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Nice little case at a good price,
This review is from: Bluecell Dark Brown color leather classic DC digital camera protection case/bag/cover for Sony Nex 5 Nex5 with 18-55mm Lens Camera,flash (Electronics)
As other reviewers mentioned this case isn't real leather. It has a fake leather look and feel which is fine by me as it will still resist moisture and spills. The top pops off easily for quick photo opportunities and can be completely removed for added comfort during longer photo sessions.
The case because it screws on to the tripod connection spot (but still allows a tripod mount when the case is on) and becomes a more permanent part of the camera. It really only needs to be removed when changing the SD card or removing the battery. One added bonus of the base is that I find that the comfort of the camera is improved greatly. Before we had the case I found our NEX-5N to be uncomfortable to hold for more than 5 minutes because the grip on the right side is undersized for the camera's weight. The case adds just enough additional bulk to the grip to improve the comfort of long term picture sessions without drastically increasing the size.
Overall this case is a nice addition and I would recommend it to friends. Even though it's not real leather and removing the base is a minor annoyance when charging the battery, the functional design and added comfort to holding are well worth it. Especially at a price point under $30.