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WP-DC34 Case for Canon PowerShot G11 & G12
 
4.6

(based on 143 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (101)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (67)
  • Functional (63)
  • Weather proof (60)
  • Good depth range (52)
  • Seals easily (50)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (6)
  • Leaky (3)

Best Uses

  • Underwater photography (56)
  • Diving (55)
  • Snorkeling (52)
  • Swimming pool (43)
  • Waterproofing cameras (34)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (59), Semi-pro photographer (33), Casual photographer (25), Pro photographer (23)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (84), Yes (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great underwater solution for low budget

Bought this for a trip to Thailand Koh Phi Phi for scuba and snorkel (and rain) and worked great in all conditions. Not too bad as far as clunkyness. Only downfall is the...Read complete review

Bought this for a trip to Thailand Koh Phi Phi for scuba and snorkel (and rain) and worked great in all conditions. Not too bad as far as clunkyness. Only downfall is the inability to perform aperture and shutter speed adjustments in full manual mode. Basically restricts you to shooting in program or Av or Tv and adjust ISO to modify settings. Other than that it worked great!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

OEM underwater housing

I purchased this product in order to take underwater photos. It is cheap and small, which were my primary considerations. In this respect it fulfills my expectations adequately.

Beyond price...Read complete review

I purchased this product in order to take underwater photos. It is cheap and small, which were my primary considerations. In this respect it fulfills my expectations adequately.

Beyond price and size, the best qualities of the housing are that it is clear plastic so that you can see if there is any leakage, it has multiple eyelets for threading various lanyards through (one on each front corner of the housing), and the buttons are easy to press with bare fingers (without gloves), including at depth.

There are three things I wish were different about the housing. First of all, the lens port does not support threaded wet-mount lenses. The design requires the addition of a bulky adapter which is held in place by bungies. It's simply inefficient.

Secondly, and also due to the design of the lens port, the diffuser is gigantic. It flops around in the water, the lanyard gets tangled up on other things, and all-in-all the thing is just in the way more than it is helpful.

Finally, and most importantly to me since I shoot in Manual mode, the process for changing aperture and shutter values is complex, requiring pressing three buttons, two of them simultaneously, in order to turn the small wheel on the back of the camera. This makes bracketing a colossal pain.

Ultimately, I wish I could afford to buy a better-designed housing for the camera.

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3.0

Pretty Bulky

By Surfing India

from San Diego, CA

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easily Loaded Equipment

Cons

  • No Fun To Swim With
  • Too Big And Bulky

Best Uses

    Comments about WP-DC34 Case for Canon PowerShot G11 & G12:

    This case is bigger than I originally thought. It serves it's purpose, allows you to get into the water with your Canon Powershot, so in that regard it works. But I took it out to shoot some surf photography of a friend and it was so bulky to swim and shoot with. Maybe fine in a pool, but no fun to use in the ocean and surf. I'd say put your money towards a compact water-proof camera. Less bulky and easier to shoot and swim with.

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    • Yes

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    4.0

    Good underwater housing for my G12

    By Doki

    from Ocala, Florida

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Seals Easily
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Waterproofing Cameras

      Comments about WP-DC34 Case for Canon PowerShot G11 & G12:

      Used this while snorkeling in Maldives. Kept the camera dry & took good pictures.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Can Powershot Underwater HOusing

      By Fred

      from Hong Kong

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Leaky

      Best Uses

      • Underwater Photography

      Comments about WP-DC34 Case for Canon PowerShot G11 & G12:

      Happy with my purchase and with the quick delivery of B&H.
      Nevertheless, as this is an underwater housing, you have to check each time before diving, that there is no sand or hair on the seal, in order to avoid any leakage.

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      • No

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      1.0

      Attention! Don't damage your camera!

      By albasdad

      from Paris, France

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Pros

        Cons

        • Leaky

        Best Uses

          Comments about WP-DC34 Case for Canon PowerShot G11 & G12:

          I tried the empty housing with a 10 m trial dive - it worked perfectly. So I used it with confidence on a 15 m max depth dive with my G12. For the first 20 minutes of the dive it worked like charm! At about minute 22 I noticed it started to fog inside. At the end of the dive (45 min) there was water inside which wet my camera. After the drive I dried the camera but I think the salty water that got inside will eventually destroy the electronic components.
          Don't use this equipment if you care about your camera.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Very Nice!

