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  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 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
    7/09/2018

    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  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  Great place, friendly people. Lucy helped us out with camera items and on classes. Lots of camera choices and anything and everything you need for photography.

    thumb Rosemary
    12/28/2018

    review rating 5  Camera Exchange has a link on the website for people like me who want to sell photographic gear. I filled out the forms with all the details about make, model and condition. Two days later, I received an email with a fair and reasonable price offer to buy my gear. I had already checked online retail prices for the cameras and knew what a fair wholesale price would be. I drove over to the store and showed the equipment so they could visually inspect the cameras. I also showed them the quote. Lucy and Grant worked with me to complete the sale. Great experience!

    thumb Carl J Carlin
    10/25/2018

    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  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 4  Cool spot for your camera gear! Rentals is pretty awesome too you pretty much get to rent a lens or camera very awesome to try before you buy

    thumb Hugo Vertiz
    11/29/2018

    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  Always helpful to me for what I'm looking for and what I can afford! Best and honest place in San Antonio!

    thumb John Anthony Reyna
    11/17/2018

    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
    7/06/2018