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How do you choose the right camera bag? Or do you need a case? Well, it depends on two things: what kind of camera you have and how much other gear you need to carry. For example, if all you have is a simple point-and-shoot camera, what you need is a small holster–style bag or a simple camera pouch to protect it—and, maybe, some lens wipes or smartphone. But, if you're carrying a mirrorless or DSLR camera with a few lenses, a laptop, and a bunch of other accessories, you'll need a bigger bag or hard case that offers more security and protection.

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