By Ann Young 6 days ago Bags
Choose the best camera bag for your mirrorless or DSLR camera.
Looking for a camera bag that is chic, compact, and can fit a DSLR or mirrorless camera with several lenses? Check out these 45 affordable camera bags that will protect your expensive equipment and be an elegant element for your photographer’s look.
Bags may vary in size, shape, color, and material. Using a compact camera you’d better have a small camera holster. If you take photos with a big DSLR or a mirrorless camera with several lenses, a flash, tripod and batteries, you should have a more spacious and bigger camera bag.
There are several types you can buy for your camera body and carry it carefully without worries.
I’ve got every kind of bag in my roundup below. If you’re looking for a combination of convenience, fast access, and chic design, one of these best camera bags will satisfy all your needs.
If you’re looking for the universal camera bag to walk around with, choose one of the following products.
Type: Shoulder bag | Capacity: Mirrorless/DSLR, 13-inch laptop, several lenses, 1 tablet, some accessories | Exterior Features: 15x4.7x10.6 inches | Weight: 2.43 pounds
⊕ Elastic and fairly wide shoulder belt
⊕ High assembly quality
⊖ Haven’t been found
At first glance, the price of this messenger bag may seem too high. But soon you will realize that its quality is worth every cent spent.
You can compress and unclamp the bag thanks to a spring-loaded flap-catch which has 4 attachment points. This makes the bag more reliable and easy to use.
You can also put a laptop or tablet here. A tripod can be placed over the bag.
One of the best features of this bag is the replacement of traditional foam separators with special partitions that flow around separate objects.
A wide and flexible shoulder strap supports everything. In addition, a special waist strap stabilizes the bag when you walk.
Type: Shoulder bag | Capacity: Mirrorless/DSLR, 16-85 lens, 35/1.8 lens, 85 macro lens, SB400 flash, 1 laptop, some accessories | Exterior Features: 4.7x9.8x10.2 inches | Weight: 5.19 pounds
⊕ Additional zipper
⊕ Convenient shoulder strap
⊖ No grab handle
⊖ No padding in the laptop section
This camera bag has a well-made modular inside. It is possible to place your batteries, lenses, and other things here.
There are separate compartments for flashes, lenses, as well as an individual inner section for the camera that has a special zipper so that it can be easily removed.
You do not need to open the bag completely if you want to take something out. Besides, you can get something even with one hand thanks to the design.
To keep the tripod, you have special straps. Moreover, you will not need to adjust the bag daily.
Type: Shoulder bag | Capacity: 2 Mirrorless/DSLRs, several lenses up to 300mm, 1 flash set, 1 small-size tablet | Exterior Features: 12x6.5x9 inches | Weight: 2 pounds
⊕ Easily adjusted
⊕ Many pockets
⊕ Covered with wax
⊖ Not durable coating at the bottom
⊖ No protection against heavy rain
The size of this bag allows you to carry two 2 DSLRs with 6-10 lenses attached. In addition, several accessories can also be put inside.
This model is one of the most popular shoulder bags. The size is pretty optimal. You can put almost all the necessary equipment here, although this bag is not too bulky.
It is made of a waterproof, durable, easily compressible, and breathable material which makes it quite flexible.
Another useful feature is the adjustable closures thanks to which you will be able to close even a full bag.
The main closures are made in ‘clip-style’. They require a little more effort when closing than Velcro, but at the same time, they are more robust.
Domke F2 has several color options and is practically similar to travel bags.
Type: Shoulder bag | Capacity: Mirrorless/DSLR, 1-2 lenses, 1 flash, some accessories | Exterior Features: 8.3x5.1x8.3 inches | Weight: 1.65 pounds
⊕ Removable padded insert
⊕ Made from three-layer fabric
The company has been making wonderful leather and canvas bags for a long time. Hadley One is very reliable model to protect your gear from different weather conditions.
The bag consists of the main unit, two deep sections, and a full-size pocket on the back side. You will not find separate compartments for other things.
Regarding the size of this camera bag, I can say that it is something between a large model and Hadley Pro. This option is designed to carry a camera and a few important things and looks more like an everyday bag.
If you need a bag that will serve you more than one year, this model is worth the money you pay.
Type: Shoulder bag | Capacity: Mirrorless/DSLR, 1 lens, 1 small laptop | Exterior Features: 11x15x6 inches | Weight: 2.2 pounds
⊕ Customizable inside protectors
⊕ Additional 'shelf' piece
⊕ Simple access zip
⊖ Not spacious
The new Manfrotto NX line stands out with a variety of beautiful and reliably protective camera bags. If you want a bag not only to carry the equipment safely, but you also wish to get a trendy item, this product is ideal for you.
This camera bag is big enough for a Mirrorless or Digital SLR plus a zoom lens, spare lenses, and some extra items.
The separators between the compartments are strong enough to provide good safety. You can easily increase the space if you take out the soft insert.
Type: Shoulder bag | Capacity: Mirrorless camera, mini tablet (iPad mini), small items (smartphone, keys, passport, glasses, headphones, etc.) and other accessories | Exterior Features: 7.87x3.94x11.22 inches| Weight: 1.08 pounds
⊕ Looks pretty
⊕ An outer pocket with a zipper for small accessories
Pay attention to the thin protective layer so your camera won’t get damaged on public transport and on walks. The bag is equipped with folding bellows, which provide protection when you take your camera out. The bellows can be folded. Premium leather handles may be used to carry the bag. An adjustable shoulder strap is comfortably attached on the shoulder.
DWR (durable water repellent) is two-color polyester which still looks good after years of active use. This bag is one of the smallest mirrorless camera bags. It is compact, comfortable and elegant.
Type: Shoulder bag | Capacity: Mirrorless camera, 2-5 lenses, a 13" laptop, accessories and personal things | Exterior Features: 7x14.5x10.5 inches| Weight: 0.4 pounds
⊕ Two-sided water protection
⊕ Adjustable belt
⊕ Removable liner with dividers
⊕ Soft case for a tablet or a small laptop
⊖ You need an additional strap to make the bag more comfortable
This is the best camera bag for those who want a universal variant. It was created to carry a mirrorless camera with 4-5 lenses and other small things.
The back soft case allows you to take your tablet or laptop with you.
