DiCAPac WaterProof Underwater Case for DSLR Camera
Product DescriptionFloating 100% Waterproof case If you enjoy the moment, let’s get on with the floating waterproof case, Dicapac. Dicapac delivers a soft case with a polycarbonate lens and a neck strap for the digital camera. Nontoxic case is no harm when you use. The lens port allows the lens to extend out to 2.0″(50mm) and has an internal diameter of 6.0″(150mm). Now, let your digital camera free around water while you are swimming pool, at the beach, it rains. You deserve to capture the moment without worries. Most of the functions are available with this case without wheeling. The most benefit is that you get clear photos via the polycarbonate lens on the case. All purposes dustproof, fogproof, sandproof, snowproof, waterproof case for smart devices. UV coated polycarbonate lens. Dicapac provide the UV coated polycarbonate lens cover for users. Polycarbonate has low scratch-resistance and a hard coating. It is applied to polycarbonate eyewear lenses. Polycarbonate is highly transparent to visible light. Please take off your original filter. Unless you should get rid of your filter as UV, the photos would have the flare and rainbow color.
- Take clear pictures under water up to 16 feet
- Roll and velcro zipper system and built-in finger sleeve allows full functionality of camera
- Waterproof underwater housing usable up to 16.4' (5.0 m)
- Fits SLR camera with 2.0-5.9" Lens
Top Reviews$3400 camera wrecked, offering no support. DO NOT CHEAP OUT AND BUY THIS
by CanonEOSGuy (1 out of 5 stars)
March 24, 2018
Complete trash, tested with paper towels at 5 feet depth for 30 minutes, and no water got in, I was more than careful to triple check all seals prior to submersing it in water. Then I used for 15 minutes with my new Canon 6D and L lens and it worked without leaking. Seeing my screen, focusing, and pressing any buttons are near impossible to do once your camera is inside. Then I went back out to do some more shooting and I noticed water inside the housing. I immediately opened the bag and pulled my camera out. Water filled the bag and got inside my new $2000+ lens and surrounded my camera. After drying them both in rice for a few days they are both destroyed. Camera is dead with no signs of power and the lens focus and inner coatings are done. After getting over the loss of my camera, I filled the bag with air and found where it was leaking. Water was NOT coming in the zipper or the lens mount (where the photographer can open the bag) but rather on one of the plastic seams where the user is NOT ABLE TO OPEN, so this was not a user fault but rather a manufacturing problem. It leaked only at 2 feet depth. DiCAPac say once you test with paper towels and see no leaks, they are not responsible for any problems, this makes sense if you poorly close the bag yourself, but my leak was not a result of that. The bag must have been on the edge of failure right from the get go and as soon as it was moving around in the water it broke.
I am trying to seek any sort of compensation but poor customer service, unacceptable.
I spent every last penny I had on my stupid camera so obviously I wanted a quick
by Amazon Customer (4 out of 5 stars)
July 1, 2017
Well I know what you're thinking. Should I put my 2000 dollar camera in this glorified sandwich bag because I'm too cheap to buy a waterproof housing? The answer is yes. Yes you should. I spent every last penny I had on my stupid camera so obviously I wanted a quick, cheap way to get it underwater (I have insurance so It's not the end of the world if it breaks). This this is amazing. I threw my camera in, sucked all the air out and zipped it up and it's good to go. It's a little big for my small 77D but it works. I dove down to about 30-40 feet comfortably without any leaks or water intrusion. I wouldn't recommend going that deep with it but it's nice to know it can take a little pressure. My only complaint is about how big the lens port is. It's comically oversized. You could almost fit a telephoto lens in there! At times it can be frustrating trying to keep the lens port straight so you don't get any of the case in your shots. Small, small issue though. So if you're trying to one-up your cousin's terrible snorkeling videos he took on his GoPro 1 in Cancun last summer, I promise you this thing with help you get more likes than him.
Arrived with big hole in shutter sleeve
by Chris M. (1 out of 5 stars)
May 25, 2018
Just discovered that the sleeve for the shutter finger has mostly separated from the casing allowing water to pour in. I didn't discover this when I first unpacked it. It has never even been used. I was also disappointed that the lens cover is not glass. There is visible distortion when you look through it. I'll update my review based upon whether or not the vendor reads and responds.
