Other Digital Camera Accessories

Digital camera skins

Written by Gail Bjork

Skins help protect your digital camera from dust, scratches and bumps.

Digital camera skinsA digital camera skin helps minimize damage to digital camera by protecting it from scuffs, scratches, dust and bumps. Skins are slip-resistant so you are less likely to drop your camera when holding it.

Digital skins are typically made of precision-crafted Silicone. They are custom molded and are available for a number of digital camera models. Skins allow for easy access of camera control buttons and have precision cutouts for features such as the mode dial, viewfinder and speaker.

Digital camera skin features

Some skins offer more convenience and protection than others. Some allow you to access the battery and memory card compartments without removing the skin. This feature is particularly important for those who take a lot of photos and need to frequently access those compartments.

Lens petals

Skins have a cutout for the camera lens, so it can zoom in and out. Skins that offer even more protection have lens petals that open and close as the lens expands and retracts. When the lens is fully retracted, the petals completely cover the lens area. A skin with this feature provides even greater protection so you can place the camera in a purse or briefcase without a pouch.

Digital camera skins may come with a removable a plastic LCD cover to help prevent scratches and keep off debris the screen. They are available for many digital camera models and come in a variety of translucent colors.

About the author

Gail Bjork

Gail Bjork, who is passionate about digital photography, is the owner and editor of Digicamhelp.Gail is the author of three illustrated ebooks about digital photography. A number of her photos and digital photography related articles appear at other websites.In 2006, a series of her photos, People in the Louvre, were exhibited at the Underground Photo Gallery
in Iisalmi Finland. Eight of her photos taken in the Florida scrub are on permanent exhibition at Parrish Medical Center in Titusville, Florida.Gail served twelve years as an elected member of The School Board of Palm Beach County, Florida, one of the largest school districts in the U.S. She has also been the editor of a small town newspaper and a free-lance writer. Gail and her husband owned and ran several small businesses.