Product Type: Kata Camera Case
Newest Review: ... cool. There is a easily removeable shoulder strap and also a small yellow cover that will keep the case dry if you get caught out in the r... more
Stylish small camera bag
Member Name: TC333
Date: 01/07/11, updated on 02/07/11 (32 review reads)
Advantages: Looks, perfect fit for Canon G12, well made
I was looking for a case that would hold my Canon G12 camera along with a few sd memory cards. I did not like many of the cases I checked in stores as they either were not a good fit or looked quite ugly.
Looking on the Kata website I noticed the DP-415 camera case. Dimensions looked about right so I ordered one from a seller on Ebay for the sum of £17. The bag itself looks pretty cool. There is a easily removeable shoulder strap and also a small yellow cover that will keep the case dry if you get caught out in the rain. Having tested the yellow cover in wet conditions I can safely say it does a good job. The front of the camera case has a reinforced front for added protection. You access the camera by unzipping the upper part of the case. The zip itself moves freely and has taken a lot of abuse but still works perfectly. At the rear of the bag is a very strong loop fastner. This allows you to attach to a belt or as I have done, to the handle bar on my mountain bike.
Inside the case is all yellow making it easy to find things. There is a divider that is well padded and seperates the camera from the accessory holding area. The camera slides into the back part while in the front part of the case there is a mesh pocket as well as a small removeable sd card holder. You can also store the rain cover in the front area.
My Canon G12 has a thick wrist strap attached. The camera slides into the back of the case behind the divider, with ease and the fit is perfect. I then coil up the wrist strap and that is inserted into the front area of the case. There is no space for an additional battery but that is not really an issue for me as the G12 battery holds charge well.
All in all I like the overall look of the bag and it does exactly what it is meant to do and that is protect the camera well.
Summary: One of the better small camera bags for a Canon G12