kardinal_84 - Thanks for the info. A ziplock will not work for me though due to the time it takes to open it. Even with my current setup where I simply open a velcro flap and grab my camera I can still miss photo opportunities. I cannot imagine how long it would take me to get a ziplock open and a camera out of it. Speed is what I am looking for.
NAHCA555 - Upon further review I am going to give Pelican a try. I did not realize that they made small cases. I am going to give their 1050 a try. I also ordered an Otter case.
Faster than a ziplock bag? I don't think it's going to be anything with latches unless it is secured on deck between your legs or something. But looking at our post, it looks like you have considered that.
My main frustrations with the low to mid end digital cameras isn't quick access, it's the dang slow shutter reaction time. I have the Olympus Super tough 8010 waterproof camera but I could have the camera in my hands, your in a case, and I bet you could still get a picture off faster than I could. Love the camera but hate the slow shutter.
Not sure what level of pics you are trying to take but if you just absolutely need that shot, then you might want to think harder about figuring out a way to NOT flip your kayak. Maybe an outrigger or amas system.
In the long run, I think your chances of waterlogging your camera is much higher with a case that is "Temporarily waterproof" or even a completely waterproof case that you are scrambling to unlatch in the heat of the moment then to just have the camera around your neck with a more stable kayak system. I guess it depends on the reaction time required.
We put people on the moon and rovers on mars. You'd think they could come up with something that doesn't cost more than the camera itself that works.
Good luck and let us know how it works out. I'd love to take my nice Canon 60D DSLR out but NO WAY! The waterproof housing for those babies are more expensive than the camera it seems and my kayaking skills not good enough!