Summary: this thing is gorgeous, sleek, and tough. I've damaged a couple of cameras because I've had them in my back pocket and forgot about them. I wouldn't recommend doing that with this case just to be on the safe side but I feel like it could protect the camera from you accidentally sitting on it. It's not to bulky although it's about just under an inch thick so it fits inside my pockets. I own the cybershot TX1 and it fits nicely inside with the pen tool.