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This review is from: Canon PSC-4000 PowerShot Deluxe Soft Leather Case (Black) (Electronics)
I recently purchased a Canon Powershot SX10IS 10MP Digital Camera with 20x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom from the world's largest electronic retailer. Giddy with anticipation of its arrival, I surveyed all the gotta-have accessories to accompany this particular camera - case, mini-tripod, memory card, lens cap tether, and 18-year old lingerie model. The memory card, lens cap tether (Bower CK501 Lens Cap Keeper), and case I ordered almost immediately.
Anyway, I've since received both the camera and the CANON PSC-4000 DELUXE LEATHER CASE. Consistent with other reviews of the latter, it seems generally well-constructed, the leather pleasingly soft and pliable, and with room to cradle the camera snugly. However, I also confirm the observations of fellow users regarding the overall design; the magnetic closures are disconcertingly cheesy, and the lack of secondary pockets for extra batteries, second memory card, and chewing gum for the model is an inconvenience. I'm sending the case back, but not for either of these two reasons.
I'm not sure what I was thinking; it must have been a conceptual block. If used, the case would hang from around my neck by the strap attached to the camera. So, if I took the camera out to actually take a snap, where would I stash the case? Cast aside somewhere, obviously, where it could easily be forgotten while I'm distracted, e.g. during the lingerie photo shoot.
For perhaps less money than I spent on the PSC-4000, I'm sure I can find a sturdy general-duty bag at the local brick-and-mortar camera store that has lots of pockets and can stay tethered to me at all times even while, um, busy.
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Initial post: Mar 8, 2009 8:50:21 AM PDT
F. N. Smith says:
I got a Lowepro camera bag for about 30 bucks that is perfect. It will no doubt stay tethered while you are, um, busy. Although, I don't know why you would want it to.
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 8, 2009 8:03:37 PM PDT
Mr. Joe says:
I eventually purchased a Quantaray bag on sale for about $14 that's just the ticket. It'll get it's first test at the end of March when the wife and I do a 12-mile hike into and back out of the Grand Canyon. The lingerie model wasn't up for the trek.
Posted on Oct 25, 2009 1:32:16 PM PDT
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Posted on Apr 14, 2010 10:19:37 PM PDT
Best review I've read in awhile :)
Posted on Aug 11, 2011 8:23:17 PM PDT
Jacques Laroque says:
Thank you, and I don't mean just for being funny. I'm about to buy a Canon SX1-iS and was considering either of the two Canon cases supposedly designed for it but you've answered the questions I had about this one. -- this one's not for me.
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 11, 2011 9:00:09 PM PDT
Mr. Joe says:
Thank you. I'm glad my perspective helped with your buying decision. That's what reviews are for.
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