Camera Canopy review

It may look like a small riot shield, but Camera Canopy is a fresh take on wet weather protection for your camera

Digital Camera World Verdict

Fed up with fumbling for camera and lens controls through a steamed-up plastic bag rain cover? There are no such problems when your gear is protected by a Camera Canopy, but you'd better hope the rain only falls straight down.


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    Very easy to fit

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    Excellent camera and lens access

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    Extends to cover long lenses


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    Heavy and bulky

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    Landscape-orientation only

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    Limited rain protection

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Photography in the rain is rarely much fun, and it's even more uncomfortable if your camera or lens isn't weather sealed. That's because the usual solution for keeping your kit dry is to to shroud it in a rain cover - or in other words, a glorified plastic bag with a hole in the end to let the front of your lens poke through. Sure, it'll keep the rain off your gear, but operating key functions and rotating lens rings becomes a slippery, fumbling chore, made worse if smaller buttons become obscured by droplets on the bag.

The Camera Canopy has been designed to both keep your camera and lens dry while also maintaining their easy usability. It's available direct from the Camera Canopy website for $79.99 + $9.99 shipping to US mainland addresses.

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Ben Andrews

Ben is the Imaging Labs manager, responsible for all the testing on Digital Camera World and across the entire photography portfolio at Future. Whether he's in the lab testing the sharpness of new lenses, the resolution of the latest image sensors, the zoom range of monster bridge cameras or even the latest camera phones, Ben is our go-to guy for technical insight. He's also the team's man-at-arms when it comes to camera bags, filters, memory cards, and all manner of camera accessories – his lab is a bit like the Batcave of photography! With years of experience trialling and testing kit, he's a human encyclopedia of benchmarks when it comes to recommending the best buys.