Canon WP-DC16 Underwater housing

Canon WP-DC16 Underwater housing features Depth Rating 130′ (40 m); Buoyancy Positive; Port Fixed, flat; and Internal Flash Usable. The Canon WP-DC16 Underwater housing measures 5.2 x 3.5 x 2.7 inches and weighs 10.9 ounces (without camera).

Overall Rating: ★★★★½ | Latest Price Info

User Opinions

Canon WP-DC16 Underwater housing User Reviews

Very good with one small limitation
” After having great success with a similar product, the Canon WP-DC2 for the Canon Powershot A540, we decided to get this underwater case for our Canon A720IS digital camera. The case is light, compact, easy-to-use, and works great for our snorkeling photos during the daytime.” – By jhinds
Rating: ★★★★☆

Really nice case. I wish it didn’t cost so much
” I’ve done three dives so far with my A720IS in this case, and it’s worked great, with nice pictures (though the camera does have a slightly harder time focusing underwater compared to topside). As the other reviewer noted, the flash doesn’t cover the whole field of view of the lens when it’s set wide (which is usually the most useful setting underwater). The diffuser *does* help a lot with this though (especially with macro shots), so it’s worth using.” – By Jesse D. Walker
Rating: ★★★★☆

great underwater housing (and camera)
” The combination of the housing and the camera makes for a great underwater setup for snorkeling and diving. The colors come out just about perfect down to about 10′ (similar to using a red filter on a “regular” camera) when using the underwater setting, but going deeper than that tends to produce images that are slightly blue in tint, which need to be cleanup up using an editing program later. The camera (with the little diffuser plate) even worked well on a night dive (in conjunction with my flashlight).” – By AJR
Rating: ★★★★★

” We love this housing! We thought long and hard before settling on the Canon Powershot 720 IS, and the Canon housing DC-16. We did not buy the strobe, and did not need it for daytime diving. This product is fantastic! Easy easy to use! The camera takes clear gorgeous bright shots. We got some incredible pictures. Perfect point and shoot and you can get the fish action fast because you’re not messing with settings.” – By MAGIC DI
Rating: ★★★★★

WONDERFUL! So glad I bought it
” Great to be able to use the Canon PowerShot underwater on our dives. Best pictures in 10 years of trying with 4 different cameras. The diffuser was very effective at minimizing back-scatter. Also worked great on our kayak trip while “off-gassing”.” – By Grammi
Rating: ★★★★★

I love it!
” I love being in water and I love photography. This little jewel let’s me combine both with an amazing picture quality. I have tried many diposable underwater cameras(film) and was always dissapointed with the results (not to mention the wait time to get them developped). Now I can take sharp underwater pictures with the settings I want to use and see the resulta right away!” – By tzara
Rating: ★★★★★

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Features & Specifications

Canon WP-DC16 Underwater housing Features & Specifications

With the Canon WP-DC16 waterproof case for the PowerShot A720 IS, you can use your digital camera to take underwater shots at depths of up to 130′ (40 m). Of course it’s also ideal for taking worry-free pictures in the rain, at the beach, or on the ski slopes.

You can use your camera’s internal flash for lighting purposes. Or, use the internal flash to trigger a slaved external strobe like those made by Fantasea, Sea & Sea, Ikelite, or Sealife.

Clear Polycarbonate Construction
Durable and resistant to corrosion. Clear view of the camera information and control functions.

Camera Functions
Housing accesses all camera functions.

Versatile Size

Small enough to use for other sporting activities like skiing or fishing.


Priced less than some other options in housings.

See also: Accessories | Underwater Housings

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