Cut the strap.! The Panasonic strap at it's longest-was so shot... so... cut it(useing all the bottom part),and adding a long top part to it;to make a very low hanging(lower belly).
So as to be a with me camera...I slip one arm through...hangs to 45degre sideposition or just around my neck - hangs low -out of the way,or I can keep it around my neck and place the camera IN my jacket side pocket-or camera and strap in my jacket pocket.
Not bad for a 'with me' cameraa....and if that's not enough... I have an Olympus 7010 small pocket camera on the way(a dynamo - had one a few years ago)