About Us

The Camera Exchange is San Antonio’s photography store. We are a local, family-owned business specializing in photography for over 45 years. We believe our customers are the most important aspect of our business and our philosophy is simple: we have a passion for photography and we want to help our customer take better photos. Whether a hobbyist, amateur or professional, we have something for everybody. Our knowledge is free and we are here to help answer your questions and help guide you in finding the right equipment that suits your needs. Spend a little time with us and you will get better pictures!

Check out the latest and greatest in the world of photography. Learn how to unlock your skills with our photography classes. Get a great deal when you buy used equipment, or trade in your old equipment to upgrade to the latest digital camera. Rent gear and choose from the largest selection of lenses, cameras, lighting and video gear in San Antonio.

About Us

The Camera Exchange is San Antonio’s photography store. We are a local, family-owned business specializing in photography for over 45 years. We believe our customers are the most important aspect of our business and our philosophy is simple: we have a passion for photography and we want to help our customer take better photos. Whether a hobbyist, amateur or professional, we have something for everybody. Our knowledge is free and we are here to help answer your questions and help guide you in finding the right equipment that suits your needs. Spend a little time with us and you will get better pictures!

Check out the latest and greatest in the world of photography. Learn how to unlock your skills with our photography classes. Get a great deal when you buy used equipment, or trade in your old equipment to upgrade to the latest digital camera. Rent gear and choose from the largest selection of lenses, cameras, lighting and video gear in San Antonio.

our customers

  • review rating 5  The staff here are AMAZING!! Especially Sam! They are very helpful helping you and informing you of any questions you may have. The classes they have there are great also I've leaned so much through these people. I rent lenses and equipment through them all the time and have no complaints.

    thumb Heather Stille
    4/26/2018

    review rating 5  Great staff! They're helpful and knowledgeable about their products and services. Renting has also always been an easy process. Definitely a must know place for entrepreneurs and enthusiasts alike.

    thumb Kassandra Lozano
    1/14/2018

    review rating 5  Excellent service all around. Friendly, knowledgable and respectful staff. Quick turn around and solved my problem completely and inexpensively. Very pleased. Will return for future business.

    thumb Stephen Fantasia
    5/11/2019

    review rating 5  Customer service is amazing, they have a larger variety of everything you could possibly need. Staff if friendly and knowledgeable. Store is tidy and we'll kept. We have rented lenses from here a number of times now and will continue to do so.

    thumb Janessa Cargile
    1/26/2020
  • review rating 5  Awesome place tio get information, rent cameras and gear, and just an overall the people who work there are chill and make you feel as part of the camera community.

    thumb Sam Pippert
    3/08/2019

    review rating 5  Took two photography courses. Sam was very knowledgable. They have a great selection of new, used and rentals. Very well versed and helpful.

    thumb David Gross
    4/08/2019

    review rating 5  Superior service! Sam is knowledgeable beyond his years! The entire staff at any of my many visits have been outstanding! I truly enjoyed my shopping experience! Thank You for everything!

    thumb Brenda Harper
    4/06/2018

    review rating 5  Awesome first time customer got exactly what I wanted after harassing Danny with questions and he answered every single one of them! Got my wife her dream gift AND learned something AND got a warranty AND reward points stilll cheap. Very happy

    thumb Angel Ali
    12/15/2018
  • review rating 5  Camera Exchange is my local camera retailer they always have what I am looking for. Their staff is always polite and helpful. I recommend this place to all my friends

    thumb Andrew Lozano
    11/09/2018

    review rating 5  This place is awesome! Super knowledgeable. Great prices. Friendly staff

    thumb Janessa Reitzel
    12/21/2019

    review rating 4  They had what we needed-- sort of. We called ahead for a charger. Instead of the Sony we were after the had a Sony multi-charger (I've not had good luck with these) or an off -brand single charger which I bought. It seems to work fine and came with a spare battery for the same price as the multi -charger. If they had told me that over the phone I would have been fine. As is I felt Like it was a bit of a bait and switch. But it works and I'm happy.

    thumb Terzah Horton
    8/06/2019

    review rating 5  Always find good assistance and knowledgeable professionals whenever I visit. I'm an amateur photographer who is trying to "up my game". The folks at the Camera Exchange have been helpful in helping me assess equipment and provide tips for better results.

    thumb Quinn Britt
    4/12/2019