Canon WP-DC41 Waterproof Housing for PowerShot ELPH 300 HS

Canon

About Canon WP-DC41

The Waterproof Case for the Powershot ELPH 300 HS. lets you take your camera safely out to sea in a boat, on a surfboard, in a kayak...or up to 130 ft./40m beneath the surface.

For the underwater enthusiast, Canon offers an optional waterproof case weight set (WW-DC1) that is compatible with all of its underwater housings. Available in packs of four, these weights allow the camera to stay put for steady underwater photography.

The Canon WP-DC41 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Casual photographer among others.

Summary of Customer Reviews

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Reviewer Profile:
Casual photographer (4)

Canon WP-DC41 Reviews

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4.2

(based on 5 reviews)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

So Good

We have had our Canon for a while but since getting iPhones we have used it less and less. My old Olympus, for which I had an U/W housing, finally kicked the bucket so I pulled the trigger on this housing... Really impressed. The build qualiity is great and it fits so snugly around the camera. It feels robust despite its small size and the large screen and minimal buttons make it a breeze to point and shoot. At 40% less than my local camera shop Adorama are really giving this thing away -- ge...

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We have had our Canon for a while but since getting iPhones we have used it less and less. My old Olympus, for which I had an U/W housing, finally kicked the bucket so I pulled the trigger on this housing... Really impressed. The build qualiity is great and it fits so snugly around the camera. It feels robust despite its small size and the large screen and minimal buttons make it a breeze to point and shoot. At 40% less than my local camera shop Adorama are really giving this thing away -- get it!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Having trouble with This case

I just came back from a Dive trip using this case. It is well constructed and small. The problem is that all the buttons are not functional uw. I would set the camera for UW mode before closing the case and then it would suddenly switch to the snow setting under water. I have not found a way to fix this yet and I would appreciate a note from anyone who has encountered the same problem.

Reviewed by 5 customers

 
5.0

So Good

By

from Santa Barbara, CA  -  Casual Photographer

We have had our Canon for a while but since getting iPhones we have used it less and less. My old Olympus, for which I had an U/W housing, finally kicked the bucket so I pulled the trigger on this housing... Really impressed. The build qualiity is great and it fits so snugly around the camera. It feels robust despite its small size and the large screen and minimal buttons make it a breeze to point and shoot. At 40% less than my local camera shop Adorama are really giving this thing away -- get it!

 
5.0

Perfect for diving

By

from omaha, NE  -  Casual Photographer

Very happy with this case - I like the fact that it goes into underwater mode without having to mess with the settings. I have been diving with this for over 20 dives and got great pictures. Easy to use and maintain.

 
4.0

Performed well on two shallow dives

By

from Katy, TX  -  Photo Enthusiast

I purchased this housing (from Adorama) just before a trip to Cabo San Lucas this past April. I have had the housing for all my previous Canon point-and-shot cameras (this is the 4th) but took me a while to decide on getting this one until a diving trip came out. It is bothers me to upgrade/change camera and have to sell or give away the previous camera's housing. This was out first trip to the Pacific Ocean so it was worth the investment to buy this housing and use it underwater there. The camera fits the housing perfectly. It seals very well and the clamp is well protected from accidental opening when not desired. The control buttons, power and zoom lever are nicely accessible and of a good size for my hand. The flash diffusion attachment comes with a string to secure it to the housing (like the previous models) only that this one doesn't slide, it snaps with a pin guide and secures to the rim of the housing lens cylinder. Interesting design. I suggest you get familiar with it before you dive. One thing I noticed (negative for me) is that when the camera is placed inside the housing it presets automatically to "Underwater" scene-setting. You're only allowed to select among 3 predefined scene modes: "Underwater", "Snow", "Beach", "AUTO". I personally never use the preset scene modes because I like adjust my camera manually. This was possible with my previous housing models, but not with this one. Nevertheless, the photos came fine. I couldn't fix light or focus (not allowed in these modes) so I had to let the camera do it for every shot and wait. Other than that I like the housing. It allows to change flash settings, focus mode, records video, change some parameters (exposure, ISO, white balance, picture resolution, timer, picture aspect, photo burst mode and white balance: only Auto or manual, remember you're in scene mode) NOTE: If you want to simulate these limitations on surface without the housing you can do it by pressing the "MENU" key and while keeping it pressed turn ON the camera. You'll see the "housing mode" while you keep the "MENU" key pressed.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I would definately buy this product

By

from Omaha  -  Casual Photographer

Easy to use and understand.

 
2.0

Having trouble with This case

By

from Alameda CA  -  Casual Photographer

I just came back from a Dive trip using this case. It is well constructed and small. The problem is that all the buttons are not functional uw. I would set the camera for UW mode before closing the case and then it would suddenly switch to the snow setting under water. I have not found a way to fix this yet and I would appreciate a note from anyone who has encountered the same problem.

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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
C MICHAEL L  Had the camera
Shopper  will this case fit the new hs330 canon?
JOHN H  No, the 330HS will not fit in this housing due to the fact that the 300HS has a 5X zoom and the 330HS has a 10X zoom. The lens will hit the front plexaglass before opening all the way.
Shopper  Can the manual white balance be set whilst the camera is in the housing? I notice the menu button cannot be accessed.
JOHN H  Yes you can access the custom white balance setting and evaluate the white balance for the photo that you want to take. To do this simply punch the function button and the settings for the underwater will appear. Then use the macro or or flash buttons to move up or down the underwater mode settings. When you select the AWB (punch the function button to select AWB) button it will open to let you select either the AWB or CUSTOM White Balance. Choose the CUSTOM and then in the LCD you will see the CUSTOM setting display. Now point the camera at your subject and depress the shutter button and thcamera will automaticly set your new custom White Balance.Now depress the function button and you will return the display ready to take your photo.
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