Updated: Jun 17
Whether you're after the latest digital camera or want to know the best places to buy film, We’ve got you covered. Here’s a list of the 10 best photography shops in Hong Kong.
Camera Film Photo
Two minutes walk from Lai Chi Kok MTR station Camera Film Photo will fulfil all your analogue needs. They have a great selection of darkroom paper and chemistry. With a large variety of film and some quirky films like Dubble Film which you won’t find in other camera shops, you’ll find something for you. They also have a lab where you can get you film processed and scanned for a really reasonable price. The processing is nice and quick. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable. They can help point you in the direction you need.
Photograph: courtesy Camera Film Photo
Camera Film Photo, Unit A, 5/F, 1Gee Hing Chang Industrial Building, 6 Cheung Yue Street, Cheung Sha Wan, Kowloon
(+852) 3955 2211
Chung Pui Photo Supplies
A favourite with many photographers in Hong Kong. Chung Pui Photo Supplies located in Central on Stanley Street is perfect for equipment, film and advice. They have a very knowledgeable staff that can help you with all your photography needs. It’s a great place to go if you need your camera fixed. They have a wide range of equipment including cameras, lens, bags, tripods, filters and memory cards. They have a large selection of different Instax film that are worth a look at.
Photograph: stock image
44 Stanley Street, Central
(+852) 2868 3628
Tin Cheung Camera
With three locations around Hong Kong and a very usable website, Tin Cheung Camera is a great option if you are looking for variety. They have a wide range of products that not many other photography shops have. They are great for studio equipment, drones and video equipment. Their website is easy to navigate so you can always check online before visiting in person. It’s everything you need to start or continue your photography journey.
Photograph: courtesy Tin Cheung Camera
Shop 508, iSQUARE, 63 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong (check website for other locations)
(+852) 2722 1265
SHOWA caters to all things analogue. They have a very wide range of both new and used film cameras at fairly good prices and a huge selection of film. They also a have lab so you can get your film developed there at competitive prices. Located in Mong Kok but if you don’t fancy leaving your house they have very useable and up to date website and they deliver.
Photograph: courtesy SHOWA
3/F 66 Sai Yeung Choi Street South, Mong Kok
(+852) 6541 5621
Sim City in Mong Kok is not just one shop, it’s many! It’s hard to walk in there and not come out without buying something. With a wide selection of shops you’re bound to find what you are looking for. They have everything from cameras to camera bags. Best to go with an idea in mind of what you want so you don’t go spending all your money.
Photograph: stock image
47-51 Shantung St, Mong Kok, Kowloon
Much like Sim City, Champagne Court on Kimberly Road, is many photography shops in one place. They are great for second hand film cameras especially if you are looking for large or medium format. There are also shops selling second hand digital gear as well. If you’re looking to get your film camera fixed this is the place to go. Many of the people who work here are well versed in film cameras and can help you out.
Photograph: stock image
Champagne Court, 42 Carnarvon Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui
Dot-Well Photo Workshop
Whilst Dot-Well Photo Workshop doesn’t actually sell cameras they make the list due to their large selection of film and their very well priced lab. They have a diverse film range with some really fun films that you don’t normally get in your standard photography shop. Their lab is on the cheaper side plus they can also scan and print your negatives.
Photograph: courtesy Dot-Well Photo Workshop
G/F 44 Carnarvon Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
(+852) 2368 3826
Fortress is always a safe bet for digital cameras and accessories. It’s a good place to go if you’re looking for the latest cameras, drones and instant printers. Although they may not be the cheapest price in town, buying from Fortress comes with an assurance that you are buying what it says on the box and you won’t get ripped off.
Photograph: courtesy Fortress
Multiple locations across Hong Kong.
Rainbow Store, actually located in Sim City, deserves it’s own shoutout. They have a large range of photography equipment. It’s a great place if you are trying to set up your own studio. They have lots of lighting, softboxs and backgrounds. You can browse thought their website and even buy online. You can pick up in store or they deliver. It’s a great place for memory cards and film as well.
Photograph: courtesy Rainbow Store
Shop 110-111 1/F , Sim City , 47-51 Shantung Street , Mong Kok , Kowloon (+852) 2868 0878 www.rainbow-camera.com
Not actually a shop in Hong Kong but a great website to buy photography equipment. It’s really useful for checking out reviews if you still want to buy locally but need to know a bit more about what you want to buy. They have a large selection of darkroom equipment as well as lighting and digital cameras.
Photograph: courtesy B&H Photo