You have finally invested in a quality digital camera. Now that you have spent all of that money, you will want to protect it from the elements and accidental bumps or knocks. There are a few different ways to protect your camera, depending on how much protection you need.
This is a simple and easy solution for everyday wear and tear. The camera bag stores your camera when not in use, and protects it in case it gets knocked off of a shelf or table. It is also a way to keep your camera safe when you toss it in your purse or luggage. Pens, cell phones and other random items have been known to damage view screens and lenses when the camera is not safely protected. And remember, even waterproof digital cameras still need protections from bumps, dings and scratches. Camera bags are available in a wide variety of options. You can get hard or soft cases, as well as custom options from independent designers. You can also get bags that can do double duty, serving as a laptop or Nook bag as well.
If you know you will be outdoors a lot, it might be a good idea to shell out some money for a waterproof bag. This will keep your digital camera waterproof, without you having to spend the money on a higher-end model or special case. This type of bag is ideal if you accidentally get your camera caught in the rain or occasionally take it to the beach. You can also buy simple waterproof pouches that will keep your camera safe from errant splashes at a water park or on a boat ride.