3 thoughts on “MegaGear “Ever Ready” Protective Leather Camera Case, Bag for Canon PowerShot SX720 HS (Dark Brown)

  1. Rolando A. Orama
    38 of 38 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    5 Stars except for the insecure cover snap., December 4, 2014
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    Rolando A. Orama (USA) –
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    I like the smart look of this case that is a perfect fit for my Canon SX 700 HS. The stitching is fine and even. The strap is proper length to either sling over shoulder or wear in front over neck. Having read many of these reviews before buying I can say that complaints about the split cowhide leather have no merit. It is very strong and the “PU Leather” finish is the same used on high fashion leather accessories.Without the finish it would be suede. Full-grain cowhide would be OK for boots and saddles but far too thick for a case such as this. The hardware (rivets and loops) are robust and secure. The leather strap is sewn to a nylon extension with buckles which, if properly configured, will not come loose. One minor problem is that the the edge of the left side of the case obscures the framing assist/seek button. However, once you know where it is, the leather is pliable enough to allow you to operate this feature simply by pressing over it. The camera’s pop-up flash release toggle is quite close to the edge of the case but is easy enough to operate.The camera is held securely inside the case by a the tripod adapter that fits the camera and also provides an external threaded socket for the tripod. Its knob is knurled and it takes only 2 1/2 easy turns to remove or secure the camera.The camera must be removed from the case to change batteries or access the memory card, digital USB AV out and HDMI ports. So why only 4 stars? Users’ concerns about the inadequate holding power of the brass snaps that hold the cover seem to be well-founded. i assumed that maybe this was a sample defect so took a chance. The cover on my case fell to the ground the first time I unsnapped it from the front. On a windy day it almost blew into the lake. One time I let it sit on the ground while I continued shooting and forgot about it and had to walk back to retrieve it. It seems that this is more a design flaw than a random defect. I tried putting a layer of aluminum foil over the snap but it did not reinforce the closure and fell out anyway. The best design would have been a very secure snap or a swivel for the (right bottom) snap that holds the back of the cover. The (left bottom) snap that holds the front of the cover is about the same strength but it is under no stress and remains closed. My solution was to tie a piece of mono-filament fishing line to the tab for the back snap and tie the other end to the leather strap that holds the neck strap.Not a very elegant arrangement, so I would like to hear from others that found a more aesthetic way to secure the front of the case when the camera is in use, other than stowing it in ones’s pocket– it is a bit too large for most pockets!

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  2. McDuff
    21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A must have!!!, June 18, 2014
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    McDuff

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    I purchased this case for my Sx700 HS. It is a custom fit. It reminds me of the old fashioned glove type cover (in a good way!!!). This cover comes in two parts. One part fits underneath and around the back. This contains the shoulder strap.
    The other part snaps on the front for protection.
    I like to do nature and landscape photography. If I’m out walking, I remove the front cover and just go with the shoulder strap portion. Sometimes you see a subject where you have very little time to react. With this setup, you lift the camera and shoot. With other cases, it takes so long to get the camera out of the bag, that the subject is usually gone.
    This camera doesn’t come with a shoulder strap. It has a wristlet which to me is very inconvenient.
    This MegaGear unit solves all those issues. It has the tripod connection on the bottom, so that feature is not lost.
    I don’t go anywhere without it attached to my camera.
    I strongly recommend anyone with the SX700 HS purchase this case!
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  3. Portland Fella
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Cool looking; not practical, August 15, 2017
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    This review is from: MegaGear “Ever Ready” Protective Leather Camera Case, Bag for Canon PowerShot SX720 HS (Dark Brown) (Electronics)
    I really like the idea behind this camera case, but it isn’t working out.

    Likes:
    + Fits the camera, exactly
    + Well made, sturdy, looks and feels like genuine leather, as promised
    + Looks really cool.

    Dislikes:
    – Difficult to use in the field. Unless you snap off the front cover, you have a bulky leather thing to hold
    -2 Neck strap loops are below the center of gravity — the camera flips over if you hold it by the straps

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