Top positive review
35 people found this helpful
Excellent case for all three models of Sony RX100 (M1, M2, M3)
on June 23, 2014
This is the latest jacket (ever-ready) case for the RX100 series cameras. It is not made of real leather but the feel is pretty good.
The camera is secured to the bottom portion of the case at only ONE point - the tripod screw socket, so you would want to make sure that the fitting is tight.
The RX100M3 comes with a set of "strap adapters" that would allow you to tie the camera to the strap at TWO points (left and right of camera) and then to the case through the tripod socket. This is a safer way, but I don't know if earlier models of RX100 are provided with these strap adapters.
The top half of the case is attached to the bottom half using two buckles. To use the camera, you unbuckle either one so that the camera can be operated. Of course, you can also unbuckle both, but that means the top half is then completely separated from the bottom half of the case. In practice, you'd leave the two halves still attached so that you can take pictures using both hands for better steadiness and security.
With the camera LCD facing me, I like to unbuckle the right buckle instead of the left one, because it seems easier (you swing the case from the back to the front, whereas if you unbuckle the left buckle, you swing the case from the front to the back). This may seem hard to understand, but when you have the case in hand, you will quickly know the difference in ease of use.
I love the case because it is only slightly bigger than the camera itself and it can protect the camera until the moment I want to use it. It's quicker than having the camera in a bag and the whole camera/case is definitely less bulky. Be aware that the case will most likely NOT protect the camera if you drop it to the ground. You need to take care of the camera like an expensive computer or electronic gadget as you move about. Otherwise, I would suggest a padded case of some kind.