I have been reasonable with it, but not timid updated now September 2019
by Chris Buhlmann (5 out of 5 stars)
November 14, 2018
Update September 14 2019. I am back in Maui and am using the same housing from my review last year. It sat for 9 months without being used and is still performing well. No leaks Last year used my Pentax KP with 17-50 tamron and this year I am using tamron 28-70 it is a bit longer than the other lens so fits a bit better I have not gone more than about 8 feet deep on this trip so far and have been out 5 times already . The last four images are from this trip
Update 22 November 2018 . I have now used this in the ocean 8 times in 2 weeks and not a drop of a leak. I have dove down to 10-15 feet while snorkeling and all has been good. I have not stratched the lens viewpoint glass but I just rinse it with fresh water and keep that part covered with a cloth when storing. I received this for my birthday and told my wife today it has been one of my most useful presents. I have added additional pictures taken using this digipac
I followed the instructions and first tried this in a pool then moved to the ocean. Each time I use it I am very methodical on ensuring I close it up properly. I have gone close to 16 feet but for 5-10 secs at a time We Remember your putting a 1000 dollar or more DSLR in at 70 dollaR bag. This waterproof housing is nice for snorkeling to get good quality images. I use a Tamron 17-50 lens with this on my Pentax KP. I am able to use the zoom though a bit awkward. Camera Autofocus continues to work well. If I were to point out a design areas concern it is that the finger slot for working the shutter is probably the point of waterproof failure I would be concerned about Be careful that you are not swimming putting your force through the shutter finger hole. Would have like to see that rubber area be more robust
Really love using
by Bettina Susanne Birch (4 out of 5 stars)
September 21, 2015
My first time snorkeling and this was the perfect accessory! I used it with both my Canon T1i and 5D with a 17-40mm wide angle lens. Zero issues with leakage, fogging, or the front lens getting in the way of the photo. It would be nice if it came with some additional padding for the interior, but that can easily be solved on my own. My first thought was that the lens area would be too long, but after tucking it in the water pressure kept the front glass right next to my lens. It took some practice to get used to but I mainly stuck to the sport setting on my T1i for easy shooting. Suggestions: 1: Loosen the strap as far as you can and wrap it around your chest and under your armpits. I found this to be easier to handle due to the current constantly entangling the strap in my hair and snorkel. 2: Practice closing the seal in a sink or bathtub with some tissue inside BEFORE you put your camera in. 3: Don't use a small lens 4: Have fun! Photo attached is taken with the Canon T1i in Sport mode, 17-40mm lens and the DiCAPac WP-S10 in Curacao with some color enhancement in Lightroom.
Good starter case
by fransisca27 (4 out of 5 stars)
May 9, 2017
This is a good starter underwater housing for those wanting to play with underwater photography and see if it's something you'd want to invest in a better housing for or if you aren't going to do it very often. I have to hold the lens tube back against my lens as it will pop forward otherwise but it works and for the price, it's great. I'm a professional photographer and shot an award winning image with this product. I do plan to invest in a hard underwater housing in the next year or so but for now this works great.
Gets the Job Done - with Caveats (Review with Photos included in link)
by James (3 out of 5 stars)
August 21, 2015
The review includes photos of how to install the camera in the bag plus photos from the two locations I used the DicaPac in Bermuda with my 5d Mark IIII and 16-35 f2.8L. As I did not have a proper underwater housing for my 5d3, I got into a tiny lather because I did not know what to do in regards to taking a snorkeling trip in Bermuda with my dSLR. Logic would dictate that the best thing I could do is rent a proper underwater camera housing as I cannot justify the expenditure on a product that I will not use frequently. Because I am me, and hardly logical at all, I opted to put approximately $5,000 worth of photographic gear in to what is essentially a glorified $50 dollar Hefty bag. Just how do you think this is destined to work out??? Well, I do not want to ruin this for you, so please read on...
Please note that the review contains tons of photos of how to use the bag properly in addition to photos that show what you can actually do with it. Given that I am a novice snorkeler, I was pretty pleased with the image quality...but there are caveats that are necessary to read.
**Please come back and indicate if you feel this review was useful to you or not. It was designed to be very comprehensive.
