7 of the Best Small Camera Bags


If your kit is minimal, try one of these bags for keeping things light and breezy



1. Lowepro Dashpoint 20 Camera Pouch


If you use a small mirrorless camera and favour smaller pancake-style lenses, the Lowepro Dashpoint 20 will suit your purposes nicely. It’ll also work well for a small compact such as one of Sony’s RX100 series. It’s rugged and secure, thanks to Lowepro’s t-Lock system that protects the contents from thieves, and the internal padding means your gear has some cushioning from knocks and bumps. The removable/adjustable shoulder strap also offers a comfortable, customisable fit, making it comfortable for a day’s roaming.



2. Peak Design The Field Pouch


The Field Pouch can be used for small accessories or a mirrorless camera, and can be converted into an ultra-small sling bag with the addition of a Peak Design strap. Its six inner pockets allow for extensive organisation, useful if you’re tidy-minded, and the high-quality felt padding provides light protection. The seatbelt-style loops also make it easy to attach to a belt, and the waxed 500D Kodra shell is weather-resistant.



3. Manfrotto Street CSC Pouch


Versatile, rugged and best of all – great value. For less than £20 you can get a Manfrotto pouch that’ll store and protect your CSC or small DSLR setup when you’re on the move. The Street Pouch can be easily stored inside another, larger bag, which makes it a good choice for travellers who don’t want too much clutter while they’re on the move.



4. Lowepro Tahoe CS 80


Weather-resistant and lightweight, Lowepro’s Tahoe CS 80 can be used to store a small mirrorless or compact camera, and can easily be attached to a belt loop for straightforward transport. There’s protective foam padding in the interior, and an extra front zip-pocket for memory cards or batteries.



5. Manfrotto NX Holster DSLR


The advantage of holsters, as the name implies, is that they allow you to draw your camera very quickly, ensuring that you never miss a moment even while you’re on the move. The Manfrotto NX Holster DSLR can take a reasonably sized DSLR with lens attached and allow you to have it on your hip, ready to draw and shoot at a moment’s notice. With extra zip pockets for additional accessories, you can have the entirety of a day’s shooting requirements at your fingertips.



6. Benro Element B100 Backpack


Stuffed with pouches and pockets, and spacious enough to accommodate a DSLR or mirrorless camera, the Benro Element B100 Backpack is geared for comfort and functionality. As well as its padded shoulder straps, it has waist straps for extra stability, and it’s also well-padded to protect both your gear and your back.



7. Calumet DSLR 123 Camera Holster Case


A simple, straightforward camera protector, this holster will clip onto a belt and ensure your small DSLR or CSC is safe from the elements. Great for city walks and day trips, the Calumet DSLR 123 Camera Holster Case keeps your gear safe from minor impacts and inclement weather, while also allowing you quick access to make sure you get the shots you want.


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