The bag is perfectly protected from water. There is an adjustable belt that is connected to the D-rings on the back of the bag. So, the bag is prevented from sliding from your shoulder during active movements. Magnetic lock clips provide keep the equipment secure.
Type: Shoulder bag | Capacity: Mirrorless camera, 4 lenses, flash, iPad, smartphone and 15" laptop | Exterior Features: 16x4.5x11.5 inches| Weight: 2.5 pounds
⊕ A lot of external pockets
⊕ Excellent capacity
⊖ Magnetic closure isn’t a reliable fastener
⊖ Strap carbine isn’t strong enough
This camera bag is made of high-quality leather and doesn’t look like a standard model. So, you won’t worry that your expensive camera may be stolen.
This bag is suitable both for men and women. Though it isn’t big, the bag helps store a lot of things and gives you easy access to them.
You can put your mirrorless camera and four spare lenses in it. Each soft divider for the camera and lenses is adjustable.
The bag provides enough space for accessories: three front pockets with zippers and two side pockets. The ideal size of the bag allows you to carry it anywhere, while taking all the accessories needed for shooting.
The shoulder strap ensures comfort for the entire day.
Type: Shoulder bag | Capacity: Mirrorless camera, 2-3 lenses, tripod, and accessories | Exterior Features: 13.4x8.9x5.8 inches| Weight: 1.55 pounds
⊕ Zipper pocket for tablet
⊕ iPad and mesh pockets for accessories
⊕ Durable, waterproof matte canvas
⊖ Side and back mesh pockets don’t close
It’s a premium soft bag with adjustable internal compartments, one external front zip pocket and a soft pocket for a tablet on the back.
There is also a spot at the bottom to carry a tripod. With its perfect size for the most necessary photographic equipment, this bag makes you feel comfortable and helps you carry many things without serious efforts. You get an opportunity to store your tools in a neat and flexible bag with a nice, modern design.
Type: Shoulder bag | Capacity: Mirrorless camera, 2-3 lenses, tablet, tripod, some accessories | Exterior Features: 19.7x11.8x7.9 inches| Weight: 0.66 pounds
⊕ Perfect size
⊕ Made of high-quality waterproof materials
⊕ Many pockets for small accessories
⊖ Front belt isn’t the most convenient way to carry a bag
⊖ The quality of the strap isn’t high
⊖ The magnetic closure isn’t very strong and you need to use zippers
This model provides enough space to carry your camera, two to three lenses and some personal items. It is created only for small mirrorless or point & shoot cameras and you won’t be able to fit an SLR camera. The main compartment has a zipper and two removable soft dividers for adjustable setting. There is a compartment for a phone, a wallet and other small things.
The side pockets can store batteries, memory cards and other things. The bag is fastened with a zipper and a magnetic top cover, which provide double protection.
It also has a special rain cover for the front pocket.
Type: Shoulder | Capacity: DSLR, 2 lenses | Exterior Features: 11.41x5.11x8.26 inches | Weight: 2.18 pounds
This stylish camera bag by Koolertron has a nice price, great capaciousness, and chic design. It has quite an attractive and unisex design that is suitable both for men and women.
The company offers this model in 3 colors: Antique Brown, Black, and Coffee. Your camera and 2 lenses will fit into this bag easily.
You can put batteries, SD cards, and even a microfiber towel into the front pockets. Despite the price, this model absolutely lived up to all my expectations.
Type: Messenger | Capacity: DSLR, 2 lenses | Exterior Features: 12.5x10x4.5 inches | Weight: 3.25 pounds
⊕ High quality
⊕ Stylish design
⊕ Available in 8 colors
⊕ Handwork, waxed canvas
⊖ High price
ONA - The Prince Street is a premium model for lovers of luxury and quality things. This case will reliably protect your camera and lenses.
This designer camera bag is available in 8 colors so that you may choose your ideal tone. A detachable upper grip handle and a streamlined back pocket offer additional convenience.
There are two pouches in front for your smartphones, wallets and various documents. I want to highlight the excellent quality of the material, thanks to which the bag looks really good.
Type: Messenger | Capacity: DSLR, 1-2 lenses, 15’’ laptop/Macbook | Exterior Features: 15.5x11x4 inches | Weight: 3.37 pounds
⊕ Vintage look
⊕ Buffalo leather
⊕ Affordable price
⊖ Inside material paints things you put inside
I like this leather camera bag with an authentic retro design from KomalC brand because of its unique texture. This model is made of waterproof material and real leather.
The bag has an adjustable shoulder strap. Thanks to the numerous mini pockets, you can organize all of your small accessories, as well as smartphone, documents etc.
In addition, this leather bag has a soft and comfortable laptop compartment and the magnetic button which provides safety while you’re wearing it.
This model is suitable for students too. It’s multifunctional and can be used not only as a camera case but also as a laptop bag, leather messenger bag, leather briefcase or courier bag.
Type: Shoulder | Capacity: DSLR, 1-2 lenses | Exterior Features: 10x7x5 inches | Weight: 1.68 pounds
$159 VIEW IN GATTA
⊕ Real leather
⊕ Adjustable shoulder strap
⊕ Front pocket for the accessories
GATTA - Lola Noir is made of 100% real leather with a soft inner lining and an adjustable divider. Despite its small size, there’re 2 inner compartments that can easily fit your DSRL, as well as 1-2 lenses.
Lola Noir is suitable for most of the DSLRs (up to 4.5 "in height) with attached additional lenses. There is even a neat pocket for various accessories in front.
The presented bag is perfect for any girl as Lola Noir brand serves as a guarantee of quality and durability.
If 2 compartments for your camera and one for accessories are enough, then feel free to buy this bag.
Type: Shoulder | Capacity: DSLR, 2-3 lenses, flash, MacBook Pro, accessories | Exterior Features: 13x6x14 inches | Weight: 3.68 pounds
⊖ High price
⊖ Tight belts
The Monroe Hickory model, from the wonderful Kelly Moore brand, was designed primarily for students-photographers. Your camera with 2-3 lenses will fit into this bag easily.
If you are a fan of carrying everything in your bag, you can easily put a 13 "MacBook Pro and various documents here.
The bag has an inside pocket where you can put small accessories, such as spare batteries, memory cards or other essential items like passport, sunglasses, and pens. A back pocket gives you access to a wallet, phone or keys.
