A 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.
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.