I've owned and shot with this camera and housing for several years. The housing shows wear, but still in perfect working order. A few months ago I had the housing serviced and the back display cover replaced at Reefphoto (http://reefphoto.com/shop/). - The housing has not been in the water since. The glass on the two ports (close-up and wide-angle) are in great shape. The camera has a tiny scratch on the display (It's been there since the day I bought it), but it is not noticeable when the display is turned on.
Here's some info regarding the Camera:
* 12.1 Mega Pixel
* 3" LCD Pure Color Display
* 6X Optical Zoom
* 4X Digital Zoom
* Shoots in Raw
Here's a link to detailed info about the G9:
Here's some info regarding the housing:
The Patima PDCH-G9 underwater housing controls all of the camera's levers, dials and buttons. The camera is ergonomically designed to control almost the entire camera with the users right hand. The is constructed of solid aluminum and is depth rated to 120 meters (nearly 400 feet).
The housing comes with two ports: an exclusive wide-angle port and a basic port. Both ports are threaded to accept the use of 67mm threaded external wet lenses (not included). The external wet lenses can be easily attached to the ports both above and below the water. The Canon G9 camera takes excellent pictures underwater, and with the use of the external wet lenses, it's performance can be SERIOUSLY enhanced.
Strobes can be attached to the housing, both via the Nikonos 5-pin bulkhead located on the side of the housing or via the fiber-optic cable adapter located on the front of the housing.
The housing has never been flooded, and with the exception of the aforementioned wxternal signs of wear, is in excellent condition. Don't let the sear on the outside of the housing put you off, as this an EXTREMELY solid aluminum constructd housing, that appears as though it was designed to survive a nuclear blast.
Here's a link to more info about the housing:
Asking $550 for the package:
- Canon PowerShot G9 Camera
- Original box
- Owner's Manual
- Original Canon Battery + 3 Aftermarket Batteries (Japanese Cell)
- USB Interface Cable
- Canon Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
- Patima PDCH-G9 Housing
- Owner's Manual
- 2 ports (basic and wide angle)
- Complete O-Ring Kit
- Patima O-Ring Grease
Here's a few photos of the actual camera and housing: