best camera bag

Regardless of the camera you own, or how often you take pictures, you’re going to need a camera bag or case to store and carry your photography gear. You need to protect your camera from impact, scratches and abrasions, and moisture. You can’t beat a good camera bag specifically designed to safely carry, protect and store all your camera gear. Fortunately, you have a wide selection of styles, colors, materials and sizes to meet your needs. Truly, there is something for everyone!

Some of the top manufacturers of camera bags include; Lowepro, Tamrac, Think Tank, Pearstone, Ruggard, SKB Cases, and Case Logic.

Camera bags come in all shapes and sizes. Before embarking on your search for the perfect camera bag, it’s helpful to know the most common styles available.

Pouch Bags

Camera pouches are small, lightweight, and are perfect for compact Point & Shoot cameras. These cases come in a variety of styles and fabrics. Hardshell cases with protective foam padding will protect your camera from impact. Some of these cases have a hand strap and fit easily into a purse or bag. Others have built-in accessory pockets to store batteries and memory cards. Some camera pouches are made for specific camera makes and models, so be sure to check with the manufacturer so you get the best possible fit.

Onyx 220 Camera Pouch

Pearson Onyx 220 Camera Pouch (4.7 x 2.5 x 1″, Black)
Lowepro Apex 60 AW -Black
Case Logic Medium Camera Case TBC-403
Think Tank Photo Little Stuff It!ª

 

Shoulder Bags

Shoulder bags are designed for convenience and usually have shoulder pad comfort. Shoulder bags are great for day trips and travel. Some have adjustable divider systems so you can customize storage for your gear and most bags are large enough to carrying your camera and a few accessories (lenses, flash, etc.).

Ruggard Commando 36 DSLR Shoulder Bag

Ruggard Commando 36 DSLR Shoulder Bag
Lowepro LP36589-PWW StreamLine 150 for Camera (Slate Grey)
Pearstone Onyx 1040 Digital Camera/Camcorder Shoulder Bag
Case Logic TBC-404 Compact System/Hybrid Camera Case (Black)

 

Sling Bags

Lowepro Passport Sling III Pack

Lowepro Passport Sling III Pack, Black LP36657
Lowepro Transit Sling Bag 250 AW (Slate Grey) – LP36576-PWW
Lowepro LP36591-PWW StreamLine Sling (Slate Grey)
Lowepro Passport Sling III Pack, Grey LP36658

 

Waist Pack

Also known as Fanny Packs and Beltpack’s, these packs allow quick access with minimum effort. Waist packs are smaller and designed to carry compact Point & Shoot cameras, or a single DSLR camera. Some packs have a padded waist belt for comfort and swing-around design for convenience.

Lowepro Inverse 100 AW Camera Beltpack

Lowepro Inverse 100 AW Camera Beltpack -Black
Think Tank Photo Speed Racerª V2.0
Think Tank Stuff It!
Lowepro Inverse 200 AW Camera Beltpack (Black)

 

Backpack

Designed for the photographer on the go and the outdoor enthusiast, camera backpacks have become increasingly popular with both amateur and professional photographers. These backpacks are comfortable, even when loaded with gear. Most have adjustable padded shoulder straps and adjustable waist and chest straps.

Lowepro Flipside 400 AW Pro DSLR Camera Backpack

Lowepro Flipside 400 AW Pro DSLR Camera Backpack
Case Logic DCB-309 SLR Camera Backpack -Black
Tamrac 5788 Evolution 8 Photo/Laptop Sling Backpack (Brown/Tan)
Case Logic SLRC-206 SLR Camera and 15.4-Inch Laptop Backpack (Black)

 

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