Whether you’re carrying a pro DSLR and five lenses, or just a simple compact camera, there will be a camera bag out there for you. The best photography camera bags and cases come in a variety of different types and sizes. We have a huge range of camera bags designed to suit users of all kinds.
The Peak Design Camera Cube (Small) fits a camera and two lenses, or drone gear. Securely mount the Camera Cube inside the Peak Design Travel Backpack 45L (sold separately) and access your gear via the rear side zip. The tuck-away lid lets you access camera gear from outside of the bag via a single zip, while a system of intelligently designed dividers allows for organisation and customisation.
The Lowepro ProTactic BP 450 AW II Backpack in black is a high-performance and versatile camera backpack for portrait grip DSLRs and Pro Mirrorless camera bodies. It accommodates for a 15-inch laptop, 1-2 Pro DSLRs one with 70-200mm f/2.8 lens attached, 360 camera, DJI Mavic 2 Pro or Zoom, and DJI Osmo+, and a medium tripod. With its adaptive interior, multiple access points, modular exterior attachment capabilities and convertible utility belts, it is equipped to support your creativity wherever it takes you.
Spread the weight of your heavy equipment across your shoulders and waist with the Think Tank Pixel Racing Harness V3.0. When used in conjunction with the Think Tank modular belt systems (sold separately), this harness allows users to shoot for longer without the added strain of carrying their heavy equipment. Also compatible with the Think Tank Camera Support Straps V2.0.
The Lowepro Tahoe BP 150 Backpack in black is a sporty and lightweight backpack with a customisable and well-padded main interior. Designed for active lifestyle photographers, it utilised robust and moisture-resistant fabrics to protect your gear while on-the-go. It accommodates for a DSLR with an attached lens – such as the Canon Rebel T5i with 18-135mm – along with an additional lens and a ...
The Lowepro Flipside 300 AW II is designed for modern urban photography. Load in your DSLR with 2-3 lenses, or compact drone, as well as a compact tripod and 10” tablet. Lowepro’s signature flipside design provides increased security, keeping gear safe and easy to reach wherever the day takes you.
The Gitzo Adventury 30L Backpack is a premium, feature-rich, outdoor-ready backpack with Gitzo G-Cushion for excellent protection of your valuable equipment. It is an essential backpack for birders, adventurers and landscape photographers. The Gitzo G-Cushion is a removable camera compartment that, once taken out, turns the Adventury into an every-day backpack with room for personal items such as ...
The Think Tank StreetWalkerPro V2.0 is a durable, large-capacity backpack, designed for camera gear. The StreetWalker Pro V2.0 features a tripod mount, and is large enough to fit 2 cameras and up to 4-6 lenses plus accessories. This bag is made with the same durable materials that have become expected from Think Tank, ensuring maximum protection for your camera gear.
The Lowepro ProTactic BP 350 AW II Backpack in black is a high-performance and versatile camera backpack for standard DSLRs and Pro Mirrorless camera bodies. It accommodates for a 360 camera, DJI Mavic 2 Pro or Zoom, DJI Osmo+, DSLR with 24-70mm f/2.8 lens attached, and a medium tripod. With its adaptive interior, multiple access points, modular exterior attachment capabilities and convertible utility belts, it is equipped to support your creativity wherever it takes you.
The Peak Design Everyday Sling 3L v2 in ash is the smallest and lightest bag in the Everyday Line. Nonetheless, it still retains the comfortable, sustainable, durable, and minimalist design. These bags are perfect for carrying your gear or for everyday use. Accommodating light photography gear, laptops, tech accessories, gym clothes, travel items and more, this range of bags is extremely ...
The Think Tank Emergency Rain Covers are a simple, compact solution to protect your gear from a downpour or dusty conditions. Designed to fit DSLR/mirrorless cameras and available in two sizes (small or medium) to accommodate a range of lenses. This medium option is ideal for a gripped or standard camera body with a 70-200mm or 24-70mm lens attached.
The Lowepro Adventura SH 160 II Shoulder Bag is designed to fit a DSLR with kit lens attached (such as the Canon EOS 60D with 18-135mm lens), an extra lens (such as a 70-200mm zoom), plus a spare memory card and small accessories. Ready for your next adventure, wherever it takes you, Adventura delivers protection and practicality to occasional photographers that need a reliable solution with ...
