Your camcorder bag is an important purchase you need to make after you purchase your new camcorder. Whether you chose to buy a handy cam, or a digital video camera, or a hi-res camcorder, you need a camcorder bag. The bag serves a couple purposes, so some thought will need to be put into this purchase. You will want to make sure the bag is the right size for your camera. The bag should also have some padding to protect the camera from shock. The bag will also protect the camera from the elements. The camcorder bag should also have pockets so that you can store everything for your camcorder in one spot, this will make it easy to find and access when needed.
There are many useful purposes of a camcorder bag. The obvious reason is to protect your investment. A camcorder can range in price from hundreds to thousands of dollars. A camcorder bag will protect your investment from the elements such as moisture, dust and the sun's damaging rays. Also, storing your camcorder in a camcorder bag will help keep your camcorder out of sight and out of mind. This may help to keep honest people honest.
Another purpose of a good camcorder bag is to help prevent accidental damage to your camcorder. A good camcorder bag will be made of quality material and manufactured so that significant padding is incorporated into the bag. This construction will absorb the shock experienced if the camcorder is accidentally dropped.
There are many features that can be incorporated into a quality camcorder bag. These features are designed to be fashionable and provide function to enhance the use of the camcorder.
One feature to look for is multiple pockets. The pockets may be closed either by using Velcro or zippers. Pockets could be used to store extra batteries, extra videotape or a disk, etc.
An additional feature that allows for the ease of carrying your camcorder would be a shoulder strap. Considerations of the style of shoulder strap, which comes with the camcorder bag, would be the strength of the stitching where the strap connects to the bag, whether or not the strap is detachable and the comfort of the strap as indicated by its width.
One other important feature in choosing the camcorder bag would be the design of the main pocket. Because it stores the camcorder itself, consideration should be given that the space is large enough to accommodate the camcorder. In addition, the ease of quickly removing the camera is a major consideration. You don't want to be wrestling with your bag when something important to shoot is happening!
Here are some good quality, professional camcorder bags from B&H Photo.
See consumer bags here.
If cost is an issue you can find cheaper bags at Best Buy and Circuit City, be sure to check the padding and be sure the bag will fit your needs, and protect your investment.