The most important thing about buying a bridge camera bag or case is that it fits your camera properly.
The cheapest and most popular types of bag are the generic kind which the makers hope will fit most models of camera. With these bags the camera may not fit snuggly as a bespoke bag or case would and may still move about when zipped into it’s protective home. They generally have less padding too, so giving less protection and waterproofing from the elements.
If you can go for a more expensive bag your bridge camera can benefit from both a better snug fit, so no rattling around, and a stronger more protective home for those rugged mountain treks all photographers love to endure. My son certainly does.
The more bespoke bag will also look like it has been made for your camera with a more ergonomic and stylish appearance.
It is not though a choice of style over practicality. You can have both as you will see below in our reviews of some of the most popular bridge camera bags and cases. I guess it all depends on how much you want to protect your precious bridge camera.
Top 5 Rated Bridge Camera Cases.
Mantona SportsBag / Bridge Camera Bag
There are over 50 reviews on this particular Maltona Multi-purpose Bridge Camera Bag and on average it gets a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.
Attractive and beautifully designed it is also extremely durable and offers maximum storage capacity for all your additional bits and pieces.
With inner dimensions of 14 x 14 x 9cm it can be a fit for many models from Sony, Panasonic, Nikon, Fuji and Canon. (Check your camera size before ordering.)
The bag has a nylon micro fibre lining which will not scratch your camera’s monitor screen,
In my opinion this is an excellent all-round bag, big enough for even a small dlsr, which is strong, stylish and should last many years. A great choice.
Camera Case Bag with Rain Cover For Panasonic LUMIX DMC Bridge Camera Models
This is a very competively priced case offering good protection for less than £10.
Buyers, too, are very happy with what they got for their money. From 32 reviews this bag has an average satisfaction rating of 4.5 stars out of 5.
Fujifilm Bridge Camera Case for Finepix Series
This Fujifilm manufactured bag is ideal for Fuji’s Finepix series specific to the following models – Finepix S / SL / HS series of cameras. It is highly rated by buyers and has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.
The bag is well padded to give your camera adequate protection from bump and has a fine interior lining to prevent scratcking the camera’s finish and monitor screen.
There is also a sizeable front pocket with zip to keep your memory cards and other small accessories.
A sturdy shoulder strap is included for carrying convenience.
Shoulder Bag / Carry Case for Panasonic Lumix Bridge Cameras
This bag in black can be carried in the hand or using the strong shoulder strap. I love this feature if there’s any trekking to be done. It’s so much easier on long walks.
The bag is waterproof with lots of space for additional accessories. The soft interior lining does a great job of protecting from scratches during transit.
With detachable dividers for stability and well padded throughout this is an excellent case for the money.
Suits most Panasonic Lumix bridge cameras but check your model just to make sure.
With an excellent buyer rating of 4.7 out of a possible 5 stars this piece of essential kit is both very popular and very well priced at around only £10.
Lowepro Apex 120 AW Camera Shoulder Bag
I have included this Lowepro bag because, although it is not specific to any camera model, it has collected an amazing 351 customer reviews at Amazon since it first became available in 2007. It has also received consistently good reviews and achieves a 4.7 score out of a possible 5. An excellent score with so many buyer comments.
It displays the quality expected from the Lowepro brand and is not unexpectedly a little more expensive than other bags we have mentioned.
Plenty of room, whatever your chosen bridge camera. Weatherproof cover and shoulder strap are a given. Well padded dividers are easily adjustable and the soft lining is camera protective.
From one of the most trusted brands these bags are best suited for the rugged terrain of the adventure photographer. Whether you choose an entry level model or a top of the range Nikon bridge camera the Lowepro Apex will give you all the protection you need at a great price.
Currently on special offer for in the region of £30.