Fantasea Line FG16 Underwater Housing for Canon PowerShot G16 Digital Camera

Fantasea Line FG16 Underwater Housing for Canon PowerShot G16 Digital Camera

Fantasea Line FG16 Underwater Housing for Canon PowerShot G16 Digital Camera

B&H # FACPSHG16 MFR # 1391
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Product Highlights

  • Depth Rating: 200'
  • Mechanical Controls
  • Access to All Camera Functions
  • Injection-Molded Polycarbonate
  • Shock-Resistant Design
  • Built-In Flat Lens Port
  • Double Fiber Optic Cable Connector
  • Removable Flash Diffuser
  • Moisture Detector Pre-Installed
  • Removable Anti-Glare Hood for LCD
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Fantasea Line FG16 overview

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The FG16 Underwater Housing from Fantasea Line is a waterproof case enabling you to shoot beneath the surface with your Canon PowerShot G16 digital camera. It has a double O-ring seal and a depth rating of 200' and includes a pre-installed moisture detector to alert you if its watertight seal has been compromised. The injection-molded polycarbonate housing is also shock-resistant for extra durability.

The G16's lens is accommodated by a built-in flat port. Full access to all camera functions is made possible by labeled, ergonomically designed mechanical controls. A dedicated video recording button makes movie-shooting simple in any capture mode.

A removable flash diffuser softens the light of the camera's built-in flash to reduce glare and hard shadows. It can be replaced by the removable double fiber optic cable connector, which allows you to attach up to 2 optional external flash units. A cold shoe mount located on top provides a connection for optional lighting arms. Additionally, there is a removable anti-glare hood for the camera's LCD, which offers improved visibility. A protective port cover and a neoprene hand strap are also supplied.

Depth Rating
Can be used at a maximum depth of 200'
Controls
Labeled, ergonomically designed mechanical controls afford full access to all camera functions. Dedicated video recording button makes movie-shooting simple in any capture mode
Construction
Features a double O-ring seal and is made from durable, injection-molded polycarbonate. Shock resistance makes it extra rugged
Buoyancy
Positive in salt water
Lens Port
G16's lens is accommodated by a built-in flat port
Internal Flash Use
A removable flash diffuser softens the light of the camera's built-in flash to reduce glare and hard shadows
External Flash Connection
Removable double fiber optic cable connector allows you to attach up to 2 optional external flash units
Mounting
Cold shoe mount located on top provides a connection for optional lighting arms
Moisture Detector
Pre-installed to alert you if watertight seal is breached
LCD Hood
Removable anti-glare hood for the camera's LCD offers improved visibility
Additional Bundled Accessories
A protective port cover and a neoprene hand strap are also supplied
In the Box
Fantasea Line FG16 Underwater Housing for Canon PowerShot G16 Digital Camera
  • Double Fiber Optic Cable Connector
  • Flash Diffuser
  • Anti-Glare Hood for LCD
  • Lens Port Cover for Type F Underwater Camera Housings
  • Neoprene Hand Strap
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Fantasea Line FG16 specs

    Depth Rating 200' (60 m)
    Control Type Mechanical
    Controls Provides full access to all camera functions
    Construction Polycarbonate
    Lens Port Built-in flat port
    Buoyancy Positive
    Internal Flash Usable Yes
    External Flash Connector Removable double fiber optic cable connector
    Mounting Cold shoe
    Dimensions 6.7 x 5.1 x 5.3" (17 x 13 x 13.5 cm)
    Weight In air: 2.4 lb (1.1 kg) with camera
    In salt water: -0.7 lb (-0.3 kg) with camera
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.4 x 6.1 x 4.8"

