Nowadays, it is easy to get access to a decent camera – just switch on the camera function on your phone and you will be good to go. But if you are a professional looking to create 1080p-quality videos and photos, you will definitely need a lot more than a smartphone camera.
For all your professional and amateur needs, here are Singapore’s best 10 camera shops where you can get all your cameras and accessories from.
- Sells audio and light equipment
- Many camera models
- Camera accessories
SLR Revolution specialises in selling equipment for studio photography. No matter if you need camera lenses, lights, or audio equipment, they have it all here. You will also realise that all their products are reasonably priced, so you will be able to find something that works well within your budget.
As a licensed distributor, they carry many camera models and camera accessories that you can get from them. They even have a pre-order and interest form where you can key in your details and get updated on the latest equipment that they have.
To make it all the more convenient for you, they have another store located in Jurong Point Shopping Centre for the westies who cannot be bothered to travel all the way down to Coleman Street. For a shop that is both accessible and reasonably-priced, be sure to check out SLR Revolution for all your studio photography needs.
|Address||No. 5 Coleman Street, #01-02. Excelsior Shopping Centre, Singapore 179805|
|Operating Hours||Mon-Sat: 11am – 9pm|
Sun & PH: 11am – 7.30pm
- Free shipping with over $200 spent
- Member privileges
- Around for more than 60 years
With Cathay Photo Store, you can get your equipment from either their online store or their flagship store at Peninsula Plaza. They even have a special service centre at Outram where they conduct all their operations from.
They have everything from cine and instant cameras to stabilizers and other accessories for you to purchase. Spend over $200 on their online store and you will get free shipping – which is not hard to hit, considering that a camera can easily cost a few hundred dollars. If you sign up as one of their members, you will also be able to join their rewards program and get a priority queue for all new products.
Having been around for over 60 years, Cathay Photo Store prides itself in providing equipment for both professionals and amateurs alike. They also have experienced staff that provide high-quality service and ensure that you find what you need.
|Address||111 North Bridge Road Peninsula Plaza #01-04 to 08 / 11 to 14, 179098|
|Operating Hours||Mon-Sat: 11am – 7pm|
3. Alan Photo
- Asia’s largest lens retail store
- Special presentations on equipment
- Over 70 brands
Alan Photo has been in the scene for over 30 years providing camera equipment to people from all walks of life. They are known for their lens retail store located right next to their flagship store in Sim Lim Square. Here, you will be allowed to browse some of the lenses they have available and even try them out on the spot.
You will not have to worry about not being able to find what you need here – they carry over 70 brands of camera equipment and audio accessories. When it comes to delivery, you can opt for store pick-up, or get your haul delivered for free when you spend over $200.
Alan Photo not only sells equipment but also conducts special presentations and posts blogs on new equipment and photography regularly. All these are free online for you to take a look. If you are a rookie to the world of photography and camera equipment, I would definitely suggest you get your headstart at Alan Photo.
|Address||1 Rochor Canal Rd, #01-38 Sim LimSquare, Singapore 188504|
|Operating Hours||Mon-Sat: 10.30am – 8.30pm |
Sun: 10.30am – 7.30am
- Sells home decor and books
- Refurbished vintage cameras
- International shipping
8storeytree first started out small in 2007, with the goal of sharing their love for analog photography. Now that they have a storefront, Thirtysix, they are focused on supplying these vintage cameras and providing film processing services.
Not only do they sell cameras and film, but they also have refurbished vintage cameras, photography accessories, and even home decor and books for photography nerds. They carry a wide range of 35mm film cameras, including more obscure brands like Holga and AgfaPhoto. They have both disposable and reusable cameras.
Besides these retail products, they have tutorials that teach you how to use their cameras, as well as blog posts to show some of the work taken with their cameras. So if you are looking to hop on the analog photography trend, be sure to check out 8storeytree.
|Address||311A Geylang Rd, Singapore 389350|
|Operating Hours||Weekdays: 11am – 8pm|
Weekends: 9.30am – 6.30pm
- Products complement one another
- Authorised reseller for many brands
- Sell lifestyle and home accessories
Most videographers will know how much effort and equipment goes into shooting – not only will you need a good camera, but also audio and editing equipment. If you are looking for some good equipment to help you get started, be sure to check out 7DayDeal.
As an authorised reseller, they carry a select number of brands including popular ones like Panasonic and Canon, which are some of the most popular brands on the market. It can sometimes be hard to find accessories that work with your main camera equipment, but here at 7DayDeal, their products are all curated such that they complement each other.
