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Definitely worth the price
on 8 March 2010
Well I'd been searching for a case for my panasonic TZ7 for 2 months and generally didn't like the look of the quality of any I came across on ebay, and felt the official case was lacking, to put it politely.. Then I found this. I happened to be in a local shop stocking similar products by the same manufacturer a few days later and I was very impressed with the quality and features of all their products so that sealed the deal for me and I ordered this that night and crossed my fingers.
I was no less impressed when it arrived. A high quality case which I feel is a bargain for the 8 odd pounds total I spent for it and delivery.
I originally wanted to avoid any pouches that had zip access into the main compartment due to not wanting any contact between zip and camera - this case deals with that perfectly. The zip is padded inside to block contact when shut, and when opened, this case opens forward (away from belt loop) quite a fair way to give lots of room to place your camera in without any of the issues I had concern about.
The only critisism I can give regarding this case is that I thought it might be slightly more padded in the main compartment for protection than it is, but that's not to say it isn't by any means (it is, and plenty well). I was just expecting slightly more.
In general the features on this case are very, very good. Far exceeding my expectations for the price. The whole thing is well made and feels very good quality. The zip entry to the main compartment is by 'splashproof' zip which does a very good job; I tested it and saw no sign of water getting in at all. The lining for the main camera compartment is soft and I couldn't see or feel anything that would rub on or cause wear to my camera.
On the back of this pouch, the belt loop is very sturdy, is stiffly reinforced and has a large, quite strong velcro patch at the bottom so you can fit it to a belt without removing your belt - and this velcro patch is ensured further to remain 'shut' by a popper loop. Just above this are two thick, sewn in material loops for attaching to the neck strap.
At the front you have another pocket compartment which is divided into two by a mesh panel inside. Access to this is again by a large, tough velcro-closed flap and it has plenty of room to put 2 spare batteries (for my camera anyway), several spare memory cards and my choice of wrist strap for the camera tucked in before it seems quite bulked out.
All in all I am highly impressed by this, and lowepro in general, and could not recommend this pouch any more if you were considering it.