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

    thumb J Andrade
    7/19/2019

    review rating 4  Everyone there is very knowledgeable and always willing to point you the right way. Great place to pick up resales on cameras and also film equipment.

    thumb David Mendez
    11/25/2018

    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  Excellent customer service, something you don't get in the big box stores. Their pricing was equal to anything you would find online or at a big box. It's worth your time to visit and shop with this business.

    thumb amy rhodes
    5/26/2019

    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  They we're excellent. This is an extremely knowledgeable place with helpful and understanding workers. Definitely the place to go if you are into photography.

    thumb John Owens
    4/20/2019

    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  I just want to thank the gentleman Colin & the young lady with brown trench coat, sorry I didn't catch your name, & staff I had a big dilemma with my SD card. I photograph my parents for their 50th anniversary not realizing that the images were shot in raw mode not in jpeg therefore my images could not get process for printing , right away Colin recognized the problem and was helpful courteous and professional and got me to what I need to get to... but the best part & went to my surprise that when Colin returned with my SD card it was at no charge. A true blessing coming from the Camera Exchange especially on the holidays and also that the wedding is in 3 days... I was really short and pressing for time but I got it done thanks to Colin at the Camera Exchange store,, Merry Christmas everyone and a Happy New Year may God bless you all....

    thumb Esparza Rick
    12/05/2018

    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  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!

    thumb Jiwoo Seok
    11/07/2018

    review rating 5  Always find good assistance and knowledgeable professionals whenever I visit. I'm an amateur photographer who is trying to "up my game". The folks at the Camera Exchange have been helpful in helping me assess equipment and provide tips for better results.

    thumb Quinn Britt
    4/12/2019