Review: Tamrac 3582 Express Case 2

  • July 12, 2008
  • James Skemp
  • review

I purchased one of these cases (Tamrac 3582 Express Case 2) for a Casio Exilim (EX-Z1200) that I purchased at the same time.

That camera fits this case *perfectly*, so my review may be a bit biased because of that :)

In my opinion, this is a great little case. The padding provided is just the right amount that, the one time I dropped my camera, my heart didn't sink. (No surprise, the camera was fine.)

However, the padding does make the camera a bit larger than it normally would be - approximately 1.5 cm. But, while this makes it a little larger for front and rear pockets, I've had no problem putting this in pockets in the legs of shorts, nor in my various coats' inner pockets.

I haven't used the 'shoulder strap' so I can't make any calls about it. However, it's a bit too thin for my tastes. The material is very well built - I've been lugging it in coat/short pockets, and various bags, since February '08, and it still looks like it did when I purchased it.

All-in-all, if your camera will fit, I'd highly recommend this case.