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5.0 out of 5 stars After 8 months of using this case, it's time to write a review, February 24, 2011
This review is from: AmazonBasics Leather Camera Case for Digital Cameras (Camera)
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Having seen many reviews for this product go up not long after the initial offering was made through Amazon's Vine program, I figured I'd hold off until I'd used the case for an extended period of time, just for the sake of testing its longevity. Now, after 8 months of fairly consistent travel and use, I'm very please with how well it has held up after being thrust in and out of pockets and backpacks, and set down on all manner of surfaces in all manner of weather. The case design is functional, not fancy, and the fit on my Panasonic Lumix FH20 is very snug, which is exactly what I was hoping for. Obviously, different camera brands will yield different results. The magnetic clasp is also snug, in large part due (once again) to my camera's tight fit, but once it's in place, it stays there, and has NEVER popped open unexpectedly. The soft material on the inside of the case is a huge improvement over lower-end cases made entirely of thin faux-leather inside and out.

The only drawback to this case -- and it would depend entirely on how you like to port your camera around -- is the velcro belt strap, which would offer little resistance to a thief if you were wearing the case on your belt. Then again, even a metal clamp would only offer moderately stronger protection against a good hard yank. Mind you, a thief is either gonna yank your camera no matter what's holding it to your belt, or ignore it completely because it draws instant attention of the wearer. If you're like me, and you carry your camera in a pocket, even when it's in the case, this will be of little concern.

Apart from that, this is a well-designed and practical case. Just remember to measure your camera against the dimensions provided on the product page. As mentioned, I've been using it for 8 months and have really enjoyed the extra attention it affords my Lumix, which was purchased only days before Amazon made this case available last June.

I also appreciated the AmazonBasics packaging, which went immediately into the recycle bin. Hope to see more of this in the future, particularly on items that often come entombed in acres of heat-sealed plastic!
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