The main benefit is an excellent waist bag or clutch. The removable shoulder strap can be adjusted to your preference. The waterproof material CAMBRIO is also amazing.
With this bag, you’re free to work in the rain or snow.
Type: Shoulder | Capacity: DSLR, 1-2 lenses | Exterior Features: 12х9х5 inches | Weight: 1.93 pounds
⊕ Stylish and affordable
⊕ Adjustable shoulder strap and hand carry
⊕ Compact and convenient
⊖ Things are getting tinctured because of the inside material
FeatherTouch camera bag is as a good variant for travel and street photographers. At first glance, a small leather bag contains the most necessary things for photo shooting.
I was surprised that you can get a good, vintage bag for such a low-cost price. Inside there are 4 compartments for your set, as well as one large pocket in front for various accessories or documents.
This camera bag can be worn in two ways: over the shoulder, using an adjustable strap, or carry in hands thanks to a comfortable handle.
As FeatherTouch say, they take responsibility for the manufacturing of their bags, so you don’t have to worry about the quality. The bag is lightweight and has an attractive design.
Type: Messenger | Capacity: DSLR, 1-2 lenses, accessories | Exterior Features: 10.5х7х4 inches | Weight: 2 pounds
⊕ Fashionable design
⊕ High-quality Italian leather
⊕ 13 colors available
The Bowery leather bag is made by hand from tanned leather with antique brass inserts. This is a premium model that has no need to scream about high quality.
With five external pockets for personal items, you can carry a maximum number of devices.
There is a removable strap as well, thanks to which you can carry the bag either over the shoulder or in your hands. A nice bonus is an adjustable belt that you can customize.
The Bowery stands out from other leather camera bags with a large selection of colors for every taste.
Type: Shoulder | Capacity: DSLR, 1-2 lenses, accessories | Exterior Features: 4.5x9x8 inches | Weight: 1.75 pounds
$306 VIEW IN AMAZON
⊕ Soft inside
⊕ Magnet lock
⊕ Handwork, high-quality Italian leather
⊕ Adjustable strap
⊖ Small size
Savannah II is a leather shoulder bag that will fit in your mirrorless camera, 1-2 lenses and a couple of necessary devices. Thanks to the soft inner material, the bag protects your camera from bumps and scratches.
You can choose from 3 different colors: Black, Desert Rose, and Sahara. Minimalistic design is amazing.
Thanks to the backside pocket, you will always have access to such items as a smartphone, lens caps, memory cards or camera batteries.
Type: Shoulder | Capacity: DSLR, 1-2 lenses | Exterior Features: 9.1х13х5.9 inches | Weight: 2.81 pounds
⊕ High-quality leather
⊕ Very convenient
⊕ Great value for the money
⊖ Gets easily scratched
⊖ Buckles require time to be opened
S-ZONE is very comfortable. There are many compartments in which you can put many photo accessories and personal items. The bag case has a strap, which you can detach if necessary.
Inside this camera bag, there are 3 compartments for your camera and two lenses, which will be reliably protected.
Type: Messenger | Capacity: DSLR, 1-2 lenses, flash, iPad or e-reader | Exterior Features: 13.5х10х4 inches | Weight: 2.75 pounds
$359 VIEW IN AMAZON
⊕ High quality
Being inspired by the classic 40s school bag, ONA produced the Brooklyn model that is chic and minimalistic. This is a premium vintage leather bag that is designed to protect your DSLR with an attached lens and up to 3 additional lenses or small accessories.
The slot pocket on the back of the bag is ideal for protecting your iPad or e-reader, while the front pocket stores a small wallet, lens caps or personal things. I can’t but praise the adjustable soft shoulder strap that you can regulate and carry in any way you like.
The size of the bag is optimal for most cameras.
Type: Messenger | Capacity: 1-2 DSLR or SLR, 3-4 average-sized lenses, 15’ laptop, accessories | Exterior Features: 16x9x12 inches | Weight: 4 pounds
⊕ Equipment protection
⊕ High-quality material
⊕ Convenient to use
⊖ High price
Jill-e Designs - Messenger Bag is a high-quality, weather-resistant bag made from Colombian leather with contrast stitching and a soft padded interior. There are a very soft lining and 2 compartments that make storage of camera easier.
The camera bag is designed for 2 cameras, a flash, 3-4 lenses, and even a 15 "laptop. Also, do not forget that there is a convenient zippered case for various accessories, memory cards, documents, and other items.
Type: Shoulder bag | Capacity: Point&Shoot/Mirrorless, lens, | Exterior Features: 7.1х6.6х5.8 inches| Weight: 0.9 pounds
⊕ Buckle and loop are made of steel
⊕ Natural leather with a nice color
⊕ For men and women
⊖ Easily gets scratched
Portage Leather Camera Bag is a good choice for the fans of compact camera cases. This bag boasts of high-quality materials and durable design, thanks to which your camera will always be reliably protected.
Inside the case is a cloth of soft felt that’s supposed to protect your camera.
There is a small front pocket in this model that holds a standard lens cap or other small personal items.
The adjustable ties provide with internal protection and your camera will lie very tightly in the bag. This small bag is well suited for mirrorless cameras.
Type: Shoulder bag | Capacity: 1 small DSLR or 1 Mirrorless, lens, flash | Exterior Features: 9.1х13х5.9 inches| Weight: 1.8 pounds
⊕ Universal for men and women
⊕ High-quality leather
⊕ Steel loop and buckle
⊖ It isn’t easy to open and close
ZLYC bag is fairly affordable and high-quality case, which is ideal for short trips and photographers with a small set of equipment.
Inside the bag, you’ll find a soft 10 mm flannel sponge to damp down vibrations - it will protect your camera from damage, dust and scratches.
At first glance, the bag has a small number of pockets, but I assure you that everything will fit. Besides, there is a compartment for your phone and 2 slots for pens.
You can put spare batteries, a charger, cables, a lens cap or other items that you need into the front outer pocket.
This camera bag is made of 100% genuine leather. Despite the fact that it is easily scratched, it will look good for a very long time, if you take care of it.
The manufacturer states that the fasteners are very durable, so you can have no worries about the safety of your camera. The bag will stay closed while running or under other extreme conditions.
