This was my first time really playing around with the camera and where better to try than in Lisbon! I am still using the "Auto" settings but I have used the touch screen a bit to focus in further on subjects:
While it holds everything, is well padded and keeps the camera really safe, it's too big for walking around with.
It has a zip and a catch so whipping out the camera quickly to take a shot is impossible. I tried putting it in my (massive) handbag and in my gear bag (I was on a surf trip) and it took up the whole bag.
I was very mindful of the warnings I received when I purchased the camera: "Keep well away from sand and water" so I was afraid to not bring the full case with me each day at the beach.
At night in the city I wrapped the camera in a scarf in my handbag or wore it around my neck and left the camera bag in the hostel.
So it was onto the google I went for my Santa wishlist. Christmas morning saw this beauty under the tree:
Of course it is available in other colours but I like the pink. Evecase is the brand and I believe Santa found it on amazon here.
As you can see, the camera fits in a different way. It's easier to pull out of the bag and only has a zip.
It's well padded and has plenty of pockets. The charger also fits in neatly. We'll see how it goes!