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  Phenomenal experience. I set out in search of a film camera and camera exchange seemed to be the place to go. I was greeted as soon as I walked in, and was quickly shown the film cameras. Between 3 of the employees they're was a ton a knowledge being shared with me about the cameras, film, how to do certain things with the film, how to process, etc... I walked out of there with a new camera and every question I had answered. Thank you guys for the great experience!

    thumb Brett Hough
    11/11/2017

    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  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
    2/20/2018

    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.
    5/19/2018
  • review rating 5  I was referred by a vegan friend and the service phenomenal. 😎 employees that gave undivided attention no rush. And I got 50 mm for $80.

    thumb Qwalion & Marquita Busby
    4/12/2018

    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
    1/28/2018

    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
    1/21/2018

    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  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  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
    5/19/2018

    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
    2/28/2018

    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
    4/26/2018