The Camera Armor [from Made Products] is a snugly fitting tough rubber skin for your DSLR body. It covers many of the function buttons on the body with a seamless rubber covering while leaving holes for other parts for the ability of manipulating directly certain controls.. ..it’s not its primary intent to be water- or dust proof, therefore I would regard it mainly as something to keep your camera a tad safer from a physical beating, like softening the fall onto hard surfaces and better avoid scratches from the occasional tree branch or stone wall – from dangers physically active photographers might encounter.
..Despite the criticism I have dealt the Camera Armor in this article, I think it’s only fair to say that this all should be put in a broader perspective than my personal usage. The Camera Armor, Lens Armor and an extra LCD-cover costs a total of only a few tens of euros/dollars. Even if you wouldn’t use the Armor constantly and permanently, you could buy it for the spare display cover, and keep the armor in store for that day you know you will be hiking in thickets or jumping in ditches.
Published in: Cameras on 2007-07-03