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Dicapac WP-ONE Point by Review Summary ,  Aug 5, 2015

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Dicapac WP-ONE Point & Shoot Digital Camera Waterproof Case
Report Date: 01/04/2016
Based on 372 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.2
Returned or considering to return: 4.6%

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Individual Feature Rating
Price4.5   average
Quality4.3   below average
Image3.9   average
Size3.9   below average
Underwater3.9   average
Video3.9   average
Photo3.8   below average
Camera3.7   below average
Fit3.6   mediocre
Control3.3   below average
Plastic3.2   above average
Lens3.0   mediocre
Button2.9   below average
Screen1.9   mediocre
Zoom1.3   mediocre


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Button

Button:
"The other reviews are correct when they say it's hard to press the buttons on the top of the camera and trying to zoom in and out was hard, but the zoom feature on my camera is a nob you push back and forth."
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"It takes a bit of maneuvering to work the zoom as the button isn't really easy to move within the case, but it did the job for much less money than a decent underwater camera."
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"Hard to slide some buttons but is what I expected since your camera is inside a plastics bag."
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"My zoom button is very tiny on the top of my camera so I just wasn't able to move it through the plastic."
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"Only downside is that you can't easily use the zoom or any other buttons."
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"can be hard to use the buttons as well so forget about zooming in and out."
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"I can easily use the zoom and the other functions using a button, it's just the dial I can't use."
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"Sometimes there is difficulty in finding a button easily or positioning the camera exactly straight within the collar, but this was manageable after a day or so of use."
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"I was able to manipulate the control buttons easily and quickly switch from still photos to movies or adjust the flash and exposure options without a problem."
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"i could get to my buttons with no problem."
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"Water never entered the case, the buttons were easy to operate, and the lens was clear."
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Camera

Camera:
"It was not an older, inexpensive camera, so pics were not great."
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"The other reviews are correct when they say it's hard to press the buttons on the top of the camera and trying to zoom in and out was hard, but the zoom feature on my camera is a nob you push back and forth."
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"My camera was a bit difficult to put in because of the lining, but it made a nice secure closure with a velcro closure (sorry in my video I was too excited and think I called it something wrong, and then forgot to even video me putting the camera in, and I had a very anxious 9 year old who wanted to test it)."
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"The only problem with this camera protector is getting it set up."
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"Easy to see the screen on the camera--which was a problem with the waterproof compact camera that I bought and returned."
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"It was a little big for my camera, but I was able to squish it around inside the main chamber to make it work."
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"But could see it working well for a good camera."
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"I have a Lumix camera and I was able to take pictures while snorkeling in the caribbean."
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"(We did test it for leaks before putting the camera in, but once in the camera worked well and the case didn't leak at all for four snorkeling trips.)"
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"This is a very inexpensive way to have an underwater camera that takes good pictures."
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Control

Control:
"Snug fit and not the easiest to use controls on camera, but functional and keeps my camera dry."
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"The controls can be used fairly easily, but it is not as easy to use when compared to a waterproof camera."
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"Very hard to use the zoon control of my Canon with the cover and you will have to hold the lens cover area to make sure it does not touch the zoom, otherwise the camera will shut off and retract the lens to prevent damage."
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"The downsides to this product are that I found the tiny camera controls difficult to operate through the bag."
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"Simple to use and was able to use all camera controls while it was in the case! "
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"Pictures turned out beautifully and I was able to manipulate the camera controls through the bag."
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"The camera controls were relatively easy to operate while the camera was in the case and the picture quality was good."
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"I was able to manipulate the control buttons easily and quickly switch from still photos to movies or adjust the flash and exposure options without a problem."
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"Camera controls were easy to manipulate, and most importantly, camera stayed as dry as a bone."
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Fit

Fit:
"Snug fit and not the easiest to use controls on camera, but functional and keeps my camera dry."
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"Con:-Not the best fit."
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"Hard to trust with an expensive camera but it fits mine well."
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"The lens does not fit and I kept getting a lens error."
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"This case didn't fit my Lumix camera lens well so it's hard to rate it."
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"This case is horrible - it does not fit the Pentax 4s or 5s."
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"But my small Panasonic LUMIX fit no problem."
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"Note that this particular one fits pretty small cameras my older Canon a 95 would not fit."
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"You will need a pretty small camera to fit in this."
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"Fits well."
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"I have a Samsung WB150F Compact Camera (2011) and it fit perfectly in the case including the telescoping lens hole."
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Image

Image:
"It was not an older, inexpensive camera, so pics were not great."
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"Didn't get the greatest pics in the world, but did get some interesting ones....and it kept my camera dry! "
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"I have never had a black ring around my pics like other people complain about."
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"The only problem I had was getting an outer ring on pics where I was not extending the zoom."
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"Pics under water were a bit blurry but that was my fault"
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"Most of the time I can quickly see that the image isn't clear and can tell my camera to re-focus on my subject."
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"Camera was dry pics came out great"
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"Great underwater pics! "
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"Thanks to clear seawater and bright sunlight, this inexpensive combination produced excellent digital images of a wide-range of fishes."
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"Allowed easy access to camera functions and the pics came out clear."
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"No leaks at all and still allowed for fantastic pics! "
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Lens

