.
            It does its main function - keeping the water and surf sand out of my S90 - best. Only issue I have is that the Shutter Button has a strong spring which gives you no tactile feedback. Pre-focussing is hard to do! So you get a lot of unwanted shots. If you press the button all the way down you get the P&S delay of anywhere between 1/2 and a full second. It's hard to chase fish with a P&S. (Get a DSLR if you need fast action!) Bring a big memory card and you'll be amazed what you can do!
            However, you can't blame the housing for the short comings of the S90, you should know that. As far as value goes, 9 out of 10. Fun: 10 out of 10.

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            5.0

            Works flawlessly

            By Sbaker

            from Central CA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Underwater Photography
              • Waterproofing Cameras

              Comments about WP-DC35 Case for Canon PowerShot S90:

              Used to have a Canon underwater housing that did not seal as well as these newer models. The quality and ease of use has come a long way. Just be sure to use the silicon gel provided each time you use it.

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              5.0

              Great Case for Sailing and Snorkeling

              By Diver Don

              from Minneapolis, MN

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

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              Pros

              • Easily Loaded Equipment
              • Lightweight
              • Reasonable Price

              Cons

              • Not for deep SCUBA

              Best Uses

              • Snorkeling
              • Waterproofing Cameras

              Comments about WP-DC35 Case for Canon PowerShot S90:

              Great small and light reasonably priced water tight case. Perfect for snorkeling and sailing and relatively shallow light duty SCUBA.

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              5.0

              very impressive design...

              By Kurt

              from Redmond, WA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Underwater Photography
              • Waterproofing Cameras

              Comments about WP-DC35 Case for Canon PowerShot S90:

              This really works well and opens up all kinds of new photographic opportunities. Was going to buy a Hero HD but got this instead. The design and ability to adjust the controls is amazing. A really nice work of engineering. Camera stayed dry.

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              4.0

              Works Great, some I.Q. loss

              By MLD

              from Portland, Oregon

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

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              Pros

              • Seals Easily
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

              • Adapting to buttons hard
              • Reduced image quality

              Best Uses

              • Fun in the sun and water
              • Underwater Photography
              • Waterproofing Cameras

              Comments about WP-DC35 Case for Canon PowerShot S90:

              The case feels very substantial, and it never leaked during a week long rafting trip. I used it under water (maybe 2 feet) and in very wet and rough conditions, and it did great. All knobs and buttons held up to rough handling.

              The buttons and knobs take some getting used to. It's a good idea to spend a day using it in its case to get familiar with how to actuate all the functions.

              Only three minor nits: the image quality (especially in sunny conditions) was noticeably lower than without the case. The flash doesn't work particularly well because the camera bulk shades it. It comes with a diffuser, but I was afraid it would fall off. Also, a more minor nit, I suppose, the microphone doesn't do well in the case when shooting video, but I can't see how they could improve on that. It does work, but you'll mostly hear the shooter's voice, not the subjects'.

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              5.0

              Great Case for a Great Camera

              By gs

              from California

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Functional
              • Good Depth Range
              • Water-tight Seals

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Beach
                • Diving
                • Lake
                • Rain
                • Snorkeling
                • Swimming Pool

                Comments about WP-DC35 Case for Canon PowerShot S90:

                Even though there is no control for the ring on the back, the S90 front ring and the available buttons provide enough control to get the job done. Great build quality. Don't clean the back surface with anything but a good lens cloth as it will scratch up over time.

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                4.0

                Simple affordable case

                By AP

                from Northern Michigan

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Snorkeling
                  • Swimming Pool
                  • Whitewater

                  Comments about WP-DC35 Case for Canon PowerShot S90:

                  What can I say, it works!
                  Camera did not fit with the third party grip I had installed on it, so I had to remove it. You'll also have to remove the strap.
                  Nice tight fit, all the knobs work. You can't rotate the command dial on the back so have to do some advanced planning in some shooting modes.
                  Would be nice if front was threaded for accessory lenses like the more expensive cases by other companies.