I think it’s a good second mini case for professional photographers.
Type: Shoulder bag | Capacity: DSLR/Mirrorless, lens, tablet, some accessories | Exterior Features: 7.5x9x4.2 inches| Weight: 1.4 pounds
⊕ A lot of pockets
⊕ One-touch buckles open flip lid for total interior access
⊕ Padded exterior walls
⊖ Gets easily scratched
Jill-e Designs Camera Bag is a minimalistic but capacious leather camera bag. Despite its small size, the camera case can contain a full DSLR set-up, as well as a couple of accessories, such as a smartphone, batteries, memory cards, etc.
Colombian leather meets all the standards and fashion. Besides, it will reliably protect your camera.
There is also a mesh compartment inside the flip covering, which provides quick access to the most important devices. You can also put the wallet into the back pocket and be sure that it’s in a safe place.
If you’re looking for a fast access and lightweight designs, you’d better choose one of the following camera bags.
Type: Sling bag | Capacity: Mirrorless/DSLR, 24-70mm f/2.8, 70-200mm f/2.8 attached, 10" tablet| Exterior Features: 5.4x9.2x17.3 inches | Weight: 1.1 pounds
⊕ Comfortable even if it’s fully loaded
⊕ Chest strap has a sufficient length for everybody
⊖ It can slide forward
⊖ Back of the bag doesn’t breathe on hot days
There are a lot of wedding or travel photographers, who usually use one camera body and a lens, and Turnstyle is the best camera bag for them to transport an additional body and lenses.
The updated V2 model has been recently introduced, and you can see that it has some changes. Think Tank Turnatyle has 3 sizes –10, 20, and 30. All of them have become more comfortable and durable.
In case you already have the first version of this model, there is no need to buy a newer one. But if you are choosing the best camera bag for the first time, I recommend taking a closer look at V2 model.
Type: Sling bag | Capacity: Mirrorless/DSLR, 2-3 lenses, 13" laptop, 11" tablet | Exterior Features: 15.8x9.1x5.5 inches | Weight: 1.5 pounds
⊕ Strap is easily adjustable on the move
⊕ Dividers provide limitless opportunities for camera arrangement
⊖ Strap clips seem weak
⊖ It is a little bit expensive
Peak Design has confirmed its quality in 2018. This isn’t strange, as their really innovative characteristics combined with the functional and practical design have made them an example of the best camera bag in the photography sphere.
Last year I had an opportunity to get Peak Design Everyday Sling 10L, and it has become my best camera bag until this very day, especially if I have an engagement photo session when there is no need to carry a great amount of equipment, or for my small everyday stuff.
According to Peak Design Company, the Everyday Sling is considered to be the low-key, and easily accessible camera bag for light carry. It is also an amazing bag for a mirrorless camera system.
I wouldn’t recommend overloading your bag in any case, as it will be worse for you and you’ll get really tired.
Type: Sling bag | Capacity: Mirrorless/DSLR, zoom lens, up to 2 spare lenses, some accessories | Exterior Features: 15.9x8.3x6.3 inches | Weight: 1.4 pounds
⊕ Convenient and adjustable ling strap
⊕ Reasonable utilization of the compartments
⊕ Top compartment for additional stuff
⊖ Not for hiking or trip due to its compact size
The ‘Basic’ Amazon products seem to outstrip all other manufacturers, producing competing bags at very low cost. You can distribute equally the weight across the shoulders and down your front.
The padded waist belt adds only a pleasant touch and enables you to transport the bag while cycling or just walking fast.
It is divided into 2 parts inside. If you open the first one, you will get access to your DSLR, while the second one is meant for your lenses. You can also find a comfortable inbuilt transparent pouch with zipper for storing memory cards.
Type: Sling bag | Capacity: Mirrorless/DSLR, several lenses, drone| Exterior Features: 17x8.1x6.4 inches | Weight: 1.1 pounds
⊕ Fast access to equipment
⊕ Tripod holder
⊕ Good capacity with powerful adjustable inserts
⊕ Comfortable padded strap
⊕ Double bag protection (zipper + clips)
⊖ Made of insufficiently strong material
⊖ Isn’t waterproof
⊖ Internal dividers between the camera and the lens are very thin
The best choice for photographers who prefer to take a lot of different accessories and props in addition to their camera and lens. Despite its impressive capacity (camera, three to four lenses, drone, accessories, personal items, tripod, etc.), this backpack with camera compartment is very light and durable.
Adjustable dividers inside the main compartment allow you to customize the exact size according to your individual preferences.
There is also an upper compartment for all sorts of supplements with separate access and a zipper. Thanks to the soft, comfortable strap, the bag can be carried both in the front of the body and on the back.
Type: Sling bag | Capacity: Mirrorless/DSLR, lens, some accessories | Exterior Features: 12.5x7x7.5 inches | Weight: 0.93 pounds
⊕ Spacious: 2 main compartments + mesh side pocket
⊕ Made of durable waterproof material
⊖ Zippers on the side section hinder fast access
This camera bag isn’t very big, but is ideal for a compact or mirrorless camera with several lenses and accessories. There are foam dividers in the main compartment. They provide strong protection and good arrangement for your equipment.
There is an inner mesh pocket in the upper compartment for memory cards and batteries with a zipper.
The bag provides complete comfort thanks to the rubberized anti-slip technology. It is a good choice for those who have mirrorless cameras and want to feel comfortable all the time.
Type: Sling bag | Capacity: Mirrorless/Compact, lens, accessories and personal items | Exterior Features: 10.6x6.6x1.9 inches | Weight: 1.2 pounds
⊕ Made of high-quality materials
⊕ Provides good protection for a mirrorless camera
⊕ Unusual design
⊕ Many external pockets for quick access
⊕ Adjustable shoulder strap for easy transport
⊖ Fastened with a clip and a belt, which means more time to get a camera
⊖ Two pockets have no protection for something valuable
This camera bag in a vintage style is made of leather. You need to open the clip and unfasten the belt to access your camera. That means the entire contents of the bag are perfectly protected.
There are adjustable loops on the sides of the bag. You can configure them according to your size. The two additional pockets on the strap allow you to put a phone, keys and other important things in them for quick access.
The bag is designed for optimal comfort, so it is quite versatile and durable.
