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  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  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  Amazing selection of rental equipment. Super knowledgeable and friendly staff, that are genuinely interested in helping you get the shot your looking for. They even remembered me and asked me how it went, everything was perfect, thanks to Camera Exchange.

    thumb Craig Gundlach
    12/11/2018

    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  I enjoyed my visit. Friendly, helpful and engaged store staff. Wonderful experience. Glad to have this local resource.

    thumb Brad Wright
    2/06/2019

    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  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 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 4  Very helpful. They have used and new cameras, and their staff is very knowledgeable. A little pricey, but not to the point where it's crazy

    thumb Luis Gallegos
    4/25/2019

    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

    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  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