Best Camera Straps

Review & Comparison, Last Update October 21, 2020
Sling a camera strap across your shoulder and get to work knowing that, with one of these straps, the camera will remain safe and secure. The best camera straps are not just comfortable and functional though - they also look good. ...Read more ...Read less
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OUR VERDICT
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Warranty
 
PROS

The strap can handle up to 25 pounds, so you can work with SLR cameras, DSLR cameras, mirrorless cameras, digital cameras, and camcorders. The wide, 1.1-inch belt will let you carry these cameras even feeling like you're putting a burden on your neck or shoulder.

CONS

The colors look different from advertised. 

OUR VERDICT

The CANPIS CP001 is an elegant-looking camera strap with an art/literature/journalistic temperament. With this strap, you'll look like a photographer from the 60s investigating a crime scene. Plus, despite its polished appearance, the strap is plenty comfortable.

detailed parameters
Length

Up to 62.1" (adjustable)

Width

1.2"

Material

Genuine leather, nylon 

Max Load

Up to 25 lbs

Extras

Duraflex™ attachments, supplied with a pair of metal ring attachments and loops 

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The cotton padding on the back side will ensure the strap is not sliding on the shoulders. The padding will also minimize uncomfortable sensations around the neck during prolonged wearing. The high-tensile plastic fasteners make sure the camera's secured. 

CONS

The PU leather starts looking worse with time. 

OUR VERDICT

Measuring 2 inches wide, the Art Tribute Red Woven Vintage Camera Strap can accommodate not just cameras but also electric and acoustic guitars. With its artsy style, the strap will fit free spirits, people who thrive on positive vibes and project them themselves.

detailed parameters
Length

Up to 61" (adjustable)

Width

2"

Material

Cotton, PU leather, nylon 

Max Load

Up to 10 lbs

Extras

Non-slip padding, supplied with attachments 

Warranty

Limited lifetime

PROS

The strap is easy to maintain. Even when it gets pretty dirty, a few wipes with a damp cloth or a baby wipe will usually do the trick. The white and brown weave makes the strap look more expensive than it is.

CONS

The strap is hard to keep on the shoulder. 

OUR VERDICT

The TARION LYN-241Z aims at photographers who are into vintage-looking accessories. Made primarily from cotton yarn, the strap weighs less than 2 ounces. Plus, the anti-slip surface is excellent at preventing the strap from slipping and moving around.

detailed parameters
Length

Up to 53" (adjustable)

Width

1.5"

Material

Cotton yarn, PU leather, nylon 

Max Load

Up to 22 lbs

Extras

Supplied with attachments and metal triangles 

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The reinforced metal plate lets you attach cameras onto tripods without removing the plate. The zipper pocket on the neoprene pad will enable you to store and secure spare batteries, different plastic cards, memory cards, and more.

CONS

The strap tends to slide around. 

OUR VERDICT

Putting function first and aesthetics second, the Altura UZ0004 does more with less. The neoprene pad, measuring 3 inches wide, will ensure even weight distribution, reducing the pressure on the shoulders and letting you carry the heaviest cameras with comfort.

detailed parameters
Length

Up to 60" (adjustable)

Width

1" (strap pad - 3")

Material

Polyester, neoprene, nylon 

Max Load

Up to 10 lbs

Extras

Storage pocket, supplied with attachments and metal mounting plate 

Warranty

3 months

PROS

The adjustable strap will fit short and tall users alike. The quick-release buckles let you remove the strap within seconds. You can choose between straight black, black dots, and multicolored patterns, making the strap look more or less strict. 

CONS

The model's a bit scratchy on the neck. 

OUR VERDICT

The Eorefo Vintage Bohemia Camera Shoulder Neck Belt Strap is tougher than it looks. Adopting double-sided PU leather and thorough needlework, this strap handles prolonged pressure with effortless ease, showcasing its fasionable personality in the meantime.

detailed parameters
Length

Up to 56" (adjustable)

Width

1.5"

Material

Cotton, PU leather, nylon 

Max Load

Up to 10 lbs

Extras

Duraflex™ attachments, supplied with plastic buckles 

Warranty

1 year

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CANPIS (CP001)

A Strap with a Temperament

The CANPIS CP001 is an elegant, expensive-looking camera neck strap. Its vintage style gives the model a temperament that cheap straps do not quite possess.

Made from 100% genuine soft leather and featuring firm handmade sewing, this strap is durable and comfortable. Likewise, its wide belt (measuring 1.2 inches) makes sure there's no noticeable burden on the neck or shoulders. Furthermore, you can adjust the nylon belt, even accommodating people who stand 6 feet 3 inches tall.

The metal ring attachments and the loops that are shipped with the strap will have no issues supporting devices as heavy as 25 pounds, meaning that you can carry SLR/DSLR cameras, mirrorless DSLRs, different digital cameras, even camcorders. While the ring attachments and the loops secure the device, the triangular split piece lets you customize the fit.

The product does not really have major downsides. The colors (brown or black) might look different from advertised but not necessarily more different than you would expect.

All things considered, if you want a camera strap with an attitude, the CANPIS CP001 will prove right up your alley. It is stronger than cheap straps and much more attractive than its budget alternatives.

Review of CANPIS (CP001) Soft Leather Camera Shoulder Neck Strap
Last updated price $30.99
Stock In stock
ASIN B07BKNB7WC

 

Art Tribute Red Woven

Positive Vibes

The Art Tribute Red Woven Vintage Camera Strap resembles something you'd find lying around at your grandma's house. From what we can tell, this model targets self-described free spirits, creative and joyful souls. The strap makes you project positive vibes and adds standout style points. Crafted from premium-grade cotton webbing and polyurethane (PU) leather, this strap is soft and pleasant to the touch.

