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Biscayne Bay compact camera case
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I've tried a number of different compact-camera cases over the past few years. None have all the features I need and want in a case PLUS are small enough to carry when riding my bike. I use some of the MROCK cases for my digital SLR and was anxious to see what they have done for the smaller cameras.

First and foremost when on the bike I need a case that's small. At only 3" high, 4" wide and 1" deep the Biscayne Bay certainly fills that bill. It is designed to fit the very smallest digital cameras. It wass perfect for my Canon Digital Elph and Concord 5345z.

The Biscayne pads the camera well, protecting it from all the banging around that it will get hanging off a Camelback while thrashing through the woods, or over your handlebars on a long road bike ride. I hung it on my Camelback strap for several weeks and I was always confident it could take the knocks. A crash over a stump on my favorite mountain bike trail proved the point, with no injuries to my camera.

All cases need to keep the camera both dry and dust free. While some small camera cases only have an upper flap OR zipper, the Biscayne Bay features not only a top flap that overlaps the sides all the way around, but also a 2-sided zipper (with big easy to grab pulls) to seal the deal. While I didn't have the opportunity to use it in the Fall, I am confident that it will keep those dry leaves out you encounter in the New England woods. I was also able to clip it closed while leaving the zipper open when I knew I would need to get at the camera quickly, but still wanted to protecting it a bit.

A front storage compartment contains a small protective bag that will hold the case and there is another internal pouch for a memory card or the like. The waistband strap is double Velcroed and I was able to attach it pretty much anywhere with no difficulty. It was quite secure and I never had a problem with it coming undone while riding agressively. There are several other ways to attach it including Velcro straps on the sides, 2 plastic attachment loops on the top back and a sewn loop on the top flap.

Conclusion:  This is a really nice camera case that is solid and well designed. I've tried a number of others and the Biscayne Bay is the best I've seen so far. If your camera will fit this case, be sure to check it out.

Details: H 3 x W 4 x D 1 inches

Al Hospers
July 2005