San Diego Photographer | Local photography stores

You can buy a camera anywhere, but getting one from a San Diego retailer that specializes in photography has many advantages. You’ll get knowledgeable people that can help you with your purchase as well as teach you how to use your new camera

Even lower end cameras are very advanced these days. Buying the right unit for your needs can be tricky and daunting. The last thing you want to do is but your camera at Best Buy where the focus is on the margin and commissions, not matching you with the right gear.


Our favorite:

George’s Camera and Video Exchange
3837 30th Street
San Diego, CA 92104
(619) 297-3544

Nestled in North Park this family run business is all about service. They cater to many professional photographers but also take great care of anyone that takes pictures.

George’s has a well-stocked inventory for new, used and even rentals to choose from so you can try new equipment a few days to see how you like it before purchasing. This San Diego institution is a must-go for anyone thinking of making a photography purchase.


Other retailers

There are many other places to but cameras including other specialty retailers like George’s and Calumet. We don’t like nearly as well but you can’t ignore Costco. Great prices, an unbelievably generous return policy, but no one very knowledgeable to really help you. If you know exactly what you want and it’s part of their limited offerings, it’s a great place to go.

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