Best Camera Stores In Houston

July 10, 2012 6:00 AM

The best photographs start with the best cameras. Find out where to get stellar equipment, service and information for photography buffs in Houston.

Though it seems that everyone has a digital camera on his or her iPhone these days, standard SLR and standalone digital cameras are still in demand. For photography buffs, the sharper quality and the ability to better adjust the camera’s settings, make SLR cameras the only option. Here are some great Houston locales to purchase your new camera or get your existing one repaired.

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Camera Co-Op Houston
801 Durham Dr.
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 522-7837

Whether you prefer film or digital cameras, Camera Co-Op Houston should be your destination for everything you need. This is the place many professional photographers in Houston shop for equipment that spans beyond cameras and film. Processing equipment such as chemicals, tanks and other darkroom requirements are sold here. They also buy, sell and trade both film and digital cameras. Prices here run along the standard retail price, but the vast selection and knowledgeable sales staff make coming to Camera Co-Op Houston a worthwhile trip and one of the best camera stores in town.

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Professional Camera Repair
4410 Richmond Avenue
Houston, TX 77027
(713) 621-3627

If you have invested your time and money in purchasing a quality digital or film camera, you need to know where to get it repaired so you don’t have to replace it the first time it has a problem. Professional Camera Repair on Richmond Avenue specializes in making on-site camera repairs, in many cases while you wait. This store also sells necessary camera components. Sensor cleaning for digital SLR cameras and vintage film camera repairs are just some of their other offerings.

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Houston Camera Exchange
5900 Richmond Avenue
Houston, TX 77057
(713) 789-6901

Perhaps one of the best-known camera stores in town is Houston Camera Exchange. Since the 1970s they have been providing photographers in Houston with quality new and used cameras, and today, their Richmond Avenue location also houses accessories and an on-site digital processing facility. They have a highly experienced staff who can answer any questions you may have about any type of photography. Be sure to check out some of the photography classes occasionally offered at Houston Camera Exchange to hone your picture-taking skills.

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Humble Camera Center
114 East Main Street
Humble, TX 77338
(281) 540-4101

Just a short trip north of Houston is Humble Camera Center. This location offers a range of services for those with a passion for photography. They sell both digital and film cameras, photography periodicals and how-to books, they restore old cameras or repair your existing camera. They even process digital and film into any format you want. The knowledgeable staff on hand will make even a novice photographer feel welcome. For a one-stop shop, Humble Camera Center should be a must-visit site for those on the north side of Houston. You could even consider a visit to be a scenic day trip up to the Humble area if you live at the opposite end of Houston.

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Spy Emporium
1403 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 774-1000

If shopping for cameras for you means surveillance equipment Spy Emporium is the place for you. You don’t have to be James Bond to shop here, but a trip to this store will make you feel like you just stepped into a Bond movie. The public and walk-ins are welcome in this store that maintains an ever-updating supply of the latest in spy equipment. You can find video cameras that can be installed in your vehicle to keep an eye on your teen driver, or choose security cameras for your home to keep tabs on who is coming and going, or “nanny cams” to watch service providers in your home. Still cameras small enough to fit in the palm of your hand are also available in addition to the video cameras they have for sale.

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Crystal Hessong is a freelance writer and a lifelong, fourth generation Houstonian. She is currently covering Home & Life. Her work can be found at

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