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Kata CC-193 PL Compact Case (Black)

B&H # KAPLCC193 Mfr # KT PL-CC-193
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You Pay: $159.99
Product Highlights
  • Fits Panasonic AF100, Sony F3, Similar
  • Or Holds HDSLR With Video Accessories
  • Large Main Compartment
  • Movable Interior Dividers
  • Dual Zippered Opening/Rapid Gear Access
  • Bottom Protected From Ground Contact
  • Adjustable Shoulder Strap
  • Three Carry Handles / Top/Sides
  • Accepts Optional KATA Insertrolley
  • Accepts Optional KATA Modi-Ver Dividers

The black CC-193 PL Compact Case from KATA delivers a dynamic solution to storing and/or transporting your camcorder gear. It's designed to hold a Panasonic AF100, Sony F3 or similar sized model or an HDSLR rigged with video accessories. It's a lightweight bag designed to hold your rig in safety while on location. Made from tough rip stop nylon, the bag is accented with KATA's unique Toblerone system that guards the bottom of the bag from bumps, tears and abrasions when placed on the ground. It also elevates the bag protecting it from ground moisture. The aluminum skeleton provides ultra light protection and helps with weight distribution.

The main compartment is opened via dual top zippers that quickly expose the central compartment for rapid access to your rig. Movable internal padded dividers provide you with a way to separate your accessories from the main rig thereby protecting the camcorder from scratches. There's also a large external pocket for storing additional accessories. The interior is made with KATA's Aeriform Foam - a lightweight, perforated and laminated material that is reinforced with EVA (ethyl vinyl acetate) and EPE (polyethylene) material.

The bag is carried by its adjustable shoulder strap or one of three carry handles on the top and sides. If desired, you can update the included shoulder strap to KATA's GSS (KT VG-604DH). For additional portability, the bag will accept KATA's optional Insertrolley that will enable you to place one or more bags on its wheels. The Trolley easily slides through the built-in rear sleeve of the bag.

This bag also accepts KATA'S optional Modi-vers system, by which you can custom cut dividers to configure your bag to suit your individual shooting needs. The dividers are yellow that make it easy to locate small accessories in low light.

Backed by its five-year warranty (extendable to lifetime when the bag is registered with KATA), this bag offers you a host of features for both pro and amateur alike.

Toblerone
Located on the bottom and dangerous spots of the bag, the Toblerones will protect your case from bumps, tears and sudden shock by absorbing any accidental impact. Additionally, the Toblerone can elevate the bag above standing water or wet spots, keeping your case dry
Insertrolley Compatible
This bag is compatible with the KATA Insertrolley (KT VG-DTS, sold separately) - a simple yet ingenious system that allows you to carry the case, or even several cases at once, on a trolley. Simply slide the trolley through the integrated sleeve on any of KATA's compatible cases for secure and easy mobility. Even for larger cases - Kata's extendable wheel system helps to better stabilization. You can detach the trolley when you want to store it, or for maintenance
Modi-Vers Compatible
This bag is customizable through the use of the Modi-vers divider system (KT VG-MDK, sold separately). This allows you to fully customize your bag to protect and fit your gear. You can cut custom dividers to fit whatever size you need to keep your equipment snug. The yellow material makes it easy to find even the smallest components and accessories
Aluminum Skeleton
Inspired by the human skeleton, KATA uses formed aluminum alloy staves or frames for ultra light structural protection and smart weight distribution
Aeriform Foam
For unique combination of light weight and protective material, KATA developed the Aeriform Foam. It's a perforated, laminated and reinforced foam of EVA (ethyl vinyl acetate) and EPE (polyethylene) materials. The result is super-light foam that keep your gear protected
Compatibility
Sony F3, Panasonic AF100 and similar sized models, or an HDSLR rigged with video accessories
Carry-On Form Factor
FAA and airline carry-on specifications are subject to change without notice, please check with your airline before designating this case as a carry-on item. Most airlines require carry-on items to have an external linear measurement that is equal to or less than 45.0" (114.3 cm). The external dimensions of this case add up to 44.8"(113.8 cm)
Material Rip stop nylon
Type of Closure Dual zippers
Exterior Dimensions 10.2 x 12.2 x 22.4" (25.9 x 31.0 x 56.9 cm)
Interior Dimensions 8.7 x 8.7 x 20.5" (22.1 x 22.1 x 52.1 cm)
Carrying/Transport Options Shoulder strap
Three carry handles on top/sides
Weight Weight max (includes dividers): 3.7 lb (1.7 kg)
Weight min (without dividers): 3.1 lb (1.4 kg)
Kata CC-193 PL Compact Case (Black)
  • Shoulder Strap
  • 5-Year Warranty (Extendable to Lifetime When Bag is Registered with KATA)
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    KataCC-193 PL Compact Case (Black)
     
    4.6

    (based on 17 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Strong construction (9)
    • Well padded (7)
    • Compact (6)
    • Professional quality (6)
    • Stylish (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Transporting gear (6)
      • Protecting gear (5)
      • Storing gear (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Film professional (6), Business owner (4), Tech savvy (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
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      5.0

      99.9%

      By Ross

      from Orange, VA

      About Me Hobbyist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good protection
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Kata CC-193 PL Compact Case (Black):

          I got this bag for my HDR-NX3. It's a perfect fit for the camera, mic, AC adapter, extra battery and other things I want to carry around. The camera seems well protected.The only negative is that a tag on the bag listed its features. One item, a lens pillow, was not there. I contacted Kata. A message on their site said they'd been acquired by Manfrotto. After some checking they replied that lens pillows were no longer available.

