There’s a move on in the world of photography. Compact system cameras are starting to gain ground against the big DSLRs because they deliver much of those cameras’ performance but in a much smaller form factor. Panasonic and Olympus lead the pack in Micro 43, one of the top new compact system formats. But Sony, Nikon, Fuji and others have competing offerings. When looking for a bag to complement those cameras, the ideal solution sits somewhere between 100 and 300 cubic inches in capacity. Here are three:
Chrome Niko Sling – From the urban-oriented brand popular with bike messengers, Chrome delivers the smallest in our line up in the Niko. It’s flexible enough to be worn across the shoulders and around the waist. See review.
Crumpler 5 Million Dollar Home – Designed across the pond in Australia, the 5 Million Dollar Home can easily hold either a compact system camera or full-size DSLR. It’s a messenger-style product designed to be carried over or across the shoulders. See review.
Mountainsmith Swift FX – Although there’s an over the shoulder option, the Swift FX is primarily a lumbar pack. It’s comfortable and can handle almost as much as the Crumpler above. See review.
If you’re getting into the compact system market – and are looking for a good bag to handle your new gear – check out one of these three. You won’t be disappointed. As always, once you make your choice, let us know your final selection and any other feedback by leaving a comment below.
Thanks for reading another outdoor gear review from GearGuide. And thanks to Chrome and ECHOS Communications, Mountainsmith and Ingrid Niehaus PR for providing product for these reviews.