Not only do they sell equipment for photography and videography, but they also carry many other lifestyle products such as power banks and smartphone accessories. So if you are accompanying someone to the store, there will be something here for you too. Be sure to check out 7DayDeal the next time you need to get yourself some photography equipment.
|Address||35 Selegie Rd, #02-16 Parklane Shopping Mall, Singapore 188307|
|Operating Hours||Mon-Sat: 12pm – 8pm|
6. TK Foto
- Two shops in Singapore
- Knowledgeable staff
- Photography and audio equipment
TK Foto started in 1977 specialising in photography equipment. Over the years, it has developed into one of Singapore’s largest stores, with two stores located centrally in Funan Mall and Plaza Singapura.
They carry both digital and instant cameras and even sell accessories such as dry boxes so that your cameras will not get damaged from Singapore’s humid weather. Audio equipment and accessories are also available here, from loudspeakers to Bluetooth earpieces for personal use.
Here at TK Photo, you will be able to find professional staff who know what they are doing. Customers who have left positive reviews on the store say that they even allow you to test out camera lenses, and help to repair faulty products swiftly. With such excellent service, you know that you will be in good hands.
|Address||107 North Bridge Rd, #03-09 Funan Mall, Singapore 179105|
|Operating Hours||11am – 9pm, Daily|
7. Orient Photo
- Free consultation
- Live facebook streams on products
- Passionate staff
Though Orient Photo is one of the newer kids on the block, that is not to say that they are not one of the best in Singapore when it comes to providing excellent photography equipment and service. In fact, reviews actually praise their staff for their expertise and service – one staff member even personally delivered equipment over to a customer who needed it urgently.
Other than selling camera equipment, they also provide free consultations and after-sales service for all their products. You will not have to worry about malfunctions, as you can always approach them to get your camera fixed for you. For those looking to get rid of some extra equipment you have lying at home, they also have trade-ins where they will quote you a price for your equipment.
To learn more about new product releases and photography in general, be sure to follow their Facebook page where they update their information regularly. With such friendly staff, excellent service, and regular online updates, Orient Photo will be your camera shop of choice.
|Address||1 Rochor Canal Rd, #06-02A, Singapore 188504|
|Operating Hours||Mon-Sat: 11am – 7pm|
- Friendly and professional service
- Modification services for camera equipment
- Over 30 years of experience
Even with so many types of cameras and equipment out there, you may still not be able to find something to fit your needs. In this case, it would be a better idea for you to modify your equipment instead. At P&G Photographic Centre, they have modification services to ensure that your camera and equipment help you get the most ideal shots.
They provide repair services for faulty equipment and even provide free checking and quotation too. You can also trade-in your old cameras here and check out some of the new camera equipment that they have on sale while you are there.
You can even head down to the store for free advice from their experienced staff about camera equipment and photography as well. Many appreciate their professional service and some often come by to get their hands on some pre-loved equipment too.
|Address||3 Coleman St, #01-19, Peninsula Shopping Centre, 179804|
|Operating Hours||Mon-Sat: 1pm – 7.30pm|
9. MS Color
- Around for over 50 years
- Also sell consumer electronics and lifestyle products
- Excellent customer service
MS Color is one of the pioneer camera shops in Singapore, first being founded back in the 1950s. They have built a stable following over the years and many customers come back because of the professional and efficient service that they have here.
You will be able to get equipment for both professionals and amateurs, from instant camera film to action cameras like GoPros. For digital cameras, they carry some popular brands such as Nikon, Fujifilm, and Canon as well.
They have two outlets, one at Ang Mo Kio and another one located in Causeway Point. For those who stay further away, you can also get your shopping done on their online site – reviews say that delivery is quick.
|Address||Blk 711 Ang Mo Kio Central Ave 8#01-3501C, 560711|
|Operating Hours||11am – 9pm, Daily|
- Specialise in film photography
- Help to process films
- Carry cameras for rent
Film photography is all the rage right now – the candid vibes captured using film cameras cannot be easily recreated by digital cameras. If you are looking to hop on this trend, be sure to check out filem.
As a store that specialises in photography, you will be able to find pre-loved film cameras as well as different types of film here. They even sell expired film, which is high in demand, seeing that it gets sold out often on their site. You can also find accessories such as camera straps and metal cases to store your film and camera.
All film has to be processed and developed if you want to see your pictures properly. Filem provides processing and developing services, and you can choose to either drop off your films at their office or mail it to them. Once received, you will get your photos in a Google Drive link within 2-3 days.
|Address||80, Block A Playfair Rd, #04-01, 367998|
|Operating Hours||Mon-Weds: 1pm-6pm|
Photography can be a good, relaxing hobby to help you destress from work and school. Even if you are an amateur, all you need is a camera and you are good to go. If you do not want to invest in expensive cameras, you can simply get a cheap disposable camera to try your hand at photography. No matter if you are a rookie or an expert, I am sure you will be able to find a camera shop fitted to your needs from this list of Singapore’s top 10 camera shops.
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