A few weeks ago I was at Mountain Equipment Coop (MEC) and saw these waterproof, submersible camera and phone cases. Although our current digital camera is both waterproof and shock resistant (Canon Powershot D20 – waterproof 10m or 33ft and shockproof 1.5m or 5ft; both requirements in our household!) I was intrigued. You see we are going to the ocean this summer and although water and shock may not be a problem, sand may.
So I took a closer look. The case was about $15. So I decided that if it saved my lens from sand scratching this summer then it was money well spent.
Today I used the new case and took it to the pool. The case is AMAZING! It has a string that I put around my neck and was able to have the camera handy, but not constantly in my hands.
The pictures it took were awesome! You definitely cannot tell the camera is inside a plastic case. I HIGHLY recommend this cheap case. It also comes with a 5 year warranty! How can you go wrong!
Coming from the mom who has consistently gone through a digital camera every 18-24 months from either dropping too many times or juice or bottles in the diaper bag leaking on it too much! This cheap case would have saved me hundreds of dollars and several digital cameras!
Just a note, you cannot use your flash with this case as it reflects off the plastic case, but if you’re using the case then you’re probably outside in the water anyway. So it’s not really a big deal!