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          4.0

          CC – 193 PL video they review

          By ALV

          from Phoenix, AZ

          About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Bright Interior
          • Compact Design
          • Good Price
          • Lightweight
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

          • Slighlty Too Small

          Best Uses

          • Corporate Videography
          • Independent Films

          Comments about Kata CC-193 PL Compact Case (Black):

          The literature states that it's designed to hold Panasonic AF 100, Sony F3 or similar sized model. I am using the CC–193 PL to house my Panasonic AG HMC 150.I am using this bag primarily as my dominant bag for camera transportation and find it particularly useful for my air travel trips.What I like about this bag is...the wide large handle grip on the topconvenient grab bars on each end of the bagparticularly like the bright yellow interior which helps me find my geardivider partitions that can be adjusted to meet my specific camera designit also came with a small beanbag type bag to support the eyepiecethere is some room for additional gear such as my 12 inch boom mic, full-size headphones, Sennheiser lavalier, dual charger, three batteriesthe bag also allows me to keep my boom mic mount on my camerathere's also a side pouch for some minor equipment such as manual and SD cardsit has a sturdy stiff frameshoulder strap appears to function well and is comfortableSomewhat of a nuisance is small flap on the top and end of the bag. It's approximately 3 inches long and requires another zipper to secure it to the main flap. They should have designed the top flap to zip all the way across without having to Velcro into smaller flap. Another feature I would've made is to have one end of the bag with a small pouch to hold some of my batteries and charging gear. The bag is just slightly too small to get my small LED light kit or my Sennheiser wireless mic kit. I will have to carry those separately.When I don't have to carry all my gear, it is compact and lightweight and appears to be very rugged. If I were to get something else I would look for something slightly larger.

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          4.0

          Good product for the Money

          By CaryD

          from Boston

          About Me Business Owner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Use
          • Highly Compatible
          • Lightweight
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Kata CC-193 PL Compact Case (Black):

              Compact. Well made. Best one in this price range.

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              5.0

              Great Bag!

              By Studio99Productions

              from Branford, CT

              About Me Business Owner

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Easy To Use
              • Highly Compatible
              • Lightweight
              • Professional Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • on the road

                Comments about Kata CC-193 PL Compact Case (Black):

                This bag is great for smaller HD cameras. Plenty of room inside for accessories. Fits my need perfectly.

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                4.0

                very good

                By romiami

                from Miami, FL

                About Me Film Student

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact Design

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Kata CC-193 PL Compact Case (Black):

                    lighweight

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                    5.0

                    KATA - Compact Case for Video Cameras

                    By Mike - ALS Jedi Trainer

                    from SLC, UT

                    About Me Corporate Training Mgr

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact Design
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Highly Compatible
                    • Lightweight
                    • Professional Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • In The Studio

                      Comments about Kata CC-193 PL Compact Case (Black):

                      I recently purchased a Sony HXR-NX5U Camera from B&H and I wanted to find a great case to protect it, and have enough space for extra items like video & XLR mic cables, extra batteries, headphones and a larger shotgun mic. This KATA CC-193 PL Compact Case is perfect! It is very lightweight yet strong with the aluminum frame, zippers and outer shell. The multiple handles are a great thought in design. I would highly recommend any of the KATA cases. I've had another KATA bag for my DSLR for years and it shows virtually no signs of wear. This is great stuff!

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                      5.0

                      Just fine for DSLR with long lens

                      By Andres

                      from Iceland

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Professional Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Kata CC-193 PL Compact Case (Black):

                          It does what I like, I can carry my EOS70D witn 70-200 f2.8II with the hood on in horizontal position, on my shoulder, then just flip the lid open and grab the camera ready to be used. I like this arrangement a lot better than actually carry the camera in my hand, or to keep the camera pointing lens down in a typical camera bag. What is good is are the stiff sides and fine quality of the bag in general.

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                          4.0

                          Rugged Bag for Camcorders

                          By NYCameraGuy

                          from New York, NY

                          About Me Business Owner

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact Design
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Highly Compatible
                          • Professional Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home Movies
                            • Independent Films

                            Comments about Kata CC-193 PL Compact Case (Black):

                            I have always had problem getting a bag that was big enough for my Sony NX5 cam. I always had to unplug my xlr shotgun mic in order for it to fit in a bag. This bag has enough room to fit my camera with the shotgun on, and still have enough room to put spare batteries, wireless mic system. The bag feels sturdy and it's just enough size to pass as carry-on in an airplane. The only thing that prevented me from giving a 5 star was that the outside compartments are too flat. If they were more like pouch shaped it would've been great for me, but that's a personal preference. I would've gave this 4.5 stars if I could.

