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  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  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 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  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  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  My husband purchased my flash and other accessories for my Christmas gift. I'm not too tech savvy, so I went in today. Sam was quick to get everything hooked up and working. I loved his customer service and patience so much that I scheduled a one on one class to learn more. Thank you Sam for being so helpful and knowledgeable. See you Friday.

    thumb Carol Humphrey
    12/31/2018

    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 5  Love! Love Love Camera Exchange! Awesome staff! Very helpful. Great deals! 😎👍🏼

    thumb kidrayfilms
    8/07/2019
  • review rating 5  They have the best selection of cameras in San Antonio. The staff was very helpful and knowledgeable. I was looking for a new, hard-to-find lens and they had one in stock! I’ll definitely do business here again. Highly recommended!!!

    thumb Jay Young
    4/13/2019

    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  Excellent quality products and they help with any need I've had. Also have a good used equipment section with some really nice stuff.

    thumb Vincent Aguilar
    9/03/2019

    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