Kata DB-453 DPS Series Digital Bag for a Camera and Personal Day to Day Gear - Black

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About Kata DB-453

The DB-453 is a satchel type bag which includes a padded insert for a DSLR with lens attached + additional lens or camcorder. It is perfectly sized to accommodate an iPad. This bag will allow you to travel light when shooting, withextra room for personal effects. When not shooting, take the camera/camcorder insert out, and use the bag as an everyday satchel. Additional pockets include: one large external pocket which allows quick zippered access to the essentials stored in the organizer panel within, and two flexible side pockets for a water bottle as well as additional accessories.

The Kata DB-453 is commonly used for Daily usage, Protecting gear, Transporting gear and more.The Kata DB-453 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Casual photographer, Photo enthusiast, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Kata DB-453 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Kata DB-453: Comfortable, Easily accessible equipment, Lightweight, Strong construction and Well padded

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Strong construction (20),Lightweight (19),Comfortable (16),Well padded (16),Easily accessible equipment (11)
Not enough pockets (4)
Best Uses:
Daily usage (17),Protecting gear (12),Transporting gear (9)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (10),Semi-pro photographer (5),Casual photographer (4),Pro photographer (3)

Kata DB-453 Specifications

Exterior Dimensions

L: 10.63" / 29cm
W: 5.5" / 14cm
H: 9.05" / 24cm
Interior Dimensions

L: 11.2" / 28.5cm
W: 5.31" / 13.5cm
H: 9.25 / 23.5cm
1.68 lb / 0.77 kg
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Kata DB-453 Reviews

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(based on 22 reviews)


of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review


Just what I'm looking for

It just the right size for daily use. I use this to transport my 60D and Ipad 2.


Most Liked Negative Review


Too small

The quality of the bag is fine, but recognize that this thing is about the size of a small purse. I thought it was the size of a typical messenger bag. Fail!

Reviewed by 22 customers


Excellent Day Bag


from Charlotte, NC, USA  -  Photo Enthusiast

Very sturdy construction using quality materials. Good storage, comfortable to carry. Only thing lacking is the flexability to handle more partitions as opposed to the camera insert. Highly recommended.


Great product


from Sevierville, Tn  -  Semi-pro Photographer

This is a great product. The price made made it even better. Very well laid out and the quality is outstanding.


Unbelievable value for consumer DSLR


from Lowell, MA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Just ordered my second for a friend who has a super zoom. Fits a super zoom or consumer DSLR with intro zoom lens. (I am using it for a Sony SLT a65 w/ Sigma 17-50 f2.8 lens and it just fits.) Could not buy a bag of this quality and flexibility anywhere else at twice this price. Camera itself fits in a well padded modular (removable) soft case, which protects it very well, and means the bag can be used in situations not requiring a camera...But this also means the bag needs to be opened, and then the camera case could need to be opened, in order to gain access to the camera. Guess when quick access is desired, one should unzip the camera case before hand.


Nice little bag, wish it was a bigger!


from Northern California  -  Pro Photographer

Got this for a small field bag for a body, lens and an iPad. If I had a smaller camera and lens and no cover for my iPad, it would be fine. However, the sleeve is too small for a full-size iPad unless I remove the case. The case is fine to stuff a couple of lenses, but full frame cameras are just too large. Overall, the construction seems robust and well done as is the finish and hardware. If you don't case your iPad and shoot DX format cameras or M43, this bag is fine. Or if you need to pack all your iPad goodies (cables, charger, dongles, etc.), this is a good little bag for the job.


Very nice bag for the price


from Maryland  -  Photo Enthusiast

I use this for a Canon T3i with one or two extra lenses. It is lightweight and fairly sturdy. I like the extra flap as security when traveling. The extra "bag in a bag" is nice as it provides additional padding and security. I wouldn't use this to carry a full load - camera, lenses, flash, extra batteries, etc., but for a day trip it works well.


Great functional bag!


from Kansas City  -  Photo Enthusiast

This bag is better than the Nikon bag I purchased for my D5100. It is more padded and yet much lighter weight. The compartments are perfect for the camera, and extra lens, battery and charger. It carries nicely with the padded shoulder strap, and the loop on the back to hold it to my luggage handle is the best feature not found on most camera bags.

(0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


Too small


from Iowa  -  Semi-pro Photographer

The quality of the bag is fine, but recognize that this thing is about the size of a small purse. I thought it was the size of a typical messenger bag. Fail!


Won't scream camera bag yet...


from Owosso, Mi  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I love this bag. Protection in many ways. I love the fact it does not look like a typical bag in this snatch n grab society yet houses my Nikon D5100 perfectly. I am able to house my camera in the inner housing and keep a additional lens,flash and my Nexus 7. What I really like is the ability to have my Nikon with the 70-300 zoom attached and ready. Access to camera seems reasonable as well, perhaps not as well as a sling shot but you can access camera quick w/o taking the bag off your shoulder. Quality of materials seem top notch as well. Would easily recommend this bag to anyone.


Classy and comfy!


from Oregon  -  Photo Enthusiast

I haven't had it long but this bag has already become my favorite bag so far! Its super comfortable, like super, super comfortable! It takes what is heavy and makes it feel light and easy to carry! Ok so my last bag was nasty but you get the picture this one is nice!


Inner pouch too small for 5dii+24-70


from Bethesda, MD  -  Photo Enthusiast

If you are using 5dii+24-70, which I assume common, the inner pouch is too small for it. You can still close the outer cover though, which is the reason I still keep it. Otherwise it is a solid made bag for short trip.


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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
EILEEN K  Perfect dimensions for what I want to carry (camera, two lenses and flash unit plus accessories) and it is not bulky or too heavy for me to tote around. Plus, this KATA is made of good fabric, has a well-padded shoulder strap, and is well framed, though it is not a hard case.
Shopper  Hi. Thanks in advance for your help. The listing mentions nothing about the type of strap it has. Does it also have a belt/waist strap? Thank you! Chuck
SRINIVAS G  No, it doesn't have a one. Even if it had one, with the width of the bag I wouldn't think it would be comfortable to carry around waist.
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