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!

Come 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  Much different store than I experienced about 9 years years ago. On a recent visit the staff was friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. In my opinion it's worth paying a little extra to support a locally owned store, especially when they try to earn my business.

    thumb Josh S.

    review rating 5  I've really enjoyed my trips here! Everything's well organized, prices are clearly marked, and the employees are always super nice and helpful!

    thumb Nalette Rondon

    review rating 5  The people at Camera Exchange are awesome. I bought a camera that was too much for me and they worked with me to make me very happy. I highly recommend this place.

    thumb Jim Graham

    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
  • review rating 5  The staff and owner have been very helpful through out several purchases that I've made with both their new and used high quality products. I'm always treated with such respect regardless of my experience and welcomed to take my time, sample items and form questions in order to know what is most suitable for my photography needs. I highly recommend visiting camera exchange! They have even offered free workshops from representatives that have been very informative. 5 stars, a great local business to support!

    thumb Alfonso Cantu

    review rating 5  They are all great! Everyone is very helpful and knowledgeable. I appreciate them helping me through my stupid questions.

    thumb Matt Baker

    review rating 4  Nice store and helpful staff. Prices are a little high but for this novice, the extra attention is totally worth it when it comes to buying the right gear.What's really cool is the ability to rent equipment before you buy. Check them out!

    thumb J Ramos

    review rating 5  Went in to buy a camera the sale person was Extremly helpful in helping me select the the right camera need very friendly will come back again

    thumb Guadalupe Mora
  • review rating 5  Took 2 classes at The Camera Exchange. Basics in Photography 1 and 2. It's definitely a beginners course but I genuinely found a lot of value in both the classes. I've had my camera for a few years but wanted a better understanding of all the features my camera has to offer. I did feel I got my moneys worth. Received some great tips from a professional and portraits and landscape photography. I would definitely recommend these classes to people that are just starting off.

    thumb Ana Rivas

    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

    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

    review rating 4  Thanks to all the great google reviews, I came here and got my passport and intl drivers permit pictures so quickly and effortlessly! The owner was a nice man and let me take numerous shots until there was one I was satisfied with.

    thumb Darlene Rudy