    Fantasea Line FG16 reviews

    FG16 Underwater Housing for Canon PowerShot G16 Digital Camera is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 24.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cannon G16 & FG16 Housing I bought both the Cannon G16 and then the FG16underwater housing. Both surpassed my expectations. I took them for a week of diving in Bonnaire and love the results. The housing is positively buoyant so you need the strap and some extra weights. It was very easy to open and close and came with a lot of extras. The camera was so good I didn't need the red filter (underwater setting was just as good) or the diffuser (I didn't need flash at all). The macro setting was fantastic! The case feels good underwater with a grove to place your thumb. The red filter tether only holds the filter, so the holder floated off, fortunately I noticed and found it. Overall...GREAT camera and housing!
    Date published: 2015-09-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Great! I bought this case a few weeks ago after doing a bunch of research on the Fantasea, Canon and Ikelite housings. I chose the Fantasea because it had great reviews and seemed to be a quality product without being too expensive. I first tested it empty in my pool, no leaks! Took it on my next dive and it worked beautifully. Easy access to all buttons, everything worked great. I highly recommend this housing.
    Date published: 2015-08-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to Use and Works Great I bought this housing for my G16 after looking at the Canon housing and the Ikelite. I chose this one because I wasn't ready to go as far as getting strobes and I'd read that you can use the camera's built-in flash with this housing. It worked great. I popped on the included diffuser and the results have been great so far. I also liked the double O-ring on this camera which makes me feel more secure. The included instruction booklet is also really helpful for making sure you don't flood the camera due to user error or lack of maintenance. Highly recommended. I've only been on 6 dives so far, but so far, so good.
    Date published: 2015-06-30
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from can't wait the housing perfectly fit the camera and give access to all the fonction. Test it in a special tank and I'm sure it will go at least 100 feets Under... The only bad thing about this housing is the hand strap... don't understand why it goes over the lock of the housing and the way my hand go in it is not ergonomic for reaching the top buttons... but don't care about that, what I want is having my camera safe and have access to the function... what is perfectly done Now I can't wait to see the result... I know it's not a professionnal camera and it will be far away from my 5D mkIII but this will give me experience before I get a professionnal housing
    Date published: 2015-03-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very solid pro gear! Upon receiving the housing the mail I was surprised at how solid and pro it was. For all new users it's definitely worth reading the manual before using it. I just jumped right in and couldn't initially open it and the resorted to reading the manual and probably should've right off the bat to save some frustration. In terms of actual usage, it worked great. I only used it for snorkeling in Maui, but the photos/video it took were great. Look forward to using it a lot more down the road.
    Date published: 2014-12-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great dive housing I bought this case a few weeks ago after doing a bunch of research on the Fantasea, Canon and Ikelite housings. I chose the Fantasea because it had great reviews and seemed to be a quality product without being too expensive. I first tested it empty on a 109' dive, no leaks! I felt 100% confident putting my camera in for the next dive. It worked beautifully, I took it to about 94' with the camera and then used it on a snorkel trip after. Easy access to all buttons, everything worked great. I highly recommend this housing.
    Date published: 2014-12-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Indispensable for a diver I'm diver for the last 10 years, and tried different kind of housing. This is one of the most great ones I'd tried. It fix perfect with the Canon G16 camera, allow to use all the functions buttons of it and has a very good completion. I use it with a GoPro Hero 3 over it, perfectly connected with de Fantasea FG16 by bye flash toe. It has a very clear front to see perfect the screen of the camera. It has positive bouyancy, for a safe dive. I'm very happy with this case and I know I will take lots of good pics with this house. Totally recommend it.
    Date published: 2015-06-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Functioned Perfectly I bought the Fantasea FG16 housing to take my Canon G16 scuba diving. I ended up taking it on eight dives, most down to around 18 meters. The controls were all usable and I had no problem adjusting settings while underwater; a touch more difficult than changing them out of the housing but still very acceptable. The included flash diffuser worked great, and it was definitely necessary. I forgot it on one dive and my photos definitely paid the price. I purchased the red lens as well, in hindsight it was wasted money as it slowed my shutter speed quite a bit and since the G16 shoots in RAW it was unnecessary. Of course, external lights would be optimal, they just add significantly to the cost. No real complaints here. I found some of the included items unnecessary (I don't care to have a camera strapped to my hand) but its better to have more options than fewer. Some of our dive instructors had the same camera/housing and highly recommended it. Other divers had G16s in a different case; their cases worked fine but definitely appeared to be less sturdy. I feel the FG16 is about the best bang for your buck when it comes to G16 housings.
    Date published: 2015-10-16
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