After getting a Sony RX100 Mark V, I realized that I needed a wrist strap right away to keep the camera from slipping away and secure in my hand. Even though my Sony RX100 already has an accessory rubber finger grip, which helped, it didn’t provide enough security. When hiking, biking, or even just walking around, I always worry about dropping the camera. So a wrist strap is a must for me.
Why not get a neck strap? I tried so many over the years as a professional photographer and never really liked them. They hang around the neck all day and bounce when moving. In my opinion, they are an overkill for compact cameras. The whole point of getting a camera like Sony RX100 or Canon PowerShot G7 is to keep it in a pocket, discretely, and ready for action.
I used the following criteria for choosing a compact camera strap:
1. Lightweight and minimal.
2. No abrasive parts. Any hard materials like metal or plastic could scratch the screen or a body of the camera when stored in a pocket.
3. Durable and comfortable.
VKO Cotton Camera Hand Strap checked off all three requirements. I bought one for $9, and I'm loving it. I've only used it for a few sessions, but I'm optimistic that it will last a long time. I’m not sponsored by VKO or associated with the company in any way.