DO NOT TRUST YOUR EXPENSIVE CAMERA TO A PLASTIC BAG
by WC (1 out of 5 stars)
January 1, 2016
This review is months delayed from my purchase as I had finally gotten a chance to use this case on a trip to Bora Bora. Originally I was to make the trip soon after purchasing the case, but needed to postpone the trip. Hence I am outside the Prime return period. I replied to an earlier email from the seller, Quality Photo, where they were looking for a positive review and told them of my displeasure. They basically offered no effective response other than contact through Amazon which is not possible after the Prime return period.
I am extremely disappointed in this case. This is NOT the positive review they wanted.
I have followed all instructions for its use, including a trial run before entrusting my Canon 70D to the water. I am confident that all procedures were followed - and in fact it worked to keep water out for about 10 minutes before failure. It let in about two ounces of salt water and now my very expensive camera is ruined. The internal circuits have shorted and it is completely DEAD. Luckily the lens seems to be operational but I will need to replace my camera. I am out about $1000.
Even if the case did not leak, it is functionally unwieldy. It is difficult to operate the camera buttons and dials; the lens enclosure must be held separately to keep it centered and out of the way of the optics; the finger holes do not give much control of the buttons and controls, including the zoom. Due to the difficulty in using the camera effectively your entire dive experience is diminished. You simply are spending too much effort with the camera.
In retrospect it was stupid of me to entrust expensive equipment to a plastic bag. Another diver simply used a cheap waterproof camera that cost about the same as this case. Cheap and effective. No diminished experience of the dive, decent pictures, and no risk to expensive photo equipment. What I have found is that even if the bag were waterproof, the refractive nature of the water lessens any benefit of good camera equipment. Unless you are using a professional multi-thousand dollar custom Lexan case, you might as well just use a waterproof point and shoot - which I will use the next time.
In examining the case after failure I see that the seam at the finger holes is a weak spot and is most likely the source of water leakage. I would never trust such a bag to any electronic equipment. Sure, the plastic appears to be high gauge plastic, but you are trusting the seams to hold, and the finger hole access uses much thinner plastic. With all the seams, seals, twist on optical caps, etc,, only one thing needs to fail and your camera is dead.
This is not a good idea in taking underwater pictures.
So Far So Good
by Jim (4 out of 5 stars)
August 4, 2018
With the mixed reviews, I was skeptical in purchasing this item. Then again, for the price, it was a risk worth taking. Only used once with my D3200 Nikon. I decided to use it instead of the D750. I'm an impatient person so didn't bother to test it in the tub for leakage but did eyeball it for any splits in the seams. I just went to the beach and used it in the gulf to test it out with a surfer friend of mine. It is bulky and cumbersome to work with but that is expected considering the elements you are shooting in. With a little practice, you quickly adapt and I can say that shooting above the water or at water level you cannot go wrong with this item. As others have said, just make sure to set up your camera before putting it in the bag and make sure you set your focus point even though you can change it and use the controls on the back of your camera through the bag. It is a little more difficult trying to see certain items while shooting in bright sunlight and getting hit by waves...but that makes it all the more fun. Underwater, which was a bit murky at the time, the camera had trouble locking focus. That is the camera and elements fault and not the bag. The shutter finger section did seem a little thin and I could see where a tear could happen if you are not careful. After the first shoot/test I was thoroughly impressed with the function and once I get over the learning curve I can see where this will allow for a lot of fun shoots. I already have two more shoots set up in a pool so that should allow some underwater shots. I would recommend this item for the price but just be aware that yes, this is not going to function as well as a $1500 housing but with some practice and being careful you can capture some fun moments.
The good news was that the bag kept the partially submerged ...
by Digital Reader (1 out of 5 stars)
April 29, 2017
Tested it with a Nikon DSLR and a Nikon 85mm macro lens to take sample images of marine fauna attached to a boat dock just below the surface. The good news was that the bag kept the partially submerged camera dry. The bad news was that the shots were unusable - on auto focus, the lens constantly hunted, on manual focus, it was extremely difficult to adjust the focus ring. I have a TG-3 underwater camera that only shoots jpeg and was hoping I could use this bag to get higher quality RAW shots. Boy was I wrong.
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