Lens:
"I was very disappointed to find that the lens opening on the case is too small for the Samsung WB350F."
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"Only complaint is that sometimes the black ring around the lens compartment gets into the picture and if you get any water in it while opening and closing, it fogs up."
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"It can get annoying with the lens cap getting in some pictures."
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"That spare room can cause problems with the lens coming out of the camera."
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"For this reason, no matter how well you align the lens in the bag, the lens cannot extend fully because the dicapac barrel is too narrow."
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"I did have some trouble initially lining up the lens but after some practice, I was able to get it correct."
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"The lens allows for good photos."
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"Lens seemed to get a little foggy, but easily wipes off."
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"It says it's good for the camera, but I'm afraid it will break my lens."
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"I have a Samsung WB150F Compact Camera (2011) and it fit perfectly in the case including the telescoping lens hole."
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Photo

Photo:
"Most of my photos were horrible anyway, because I'd forgotten how much glare there is on my camera screen (no viewfinder on it) and I was just pointing it in the direction of things I wanted photographed and hoping for the best."
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"Before discovering the Dicapac I would buy the disposable plastic camera but the quality of the photos were not nearly as good."
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"Has a tendency to put a black Halo in photos if the lens is not lined up perfectly."
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"And in the situation I was using it in made it pretty hard to see what I was taking photos of (interesting glare going on)."
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"I would never have been able to take the photos that I've taken without this water-tight product, so I am extremely happy."
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"Putting the zoom extension on allows you to zoom in yes but it does not work very well when trying to take close photos."
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"The photos are decent although they can blur more easily."
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"The photos are clear, except when drops of water formed on the covering-expected when white-water rafting."
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"For the money this is a wonderful way to get underwater photos."
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"The lens allows for good photos."
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"Lens is a clear hard plastic and I got crisp photos through it."
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Plastic

Plastic:
"The thickness of the plastic is what makes it hard to use, I gave up trying."
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"My zoom button is very tiny on the top of my camera so I just wasn't able to move it through the plastic."
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"I looked at solid plastic cases and waterproof cameras but the cost was excessive."
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"Pros:-Worked well, water didn't leak into my camera at all-It makes my camera float so I didn't have to worry that I would drop my camera-Has a strap that I can put around my neck so I didn't have to hold my camera the whole time-The extra plastic did not effect the flash quality-The case did not fog up at allCons:-It was hard to zoom in and out or change my camera settings in the plastic because the case was so thick."
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"It's just big enough to fit my Canon A590IS, but it's a tight squeeze.2) The plastic is thick enough to make some switches very hard to use."
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"It is not a custom fit case, and was very roomy for my Elph, but I had an easier than expected time managing the camera within it and was even able to manipulate a sliding switch on my camera through the plastic."
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"Lens is a clear hard plastic and I got crisp photos through it."
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"The clear vinyl plastic of the DiCAPac WP-ONE let me clearly view the rear LCD camera screen, and was also flexible enough to let me push the camera's control buttons."
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"Naturally I was nervous putting my brand new camera into a clear plastic bag but the Dicapac was AMAZING."
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"The strap was nicely adjustable but the plastic clasp piece chafed my neck raw and I was continually trying to get my shirt under it."
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Price

Price:
"It was not an older, inexpensive camera, so pics were not great."
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"I'm sure it's not nearly as good as an actual underwater camera but for the price this case it's a keeper! "
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"My $300 camera might not be as nice or as expensive as others, but it's certainly a lot of money for a college student."
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"i bought this for a trip to the keys with school so i could use my camera underwater instead of buying a cheap camera that would take crappy pictures."
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"It was cheap but did not function well."
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"Great value for the money."
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"This is a very inexpensive way to have an underwater camera that takes good pictures."
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"A good price."
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"For the price, this is a fantastic product!"
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"For the money this is a wonderful way to get underwater photos."
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Quality

Quality:
"Before discovering the Dicapac I would buy the disposable plastic camera but the quality of the photos were not nearly as good."
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"It's super easy to use and even my mom (who's notoriously hard to please) looked at the pouch and said it seemed to be high quality and well-made."
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"I'm only disappointed by the lens quality, since the glass has a point scratch :(I didn't change it, since haven't time enough to get a new one back, before i'll leave for my holiday."
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"very good quality pictures, great for snorkeling"
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"My pictures are clear and great quality, and of course most importantly no leaks."
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"The clear lense didn't seem to degrade the picture quality in or out of the water."
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"The camera controls were relatively easy to operate while the camera was in the case and the picture quality was good."
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"Even though the camera is sealed in the case, it was still able to record audio (although quality suffers a little)and for my particular camera I did not need to use the lens cover extender."
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Screen

