Best Camera Stores In Orange County

July 3, 2012 6:00 AM

View Comments
Photo Credit:

Photo Credit:

With so many great camera stores, Orange County captures what is best about having a unique spectrum of options available. Camera stores can distinguish themselves depending upon the quality of their services and the distinctiveness of what they offer. Whether you are buying, renting, repairing or looking to develop a special talent, you have a great shot at finding the Orange County camera shop that is best for you. Here are five of the top options:
shopping style camera shops oc camera Best Camera Stores In Orange County

Photo Credit:

New and Used Camera Equipment
OC Camera

27680 Marguerite Pkwy Ste B
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
(949) 347-1276

OC Camera is one of many strong options for photography enthusiasts, and it always receives positive feedback for its repair services. This shop also specializes in both new and used camera equipment. Customers will appreciate the store’s expert service and friendly staff who will accommodate any need you have to the best of their ability. Specializing in all formats of photography, this traditional camera store carries a wide variety of digital and analog, which includes new Nixon, Olympus, Fuji, Leica and more.

shopping style camera stores bills camera Best Camera Stores In Orange County

Photo Credit:

Camera Rentals and Photo Service
Bill’s Camera

6022 Warner Ave.
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
(714) 842-8801

Bill’s Camera earns a great reputation for its quality of service. Picture a store with an almost limitless range of photo services that never fade away. This includes providing cameras, lenses, photographic supplies, film processing, photo restoration, retouching, repairs, enlargements and much more. The store supplies rentals and sales of new and used cameras, especially Canon. No matter how you frame it, Bill’s Camera receives accolades for satisfying customer needs.

99954265 Best Camera Stores In Orange County

Photo Credit:

Camera Reparations
Camera Tech

1347 S. Anaheim Blvd.
Anaheim, CA 92805
(714) 535-0993

With more than 30 years at Camera Tech, Mike Moss can still be seen providing dependable, friendly and genuinely helpful service. He specializes in repairing point-and-shoot cameras, lenses, projectors, DSLRs and more at the store. Mike provides a charming explanation for his continued success, explaining modestly, “I just try to do my best job every day to help people. Over 30 years, I’m still doing camera in the same location, so it’s pretty consistent and successful so far.”

144875364 Best Camera Stores In Orange County

Photo Credit:

Vintage Cameras
The Used Camera Store/Fixed Gear Bike Shop

545 W. 18th St. Ste A
Costa Mesa, CA 92628
(949) 645-9161

In rare vintage form, this store cannot be matched. You simply won’t find another spot with such a unique combination of services, no matter how far you drive (or ride your bike). While the shop does sell a varied selection of bike parts and maintenance equipment, the main emphasis of the store is primarily used cameras. If you’re looking for a more unique or vintage camera, this is the spot. At this distinctive shop, you can buy, sell and trade gear. Specialties include photo equipment, video and more.

Related: 5 Top Photographers in Orange County

shopping style camera stores dive photo Best Camera Stores In Orange County

Photo Credit:

Underwater Photography
Dive & Photo

Michelson Marketplace
2272 Michelson Drive
Irvine, CA 92612
(949) 476-8500

While some stores are just trying to keep their heads above water, Dive & Photo is ready to offer something deeper. The store specializes in underwater cameras, photography equipment and underwater photography scuba classes. Classes include two swimming pool store sessions, two pool sessions just two miles from the store, and four sessions in the open water. There is also potential for one free photography lesson from the highly experienced specialist, Joe Liburdi, with your camera purchase. Overall, the staff is knowledgeable about the precise equipment, settings and approaches that underwater photographers dive into learning.

Related: Best Casual Art Classes In Orange County

Will Engel is a musician and music journalist with eight years of experience. A graduate of Wesleyan University, Will is a singer, keyboardist/pianist, and songwriter who released a well-received album and frequently performs around Southern California. He lives in the Los Angeles area. His work can be found at

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,671 other followers