Camera and video cases keep expensive photography equipment and accessories safe and dry. There are different styles for both the amateur and professional photographer to choose from including the backpack, shoulder-sling and messenger bag designs. Typically, cases will have both a removable, adjustable padded shoulder strap and a hand grip. The most useful bags will have a large, roomy compartment for the camera and several smaller interior and exterior pockets for extra batteries, memory cards, lenses, battery packs, cords and cleaning cloths, to keep everything organized. The entire case generally including individual pockets, should be fully padded to protect against abrasion and impact. Waterproof or water repellent fabrics like polyester, canvas, nylon and leather are ideal for soft cases, while materials like aluminum, plastic ABS, polypropylene and polycarbonate are standard for hard cases. To deter criminals, select cameras and video cases with features like tamperproof, lockable zippers and straps with built-in locks designed to fasten the bag to a secure fixture.