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Campkins Cameras is a family-run independent Camera Shop that has been part of the Cambridge high street since 1952. We’re as dedicated to our customers as we’ve ever been. News, advice and the latest deals – we’re here to help 7 days a week.

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Campkins Cameras has been in the business for over 60 years because we have an exceptional understanding of our trade. Our customers value the personal touch that comes from having a friendly, family-run business. Online or in the shop, this approach is guaranteed. Owen, the owner of Campkins Cameras, is available to help you find the right product at the right price. We’re open 7 days a week with services dedicated to you the photographer.

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Campkins Cameras is a family-run independent Camera Shop that has been part of the Cambridge high street since 1952. We’re as dedicated to our customers as we’ve ever been. News, advice and the latest deals – we’re here to help 7 days a week. 

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Love to get inspiration from other photographers? Learn new techniques? Would you love to share your passion project with the world? We have a wide range of videos from photographers who love to share their work.

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  • Avatar Jennifer Baker ★★★★★ 2 weeks ago
    Brilliant service and advice. I’m a newbie to photography and Owen let me exchange a lens where I had bought the wrong type … More for my needs. No hard sales tactics, listened to me patiently without being condescending which as a newbie was so helpful and gave me confidence in what I was asking for. Thank you!
  • Avatar Jerome Simons ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    Campkins Cameras is easily the best camera store I have ever been to. Owen and his team are friendly and extremely knowledgeable … More and go the extra mile for their customers. The shop caters to both film and digital enthusiasts and everything he stocks is high quality which means that you can never go wrong. Service is prompt and friendly. Thank you for making me enjoy photography again!
  • Avatar sue rogers ★★★★★ a month ago
    Campkins staff offer absolutely the BEST customer service ever! I like to support independent businesses as much as I can. … More Ten days ago I ordered a new compact camera from their online store, letting them know that I needed it by 25 August. Late yesterday afternoon there was a knock at my door and a Campkins staff member said "Hello, we thought we'd give you a personal delivery service so you definitely get it on time!" I was amazed, what a lovely thoughtful gesture. Then he added "And we've got a choice of two cameras for you - the one you ordered, or the next model up with a better zoom but a damaged cardboard box." I said yes please to the 2nd one and asked if he lived locally and was on his way home, dropping it off on his way but he said no, he lived the other side of Cambridge, 13 miles away, and this was a special trip! Absolutely wonderful customer service. Thank you very much Campkins Cameras!

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Campkins Cameras

Are an independent, family-run business. We are the camera shop near you opened 7 days a week – Online and instore. We pride ourselves as every photographer’s assistant in providing exceptional customer service, sound advice and the best value we can. We’ve been a feature of the Cambridge High Street since 1952. Serving the photographic and optical needs of the local community and the wider nation beyond.

Photographic Specialists

We know our cameras both new and used alike. Therefore can help you with the purchase of a DSLR’s, Mirrorless camera, Lenses, binoculars, telescopes and many more photo and video related items.

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We also cater for photography services such as Photo Printing both digital and film, Sensor Cleaning, Camera repair and many others.

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Every Photographer’s Assistant

As photographer assistants, we might not be there to hold the reflector card but we can share advice on how to create a better photo. We have set up a blog to share this advice but also you can catch the video on our youtube channel.

Owen Howell

Is the third generation and the current owner who was born into the business, learning all about the new and used camera trade from his father Barry and grandfather Tom. He now has a highly qualified team who themselves are practising photographers with a combined experience of over 100 years.

You can catch Owen and his team using either the live chat on the website or by emailing [email protected], telephone 01223 368087 or 07900 263934. We are open 7 days a week and here for you.

Campkins Cameras has been established in Cambridge since 1952. Since then, it has developed a reputation for providing quality customer service and a curated selection of cameras, lenses and accessories from renowned camera brands. We stay open 7 days a week and pride ourselves in providing a unique retail service as every photographer’s assistant. With reputable products, superb support and a secure checkout you’re in good hands. No Grey Imports We are proud to be a fully accredited partner of all the brands we represent on our site and all products come with full manufactures warranty. Outstanding Support Our customer support is second to none – users rave about how we don’t rest until every issue is solved to their satisfaction. Secure Checkout With 128-bit SSL security with advanced encryption you are guaranteed that your purchases are safe.
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