Type: Sling bag | Capacity: Mirrorless/DSLR, 2 lenses, flash, personal items and tablet | Exterior Features: 5.7x17.3x16.1 inches | Weight: 1.06 pounds
⊕ Very comfortable and compact
⊕ Looks like an ordinary bag
⊕ Is easily adjustable
⊕ Is waterproof and suitable for different weather conditions
⊕ External pockets aren’t fastened
⊖ Camera compartment is removable
⊖ You can’t put a lot of things in it
You can use this bag when you take pictures in the city, traveling and just walking.
The external pockets help store all the small accessories and provide quick access to them. There is also a separate pocket for a bottle of water.
The shoulder strap has a clasp with a lock, which allows you to adjust its length. The removable shoulder pillow on the strap protects you from rubbing and discomfort.
There is a zipper on the front of the bag, which allows you to open an additional compartment and increase your bag’s size by 30 percent. Despite its small size, it is roomy and conveniently folds and expands.
Type: Shoulder | Capacity: DSLR/Mirrorless, lens | Exterior Features: 11.6x11x3.9 inches | Weight: 0.56 pounds
⊕ Slider allows easy and quick closing
⊕ Rear loops for fixing onto belt
⊕ A nice compact size
⊖ The price is rather high
⊖ Bad quality of the internal suspension system
⊖ Slow customer support service
This waterproof camera bag is the best choice for photographers who shoot near the water. You can fit in a camera with compact tele or zoom lens mounted.
Quick-Seal lock is another advantage. Easily customizable internal sections allow you to carry equipment without worrying about accidental bumps or moisture.
The bag can be fastened to the belt with special loops. You can use the Aqua-Zoom as a shoulder bag thanks to the anatomically formed strap.
Type: Shoulder | Capacity: DSLR/Mirrorless, 1-2 lenses, some personal things and accessories | Exterior Features: 16.5x9x6.7 inches | Weight: 1.75 pounds
⊕ Very spacious
⊕ The attachment is simple and reliable
⊕ QL2 mounting System
⊕ RollnSnap Closure
⊖ Attachment hook is not really safe
⊖ Lacks external pockets
This bag is good for both photographers and travel lovers who take a camera with them to capture the most impressive landscape images. The main feature of this Ortlieb camera bag is the closure system.
The strap and one clip securely hold the bag closed. You can adjust the mount without using any tools easily and quickly.
This model has a small weight so it is convenient for long trips. Thanks to its durable material you can carry the bag for many years.
Type: Shoulder | Capacity: DSLR/Mirrorless, 1 lens | Exterior Features: 11.8x7.5x4.3 inches | Weight: 1 pound
⊕ Storm-proof quick-draw for any weather use
⊕ Double layered design provides good shock and water protection
⊕ Protected against spraying water
⊕ Front "thermo-forming" lens protector
⊖ Peeling and useless inner attachment
⊖ You cannot put any accessories
This compact waterproof DSLR camera bag allows you to keep your equipment within easy reach. If you want to take a photo, then you will get the camera easily and conveniently.
The flexible case of the holster and the special design ensure a convenient and secure attachment. You can put your camera with a lens, but there is not enough room for other things.
It has no side or internal pockets, so you will have to carry all the accessories elsewhere.
Type: Holster | Capacity: DSLR/Mirrorless, lens | Exterior Features: 10.4x6.4x2.1 inches | Weight: 0.56 pounds
⊕ Keeps your camera safe from water, snow, rain, wind, dust, and sand
⊕ Small weight
⊕ You can control camera settings through finger ports
⊖ Not all camera adjustments are available after closing
⊖ The zoom reach is limited
You can use this case for almost any DSLR camera. Manufacturers used reinforced material and high-quality polycarbonate to design this reliable waterproof camera case.
Almost all control buttons are available so you can change the settings without taking the camera out of the case. This model of waterproof DSLR cases is perfect for underwater shots at depths of up to 16 feet.
Your pictures will be clear and of high quality. You can also transport a camera in the bag when you go camping, kayaking, diving, or just relaxing by the lake or river. Your camera will be protected during the underwater photo shoots too.
Type: Holster | Capacity: DSLR/Mirrorless, lens | Exterior Features: 10.6x6.6x2.4 inches | Weight: 0.87 pounds
⊕ Reasonable price
⊕ Automatic floating of the camera
⊕ The picture quality is not spoilt
⊕ Environment-friendly material
⊖ Your camera isn’t tightly fixed
⊖ The opening/closing system doesn’t look very reliable
This is one of the best waterproof camera cases for underwater photoshoots. Transparent and eco-friendly material ensures good and clear photos.
You can take pictures dropping the camera to a depth of 65 feet. This is possible due to the use of triple waterproofing.
This camera case provides excellent protection against dirt, water, snow, oil, and many other substances that can damage your equipment.
Tteoobl case will be your indispensable thing for shooting in rainy/snowy weather, taking photos while practicing water sports or snorkeling.
Type: Holster | Capacity: a DSLR or mirrorless camera and 1 lens | Exterior Features: 6 x 9 x 11 inches | Weight: 1 lbs
⊕ Compatible with a wide range of cameras
⊕ Doesn’t require specific ports for different lenses
⊕ Protects the camera from dirt, snow, and sand
⊕ UV-light resistance
⊖ Limited camera control
⊖ Low zoom and focusing speed
WP-S10 is designed to keep your camera safe even when submerged 16ft underwater. Since the case’s lens is made of UV polycarbonate, it allows taking clear images without blur. Moreover, this bag is completely dust-, fog-, and snow resistant. The included Roll and Velcro zipper mechanism plus the built-in finger compartment allows using the camera underwater while having access to nearly all its functions. The professional look of the case is also a great bonus. This waterproof camera case can store DSLRs with lenses in the 2 to 6 inches size range. WP-S10 is the ideal choice for taking photos at the seaside or in the rain.
If you need a bag for hiking, travelling or you just need a protective bag for your big gear collection, look through the following bags.
Type: Backpack | Capacity: 2 Mirrorless/DSLRs, 70-200mm lens, about 7 lenses, 15-inch tablet, 1 laptop, 2 tripods, 1 drone, some accessories | Exterior Features: 14.6x22.2x10.2 inches | Weight: 6.4 pounds
⊕ Great capacity
⊕ 3-entry modular design
⊖ It is easy to overload
As the competition in the camera bag’s market is really stiff, it is quite difficult now to create a worthy product. However, Vanguard got through this, and they introduced a true winner – Alta Sky 51D.
