A good camera bag is perhaps the most basic and essential piece of photography equipment. In a camera bag you may keep most, if not all, of your basic photography essentials such as extra compact flash cards or a camera battery replacement; you may even use it to store miscellaneous items, like keys or a cellphone, which are unrelated to photography. A good camera bag will protect your camera and its accessories from getting banged up. It will also protect them from moisture and dust.
Since camera bags come in so many different shapes and sizes, choosing the one that best suits your needs may seem like a daunting task. There are two standard types of camera bags: those that are made for point-and-shoot cameras and those that are designed for larger SLR cameras and lenses. The first category consists of compact camera cases; they may be small enough to only hold a camera or large enough to encase a camera and accessories.
The second category includes larger SLR camera cases; they may be big enough to hold compact video equipment or cameras designed for active use. Most of these camera cases have adjustable internal dividers that may accommodate a wide range of camera sizes.
An effective camera bag allows you to pursue any type of photography. The range of styles and sizes ensures that you will definitely find the camera bag that enables you to carry the equipment you need for successful photography.