Waterproof Camera bags....do they really work?
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    Question Waterproof Camera bags....do they really work?

    DiCAPac and Aquapac

    They both claim to make your digital camera waterproof up to 15ft. I am thoroughly hesitant to drop my Nikon in a $30 zipped bag and run in the ocean with it. I have read reviews where people are very pleased with the product, and others where they are just plain sad because their digi is ruined.

    Can anyone claim these work? (when used properly)
    How easy are they to screw up?
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    Default Re: Waterproof Camera bags....do they really work?

    As a diver, I say don't you do it unless you are ready to replace that camera. These may work 1 or 2 times, but they will fail without notice.

    Your best bet is to buy the case made for your camera and approved by Nikon.

    Be prepared, they ain't cheap.
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    ok, I bought the DiCAPac-wp700 for my Nikon S6. I will be testing this thing thoroughly before each use. The price was right, $30 from newegg w/free shipping!

    It's worth it just to protect it from sand at the beach.
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    I want to get a waterproof case for my little Canon Elph, but they only make a water resistant. I'm not planning on diving with it, but it would be a peace of mind that I can drop it in a river, stream or mud puddle without it being messed up. I priced the real deal for the F5... wow, sucker cost more then the camera itself...
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    These little bags say they can go upt o 16'. I don't plan on taking it more than 3' at the max. Mainly want the protection from sand and occasional accident of dropping it near the ocean's edge... as you said, peace of mind.
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    i bought a form fitted camera housing for my olympus. it's like a hard plastic housing like the IKELITE that mxsjw posted. cost me around $40 on eBay and is sealed tight! only downside is the mic picks up the camera's own noises when in movie mode. but then again, what would you expect?!
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    I bought this housing for my Canon S-70. It's supposed to be good to 132ft. We used it all day at Discovery Cove and another time at Sea World. It's nice because I can take the camera fishing without worrying about it. I usually put a bag of silica gel inside the housing. The only problem I have now is, I can't find my camera!

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