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                            4.0

                            Not big enough for the Sony EA 50

                            By Hal

                            from Videouniversity

                            About Me Film Professional, Tech Savvy

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Lots of Compartments
                            • Strong Construction
                            • Stylish
                            • Well Padded

                            Cons

                            • Too Small For My Camera

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Kata CC-193 PL Compact Case (Black):

                              I liked the case a lot, nicely built and compact. Unfortunately, it did not fit my new camera easily. Sony EA50.

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              A Great Bag

                              By attilathepun

                              from New York City, NY

                              About Me Film Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Strong Construction
                              • Stylish
                              • Well Padded

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Protecting Gear
                                • Storing Gear
                                • Transporting Gear

                                Comments about Kata CC-193 PL Compact Case (Black):

                                I bought this for my Sony FS700. I'd say it's a perfect fit if you're packing light or have anothe case for lenses. I can fit a few lenses and the Sony's body and accessories in here. I have owned several Kata bags very similar to this - they perform at a world class level. The only thing I would trust more is one of the bullet proof hard cases, but they weight 5 times as much. This Kata has reinforced hard inside/soft outside walls and keeps all water out. The shoulder strap is very comfortable and is perfect for walking around with your gear hands free.

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                                4.0

                                This is a great bag.

                                By Sam

                                from Florida

                                About Me Film Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Lots of Compartments
                                • Strong Construction
                                • Stylish
                                • Well Padded

                                Cons

                                • Opening Not Lager Enough

                                Best Uses

                                • Storing Gear
                                • Transporting Gear

                                Comments about Kata CC-193 PL Compact Case (Black):

                                I use this bag for a Sony PMW200 camera.
                                The camera fit nicely inside the bag, I also have enough space two battery, battery charger, two sxs card and an external mic.

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                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                GREAT Case for Sony HXR-NX5U

                                By JoeHonestReviewer

                                from Nashville, TN

                                About Me Film Professional, Tech Savvy

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Lots of Compartments
                                • Strong Construction
                                • Stylish
                                • Well Padded

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Protecting Gear
                                  • Storing Gear
                                  • Transporting Gear

                                  Comments about Kata CC-193 PL Compact Case (Black):

                                  - I use it to transport my SD-CARDS and MICs along with my Sony-NX5U AVCHD cameras. We bought two of them and both of the bags are wonderful. I plan to buy two more for our other two NX5U's.
                                  Pros
                                  - They are extremely padded.
                                  - The bag simply feels sturdy overall.
                                  - Good amount of room.
                                  Cons
                                  - I feel like there aren't any real cons honestly.

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                                  5.0

                                  Great

                                  By David

                                  from Fajardo

                                  About Me Tech Savvy

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Strong Construction

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Protecting Gear
                                    • Storing Gear
                                    • Transporting Gear

                                    Comments about Kata CC-193 PL Compact Case (Black):

                                    Great..

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                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    VERY USEFUL

                                    By Francisco Lainez

                                    from San Salvador, El Salvador

                                    About Me Film Professional

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Lots of Compartments
                                    • Strong Construction
                                    • Stylish
                                    • Well Padded

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Kata CC-193 PL Compact Case (Black):

                                        My Panasonic AG AC 130A fits very well on in, also has space for 2 large batteries, charger, Portable Digital Recorder. And much more....
                                        Very Comfortable.

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                                        5.0

                                        Tough and purposeful

                                        By Dragon

                                        from International

                                        About Me Film Professional

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Strong Construction
                                        • Well Padded

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Protecting Gear
                                          • Transporting Gear

                                          Comments about Kata CC-193 PL Compact Case (Black):

                                          I have several Kata products and have found them to be extremely well made and very durable. Other units show virtually no signs of wear after many years of use.
                                          Built to arduous standards and will serve as long term investments.

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                                          5.0

                                          I Love B&H

                                          By fresh

                                          from jamaica, Queens

                                          About Me Tech Savvy

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Strong Construction
                                          • Stylish
                                          • Well Padded

                                          Cons

                                          • Bulky

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Protecting Gear
                                          • Transporting Gear

                                          Comments about Kata CC-193 PL Compact Case (Black):

                                          This Bag is absolute wonder. It's heavily padded for protection of your valuable equipment whilst spacious at the same time. I carry my Panasonic Pro AG-DVX100BP, boom mic, cassets and extra batteries quite cmfortably. and the price is pretty good also.

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                                          5.0

                                          I would buy this product again and again

                                          By soskata

                                          from Sofia, Bulgaria

                                          About Me Aspiring Film Maker

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Strong Construction

                                          Cons

                                          • Bulky

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Storing Gear

                                          Comments about Kata CC-193 PL Compact Case (Black):

                                          Very good

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