The Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 official case

It took about ten weeks but if finally arrived, the leather case for my Panasonic Lumic DMC-CM1. I'm thrilled to have finally received it, but I'm also a bit underwhelmed by its sheer size. Of course, the device has to fit, but somehow this case seems incredibly huge to me. In this post you'll see what I mean.

Obtaining this official cover for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 turned out to be no small effort. I registered directly after my purchase, which was in the beginning of December. And it appears I was lucky enough to be able to buy one at all - as far as I understand it has become almost impossible by now.

Like I wrote, it took about ten weeks for the cover to get here. First they couldn't find my registration, then it turned out I registered at Panasonic in both Germany and the Netherlands. So they wanted me to "prove" I bought my device in Germany - which is kind of funny since it was never sold here at all in the first place.

Anyway, it's here now, and I captured it with the Nokia Lumia 1020. Have a look at the size of this thing! Sorry to say I added watermarks in this case, I'm sure you'll understand.

I'm sure you'll agree it's a well-crafted, strong and very safe case for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1, and I'm really happy with it - but mainly for longer transport purposes that is. I can't really see myself taking the device in and out of this case when I'm out shooting on a sunny afternoon...

One more thing: the leather is in fact quite slippery. Of course the device should be able to take a fall protected like this, but I'd rather not see if fall at all. Again, like on the CM1 itself, there is no place for a any lanyard or whatever you could use to attach it to your wrist, neck or belt. This is great protection for in your inside pocket or in your suitcase, but I don't think it's very practicle when you're out there hunting for great shots.

But I guess one shouldn't look a gift horse in the mouth as they say - even if it took ten weeks to arrive. This case would have been a great accessory for the Lumix DMC-CM1 in the first place (like a pretty basic USB cable for that matter). The device sure is expensive enough for that (and I would have registered it anyway).