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Samsonite Trekking Premium DF 22

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      25.02.2012 20:31
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      excellent quality camera case

      Last year we purchased a new camera, prior to going on holiday and my fiancé was adamant that we should have a good case for it. I will admit I have zero interest in cameras or camera cases and left him to make the choice as I had done with the camera itself. He chose the Samsonite Trekking DF22 camera case which he said had come with the best reviews.

      The manufacturer's description advises that this is suitable for 'small digital cameras'. We have a Panasonic Lumix TZ10 which fits quite snugly in the case. We actually received the case before we received the camera and I know it fit my fiancés mothers camera as well but if you want to be absolutely sure if this will fit yours, the measurements (taken from Amazon where we bought it) are: 65 x 40 x 110 mm; 95 x 65 x 140 mm.

      The case itself is plain black and is made of a tough material which is lightly padded all over, although it's not particularly bulky. Personally, if the choice had been left to me I'd have ended up with something flowery or pink! It's quite plain in design though, so unisex and functional which of course is the main thing.

      The case has a belt loop on the back so can be threaded onto a belt, which is the way my fiancé insists on wearing it. It does also have an adjustable strap (which can easily be removed via a clip) and I always carry it that way - usually across the body so it doesn't slip from my shoulder, although there is a sort of textured section on the underside of the strap to prevent slipping in all fairness.

      Inside the case is lined with a lovely soft material (almost like fleece) so you can be sure there will be no chance of your camera becoming scratched. There are two pockets on the front of the case - one which is a small slot and which we use for a spare memory card, the other fastens with a zip and has another netted compartment inside. We use this to hold a small cloth to wipe the lens, and a spare battery, although it's reasonably sized, so I reckon you could fit two spare batteries in there if you needed to.

      One feature of this case, which I found hilarious the first time I saw it, is that it has a raincoat! The back of the case has a sort of Velcro pouch, which when unfastened, contains a small waterproof cover. This cover is actually sewn into the case, but can be pulled around the case to keep it dry. It fits snugly and is easy to put on as it has elasticated sides. The main downside is that the little raincoat covers the entire case, meaning it has to be removed to remove the camera itself. This would be good for when caught in a rain shower or perhaps, as the name suggest when out trekking or hiking to protect from splashes of mud.

      We bought this last July from Amazon where it cost £9.80 although it's now a few pence cheaper at £9.50. I don't think that's too bad a price really, especially if your camera was expensive, as presumably you would want to protect it from general wear and tear.

      Overall, I have been pleased with this case. It's not too bulky, has lots of compartments and of course there's that little raincoat feature. Definitely a product I would recommend!


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