When you set out to buy a new camera bag, it is important to prioritize the security features to ensure your camera and accessories are always safe from knocks or weather damage. As such, secure compartmentalization, waterproof lining as well as padding are the most important factors. The three were the most important considerations when we classified the following reviews of the top 10 best camera bags of 2020. That said, we also considered how compact the bags were, an important consideration for travelling photographers. After considering all factors, we ranked the camera bags as follows:
Table of Contents
- 10. Ghope Black Waterproof Vintage Canvas Camera Bag Messenger Bag for DSLR Camera
- 9. UTG Multi-functional Tactical Camera and Messenger Bag
- 8. Deluxe Soft Padded Medium Bag For Digital SLR Camera Lens & Video accessories
- 7. Vintage Look Red Brown Britpop DSLR Camera Bag
- 6. Case Logic DCB-304 Compact System/Hybrid Camera Case
- 5. Tamrac 5562 Explorer 200 Camera Bag (Black)
- 4. Case Logic DCB-308 SLR Black Camera Sling Bag
- 3. AmazonBasics DSLR and Laptop Backpack with Orange interior
- 2. BESTEK Canvas SLR DSLR digital camera gadget organizer bag
- 1. AmazonBasics Backpack for SLR/DSLR Cameras and Accessories
10. Ghope Black Waterproof Vintage Canvas Camera Bag Messenger Bag for DSLR Camera
The compact and fashionable design of this vintage camera bag is guaranteed to stand out from the crowd. Admittedly, it may not be as cavernous as some of the backpack alternatives featured in this reviews digest but its sleek looks and classic style just bowled us over. The bag is versatile too. It does not come with the rigid compartmentalization that characterizes other bags in the range. As such, you can use it as a messenger bag and be none the worse for it.
The compact looks of the bag can however be deceptive. It may not appear so but in there you have enough room to stow away a normal sized DSLR camera, tablet computer and still leave you enough room for a detachable camera lens. The bag’s interior is padded with a soft lining for extra protection of your camera and accessories. We were also impressed by the camera bag’s tough synthetic leather cum canvas construction for its waterproof and ease of cleaning properties.
9. UTG Multi-functional Tactical Camera and Messenger Bag
Give yourself freedom of movement with this roomy yet flexible camera and messenger bag from UTG fashion creations. The bag is not specifically designed to hold cameras but is nonetheless cavernous enough to hold a DSLR camera and all the ordinary fare of accessories and equipment.
The bag’s main drawstring secured compartment is large enough for the camera. There is an interior side pocket which is adequate storage for the small parts such as memory cards, lens covers and filters. The side pocket with its Velcro fastenings guarantees easy and intuitive access even when your eyes are focused on the object of interest. The shoulder strap is fully adjustable and follows one of the most ergonomic designs of all the bags we have featured in this review.
8. Deluxe Soft Padded Medium Bag For Digital SLR Camera Lens & Video accessories
Convenience meets affordability in this soft padded medium bag custom fitted for all the major types of SLR cameras. For versatility and convenience, the bag features a comfortable carrying case as well as an adjustable divider to keep your camera and accessories safe. The shoulder bag (can be removed and fixed back with ease) offers you the freedom to focus your hands on the task of snapping away the sights but still ensures that all your equipment and accessories are within easy reach.
The bag is sold with an extra set of accessories like a medium size soft case and a microfiber cleaning cloth. While the bag can often prove a bit larger than your average SLR camera, the Velcro divider can be moved in such a way that the extra compartment holds as many accessories as you can fit in. This flexibility of design, not to mention the mouth watering price, is proving a big attraction for many photographers and hobbyists.
7. Vintage Look Red Brown Britpop DSLR Camera Bag
While there is very huge interest in new, sleek backpack and shoulder sling design of camera bags, there are few throwbacks to the compact shoulder-strap camera bags era which still continue to hold their own in the market. This Red Brown DSLR camera bag is an apt illustration of this fact with its classically vintage design certain to appeal to the conservative photographer in you.
One of the most important design features of this bag is its compact size. It may only be adequate to fit in a DSLR camera and maybe one average sized lens, but that is more than enough for the average photographer. If you love travelling light, you will also come to love this camera bag. It stows away niftily in your luggage, offering you freedom and convenience when you are not actively taking photographs.
6. Case Logic DCB-304 Compact System/Hybrid Camera Case
Irrespective of whether you are a beginner-class, amateur photographer or a dyed in the wool hobbyist, you will come to love the convenience of this black and compact camera case from Case Logic. The hybrid design offers you all the flexibility to secure your camera and accessories while not hindering your movement.
The bag features an internal flex wall pocket to keep your cables and accessories. A shoulder strap is included though you may find the bag more convenient to tote around on its grip handle. The internal zippered pocket will securely and conveniently hold all your memory cards. You also get separate side pockets for keeping your spare batteries and lens caps.
