Best Online Camera Stores - Who's the Cheapest?
There are a few fortunate folks who have access to the latest camera gear right down the road in their hometown or city. Prices may vary slightly from store to store. But, with an ever growing demand from indie filmmakers and pro-photographers, things are heating up. Online retailers have been offering some amazing deals on camera equipment. Nowadays, you can purchase all your equipment from the convenience of home and have your package delivered within a few days.
But which online camera stores are the most reputable and/or cheapest? Below is a short list and quick review of the best camera stores:
B&H Photo: According to YAHOO! Shopping, B&H Photo gets a 4.5 star rating out of 5. They're a huge mail-order company based in New York. With an easy to navigate website, its breeze for many online shoppers to find virtually anything they need. B&H Photo has been “THE” choice (for many years) of both professionals and amateurs alike. Customer Service is highly rated before and after purchases are made.
B&H Photo also offers its visitors with a section on their website called InDepth which users learn about camera gear before they buy. Did I mention they've been in business since 1973? Overall a good selection of DSLRs and lenses, as well as helpful reviews from consumers.
Adorama: Almost in business (1975) as long as B&H Photo, Adorama (another huge New York mail order company) offers its clients a similar buying experience. As a Better Business Bureau Accredited Business (since 8/24/1992) they hold an A+ rating. With a wide selection of photo and electronics they are more than a camera store, offering merchandise such as home theaters, mobile computing and home office equipment.
DigitalRev: As a newcomer in the online camera retailing business, DigitalRev first caught my attention from its quirky video host Mr. Kai Man Wong the presenter and principal reviewer of photographic equipment of DigitalRevTV a popular channel on YouTube. There's been a big-buzz on the internet over the cheap pricing on camera goods. Many have claimed a very satisfied buying experience as well fast free shipping. Definitely, one camera equipment store to watch.