Why Shop With Us

The Camera Store is Canada’s destination store for creators of all levels. We are an independent, Calgary-based photography and video specialty store with an extensive selection of gear to cater to your every need, whether you are just starting out or have been a professional photographer for years.

Here are a few more reasons to choose The Camera Store. 

Our Team of Passionate Experts

With our team of passionate experts, we are dedicated to helping you succeed by providing the best gear for your needs, whether you are shopping with us online or visiting our destination store. As Canada's largest selection of photographic equipment, we have everything from mirrorless cameras, DSLRs, printers, strobes, and all the lenses and accessories you could imagine. No matter what you are after, we have the selection and expertise to help you choose the best.

Studio & Commercial Sales

For commercial, corporate, educational, government, broadcast, and production clients, The Camera Store is equipped to provide professional sales, support, and service. We offer various supplier-supported discount programs, bulk ordering options, and specialized shipping arrangements. With our dedicated commercial sales team, you can expect custom solutions and professional support at every stage. No matter your commercial needs, whether it's setting up a production studio space or purchasing for an organization, our team is prepared to assist you and provide expert guidance.

Home of The Camera Store TV - YouTube Channel

Our YouTube channel specializes in camera gear reviews and photography/videography how-tos. Catering to beginners, enthusiasts, and professionals, it is a reliable resource. The channel has been hosted by Evelyn Drake and Dave Paul since 2018, with Drew Crawford responsible for filming and editing. Evelyn simplifies the technical aspects of camera products, while Dave's experience offers viewers genuine insights. With a background in broadcast TV and live streaming, Drew creates captivating content for the channel, providing a unique perspective on video production. 

Supporting Analog Film and Darkroom 

In addition to our digital offerings, we also offer a great selection of analog film, whether you've never shot a roll before or have a backlog of rolls in the fridge to develop. We have black & white or color films in 35mm, medium format, or even 4x5, as well as a variety of darkroom chemistry and equipment to take those negatives to print. With seasoned film shooters on staff, we are happy to answer any questions you might have. 

Consignment & Used Gear Department

Looking for some old film cameras that are no longer being made? Or do you want some second-hand options for your next lens? Our consignment and used section has the solution you want. Feel confident about buying second-hand with our expert staff, who handle and test everything in the showcase. And if you have some gear sitting at home that you are not using, consider consigning or trading it in with us.

Financing Options

And with Affirm Financing, getting the camera gear of your dreams is easier than ever. Spread the purchase cost between $300 and $15,000 into 3, 6, or 12 easy payments by selecting Affirm at checkout. Affirm is one of Canada's leading installment payment platforms, providing shoppers with buy now, pay later solutions at their favorite retailers in-store and online. By selecting Affirm as a payment method at check-out, you can enjoy your purchase immediately while spreading your payments over time.

Education & Photography Books

We provide hands-on workshops, in-store seminars, and free educational livestream events on a variety of photography and content creation topics. Our selection of photography books is the largest in Western Canada, from inspiring monographs to how-to manuals to nail the perfect shot. With floor-to-ceiling shelves, you can browse our selection, and you'll surely find something you like. Classics like Robert Frank's The Americans sit next to collections from local photographers like Mike Drew's On The Road. Whether you need a technical manual on astrophotography or a basic book to get you started, we are happy to make suggestions and get some pages in your hands.