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                  5.0

                  Great housing, camera has limitations

                  By Christofer

                  from Tempe, AZ

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Water-tight Seals

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Snorkeling

                    Comments about WP-DC35 Case for Canon PowerShot S90:

                    My first underwater pictures turned out really great on my latest trip to Cozumel. I found that the flash was nearly useless and used the battery fast, making it best to take pictures when sunlight penetrates the surface. Deeper than 6m (or murky water) would require a separate strobe. Also, setting the review display on hold emptied the battery quickly, but after turning this off, I could snorkel for four hours.

                    I'm used to using SLRS so it's annoying how long it takes from you press the shutter until the picture is taken. I also found that the camera automatically adjusts the shutter speed even if it's on shutter speed priority (could be that there's a way to fix this that I don't know), and this gave many blurry photos, but with an OK exposure.

                    But the bottom line is, this camera housing opened up a new world to me.

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                    5.0

                    Great Case!

                    By Brian

                    from Toronto

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Water-tight Seals

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Diving
                      • Lake
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Swimming Pool

                      Comments about WP-DC35 Case for Canon PowerShot S90:

                      Used for vacation down south, works like charm, would recommend it to anyone with a S90.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Good product

                      By Debbie

                      from New Haven, CT

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Functional
                      • Water-tight Seals

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Diving
                        • Lake
                        • Snorkeling
                        • Swimming Pool

                        Comments about WP-DC35 Case for Canon PowerShot S90:

                        good product, wish it were cheaper in price but B&H offered the best deal possible.

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                        5.0

                        Great product from the great seller!

                        By Annaforgetmenot

                        from Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Diving

                          Comments about WP-DC35 Case for Canon PowerShot S90:

                          Very well packed, undamaged package, all documents included. Everything is just perfect)
                          Bought it for my husband. Tried only in the bath, but in summer we're going to Spain. That's why I presented it)
                          Perfect manipulation within the box, all buttons are available. Cool staff! Recommend to everybody, who has Canon S90!

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                          • Yes

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                          4.0

                          It works !

                          By Shark

                          from Spain

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • cheap
                          • Easy push buttons
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Functional

                          Cons

                          • Back plastic exposed
                          • No front 67mm thread
                          • No rear dial control

                          Best Uses

                          • Diving
                          • Lake
                          • Snorkeling
                          • Swimming Pool

                          Comments about WP-DC35 Case for Canon PowerShot S90:

                          This little housing makes exactly what it is meant to do, keep your camera dry for underwater photography. The buttons are easy to operate, easier than in other plastic housings. It lacks the rear dial control and it would be nice to have a 67 mm front thread for accesory lenses, but there are adaptors available.
                          The zoom control is spring loaded unlike other plastic housings.

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                          4.0

                          Works well but there are limitations

                          By Sconcin

                          from Saratoga

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                          • Rear dial not controlled

                          Best Uses

                          • Snorkeling
                          • Swimming Pool

                          Comments about WP-DC35 Case for Canon PowerShot S90:

                          Took it to Hawaii and worked well for snorkeling and pool side use.
                          Unfortunately the lack of control over the spinning rear dial had me opening the case too much to adjust it possibly compromising the seal by introducing dirt.

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                          4.0

                          Fun tool to have in your camera bag!

                          By Nicolas

                          from Beijing, China

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Functional
                          • Water-tight Seals

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Swimming Pool

                            Comments about WP-DC35 Case for Canon PowerShot S90:

                            I just came back from a vacation to Thailand where I used the case to take fun family shots on the beach and in the swimming pool, as well as some photos while snorkeling. The case is easy to use, versatile and definitely water-tight. Also, what is nice about it is that it does not preclude the camera from recording sound in video mode (the sound is nevertheless somewhat muted as one would expect). All controls are easily accessible.

                            The only issue that I noticed is that there is sometime some condensation forming up just in front of the lens after use underwater.

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                            4.0

                            Exactly what you want it to be

                            By michelle the diver

                            from Oakland, Ca

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Diving
                              • Lake
                              • Snorkeling
                              • Swimming Pool

                              Comments about WP-DC35 Case for Canon PowerShot S90:

                              This water proof case for my Canon S90 is exactly what i thought it would be. Kept my camera safe while letting me take excellent underwater photos. Big buttons allow for me to use all the cameras features even while wearing my thick neoprene gloves.

                              One draw back is that at times it can be dificult to see what you are aiming at. THi shappens especially if you surface to take a couple of shots at the water's edge.

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