3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Works as designed,
This review is from: Contour 3300 Waterproof Case for ContourHD (Electronics)I purchased this as a last minute idea before going to Mexico to use while snorkeling. Unfortunately, our snorkeling options were limited, but I still got a chance to try out the case. It works as expected. The only issue is that the power button did not function when in the case. I believe this is because the adjustment screw on the inside wasn't set out far enough to reach the power button on the camera. Its a very small phillips head and I didn't have the tool to adjust it. But turning it on prior to loading into the case was no big deal. Once sealed, it didn't leak a drop. Beware, that not only is it waterproof, its also very sound proof. The only sounds I heard was a gurgle when dunking it underwater.
While not directly related to the case itself, but something of note for others who may try this. I strapped the camera to the goggle straps when snorkeling. When I was looking directly below me, the camera was fully submerged and worked great. However, in... Read more
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Tight fit, otherwise works well,
This review is from: Contour 3300 Waterproof Case for ContourHD (Electronics)The biggest negative for this waterproof housing is that it's a tight fit for a ContourHD camera. The shroud for the camera lens will rub on the front part of the housing as it's opened or closed. This eventually leaves scratches on the clear plastic of the housing.
This can be mitigated a bit by pushing on the camera a bit while opening or closing the housing. And really, the scratches are not in a place that affect the performance of the camera, so it's not that big of a deal. But it would have been nice to get just an extra mm or two of clearance somehow (without, of course, sacrificing the snug fit in the housing that ensures the camera doesn't rattle around in it...with the current design that's not a problem at all).
The housing could also come with better instructions for use. The basic functionality is fine, but the housing comes with an extra door seal, and a self-adhesive desiccant strip. The desiccant strip in particular could use some guidance as to... Read more
23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
Great price and functionality for a waterproof housing.,
This review is from: Contour 3300 Waterproof Case for ContourHD (Electronics)Great piece for the price for sure, you can spend a ton on waterproof video housings....Used in mexico snorkeling... I couldn't see how the top switch was going to turn my camera on and off since there is simply no visible connection to the switch, but somehow it works. I kept taking the camera out of the housing and switching it on then putting it back in the housing when I first started using it, but then I realized the switch actually does work fine... Note: The unit does Float so if you drop it you won't lose, also there is a tripod screw on the bottom of the unit so you could even set up an underwater shallow still set with a gorilla tripod base and a few weights to hold it down... cool! This whole system is pretty well thought out, simple and straightforward, I ordered the car mount as well. The only thing I might add to this unit would be a small lens cap, since you end up just leaving the camera in this unit when you are snorkeling and traveling, and it doesn't fit in the... Read more