Precautions for underwater use (PowerShot D30)

Article ID: ART115299 | Date published: 05/11/2015 | Date last updated: 11/16/2015


Precautions for underwater use (PowerShot D30)


You can enjoy using this camera in the rain, on the beach, while skiing, or underwater within a depth of 25 meters (82 ft.). However, it cannot be used in hot springs or other mineralized waters. Please be aware that Canon is not liable for any damage to the camera, battery packs, memory cards, or saved data caused by water leakage due to mistaken operation of the product. This camera is subjected to Canon testing standards. However, it is not guaranteed that this camera will not damage or malfunction.
  • PowerShot D30: Waterproof Capability
IEC/JIS protection class "IPX8" equivalent. For use within a depth of 25 meters (82 ft.) up to 60 minutes.

1. Cautions Before Using This Camera

  • Before shooting with the camera, confirm that the memory card/battery cover and terminal cover are fully closed. If either cover is not fully closed, water may enter the camera and damage it.

Lower the memory card/battery cover lock and terminal cover lock in the direction of the arrow and press them until they click into the closed position. Make sure the locks return to the positions shown in the figures, with the red marks no longer visible.

  • Be sure that the waterproof seals inside the covers and the areas around them are kept free from scratches and foreign objects such as sand, dirt, or hair. These may cause leakage inside. If the waterproof seal is damaged, do not use the camera underwater.

  • Avoid opening and closing the covers while on the beach or near water. Change memory cards and battery packs in a dry place protected from sea breezes.

  • Do not open the covers if the camera is wet. If there is moisture on the camera, wipe it off with a soft, dry cloth until it is completely dry.

2. Cautions While Using This Camera

  • Do not use this camera in water deeper than 25 meters (82 ft.).

  • Do not expose the camera to strong impacts or shocks while underwater. Impacts could cause the covers to open or otherwise compromise the waterproof ability of the camera.

  • Waterproof performance is not ensured if the camera is dropped or subjected to impact.

  • This camera will sink in water.

3. Cautions After Using This Camera and Camera Care

  • Rinse off the camera if there is liquid or sand on it after use. The liquid may soil or corrode the camera, and wiping the camera when sand is on it may scratch it.

  • After using the camera under water or in sandy or muddy environments, promptly rinse it well under fresh water, such as tap water no warmer than 30 C (86 F). Foreign material or salty residue on the camera may corrode metal parts or cause buttons to stick.

  • After washing the camera, dry it completely by wiping it with a soft, dry cloth. After washing and drying the camera, make sure the buttons and covers do not stick when pressed or opened and closed.

  • To avoid damaging the waterproof seals and causing leaks, keep the seals free of sand or other foreign material, and do not apply chemicals or grease to the seals.



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