The problem here is that the same materials also make the model a little weak. Of course, with its maximum load capping at 10 pounds, the strap's weak in theory but, in practice, there are very few cameras that weigh more than that, so its strength is passable.

What's not quite as passable is that the PU leather looks attractive initially but loses its attractive appearance within the first few years, which is unfortunate. What is not unfortunate, however, is the high-tensile plastic fasteners that fasten the camera in the most secure and firm fashion, so you can walk and work without worrying about dropping it.

Bottom line, the Art Tribute Red Woven Vintage Camera Strap is an excellent blend of style and functionality that will fit artsy photographers as well as those who only care about the strap being secure and comfortable.

Review of Art Tribute Red Woven Vintage Camera Strap for All DSLR Camera
Last updated price $15.95
Stock In stock
ASIN B078N5D95V

 

TARION (LYN-241Z)

Going Vintage

The TARION LYN-241Z borrows inspiration from the old school without betraying the new school. The strap looks classic and vintage but there's also something modern about it, something contemporary. That something might be the anti-slip surface that prevents the strap from moving around during walking. That something could be the ergonomically adjustable length on both ends, accommodating photographers standing at different heights.

Its total length measures 53 inches, with the strap length stopping at 28 inches. Width-wise, the strap reaches 1.5 inches, which is great on the shoulders since wide straps like this one are better at distributing the camera's weight evenly, reducing the burden.

That being said, despite the anti-slip treatment, this strap is difficult to keep on the shoulder, so assuming you move around frantically, you'll be adjusting the strap from time to time throughout the day. On the bright side, you can move around with whatever camera you want or need since this model can support up to 22 pounds, handling the heaviest cameras and camcorders.

In short, we would recommend the TARION LYN-241Z to photographers who have an appreciation for vintage aesthetics and work with heavy equipment.

Review of TARION (LYN-241Z) Camera Shoulder Neck Strap
Last updated price $6.98
Stock In stock
ASIN B0194X71JQ

 

Altura (UZ0004)

Putting Function First

The Altura UZ0004 is a camera shoulder strap that is less about aesthetics and more about function. Featuring a sizable neoprene pad that measures 3 inches wide, the strap ensures even weight distribution and reduces the pressure on the carrying shoulder, preventing it from rubbing and chafing. What's more, the same pad comes equipped with a zipper pocket where you can store spare batteries, memory cards, credit or ID cards, cash, and so forth. However, despite the pad's best efforts, the strap will sometimes slide around anyway, so don't be surprised when that happens.

Removing the pad from the equation, the model incorporates a reinforced metal plate, ditching plastic and fastening the camera onto the strap with additional security. Besides that, the plate features a protective rubber bottom layer, preventing slippage and scratches. Last but not quite least, the model's quick-release design enables easy attachment as well as easy removal, so you'll be wasting less time fastening and unfastening the camera from the strap.

To sum up, the Altura UZ0004 might not be the most interesting-looking camera strap but, credit going to the neoprene pad, the model is the most functional strap within this selection.

Review of Altura (UZ0004) Camera Neck Strap

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Last updated price $17.99
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ASIN B00GR8KEMS

 

Eorefo Vintage

More Bohemian

The Eorefo Vintage Bohemia Camera Shoulder Neck Belt Strap is a little more bohemian than vintage, if that makes sense. What we're saying is that, while we can get behind the model's colorful dress sense, this is not what we associate with vintage, not quite.

Having said that, in spite of the strap's colorful design, it is plenty practical. With the total length reaching 56 inches, the model will have no problems accommodating short and tall photographers alike. From the width perspective, the strap measures 1.5 inches, distributing the camera's weight more evenly across the shoulder so that the burden feels less heavy.

Where the model's makeup is concerned, we have mixed feelings. On the one hand, the double-sided PU leather makes the strap tough and durable. On the other hand, this camera strap could use some coating next time because, as it is right now, the model's a bit scratchy on the neck.

The quick-release buckles, however, are not scratchy at all, letting you remove the belt within seconds. Furthermore, the Duraflex™ high-tensile plastic fasteners will make sure that you can work without worrying that the strap might not handle the pressure and release the camera without your say-so.

Review of Eorefo Vintage Camera Strap
Last updated price $8.99
Stock In stock
ASIN B07L73NRMR

 

What Is a Camera Strap?

Digital cameras (including point-and-shoot cameras), camcorders, SLR cameras, DSLR cameras, mirrorless DSLR cameras, there are more camera types today that the uninitiated reckon. As photographers know, each of these cameras has a purpose, a role that only they can play, and a job that only a specific kind of camera can handle. But, more often than not, the best cameras are pretty heavy, so carrying them around without a camera strap is seldom practical.

In general, these straps are length-adjustable, with the total length reaching somewhere between 50 and 60 inches so that the tallest photographers will not feel left out. Most come supplied with metal ring attachments and loops, letting you fasten the camera and preventing you from losing or dropping it. The best models also feature non-slip padding, making sure that the strap is not slipping around and rubbing/chaffing the skin.

Separating them, there are crossbody straps and neck straps, each type with its own strength and weaknesses. Speaking of strength, make sure that the strap you're going with can support ~10 pounds since there are cameras today that are pushing this number in the weight department.

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Publish Date: 2020-10-21 11:07:29