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DiCAPac WP-S5 Waterproof Case for Small DSLR Cameras

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DiCAPac
DiCAPac WP-S5 Waterproof Case for Small DSLR Cameras
Key Features
  • Durable PVC / TPU Construction
  • Finger Sleeve for Easy Button Control
  • Access to All Camera Controls
  • Depth Rating: 16.4'
The DiCAPac WP-S5 Waterproof Case for Small DSLR Cameras is a clear underwater housing for compact Digital SLR cameras. Constructed from durable PVC and TPU, the WP-S5 has a depth rating of 16.4' (5.0 m), meeting both JIS-8 and IPX8 standards for submersion. The built-in finger sleeve enables easy access to all camera controls. The case features an optical lens port with a flat, UV-coated, polycarbonate front element, and accepts lenses ranging from 2.0" to 3.75" in length and up to 82mm in diameter. The front element has an anti-fog and scratch-resistant treatment, as well. The housing has neutral to positive buoyancy. A neck strap is included, as is a sponge that fits into the bottom of the housing, if necessary, in order to lift shorter camera bodies so that their lenses are aligned with the port.
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DiCAPac WP-S5 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Construction Details
  • 3Depth Rating
  • 4Control Access
  • 5Lens Port
  • 6Buoyancy
  • 7Closure System
  • 8Compatibility
  • 9Supplied Accessories

The DiCAPac WP-S5 Waterproof Case for Small DSLR Cameras is a clear underwater housing for compact Digital SLR cameras. Constructed from durable PVC and TPU, the WP-S5 has a depth rating of 16.4' (5.0 m), meeting both JIS-8 and IPX8 standards for submersion. The built-in finger sleeve enables easy access to all camera controls. The case features an optical lens port with a flat, UV-coated, polycarbonate front element, and accepts lenses ranging from 2.0" to 3.75" in length and up to 82mm in diameter. The front element has an anti-fog and scratch-resistant treatment, as well. The housing has neutral to positive buoyancy. A neck strap is included, as is a sponge that fits into the bottom of the housing, if necessary, in order to lift shorter camera bodies so that their lenses are aligned with the port.

Construction Details

Made from durable PVC and TPU

Depth Rating

16.4' (5.0 m), meeting both JIS-8 and IPX8 standards for submersion

Control Access

Built-in finger sleeve enables easy access to all camera controls

Lens Port

Features an optical lens port with a flat, UV-coated, polycarbonate front element, and accepts lenses ranging from 2.0" to 3.75" in length and up to 82mm in diameter. The front element has an anti-fog and scratch-resistant treatment, as well

Buoyancy

Neutral to positive

Closure System

Waterproof zipper, roll and touch-fastener seal

Compatibility

Fits compact Digital SLR cameras

Supplied Accessories

A neck strap is included, as is a sponge that fits into the bottom of the housing, if necessary, in order to lift shorter camera bodies so that their lenses are aligned with the port

DiCAPac WP-S5 Specs

Material of ConstructionPVC, TPU
ControlsAccess to all camera controls
Depth Rating16.4' (5.0 m)
Meets JIS-8 and IPX8 standards
Lens PortInternal Diameter: 3.75" (95 mm)
Flat, UV multi-coated, polycarbonate front element with anti-fog, scratch-resistant treatment
Silicone body
Accepts lenses from 2.0-3.75" (50-95 mm) in length
Accepts lenses up to 3.2" (82 mm) in diameter
BuoyancyNeutral to positive
Dimensions5.9 x 7.5" (15 x 19 cm)
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.445 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.95 x 8.45 x 4.65"

DiCAPac WP-S5 Reviews

If you want an excuse to buy a new camera, this is it.

By Brandon
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-10

Used it twice at pool depth, second use cost me a nice older lens. The finger access points are made out of a much lighter material than the bag. It tore along the joint for the shutter release finger and because of where it was leaking, I thought it was air trapped in the roll joint just above. Didn't notice until it was too late. Don't waste your money. Go with the Ikelite bags or the Outex system if you can't rent a hard case. All pricy options, but still way cheaper than new hardware.