Universality was the main thing about such a camera case because you can carry camera equipment, a drone system or even fit them together in the backpack.
You can put D850 with attached 70-200mm plus 4 additional lenses just in the main compartment. Packing is especially good here and there is also a hatch for quick access when you are on the move.
You can fit additional body and up to 3 small lenses in a separate compartment as well as to store some personal stuff in the top one. Actually, due to its huge capacity, it can even be called the best camera bag for long-turn destination photoshoots.
Moreover, this bag has hip pads of a perfect size, thick back-padding, and really wide and comfortable shoulder straps.
Type: Backpack | Capacity: Mirrorless/DSLR, 2-3 additional lenses, 1 drone, 13-inch laptop, tablet, accessories | Exterior Features: 11.8x9.1x18.9 inches | Weight: 3.1 pounds
The front pocket of such Manfrotto bag can fit a 13-inch laptop and a tablet, when the padded and zipped cover on the opposite site can give you access to the central pocket with camera equipment.
You can put there one camera body together with 3 lenses, including 70-200mm. There’re also the helpful and interesting design innovations, such as a spacious top pocket for the accessories (you can even fir there your lunchbox), built-in rain cover, and a distensible pouch for the tripod. Its size will also allow you to fit the DJI Mavic Pro drone inside.
Type: Backpack | Capacity: 2-3 Mirrorless/DSLRs, 7 lenses, 1 drone, 17-inch laptop, tablet, tripod, accessories | Exterior Features: 17.7x7.1x13.8 inches | Weight: 4.4 pounds
It is undoubtedly an excellent choice for heavy gear. Its retro style together with canvas and buckles make it quite enduring for the outdoor photography.
Moreover, there is an amazing capacity for storing and masking even a huge amount of equipment. In the center pocket, you may fit a DSLR equipped with 70-200mm, and it even has space for 6 or 7 extra lenses if the dividers are moved cautiously.
It is great for a 17-inch laptop, which you may set down outside thanks to its leather undercarriage. However, Camps Bay bag can seem to be heavy enough with all this gear together with 4 pounds of the canvas.
Type: Backpack | Capacity: 2-3 Mirrorless/DSLRs, 2 lenses, drone, tablet, tripod, accessories | Exterior Features: 15,7x10,8x8,6 pounds| Weight: 1.7 pounds
This LowePro camera bag looks like a traditional everyday backpack rather than a bag for camera gear. It is equipped with firm padded front cover with around zipping, which can be dropped down for fast access.
The inside dividers are moveable and they are easy to fasten. They are also very comfortable to organize a DSLR and two-three lenses.
A great UltraFlex divider allows you to divide the bag by half and use one pocket for the camera equipment and the other one for personal things. That’s why Tahoe BP 150 is a convenient product for any photo session from street to the travel one.
Type: Backpack | Capacity: 2 Mirrorless/DSLRs, several lenses, drone, tablet, laptop, tripod, accessories | Exterior Features: 17.8x11x8 inches | Weight: 3.5 pounds
Such a firm, enduring camera bag with adjustable interior and a packed pocket for the laptop is really in demand among professional and beginning photographers.
This bag is considered to be really high-quality and beautiful one with great proportions. You will have no problems with quick access to your equipment due to the comfortable top compartment.
It is equipped with a very strong hook, and loop fastener straps outside that enable you to add your tripod or some other stuff.
Chrome Niko Pack bag enables you to fit a large amount of equipment, MacBook Pro together with cables and memory cards.
Type: Backpack | Capacity: 2 Mirrorless/DSLRs, 5 spare lenses, a 13" laptop, personal items, some accessories | Exterior Features: 20.5x12.5x11 inches | Weight: 2.5 pounds
⊕ Waterproof coating
⊕ Rain cover inside the bag
⊕ Suits women
⊕ Internal bag with dividers to protect small photo equipment
⊖ Few pockets
⊖ The internal pocket is closed with Velcro
⊖ Not secure enough to attach heavy things to carbines
It is suitable both for men and women. The belts and straps are designed for the female torso, which is very rare in such bags.
The bag is very spacious, although it is smaller than the rest of the bags from this company.
You can safely carry your mirrorless camera, laptop, tripod, accessories and personal items. The bag is strong enough and comfortable. Due to its small weight, it is perfect for traveling and hiking.
Type: Backpack | Capacity: Mirrorless/DSLRs, GoPro, 3 lenses, flash, a 15" laptop, and other things | Exterior Features: 12.2x11.89x22.52 inches | Weight: 7.2 pounds
⊕ Perfect for traveling
⊕ Very spacious
⊕ Double rain protection
⊕ Removable all-weather cover
⊖ The bag is heavy, even without equipment
⊖ High price
⊖ No side and front external pockets
⊖ Orange straps on the back aren’t fully attached to the bag
The best carry-on bag for travel photographers provides high durability. Its size allows for taking almost all the equipment, without thinking about whether you will need it.
A large number of clips provide the ability to attach equipment to the outside, as well as to secure the backpack to the body.
This bag is perfect for long trips because it provides plenty of space to put personal things, a bottle of water and a warm jacket for a long hike.
Type: Backpack | Capacity: DSLR/Mirrorless, 7-6 lenses, accessories | Exterior Features: 18.1x11.8x6.69 inches | Weight: 2.56 pounds
⊕ Shockproof material
⊕ Abrasion resistant
⊕ Nice zipper
⊖ Not found
If you do not want to worry about the safety of your equipment and how well it is protected against shock and moisture, then I recommend you to buy this waterproof camera bag.
It has many pockets where you can put all the necessary accessories. Thanks to nylon fabric, the backpack is durable. You can easily customize the inner compartment to place all the equipment as comfortably and safely as possible.
This DSLR camera bag is an amazing option for those, who are looking for a compact and lightweight backpack for their gear.
