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Good Quality Bag but with some Caveats
on January 14, 2013
I bought this Pearstone Digital Video Camcorder Bag for my Canon XF100 pro video camera. The Canon fits into it nicely and does not flop around at all. I really like that there are five padded partitions that you can move around (or take out entirely) within the interior so that you can accommodate different size cameras and accessories. They stick into place with velcro.
Before putting your camera in, you'll want to vacuum the bag out. I didn't do this and little tiny blue particles (the inside is kind of a strange baby-blue color) stuck to the outside of my new camera. Arrgh! It didn't appear that the inside was disintegrating in any way, I just think their manufacturing process should be cleaner.
The bag really does seem to be made well. It has a wide, double zippered top entry and a double-zippered outside pouch. I wish the outside pouch was wider. My camera's remote control (rather thin), just fits into it. Maybe it would be good for holding a white balance card. On the inside, besides the partitions mentioned above, are two pouches situated on the inside walls (the long dimension of the bag). Both pouches close at the top with a strip of velcro. One of the pouches can be used for cables and the like, while the other one is really only for accommodating the factory-installed wall stiffener. I guess you could use it for an inside pouch, but whatever you put in there will be next to plastic bag material inside of which is a semi-flexible foam stiffener.
For this price I would like to see metal attachment points for the shoulder strap. I suspect that the plastic attachment points (and swivels) will be the first thing that breaks. The quality of the stitching is quite good. Overall, I think this camcorder bag will do the job.