          By markie

          from Acworth , Ga

          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 WP-DC34 Case for Canon PowerShot G11 & G12:

            This is a great case to use in the pool, or at the beach. I always worry about my camera getting wet or having to deal with sand, no longer a problem. I shoot a lot of wildflowers also, and when it would rain I would have to carry around an umbrella to keep my camera dry. I'm taking a cruise in September and can't wait to use it then! I would recommend this!

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            • No

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            5.0

            Excellent uw case

            By Bergenfield, Alfref

            from Bergenfield, NJ

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Seals Easily
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Underwater Photography
              • Waterproofing Cameras

              Comments about WP-DC34 Case for Canon PowerShot G11 & G12:

              Good under water case for for the canon g12 used it while diving in Florida.
              Pictures were better than expected , no leaks , met other fibers with the same set up and all were very happy

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              5.0

              Excellent uw case

              By Bergenfield, Alfref

              from Bergenfield, NJ

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Seals Easily
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Underwater Photography
                • Waterproofing Cameras

                Comments about WP-DC34 Case for Canon PowerShot G11 & G12:

                Good under water case for for the canon g12 used it while diving in Florida.
                Pictures were better than expected , no leaks , met other fibers with the same set up and all were very happy

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great, compact, affordable!

                By Steve

                from Bocas del Toro, Panama

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Underwater Photography

                  Comments about WP-DC34 Case for Canon PowerShot G11 & G12:

                  I have found it incredibly useful. It is compact, lightweight, and I can use many manual functions while underwater. I would say the only criticism is that it does not have a port to connect an external flash, however I have been using it with a Sealife strobe and have gotten good results so far!

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                  5.0

                  Underwater Photography

                  By VTH

                  from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Seals Easily
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Underwater Photography

                    Comments about WP-DC34 Case for Canon PowerShot G11 & G12:

                    This case is a standard for Canon users in Saudi Arabia. I have seen a lot of divers using underwater photography gear. By far this case is used more than any other I have seen. It is not hard to set up and is pretty simple to use. The concern is about water leaking in to ruin your camera. With a little care this has not been a problem. The Canon G11 and G12 have been replaced now. But this case will be in use for a long time as long as someone owns this camera. There are cameras of lesser value and less capability that have underwater housings. And then there are DSLR cases that are much more expensive. This combination of camera and case hit an exact sweet spot where there is no other choice quite as ideal. I have been very happy with this setup.

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                    5.0

                    Great underwater solution for low budget

                    By PhotoFM

                    from Las Vegas, NV

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • No Full Manual Option

                    Best Uses

                    • Underwater Photography
                    • Waterproofing Cameras

                    Comments about WP-DC34 Case for Canon PowerShot G11 & G12:

                    Bought this for a trip to Thailand Koh Phi Phi for scuba and snorkel (and rain) and worked great in all conditions. Not too bad as far as clunkyness. Only downfall is the inability to perform aperture and shutter speed adjustments in full manual mode. Basically restricts you to shooting in program or Av or Tv and adjust ISO to modify settings. Other than that it worked great!

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Overheating

                    By Ritter

                    from Hawaii

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Underwater Photography

                      Comments about WP-DC34 Case for Canon PowerShot G11 & G12:

                      If you are only using this case every once in a while then it will do the trick but if you plan on using it for extended periods or on a daily basis this is not the camera/housing combo for you. If used daily you will overheat the G12 in about 1-2 weeks and the camera will become useless. However, this should be covered under manufacture warranty you should be able to have canon fix it.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Works great!

                      By cndphoto

                      from Boise, Idaho

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Underwater Photography

                        Comments about WP-DC34 Case for Canon PowerShot G11 & G12:

                        When I was looking for a waterproof housing for my G12 I initally thought that something very simple would be the best purchase as this would be my first attempts at underwater photography. I chose this housing in part due to the Canon brand name, but the price point seemed reasonable.
                        Having all the controls available to change settings while underwater turned out to be a great asset. The visability of the dials and smooth nature of the changes was definately worth it.
                        I did take the neck strap off the housing, it kept getting in the way. The wrist strap is hard to hold but stays out of the way.

