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.

  • photography, About Us  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.

    photography, About Us Josh S.
    5/19/2018

    photography, About Us  I don't know much about cameras, but I do as much research as I can. The staff here have always been knowledgeable and free, and not pushy. They seem to have everything, including patience!

    photography, About Us Paul B.
    12/25/2019

    photography, About Us  Incredibly knowledgeable staff. I've probably bought more cameras and gear here than everywhere else combined! They've been in business forever, and for good reason.

    photography, About Us Miguel Angel Webber
    10/18/2019

    photography, About Us  It was extremely busy on the Saturday. The rep took his time to explain things to me. Very informative. I got a great buy on the Nikon used lens. It's just like a new lens!

    photography, About Us Jiwoo Seok
    11/07/2018
  • photography, About Us  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.

    photography, About Us Darlene Rudy
    7/09/2018

    photography, About Us  Awesome place tio get information, rent cameras and gear, and just an overall the people who work there are chill and make you feel as part of the camera community.

    photography, About Us Sam Pippert
    3/08/2019

    photography, About Us  My husband and I were in San Antonio for an Air Force boot camp graduation and then a wedding. We went in to rent two lenses for my husbands camera and Mikayla in the rental depart was way beyond helpful. She was very knowledgeable and helped us pick the correct lenses we needed for the events. Thank you Mikayla for your help and we will be back to rent in November when our daughter graduates boot camp. 😁

    photography, About Us Lori Lee
    9/17/2018

    photography, About Us  Really professional and knowledgeable people there. Great selection of cameras, lens and accessories. Fair prices.

    photography, About Us J Andrade
    7/19/2019
  • photography, About Us  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!

    photography, About Us J Ramos
    1/28/2018

    photography, About Us  Customer service is amazing, they have a larger variety of everything you could possibly need. Staff if friendly and knowledgeable. Store is tidy and we'll kept. We have rented lenses from here a number of times now and will continue to do so.

    photography, About Us Janessa Cargile
    1/26/2020

    photography, About Us  Colin was awesome! We came in to get out lens looked at and our camera fixed and he took care of it at no charge. It’s the small things that truly make our life as photographers so much easier. So we appreciated the customer service! This is why continue coming back. Thank you!

    photography, About Us Meet The Bryants
    10/05/2019

    photography, About Us  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.

    photography, About Us Kassandra Lozano
    1/14/2018