Screen:
"Easy to see the screen on the camera--which was a problem with the waterproof compact camera that I bought and returned."
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"And it can be hard to see the screen when outside, but I thought that was more an issue due to the sunlight than the case itself."
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"It doesn't affect the pictures, I've gotten some amazingly clear shots with the case, but it's hard to see the screen to see what you are shooting."
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"Led Screens hard to see even with an anti glare screen shield."
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"It can be hard to see your back screen though so there are some just point & shoot and hope it comes out moments but with digital camera that's not a huge deal, just snap away and delete any that don't come out so well."
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"Easy to see the screen on the camera--which was a problem with the waterproof compact camera that I bought and returned."
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"It doesn't affect the pictures, I've gotten some amazingly clear shots with the case, but it's hard to see the screen to see what you are shooting."
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"Just make sure you are looking at your screen good before taking the picture."
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"Only problem was underwater it became very shiny and was difficult at best to see the LCD screen on my camera."
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"Between the mask and the bag you won't see the screen very well so it's hard to see exactly what it's focusing on."
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Size

Size:
"I was very disappointed to find that the lens opening on the case is too small for the Samsung WB350F."
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"This makes the lens tube a little small for the sd100, and it did cause a couple of lens errors But restarting the camera a couple times, and once it was on, it was great."
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"After getting it, it looks from the Dipac company compatibility page that I may have ordered the wrong one... but they have TWO different sizes, both called the WP-ONE (WP-310 *and* the WP-410)."
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"GREAT CASE but wrong size for my intended usage."
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"But my small Panasonic LUMIX fit no problem."
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"Note that this particular one fits pretty small cameras my older Canon a 95 would not fit."
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"You will need a pretty small camera to fit in this."
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"My Sony was a bit small for it but it still worked great for white water rafting."
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"The cases fit the specified cameras pretty well, but I sometimes put other objects (tissues, small plastic things) in to make the camera fit more snugly."
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Underwater

Underwater:
"I'm sure it's not nearly as good as an actual underwater camera but for the price this case it's a keeper! "
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"The other thing (which is not a defect it's just how light works) is being unable to see the display when it's underwater and you aren't."
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"It kept my camera dry but was very hard to use especially while underwater."
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"Really solved our problem of underwater photography."
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"I have not tried it out underwater yet mainly because we don't have pretty water around here."
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"The disadvantage over using an underwater camera is that it's difficult to adjust the parameters of the camera because I don't risk opening the pouch while I'm in the water."
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"This is a very inexpensive way to have an underwater camera that takes good pictures."
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"But I found this bag and even though it floats good, I also had straps attached to it Floating Camera Strap (Twin Pack) Underwater Digital Camera Float - Works great with GoPro Panasonic Lumix Nikon COOLPIX AW110 Canon PowerShot D20 Fujifilm FinePix Olympus Tough Sony - Cheapest Insurance Money Can Buy."
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"We spent the weekend camping and of course my kids love taking pictures underwater but we have only one underwater camera and dad usually takes control of it."
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"Great case for the occasional wet underwater picture and is much cheaper than a custom case that only fits certain models."
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Video

Video:
"My camera was a bit difficult to put in because of the lining, but it made a nice secure closure with a velcro closure (sorry in my video I was too excited and think I called it something wrong, and then forgot to even video me putting the camera in, and I had a very anxious 9 year old who wanted to test it)."
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"My camera has a dial for switching from camera to video and I'm unable to turn it when it's in the case."
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"It was also hard to switch from video to still and back, so I stuck with still and ended up taking some great pictures - very clear and sharp."
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"I recently vacationed in Barbados, we went on a tour to see sea turtles the diapac worked great and helped me to caption some amazing photos and videos that I would not have been able to get without some expensive waterproof camera."
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"Let the video tell you how great it is! "
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"I find it easiest to set my camera to video and leave it on the entire time."
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"video came out great, and phone stayed dry."
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"Used this with my Samsung ST72 point-and-shoot camera in Hawaii at depths to 30 feet and took some great photos and videos."
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"Sometimes the barrel of the case would shift, and the a small part of the barrel cover shows up in the video footage, but overall, for the price, this was a great item to get."
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Zoom

Zoom:
"Trying to zoom in and out was difficult and I missed a lot of shots."
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"It takes a bit of maneuvering to work the zoom as the button isn't really easy to move within the case, but it did the job for much less money than a decent underwater camera."
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"zoom focus hard to access and difficult to keep the lens centered in the lens pocket to keep the ring around the Shot from happening."
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"The only problem I really had was that I was not able to use my zoom at all."
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"Just a little hard to extend the zoom and cannot zoom out all the way."
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"I can easily use the zoom and the other functions using a button, it's just the dial I can't use."
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"The one downside of using this camera bag is that it pretty much prevents the use of the zoom feature on my camera, even with the bag's lens extension installed."
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"Pros:1) works amazin2) protects camera3) didn't alter the quality of my photographs4) convientant bag for camera5) flotation bagCons:1) when using the extended zoom lens, you might have a small circle, which is easily cropped out if needbe2) for my camera, my lens was just small enough where it didn't need the extended lens, but it was just big enough where it had to fit in there a specific way (easy to manuever it into that way though)3) occassionally hard to zoom and change settings on camera while in bagOverall, this was an amazing product for $15."
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"No leaking, no problem with the zoom cover and the pictures were great underwater."
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