Petrol Introduces Dr. Petrol Camera Carrier

Petrol, a Vitec Group brand, introduces the Dr. Petrol camera carrier. Inspired by the traditional doctor‘s bag, this new semi-hard equipment bag is uniquely designed to hold a camera and accessories comfortably and securely and offer fast and easy access to its contents.

Dr. Petrol‘s hinged top unzips smoothly and opens extra wide to the generous central compartment. Inside there is ample room for inserting a camera fully equipped, without disturbing the mic, viewfinder, or mattebox system. Detachable padded dividers help secure contents and can be custom configured for important accessories like batteries and a camera light. Contents are cradled on all sides by layers of cushioned orange fabric. Upper panels of shockproof, cold-molded laminate safeguard equipment and provide extra protection. Other features include an exterior side pocket for additional storage, U-Grip interlock carrying handle, adjustable, ergonomic padded shoulder strap, and Petrol‘s dual directional easy-glide zippers. The carrier‘s exterior is constructed of heavy-duty blue and black Cordura.

The new Dr. Petrol camera bag is available in six sizes. The PDRB-1 measures 13.4” L x 7.1” W x 8.9” H (34cm x 18cm x 22.5cm) and fits cameras like the Sony PDX-10 and Panasonic DVC-30. The PDRB-2 is 15.4” L x 8.3” W x 10.2” H (39cm x 21cm x 26cm) and holds the Panasonic DVX-100/A/B, Sony PD100/150/170 and similar size cameras. The PDRB-3 is 17.7” L x 9.8” W x 10” H (45cm x 25cm x 25.5cm) and is tailored for the Sony PMW-EX1 and HVR-FX1/Z1/V1, Canon XL and XH series, etc. The PDRB-4 measures 21.3” L x 11” W x 10.4” H (54cm x 28cm x 26.5cm) and is sized for the Panasonic AG-HVX200 and JVC GY-HD100. The PDRB-5 is 26.4” L x 11.8” W x 11.8” H (67cm x 30cm x 30cm) to fit the Sony DSR-200/400/450, Panasonic DVC PRO Line, and more. The ample PDRB-6 measures 29.1” L x 11.8” W x 13” H (74cm x 30cm x 33cm) to fit the Sony F-900R/F-950, Panasonic HDW-27E, etc.

Suggested U.S. List Price for Dr. Petrol camera carriers starts at $139. For further information on other Petrol products, please go to or contact: Petrol, 709 Executive Blvd., Valley College, NY 10989, Phone: 845-268-0100, Fax: 845-268-0113, Email:



Petrol is a leading producer of professional carrying bags and accessories for portable cameras, lighting, audio, support and other production equipment. The Petrol product family encompasses a full line of layered, multi-compartment bags, backpacks, cases, pouches, protective gear and more. Petrol works closely with industry professionals to create carrying systems designed for safe transport as well as quick and easy access on the job.

Along with five other leading brands in the broadcast industry, Petrol is part of Camera Dynamics Inc., which in turn is part of the Vitec Group of companies.

The Vitec Group plc is acknowledged as a global leader in the supply of equipment and services to the broadcasting, entertainment and photographic industries and has established a reputation for technical excellence and superior engineering along with an astute business strategy, which has seen it grow by acquisition. Innovation is a cornerstone of the Group‘s activities and the organization is committed to a policy of continuous product development. With revenues (2006) of $400m (£210m) and over 1500 employees worldwide, its products are distributed in almost 100 countries, through a strong, fully-resourced distribution network or direct to the end user or corporate customer. More information can be found at


709 Executive Blvd.

Valley College, NY 10989

Phone: 845-268-0100

Fax: 845-268-0113