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Camera Bag for My Canon Powershot SX40 HS

Updated on March 15, 2014

Snug Bag for My Canon SX40 HS Camera

Last week I bought myself a new camera, the Canon Powershot SX40 HS. Right away, I realized that I needed a protective carrying case for it. Because of its extended lens, it doesn't fit in the camera bag I used for my last camera.

I bought my camera at Office Depot, but I wasn't happy with any of the cases they had to choose from. So I went online to search for the perfect camera bag. Finding the best one proved rather difficult. I wanted one that would offer good protection against bumps, and I didn't want one that was too big. I also didn't want to spend a small fortune - I soon found that you could easily spend $50 or more on a professional camera case!

I finally settled on the Lowepro LP36235 Adventura TLZ 15 Top Loading Bag.... Keep reading to find out why!

All Photos, except for the official product images, are Copyright by L-May (Me)

My Canon SX40 HS in the Lowepro Case - The Lowepro Adventura TLZ 15 Case fits it perfectly!

My Canon SX40 HS in the Lowepro Case
My Canon SX40 HS in the Lowepro Case

This camera bag is top loading... - That is, the lens points down. I think that makes it more snug, but I'm really not sure. What do you think?

Is top loading a good feature?

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The Lowepro Adventura TLZ 15 Top Loading Bag Next to My Camera - Size Comparison

The Lowepro Adventura TLZ 15 Top Loading Bag Next to My Camera
The Lowepro Adventura TLZ 15 Top Loading Bag Next to My Camera

Is the Lowepro LP36235 Adventura TLZ 15 Top Loading Bag waterproof?

If you're stuck in a downpour, will your camera be OK?

A couple of months ago, I took photos on the Oregon beach, right before a big storm hit... I was about a mile away from my hotel room. As soon as I felt the first drops of rain, I put my camera in the bag, zipped it up, and walked back to my hotel. Actually, I was running back... the rain started slow but by the time I got back to my room (about 15 minutes later), I was soaked.

The camera bag was soaked, too. I let it dry out before opening it. The good news is that my camera survived. It was dry.

So, yes, this bag is water resistant and, for at least 15 minutes, it was waterproof. Now, if I had stayed out in the rain for longer, who knows if it would have survived. But I feel that it passed the test.

My Review of the Lowepro LP36235 Adventura TLZ 15 Top Loading Bag

Lowepro LP36235 Adventura TLZ 15 Top Loading Bag for DSLR Kits (Black)
Lowepro LP36235 Adventura TLZ 15 Top Loading Bag for DSLR Kits (Black)

The Lowepro Adventura TLZ 15 camera bag fits the Canon Powershot SX40 HS very well. It feels snug around the camera. I was looking for a protective case to carry my camera around in, and with that I'm quite pleased. Every side of this case is lined with semi-stiff padding. I found that there's enough room to put a 3/4" piece of foam in the bottom of the case, to provide additional protection to the lens. This additional protection is not necessary, but I thought since I could do it, why not.

I like that this case is designed to be water resistant, because I live just south of Seattle, and light rain showers are the norm. It is easy enough to take the camera in and out of the bag, although I am careful to do so by holding the camera on the side without the power button so that I don't turn it on accidentally.

The adjustable shoulder strap is decent, but not extra wide. However, I don't find the camera to be very heavy, so I think it'll be fine.

The exterior pocket has a small inner pocket that fits an SD card, in its pastic case, just perfectly. The exterior pocket is large enough to hold a couple of batteries. It will not hold the battery charger, however.

The case also has a wide belt loop, which I haven't used yet.


Other Cameras this Case Likely Fits - This case may fit other Bridge and DSLR cameras.

  • Canon Rebel T3
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2 with 14-42mm kit
  • Cannon t3i DSLR

Lowepro Adventura TLZ 15 Case Features an Overlap Zipper - Zipper is designed to keep out moisture and dust.

Overlap Zipper to Keep Out Moisture
Overlap Zipper to Keep Out Moisture

Here are some pictures of the advertising tag that came attached to my case.

This camera bag features exterior pockets too!

Features of the Lowepro LP36235 Adventura TLZ 15 Top Loading Bag
Features of the Lowepro LP36235 Adventura TLZ 15 Top Loading Bag

Any thoughts on how to find the best camera case? - Let me know your experience.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Thanks a lot for this review! I was looking for the smallest possible but still convenient bag for my new SX40, and your review helped me to narrow selection.

      I needed a bag that would only accommodate the camera, spare battery and card; that would NOT have a Velcro lock (I'd hate to make so much noise every time I need to draw the camera) and that wouldn't take much space in a city backpack.

      I tried some other bags, too, and in the end I was choosing between Lowe Adventura TLZ 15 and Tamrac Zoom 2. TLZ 15 is smaller, but, surprisingly, the camera slips in much easier than in Tamrac. Besides, it can be placed there on the side, too, which I find much more convenient for removing the camera and less dangerous for occasional pressing the playback button. So, Adventura TLZ 15 is the best option for me. Thanks again!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Amazing selection, well done!

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      henrikflensborg 5 years ago

      @intermarks: And don't limit it to just bringing your camera. Bring all the gear you are planning to carry in the bag.

      Also, do some research before going shopping so you can visit as few stores as possible - while still allowing you to try out all the bags you think might be a good match.

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      CameronPoe 5 years ago

      Your camera seems really nice. It's deserving an equally nice bag that you're showing here.

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      Jethro 5 years ago from Philippines

      First I should get a camera and then I will refer back to this lens for the best camera case. :) Nice lens!

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      Stephanie 5 years ago from DeFuniak Springs

      This reminds me... I need to get a new camera bag for my new camera!

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      intermarks 5 years ago

      To look for the best camera case is to bring along your camera and try it on all the camera bags. Only this way, you can know which bag suit your camera.

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      allenwebstarme 5 years ago

      Seems awesome Camera.

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      Arc4life 5 years ago

      very informative lens

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      food monkey 5 years ago

      use what feels good...I like to loading

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      LisaDH 5 years ago

      I also use a Lowepro case for my Canon T1i. It's not too big, but has plenty of room for my camera and the accessories I carry.

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      Fcuk Hub 5 years ago

      To find the best camera case is very important to protect camera. This lens is helping in this cause :)

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      andreaberrios lm 5 years ago

      I love Canon cameras! I really love this one. Great lens and congrats on your purple star! :)