Looking for a photo store near Del Mar?
We stock a full line of film cameras, digital cameras, and photographic gear and have the photographic knowledge to back it up. In business serving the Del Mar area since 1983, we’ve taken part in the transition from film to memory cards. Digital image quality grew by leaps and bounds, and more and more features were added to even inexpensive cameras. Along with that our main services shifted from developing to printing. As more people return to the subtleties of film, we’re excited that our expertise remains on-track.
Our Camera Sales and Services
Today we offer new and used cameras along with camera accessories plus image archiving, printing and restoration services. Our expert store staff is always happy to answer questions, help you with purchases, and explain our various services to Del Mar novices and pros alike.
Camera and Accessory Sales
Whether you’re into easy point & shoot or SLRs with advanced features, we sell a spectrum of new and used digital cameras along with matching memory cards. The same goes for new and used 35mm film cameras, color film, and B&W film. We even stock Fuji Instax and Polaroid film. Plus a few 120 format film cameras.
Del Mar customers will also find a selection of new and used lenses along with select camera accessories and other photo graphic gear. That includes batteries and chargers, camera bags and backpacks, lighting equipment, light stands, reflectors, and tripods.
We continue to provide quality color film developing and B&W film developing along with a range of scanning, printing and restoration services.
Armed with the latest in image archiving equipment we can digitize photos, negatives, and slides to protect those images long into the future. Or share them with friends and family. Our photo editing software also allows us to perform photo restoration and image retouching to remove scratches, folds, and other problems.
The Photo Center can also transfer movie film (16mm as well as 8mm) to mp4 files and DVDs. Our equipment can duplicate DVDs as well as transfer video tape to DVDs and mp4 files. Your movie originals are preserved, and you can watch their copies on just about any digital device.
Our printing services deliver superior resolution enlargements from wallet-size all the way up to large murals, together with professional mounting. We can make color and B&W prints from negatives, slides, and existing prints.
Camera Repair & Service
And, yes, we do repair cameras and lenses. So there’s no need to give up a favorite, or wait months for a factory repair or exchange.
Need a passport or visa photo?
Need a passport photo, visa photo, or business portrait? No need to schedule a studio session. We’re economical and very convenient to Del Mar residents and business people.
Read from happy customers.
“I forgot my light stands when I came to Carlsbad for portraits. I was recommended to head over to this camera shop. Low and behold, they had to light stands that I purchased. Saved me from embarrassment. The guy there was very cordial and nice.”
“I went in to get my Canon 70 D checked out to see if I need my sensor cleaned. I didn’t get the guy’s name but he was really helpful. He told me everything looked ok. He went as far as blowing out any dust. Great customer service. I’ll be a return customer soon.”
“Went there to have a picture enlarged and printed. Pretty easy, e-mail the picture to them and they did the rest. Done in a few days, the pictures were beautiful and the cost little. Definitely will return.”
Get In Touch
967 S. Coast Highway 101
Encinitas, CA 92024
Mon-Fri: 10am - 6pm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm