Since I'm a bit flustered, this final post won't be as I want it. I have some more searching to do, so here's the rundown of my last two days in Panama City. I arrived yesterday by bus, and transferred to my hotel in Calidonia. It's a shady area, but the hotel is nice and secure. I walked around last night, which was an odd experience. The streets were full of pimps and hos, addicts and dealers, crazies and cripples, and every other type of individual that would make my parents wish I were staying anywhere else. Yet, this is a place with a lot of places that need to be protected by security guards, and it's always busy, so it's impossible to feel in danger.
Today, I went to the Panama Canal visitor's center where there was a museum, a theater showing a short documentary about the canal, and an observation deck where I saw some sailboats go through around 1 p.m. and then a big cargo ship around 3 p.m. It was very cool to watch, but unfortunately it's an experience I won't be able to share. Just google it.
I think I'm going to go drown my sadness in beer and pizza now.
UPDATE: Upon mentally retracing my steps, I've determined that there was no thievery, and the camera merely fell out of my pocket. Whoops!