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                        5.0

                        Great product!

                        By Gus

                        from Montreal, Canada

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Extremely resistant
                        • Seals Easily
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                        • Exterior easily scratches
                        • Interior lens cleaning

                        Best Uses

                        • Underwater Photography

                        Comments about WP-DC34 Case for Canon PowerShot G11 & G12:

                        Excellent product.

                        It's is rated down to 130ft and I tried it down to 145ft in the Blue Hole and it made awesome pictures at that depth without a single leak.

                        Canon's quality is excellent.

                        Highly recommended for semi-pro underwater photography. Haven't tried it with external strobes.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Great Product

                        By honeymooners

                        from san jose, 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-DC34 Case for Canon PowerShot G11 & G12:

                          we used the underwater case to take pictures on our honeymoon in fiji, product worked great! such amazing underwater shots, camera case floats, takes great pictures out of water as well with the case still on, overall a highly recommended product!

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                          • Yes

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                          5.0

                          It is great!

                          By itu

                          from Bahia Blanca, Buenos Aires, Argentina

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Seals Easily

                          Cons

                          • Difficult to Close

                          Best Uses

                          • Underwater Photography

                          Comments about WP-DC34 Case for Canon PowerShot G11 & G12:

                          When I ordered the housing I was a little bit afraid of missing some of my camera functions using that model.
                          Once I recevide I realize that it is amazing, you can do everithing with your camera inside the housing.
                          Amazing product!

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          outstanding product

                          By Roger

                          from Newtown Square Pa.

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easily Loaded Equipment

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Underwater Photography

                            Comments about WP-DC34 Case for Canon PowerShot G11 & G12:

                            Havent had a chance to use it yet but did test it in water and it kept my camera dry. Will do everything from outside the case

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Works as advertised. Love it.

                            By JAG photos

                            from Houston TX

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easily Loaded Equipment
                            • Seals Easily
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                            • None

                            Best Uses

                            • Underwater Photography
                            • Waterproofing Cameras

                            Comments about WP-DC34 Case for Canon PowerShot G11 & G12:

                            I was skeptical of using this case and considered splurging on a more expensive case. I am glad I stayed with the Canon case. I took it snorkeling for three days and was quite satisfied. I did rinse and clean after each time. Always inspected the seals before use. No complains. Make sure you read the camera instruction. You can change aperture and shutter speed using the shortcuts specified in the Canon G12 manual. Full control of this camera is possible while underwater.

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                            4.0

                            Review for WP-DC34 underwater housing

                            By Blair

                            from Okinawa, Japan

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easily Loaded Equipment
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                            • Bulky
                            • Heavy

                            Best Uses

                            • Underwater Photography
                            • Waterproofing Cameras

                            Comments about WP-DC34 Case for Canon PowerShot G11 & G12:

                            The case holds up great. No issues as of yet, the down fall to buying this product is the lack of being able to use the appature dial and the center dial around the center buttons. Other then not being able to use every function underwater as you can above, it's a great case.

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                            5.0

                            easy to use

                            By loving Aruba

                            from Atlanta GA

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easily Loaded Equipment
                            • Lightweight
                            • Seals Easily

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Underwater Photography
                              • Waterproofing Cameras

                              Comments about WP-DC34 Case for Canon PowerShot G11 & G12:

                              We just bought a house in Aruba so I am doing a lot of diving now. My brother has visited us twice and brought his G11 with this underwater case. I recently bought a G12 and I tried my brothers case with my camera and it was very easy to use and the pictures turned out great! I am just learning how to use it but I think it's a great size and easy to handle under the water.

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                              5.0

                              Inexpensive underwater photos

                              By ScubaJim

                              from Sunland, CA.

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Lightweight
                              • Seals Easily

                              Cons

                              • No extra O ring

                              Best Uses

                              • Underwater Photography

                              Comments about WP-DC34 Case for Canon PowerShot G11 & G12:

                              This is a Cannon brand underwater case for the Canon G11 and G12 camera which means the camera fits in the case perfect, padding locks the camera in place. The action of the buttons and wheels is smooth. I like that the case is clear so I can see condensation and any possible leaks before I decend on a dive so I feel more comfortable taking my new G12 camera underwater.

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