The Gitzo Adventury 45L Backpack is a premium, feature-rich, outdoor-ready backpack with Gitzo G-Cushion for excellent protection of your valuable equipment. It is an essential backpack for birders, adventurers and landscape photographers. The Gitzo G-Cushion is a removable camera compartment that, once taken out, turns the Adventury into an every-day backpack with room for personal items such as clothes.
Here are the main types of camera bags that you need to know about.
Backpacks and sling bags
Backpacks and sling bags are among the most popular types of camera bags. Backpacks are high-performance bags with two shoulder straps, designed to be worn for long periods without causing discomfort. The Lowepro ProTactic BP 450 AW II Backpack is a great example, with four points of access for your DSLR or mirrorless camera, and space for lenses. There’s also a laptop compartment – a common feature for camera backpacks.
Sling bags are similar in structure to backpacks, but only have one strap instead of two. This is great for slipping on and off in a hurry, and also gives them a slimmer profile, which can be useful for city exploring. They tend to be smaller than backpacks, but also more affordable – take for instance the Peak Design Everyday Sling 3L v2, a great minimalist bag for keeping it simple. It has plenty of storage in its main compartment, as well as extra front pockets for accessories.
Other camera bag types
Worn with a single strap, shoulder bags are a great fuss-free way of carrying your photo kit and various camera accessories. They’re often designed to take a DSLR with lens attached, enabling you to quickly take it out and grab a shot – the Lowepro Adventura SH 160 II Shoulder Bag is a good example.
Wheeled rolling bags are equipped with pull handles and wheels, making them easy to maneuver without having to be fully lifted. This makes them especially good for taking as hand luggage on trips – the Think Tank Airport Advantage has been designed with exactly this purpose in mind.
Not designed for comfort, hard cases are equipped with a hardy outer shell that protects your equipment from serious damage due to impact or falling. They’re ideal for giving yourself total peace of mind. Some, like the Peli 1510 Carry On Case with Dividers, are even designed to fit airport carry-on luggage dimensions.
Holster cases are great for those who like to keep things simple. There’s no real room for extra camera accessories, except perhaps a spare memory card – they’re just a way to keep your camera close to hand. Many can be clipped onto a belt or onto the strap of another bag. The Manfrotto Advanced2 Holster Small is ideal for a small mirrorless camera or compact, or even an entry-level DSLR.
Waist belts are a no-frills way of carrying a camera. Many form part of modular systems, allowing you to customise your carrying setup with different accessories – the Think Tank Thin Skin Belt V3.0 (S-M-L) is a good example of this.
Pouches and Cases
Pouches and cases are a small and specific type of camera case or bag. Many of them are actually designed for specific cameras or lenses, so it’s worth checking if there’s anything available for your gear! Some are also designed to fit equipment of specific dimensions, such as the Lowepro Lens Case 13 x 32cm.
Camera bag inserts and accessories
There are plenty of differentcamera bag accessories that can make your life a little easier out in the field. We’ve got everything from extra strap padsto protective wraps for extra-fragile items. If you’re an outdoor photographer, it’s also worth taking a look at our range of rain covers, for keeping water off your camera and lens while shooting.
Frequently asked questions
- How much does a camera bag cost?
Camera bags have a reputation for being expensive, but the truth is that there are bags to suit all budgets if you’re willing to look for them! If you’re budget-conscious, try looking at our range of holster cases or camera pouches for some low-cost options.
- What is the best camera bag to buy?
It depends on what you need it for! But we’ll try to give you some pointers:
- If you’re an outdoor photographer looking for something to take hiking, get a backpack.
- If you want something for city breaks or commuting with a camera, get a shoulder bag.
- If you need something no-frills and simple, get a pouch or holster.
- If you’re planning on taking a bag through airports, get a rolling bag.
- If you need the ultimate in protection, get a hard case.
But ultimately, if you’re not sure, ask! We have one of the biggest ranges of camera bags and camera cases in the UK, and our staff are happy to answer questions, whether in store or over the phone.
- Are camera bags waterproof?
It varies from bag to bag, but many camera bags are constructed from waterproof materials, and/or come with a rain cover that can be pulled over in the event of a sudden downpour.
- Which camera bags can be taken as carry-on luggage?
Many can, but not all! Manufacturers will generally specify if their bag meets airline carry-on restrictions or not, so if this is important to you then check before buying.