High on the Mountain Top
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: vancouver, bc, Canada.
The only reason I would keep the camera strap on instead of some sort of (robust) cord or string would be for comfort. If you aren't carrying it around your neck I don't see this being an issue for you.
I do use the strap (just the standard one that came with the cam) and would hate to lose the comfort of it, but thats me.