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Review: WaterField Designs Camera Case

Review: WaterField Designs Camera Case

by Brad MerrillOctober 20, 2012

I have a couple of point-and-shoot cameras, and I think they’re well worth having. They’re small, portable, and easy to throw in your pocket and head out the door for everyday picture-taking. Up until this point, I didn’t have a case for either of them. When it comes to camera cases, it’s important to have something small and portable—otherwise, why even have a small camera? And even better, the case should come in colors other than black and gray. WaterField Designs was kind enough to send me a review unit of one of their camera cases, and it definitely meets those expectations.

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Their website offers eight sizes of camera cases, listed below:

  • Aperture – 3.5″ x 2″ x 1″
  • Compostion – 3.5″ x 2.5″ x 1″
  • Exposure – 3.5″ x 2.5″ x 1.5″
  • Flash – 4″ x 2″ x 1″
  • Focus – 4″ x 2.5″ x 1″
  • Megapixel – 4″ x 2.5″ x 1.5″
  • Panorama – 4.5″ x 2.5″ x 1.5″
  • Zoom – 4.5″ x 3 ” x 1.5″

The camera case also comes in six different colors. Their indium fabric cases are available for $29 in Blue, Lead, and Taxi. Their leather cases, a few dollars more at $33, come in Pink, Black, and Orange. I reviewed the blue indium case.

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Features

WaterField’s bags are constructed with high quality water-resistant ballistic nylon. The color panels are added to the sides. The case’s interior is padded with plush neoprene to prevent scratches. The two interior pockets are perfect for storing a memory card, spare batteries, or other small, flat items.

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A carabiner attached to a fabric loop on the outside allows the case to be clipped onto your belt loop, and the self-locking zipper pull has a soft plastic grip to make it easy to pull. The zipper extends over two sides of the case for easy access.

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Quality & Performance

The case has excellent build quality. The ballistic nylon is sturdy and strong, and all seams are stitched tightly. Little details, like putting their tag inside one of the inner pockets to prevent scratching, really shows the effort and attention to detail that goes into these cases.

The padded interior may not protect your camera from a high drop, but it’ll be able to take a gentle toss onto a table with no problem. If you have a camera with a fragile screen, an impact with a sharp object might still damage it since the case doesn’t have any rigid protection.

Conclusion

The top-notch craftsmanship and design make the WaterField Designs camera case a great value for your money. With plenty of different colors and sizes, it’ll work well for anyone looking for a stylish, practical camera case.

Pros

  • Lightweight and portable
  • Plush interior protects your camera from scratches
  • High-quality, rugged construction
  • Stylish and practical

Cons

  • Won’t protect your camera from impacts with sharp objects

You can buy a WaterField Designs camera case here. The rest of their product line is available here.

About The Author
Brad Merrill
Brad Merrill is the founder and former editor of VentureBreak.