I took my Lowepro Pro Messenger 200 AW around Center Hall at CES to see how much room there was to spare when accommodating the hottest new cameras. This shoulder bag has lots of space, and even more when compact cameras are used.
For example, you could put a half dozen Canon GX 1s in our voluminous Messenger 200 AW.
The Sony NEX 7 seem dwarfed by the bag.
The FujiFilm X-Pro1 was bigger than I anticipated. But you could store it with its 3 prime lenses, and still have room for your lunch.
The only camera that gave our bag a run for its money was the flagship Njkon D4. Still room for the body and a couple lenses, but the glass you mount on the body will determine its position in the Pro Messenger 200 AW.
Aside from all the camera fittings, I kept an iPad 2 in the front pocket, lots of accessories, spare lenses, and snacks in the Pro Messener 200 AW today while working at CES. And I loved the way it felt against my side as I navigated from booth to booth.
You can see more shots from the CES 2012 show floor on The Digital Story Flickr page.
Derrick Story is the Photography Evangelist for Lowepro.