Excerpt: I wanted a cheaper alternative to buying a waterproof case for my Mark II D5, this combo works out nice (I bought the G1X used). If you like to shoot in M mode when the G1X is in the case, you can. I have figured out how change shutter speed, and apputure, but still have yet figure out ISO. You can also switch into other modes when it is in the case. The directions recommend changing the waterproffing gasket once a year.
Excerpt: I've used a series of these cases for my G cameras and they work well. Importantly they work well above the water with any rainbow effects that I've had with other "bag" like products so you can use your camera while kayaking, jet skiing, etc. The major controls are easy to access and the price is good compared to the hard core diving cases.
Excerpt: The housing features allow me to operate all buttons on the camera. Have not dove with it yet, but it handled Niagara falls and a couple of rainy days with ease. Does not hinder the ability to take great pictures or video rain or shine.
Pros: Easily Loaded Equipment, Everything I Expected, Lightweight, Seals Easily, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I purchased this case and a G1X for an upcoming dive trip to Honduras. As I familiarized myself with the camera and case, it became obvious this case has some serious deficiencies. The "front dial" on the front of the camera and the "control dial" on the back of the camera not accessible when in the WP-DC44 case. I called Canon about this and was told to preset the camera before putting it in the case.
Excerpt: I purchased this case and a new G1X Canon camera for an upcoming dive trip to Honduras. As I familiarized myself with the camera, it became painful apparent that many of the functions of the camera are unavailable when placed in the Canon WP-DC44 case. Specifically, the "front dial" and the "control dial" are not able to be accessed. These dials are needed for several shooting modes, especially manual mode.
Excerpt: I bought this camera to use during incoming white water trip in Grand Canyon and for stormy days on the ship. The casing is well designed, very easy to operate, and the same time very simple. I like the quality. The camera fits nicely inside and it doesn't move. The only problem there is no adjustment knob to change the main dial to allow adjust aperture or shutter speed.