Type: Backpack | Capacity: DSLR/Mirrorless, 2 lenses, a tripod, and some accessories | Exterior Features: 11.8x17.7x7.5 inches | Weight: 3.25 pounds
⊕ Easily regulated padded inner section
⊕ Compact design and small weight
⊕ Comes with an inside tripod holder
⊖ Isn’t durable
⊖ Only one color
⊖ No special pockets for SD cards
This bag attracts photographers not only with its cool design but also with small weight, water resistance, and compactness. Mind, that your camera will not be protected if you drop the bag into the water.
There are many compartments inside. They give you the opportunity to customize the inner part for your equipment. High-quality fabric and waterproof coating provide protection from wetting.
Moreover, if you often use a tripod, then you will certainly like a special holder for it. This water resistant camera bag is rather universal and it is possible to use it as a simple backpack by taking out the padded interior.
Type: Backpack | Capacity: 1-2 DSLR/Mirrorless, 4-5 lenses, and some accessories | Exterior Features: 14.5x11.4x18.8 inches | Weight: 6 pounds
⊕ 100% Water-tight protection
⊕ Customizable interior
⊕ Comfortable padded shoulder and waist straps
⊕ Stylish and plain design
⊕ Slip-lock attachment can be used for extra equipment
⊕ Hood reversed included
This model is one of the best in the Dryzone line of waterproof bags. This Lowepro camera bag fully justifies its popularity by providing your equipment with 100% moisture protection.
It has soft padding on all sides and protects your photography equipment against getting wet. All internal compartments are strong. Moreover, you can easily transform them depending on the equipment you use.
On the outer side of the bag there are 2 mesh self-drying pockets. Besides, this bag is unsinkable. Even being completely filled with equipment, it will float on the surface if you accidentally drop it into the water.
Type: Backpack | Capacity: DSLR/Mirrorless, a little tripod or monopod, and some accessories | Exterior Features: 16x12x6 inches or 14x11x6 inches | Weight: 1.56 pounds
⊕ Strong nylon and reinforced stitching
⊕ 3-Month warranty period
⊕ Easily washed and good abrasion resistance
⊕ Fabric doesn’t lose its initial look
⊕ Comes with a tripod holder and a padding for a laptop
⊖ The internal padding could be more durable
⊖ Is not convenient to take all the things out
Choose this model if you need a bag that can store not only a camera with a lens but also some accessories. It is possible to regulate the straps.
In addition to the main lens, you can put three or four lenses and a shoe-mount flash. It has enough space for a small tripod or a monopod.
If needed, you can wash this waterproof bag as the material is resistant to abrasion.
Type: Backpack | Capacity: DSLR/Mirrorless, 2-4 lenses, a 15” laptop, and some accessories | Exterior Features: 9.8x12.5x18.5 inches | Weight: 3.5 pounds
⊕ Much space
⊕ High-quality padding
⊕ Sturdy and durable
⊖ With a 15” laptop inside, it can become uncomfortable to carry
⊖ The smartphone compartment is suitable only for smaller models
⊖ Large for day-to-day use
This Fastpack model is a sturdy, multifunctional waterproof camera bag. It’s perfectly suitable for outdoor photo sessions. It has a side-entry section, which enables you to reach the camera quickly.
While the laptop storage section isn’t as easily accessible, the possibility to carry your portable computer and camera kit in a single bag is an awesome advantage. However, photographers that have big DSLR bodies or use huge zoom lenses may find the backpack’s size too small.
Nevertheless, the bag’s flexibility and a low cost, turn Fastpack 250 into a fantastic camera pack for pro-level photographers.
Type: Backpack | Capacity: 2 DSLR/Mirrorless, 5 lenses, a 15” laptop, a couple of speed lights, extra batteries, a charger, and some accessories | Exterior Features: 17.9x12.8x9.5 inches | Weight: 4 pounds
⊕ Beautiful, minimalist design
⊕ Much storage space
⊕ Flaps can be used to hold the camera strap
⊕ A special compartment for a tripod
⊕ Has a large number of pockets
⊖ Rather large
⊖ Doesn’t come with separated camera gear sections
The TUBU bag is a must-have choice for hikers! It’s made of waterproof nylon and PE foam.
All elements (zippers, straps, etc.) are very durable and will serve you for many years. Both the top and bottom sections can be customized to fit your equipment layout needs.
Thanks to a quick-access compartment, you can prepare the camera for use almost instantly. The backing of this waterproof camera bag is breathable and allows maintaining comfortable body temperature during long hikes.
Type: Backpack | Capacity: DSLR/Mirrorless with a regular zoom lens, a GoPro kit, speedlite flash gear, additional lenses, a charger and extra batteries, radio triggers, and some accessories | Exterior Features: 13.4x10.2x20.5 inches | Weight: 4.75 pounds
⊕ Made of long-lasting, water-resistant nylon and polyester
⊕ Impressive storage space
⊕ Sections are separated by padding
⊖ The zipper can get stuck sometimes
⊖ If packed with a large tripod, strap carriage becomes uncomfortable because of the weight
This sturdy camera pack features an amazing inner compartment that contains removable padding, which you can adjust to store your camera, lenses, and flash safely. It’s even possible to put in a drone if you organize your space smartly.
It also comes with a shock-resistant plastic frame, which helps keep its shape. It has a waist belt that allows storing smaller objects such as smartphones or a wallet.
Another cool feature is the detachable lens holders that can be connected to the straps for immediate accessibility.
Lastly, this candidate for the best waterproof camera backpack’s title has a combination lock that ensures your gear is protected from street thieves.
Type: Backpack | Capacity: 3 DSLR/Mirrorless, 4 lenses, a 13” laptop, a foldable tripod, and some accessories | Exterior Features: 16.1x7.5x12.2 inches | Weight: 3.75 pounds
⊕ Removable pad divider provides flexible and large capacity
⊕ Water-resistant fabric and a rain cover
⊕ Hidden tripod compartment
⊕ 18-month warranty
⊕ Tear resistance
⊖ Accessing your gear is sometimes uncomfortable
This high-thickness and water-resistant camera bag includes a rain cover, so you don’t have to worry about rain, snow, or tears as your equipment is perfectly protected. The Zecti is ideal for many photography styles that demand different cameras and lenses such as climbing or road shots.
The back part is pleasantly breathable and soft while the shoulder tie is durable enough, so you can carry heavy gear without torments.
