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They are so good and reasonablely priced that I brought 3
on September 7, 2012
Because of the high quality material and workmanship and design, I brought 2 brown and a black case of these cases sold by Mega West. Since I already wrote a review for the brown case, here I would like to offer additional experience using the cases.
I also have a Sony HX30V. Its dimensions are very close to the RX100. However, the lower half of this case is perfectly fitted for the RX100 and will not fit the HX30V. If anyone is thinking about using the case for another similarly sized Sony camera, I would say our best hope is that Mega West would offer this type of cases for other cameras soon.
Unlike couple of reviewers' experiences that their cameras were not "balanced", my experience is the opposite. Indeed, unlike the Sony version which the strap attachment rings on the case are attached to the case vertically, the Mega West case has its attached at a slight tilt to the vertical, thus effectively tilting the case and thus the camera top towards the body. It is an indication that the design was given lots of thought.
CORRECTION: Upon further inspection, one of my 3 cases did not have the attachments as tilted as the other two, and I found that the attachments could be rotated to whatever angle you want! They are pretty tight once you leave them at an angle. How nice is that?
I tried to attach something to the right side of the camera to improve its grip using glue and Velcro, but they were messy and started to affect the paint and finish of the camera. With the bottom half of the case attached to the camera, the grip is improved. To further provide a bigger handle but not to touch the camera anymore after my failed attempts in attaching things directly to the camera, I attached a strip of Velcro to the lower left corner of the case (It is another reviewer's idea to use Velcro). Now the camera still could fit into the case nicely and the grip is so much more secure.
Addionally, the opening on the side of the case allows the camera to be charged via the USB cable with the case closed, just in case I accidentally pull on the cable and knock the camera to the floor.
Lastly, I found that attaching the wrist strap to the attachment point on the camera which is located right next to the USB port door prevented the door from opening, and I almost broke this door hinge trying to open it over the strap loops. Since the case has a nice ring attached with a tilt off the center of the camera, I am able to relocate the wrist strap to the case's ring and away from the USB door. Couple design issues with the camera are thus resoluted by using this nicely designed case.