5. Tamrac 5562 Explorer 200 Camera Bag (Black)
Tamrac have yet again released a camera bag of unequalled style and elegance for the discerning photographer. The main compartment is divided into two with one section big enough to hold an SLR camera with a lens attached. The smaller of the two compartments will hold an extra lens or two depending on the size and design.
The bag is equipped with three outer pockets for all the accessories and extra devices you need to have with you. You will safely and securely stow away your cell phone, earphones, USB cables, memory cards and other photography fare with little inconvenience. The back of the main compartment also features adequate space to keep manuals, photo prints or documents. Move with even greater convenience with the bag’s easy grip and the adjustable as well as removable shoulder strap.
4. Case Logic DCB-308 SLR Black Camera Sling Bag
This Case Logic backpack is designed to hold one SLR camera with standard zoom lens attached or, alternatively, a DSLR camera with a grip (if stored vertically). The sling bag’s side entry compartment provides a handy and easy access to your camera and equipment without requiring you to take off the sling from your shoulders. The bag’s main storage compartment comes with an adjustable divider system so you can customize it for storage of all your camera accessories with ease.
The side flap is equipped with a zippered pocket which gives convenient and safe storage for such trinkets as memory cards, lens cloth or light filters. The bag is sold alongside a weather hood which fits snugly over the bag to protect your valued equipment against the vagaries of inclement weather and other environmental hazards. The camera bag has been redesigned to ensure it offers convenient storage for all the popular brands of cameras and camcorders in the market. Its high quality material construction and large capacity internal space are as good as it gets when it comes to this class of camera bags.
3. AmazonBasics DSLR and Laptop Backpack with Orange interior
A vivid reimagination of the runaway popular AmazonBasics DSLR camera bag, this even more cavernous backpack offers jumbo storage space to fit a laptop computer as well. Observing the bag from the outside you might be lead to call it pretty pedestrian but unzip it and you will be bowled over by just how many items you can stow inside. The compartmentalized section offers enough room for two SLR cameras and up to 4 lenses of different sizes. There is also (of course), an extra compartment that is roomy enough to hold a 17 inch screen laptop.
The bag also features enough interior pockets and other on the exterior to stow away accessories and knickknacks. For bulky accessories such as tripods, you can use the handy side straps to secure them in place and you are good to go. As with all AmazonBasics products, the focus is not just on the safety of your equipment but also on the comfort and convenience of the user. That is why this backpack comes with adjustable and heavily padded shoulder straps. There are also waist and chest straps which make the backpack comfortable even when it is loaded with all your gear.
2. BESTEK Canvas SLR DSLR digital camera gadget organizer bag
The rich golden brown color of this BESTEK canvas bag assures you of a classic bag to tote with you on any adventure. The bag is designed to hold one DSLR camera and at least one detachable lens with a flash unit too. There will still be enough space for a motley collection of accessories including a side pocket that will easily hold an iPad or other portable device of your choice.
The bag’s slip pocket to the inside separates your camera body from the accessories. The prepacked foam dividers can be rearranged into different patterns in order to offer enough space for all your gear. The canvas bag is fully padded and reinforced while the adjustable shoulder strap provides flexibility and comfort as you move around. The canvas material is water repellent but as if that was not enough, the bag includes a waterproof inner lining.
1. AmazonBasics Backpack for SLR/DSLR Cameras and Accessories
Right from its packaging to its functional design and quality materials, there is everything to like about this AmazonBasics black camera bag, perfectly suited for SLR and DSLR cameras. The backpack is cavernous enough to hold 2 average sized DSLR/ SLR camera bodies, up to 4 lenses and still leave adequate space for different accessories and other photographic knickknacks. The high quality polyester and nylon fabric is both tough and waterproof for all weather functionality.
If the bag looks impressive from the outside then it is outright amazing when you look at its design when its zippered compartments are opened up. The bag has multiple pouches, zippered pockets, pouches and straps to ensure all your camera equipment and accessories are stowed securely for the greatest convenience. The main compartment is sectioned off with fabric covered foam material for adequate protection of all your equipment and parts. The backpack offers even more stowing options to the outside with two large pockets, each with a flap offering nifty storage space for items like small cords, keys, cell phone or MP3 player.
It goes without saying that your camera is a considerable investment. To offer as much protection to this piece of equipment, you have little choice but to buy a professionally designed camera bag. We have trawled the web to bring the most versatile designs of 2020 camera bags. While we have ranked the reviews objectively, in the final analysis, different users will invariably prioritize some features over others. After reading through these reviews we hope you have found one that is perfect for your needs and requirements. Whatever your choice, we wish you a panoramic day!