Type: Sling | Capacity: DSLR/Mirrorless with a standard zoom lens, 1-2 spare lenses, and small accessories as SD cards, cables, batteries | Exterior Features: 8.5x7.5x14 inches | Weight: 1 pound
⊕ Safe and reliable sling bag
⊕ Comes with a 3-year warranty from the manufacturer
⊕ Ergonomic build with padding for back support
⊕ Waterproof nylon exterior and padding-covered interior
⊕ Comes with a rain cover
⊖ Can’t be used as a backpack due to single strap design
⊖ It’s a bit smaller than it looks in the photos
⊖ The top compartment isn’t big enough to fit a large camera
⊖ Several pockets are too small
The exterior of this waterproof DSLR camera bag is made of durable nylon that can resist rain and snow as well as absorb fall damage. The interior is covered with a softer nylon material that keeps your equipment scratch-free.
It includes 5 pockets for small gear and adjustable Velcro wall dividers that allow you to create your ideal layout.
There are also several carry straps on both sides, which are perfect to attach foldable tripods or camera cases. The side-loading storage pocket allows easily taking out your camera, while the padded backing makes bag carrying comfortable.
Choose one of the following camera bags, if you’re planning to travel on trains, planes and cars with all your camera gear.
Type: Roller bag | Capacity: 2-3 Mirrorless/DSLRs, up to 8 lenses, tablet, 17-inch laptop, drone, tripod, accessories | Exterior Features: 22x13.8x9 inches| Weight: 11.9 pounds
⊕ Completely watertight
⊕ Customized fit
⊕ Huge capacity
Pelican 1510 Protector Case is great for travelers, who are fascinated by beautiful landscape photos. This bag also protects your camera even if you are not using it.
Peli 1510 Protector Case has a number of advantages that distinguish the model among other models. So, availability and reliable protection will surprise every photographer.
You might think that this camera bag is bulky, but this provides additional protection.
The model is equipped with additional handles (front and side). In general, I can say that Peli 1510 Protector Case is one of the best camera bags for long-term travel. Now, you do not need to be afraid of moisture and dust.
Type: Roller bag | Capacity: 2 Mirrorless/DSLRs, about 7 lenses, 2 tablets, 15-inch laptop, drone, tripod, accessories | Exterior Features: 8.7x14x20.9 inches| Weight: 8.6 pounds
⊕ Its size never attracted attention on international flights
⊕ Outer pocket provides extra protection
⊕ High build quality
Airport Take Off V2 has several useful features that will make your trip comfortable and safe. You can even use this soft model for a long time. The bag can fit any modern laptop of a medium size and also up to 2 pro DSLR bodies with or without lenses attached.
It is also equipped with an additional front lock for better security. I found a few small pockets where I can put all the extra accessories.
I can carry the roller on my back if I travel on rocky terrain. This bag meets most of the standards of various international airports and airlines.
You’d better have some inserts for your bag in order not to carry a separate diaper bag.
⊕ Made of velvet + polyester
⊕ Sleeve uses anti-static composite material
⊕ Fits DSLR cameras
⊖ Strange smell after opening
The sophisticated design and the wide range of colors available (the bag inserts are available in 4 colors) made Koolertron Shockproof Camera Bag Insert one of the most sellable items for bags.
You can put your DSLR camera, spare lenses, flash, and even additional accessories.
⊕ Protective space for your gear
⊕ For light trips and shoots
⊕ Five exterior pockets
⊖ Quite small
ONA The Roma is an example of a comfortable and, at the same time, multi-functional camera bag insert. This model is very convenient to use. 2 magnetic clasps are made to close the bag.
It has 5 pockets, where you can put all the devices for amazing shots. For example, you can put a camera with one or two additional lenses, driver's license, smartphone, passport, and other documents.
A quality camera and other photography equipment cost a lot of money, so you must protect your gear against all possible damages. That’s why you need to choose the proper bag.
The best camera bag has an internal and external padding which will reduce the risk of damage from pushing against other objects while carrying. Thanks to the internal compartments, the cameras and lenses are securely held in the bag and they will not bump against each other. Keep in mind that your equipment needs reliable protection, so your children's cool school bags will not work for you.
Bags may vary in size, shape, color, and material. However, when choosing the best travel camera bag, you should pay attention to other characteristics.
CAPACITY: Your bag should be able to fit not only the camera itself but all the additional equipment for shooting. When you need a minimum amount of equipment, it is quite suitable for you. However, if you have a large-scale photo session in different conditions, you will need diverse gear.
CARRYING COMFORT: Easy handling is also one of the basic characteristics when choosing the best camera bag. Larger bags are often equipped with a retractable handle or wheels that make them look like large suitcases.
Many photographers prefer to use a camera bag backpack. As a rule, such backpacks have a lot of padding on the shoulders which makes them more comfortable to wear.
COMPARTMENTS: In order to prevent the camera from moving inside the bag, the designers created the internal compartments that securely hold the equipment in its place. There is special Velcro in each traveling camera bag. You can move it to adjust the position of the compartments. This way you can place the camera and other equipment as convenient and safe as possible.
EXTERIOR PROTECTION: Thick walls and pads in the lining are necessary if you are searching for the best camera backpack or bag. If flights are included in your plans, you should decide in favor of a bag with a hard shell that will protect your equipment more reliably.
FABRICS: The most common materials for bags are leather, cotton, canvas, and sturdy nylon. You can also buy the bag made of waterproof fabric that will allow you not to worry about wet weather.
If you are to take frequent shooting on a rough surface, you have the opportunity to purchase a bag that is made of fabric resisting damage from snags.
PADDING: This part of the camera bag is designed to protect your costly gear from bumps. The padding should be located not only in the bag lining but it must also be a part of the walls of the internal sections.
Thus, your equipment will be protected not only from outside damage but from cracking against each other.
INTERNAL FITTINGS: It may seem strange, but sometimes finding bags with enough quality latches and pockets is quite difficult. Someone prefers DSLR camera bags with fewer buckles to get the necessary things quickly. Other photographers prefer their cameras to be securely held in a bag which means more fasteners, buckles, and belts.
WEATHER RESISTANCE: Since photographers often take pictures outdoors and in different weather conditions, they must be confident of protection from mud, dust, snow, and rain. Pay attention to the protective features of material while choosing the best DSLR camera bag for travel.