Hot New Cameras with the Lowepro Pro Messenger 200 AW

By January 11, 2012Products

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.

Canon G1 X in the Lowepro Pro Messenger 200
Lots of elbow room with the Canon GX 1 in the Pro Messenger 200 AW.

The Sony NEX 7 seem dwarfed by the bag.

Sony NEX 7 in Front of the Lowepro Pro Messenger 200
Sony NEX 7 in the shadow of the Pro Messenger.

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.

Fuji X-Pro 1 Next to Lowepro Pro Messenger 200
The Fuji X-Pro1 might be bigger than I anticipated, but the Messenger just gobbled it up.

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.

Nikon D4 in Lowepro Pro Messenger 200
The big dog, Nikon D4.

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.


About Derrick

Derrick Story is a professional photographer, writer, teacher and photography evangelist for Lowepro. He has authored several digital media books, including his latest, The Photoshop CS4 Companion for Photographers and The Digital Photography Companion (O'Reilly Media, publisher). Derrick is a Senior Contributor for Macworld magazine where he writes a digital photography column, and he's a regular presenter on the popular training site, Online, Derrick has formed a virtual camera club called The Digital Story ( that's open to all photography enthusiasts. The site features weekly podcasts, daily posts, training videos, and reader-submitted photos. You can reach Derrick at

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