Depends on what you're going to use it for!

By Mark
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2018-10-05

I've been asked to take professional photos of the local HS swim club with my Nikon 5300. (On a budget.) Looked into various types of housings and since this was a one time, maybe couple time event I felt it was worth the risk. Here's what I found out. The WP-S5 is a remarkable product, if you take the time and care when using it. I've tested it underwater empty and the seal was surprisingly tight. The main concern in this case isn't the DiCAPac but how familiar you are with your cameras controls before you seal the bag. I've taken several shots with the DiCAPac with better than expected results. Just realize that regardless of the underwater housing you're using that most electronic aren't meant to go underwater and that you are taking a risk. Trust what you are doing. And take the time to do it right!

Destroyed my camera

By Blair
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2018-07-03

I bought this case to take snorkelling. It worked ok for about 20 minutes (although it was very awkward to use). After this first 20 minutes, the seam on the finger sleeve ripped open. When I lifted the case above the surface, I saw that my camera was swimming in salt water. It is now completely ruined. The fact that something that is responsible for such expensive equipment is made so poorly is shocking. Dicapac's customer service is terrible too. They refused to give me a refund and said they would instead replace it, then said that they couldn't even do that because I'm not in the USA. DO NOT BUY THIS CASE!

Maybe for one time use.

By Maryanne
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2018-06-17

While I knew this was not professional grade when I bought it, I can't say it's worth the $50 and this is why: - I have to disconnect the lens from the body to insert and remove my camera and it's tricky to get it attached in the bag. - the second time I used the Dicapac, velcro started ripping - the 3rd time I used the Dicapac it leaked a little (B&H will only exchange, no returns, I'd rather have my money back) - on my Fujifilm XT2 I cant switch from photo to video without opening up the bag. - I'm not sure if the plastic lens can be waxed but the water droplets are a HUGE problem when above water. Because of such, I can't use it for video. I wish I would have just bought a go-pro or an more expensive covering, it was a waste of money. - vignetting is a big problem unless you scrunch the bag just right when shooting

Happy with it for the price considering the alternatives

By Isamu
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-10

Tested it out and works well with my Sony A7ii w/ Batis 40mm, but I have some notes: - impossible to operate all controls, but essentials like shutter button work - inconvenient to remove the lens to get the camera in and out - front polycarbonate lens isn't always aligned with the actual lens + with enough air inside it easily floats

it works but impractical

By Pierre
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-02

it forces to dismantle the cage of the dslr. the opening is too narrow.

Neat but cheap glue ruined my camera!

By Jay
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2019-04-06

I bought this with great enthusiasm; but the first trip out to Jamaica did not turn out well. I put it underwater and started taking pics of all the tropical fish; then I heard a big glug sound and noticed my $1200 DSLR was now floating inside the bag - the finger for the trigger button came right off and ended my good mood!  And the official response was But we do not compensate for loss of personal belongings.

Broke on 3rd Swim...!

By Louise
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2019-01-20

I bought this as I want to get into ocean photography and wanted something to use before spending the big bucks on a waterproof housing to see if I enjoy being out in the water & surf with a camera. I used it with my current DSLR which needed to be upgraded anyway so it is ok in the scheme of things but just a word of warning to anyone who is not planning to upgrade! I used this 3 times, and on the 3rd time out in the ocean, it sprung a leak and my DSLR is now broken. I do not recommend this for anyone wanting to swim around with a camera to take ocean pics. However, I can see how it would be good for anyone going on holiday wanting to take a few snaps around the pool or at the beach. Would not recommend using it in or around waves! If you want to get into ocean photography, you might just need to pay the big bucks straight up...  If you want to get high quality images, again its probably not the way forward. Its tricky to operate when youre floating around in the sea and my lens was struggling to focus at times. Its a good idea, but not for surf/ocean photography.

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