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AmazonBasics Camera Bag Review

Having recently purchased a Mirrorless camera and built a dedicated Vlogging rig, I’ve decided to upgrade from my small Lowepro camera bag to a larger AmazonBasics camera bag. It only cost me £18 ($23 USD) – very cheap!

Yet, it’s very well built, splashproof and quite rugged, with a variety of storage pockets inside. In theory it could easily hold a medium sized DSLR camera, three lenses and an iPad or other tablet device, plus various cables and SD memory cards in its dedicated pockets.

https://youtu.be/dl4ThLOOG24

You can buy the AmazonBasics camera bag here:
UK: https://amzn.to/3hNe3Fd
USA: https://amzn.to/2RJpV0g


TRANSCRIPT

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Whatup nerds? I’m Jay Shareef.
Welcome to another episode of Tech Tuesdays.

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Every Tuesday I’m going to give you a quick update

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on the various gadgets and bits of
tech I’ve bought over the last week.

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And this week I’ve only had one arrival in the post.


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However, it’s something I’ve been
wanting to buy for quite a while.

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Now in the past I’ve carried my
camera stuff in one of two bags.

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Firstly, a small Lowepro camera bag.

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And, secondly, a small laptop bag.

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These are both fantastic, and are perfect
for my action cameras and their accessories.

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I could even fit a MacBook Air
and charger in this small laptop bag.

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However, I recently bought a larger mirrorless camera.

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And, I also built myself a Vlogging rig.

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Now, neither of those will easily fit inside my existing bags.

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So, I decided to get myself a
medium-sized, dedicated camera bag.

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This is the AmazonBasics camera bag
and, despite the name, it’s not at all basic.

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This camera bag costs £18 GBP
($23 USD) brand new from Amazon.

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I’ve been testing it for a few days now and
I just absolutely love the design of this thing.

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So let’s have a look at the bag.

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Firstly, this is made of really high quality material.

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It is most definitely “rain ploof”
(sigh) “rain ploof(?)

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… rain proof and splash proof, for sure.

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Which is convenient if you happen to live in a
place like England, where it rains a hell of a lot!

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Very easy to open, with one hand even.

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Just press this clasp here,
and away you go. It’s open.

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First things first. Let’s discuss this exterior pocket here.

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Nice and simple.

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As you’d expect the zips and stitching are top quality.

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This has plenty of room for cables and maybe
even a small power bank you could fit in here.

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I currently have some salted vinegar sachets in there
because that’s the kind of person I am… (laughs)

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Next thing I want to talk about is
these two little pockets here

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which are designed specifically for SD cards.

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And I’ve already put some SD cards in here.

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You’re able to unzip this top part.

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And in here there’s a little bit of room for some
more cables, potentially some more SD cards.

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I’ve put a little camera lens cleaning
cloth in there at the moment.

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Within the main body of this bag, this section is
very, very clearly designed for a large camera.

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And, on the sides, you are capable
of putting a couple of lenses.

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I haven’t done that.

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I’ve put some antibacterial wipes.

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And a tripod and a little action camera accessory.

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But this is all very, very well padded. Absolutely lovely.

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One other interesting little feature
is this hidden pocket here.

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This is big enough for a 9-inch tablet.

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So, you could potentially get a slim iPad
within this little section here, to keep it safe.

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I’ve just used it as a place to keep
a power bank and a charging cable.

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But I absolutely love this bag.

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I think that this was a very wise purchase.

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I’ve taken it out a couple of times,
and it just does the job.

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It feels very, very sturdy.

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It’s obviously a very high-quality material,
with very high quality stitching.

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These are plastic, but for £18 GBP you can’t really
expect everything to be of the highest possible quality

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One gripe I do have.

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And I knew this would happen,
from reading the reviews on Amazon.

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This padded shoulder strap part is uncomfortable.

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It just doesn’t have any real give in it.

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And it can be a bit of a pain after an hour or two.

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Not a deal breaker. I would still say “get this bag”.

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I know that some people have literally just
cut this off, and put a different one on.

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I don’t see the need.

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Yes, it’s not the most comfortable.

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But, at the same time, it’s not so
irritating that it’s life limiting in any way.

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So, overall the AmazonBasics medium-sized,
dedicated DSLR camera bag is fantastic.

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I will be using this with my mirrorless camera,

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and with my vlogging rig, to go with me
all over the world hopefully, now that…

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I’m going to jinx it, aren’t I?

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“Now that lockdown is starting to
ease after the coronavirus pandemic.”

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It’ll be all right. It’s all right. We’ll be fine. Don’t worry.

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We’ve come through worse as a species, right?
We’ll be fine.

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Anyway, that’s the review.

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If you want to get the same bag for yourself then
I’ve put a link in the description just for you.

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This has been another episode of Tech Tuesdays.

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I’ll be back again next week with more.

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Later nerds!

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