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A good camera case, but the strap doesn't stay on well
on 29 May 2012
I can confirm that this camera case floats, even with the camera inside it, without leaking too much water too quickly. If you drop it in the ocean, as long as it's zipped shut, if you immediately grab it, all should be fine.
I know, because that happened to me. Twice. And I wasn't just being clumsy.
The little metal ring that holds the strap on is particularly flimsy. It's thin metal, and it bends easily. If you're only ever going to do things like walk around a touristy area at a sedate pace, the camera won't be swinging around much and putting extra stress on that little ring, that's probably good enough.
But if you're hiking over rougher terrain at a brisk pace, or running at the beach, or anything that will cause it to swing around or put extra stress on the little metal ring, it's just not good enough. The ring will eventually bend to the point where the strap can slip out and the camera case will fall.
The good news is that if it falls in the ocean, as long as it's zipped shut and you're quick to grab it out, the camera should be fine. Or if it falls on the ground, it is indeed shockproof (within reason - don't throw it over a cliff!).
It does fit reasonable well in a pocket, or it could be slipped into a handbag or something. So if you're not planning to hang it around your neck or something, this is fine.
It has a little pocket for a spare battery or a memory card.
I gave it two stars because of the flimsy ring to hold the strap on. If I hang my camera around my neck, I don't want it to unexpectedly fall on the ground, in the ocean, wherever. But if you're content to keep it in a pocket or a handbag, or to always be careful to not let it swing and put the ring under stress, or to replace the ring with something a little sturdier, upgrade it to four or five stars.