Who among the backpacking crowd hasn’t wished for a more manageable way to carry a decent camera on the trail? I carried a little pocket digital camera for many years but was never really happy with the pictures I was getting. I really longed for a better quality camera–one with decent optics, versatile optical zoom, capable of taking pictures under various lighting conditions, etc. But it’s a challenge to carry anything bigger than a pocket-sized camera on the trail. Where do you put it so it’s not either always in your hands or bouncing against you at the end of its strap?

Peak Designs Capture Pro Camera Clip (from Peak Designs website)
Peak Designs Capture Pro Camera Clip (from Peak Designs website)

Enter the Peak Design Capture Camera Clip. It’s an all-aluminum clip that attaches securely to almost any type of strap, including a padded backpack shoulder strap, with a quick-release mechanism for attaching your camera via a plat attached to its tripod mounting screw. I use mine with my Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V¬†and it works great. My camera’s not a full-size DSLR by any means, but the Peak Design Capture Camera Clip could easily carry it if it was.

Here’s a picture of me with the camera clipped securely to my backpack strap:

Dave with his camera securely attached to his backpack
Dave with his camera securely attached to his backpack (click for full-size picture)

If you’re willing to carry the weight of a little larger camera, like me, then the Peak Design Capture Camera Clip is, in my opinion, a must-have accessory.

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