First let me say that I'm a shooter and not a fondler. Having said that, all of my small cameras have the same stuff on them. Arca style grips, vented hoods whenever possible, Gordy's straps and, on the back, Larmour LCD screen protectors. As I get older I'm finding that small cameras don't always stay in my hands the way that I'd like them too and that having some protection on the base and edges is a good thing. Especially since the primary use is outside and around hard objects. So here we go. Just got the grip today and the last thing I'll add is a soft touch button as soon as I find one that fits the funky threads that the RX1 seems to have.