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Our Services

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for all your photographic needs.

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With a wide range of products,
we are always on hand to help.

We're Here To Help

We’ve been helping our customers find the right product and service since 1952. We’re a family-run business based opposite the iconic King’s College Chapel in Cambridge, our team are here to help you online and in-store.

We’re open 7 days a week and have long-standing relationships with all major suppliers.

Trusted relationships with major brands

Why not, try something new?

We love helping people get the most out of their photography. And we’ve been doing it for nearly 70 years. For us it goes beyond offering great customer service: We run events, walk tours and online content throughout the year.

Cambridge Photography Week

A week of free online content,
followed by the Cambridge Photography Show.

Photographer Showcase

Be inspired by other photographers
and learn new techniques.

Photography Workshops & Walks

Explore Cambridge, our local towns,
countryside and wildlife.

Photography Lessons

Flexible and focused lessons to help you take the first, or next, step in your photography journey.

Camera And Lens Hire

Want to try a product before you buy?

Advice and Inspiration

Explore our blog articles and discover something new.

Our happy customers

Discover what our customers say

We love what our customers say about our services see for yourself.

Andreas Löscher
Andreas Löscher
Super quick service when I needed new passport photos.
Susnata Karmakar
Susnata Karmakar
Very polite and welcoming staff. A little overpriced for an Indian who recently moved to the UK. But also very transparent about the cheapest options available.
Alison Cronk
Alison Cronk
I am a novice photographer and went into the shop looking for advice on which type of lens I needed to do a specific type of photography. While they didn't have the lens I needed in stock Will was unbelievably helpful taking time to explain (in layman's terms) what I needed and how to get the best out of the lenses I already have. I will definitely be back and will be supporting this shop in the future. It is great to find a shop with such fabulous customer service.

About Us

Our Journey Began In 1952 and Campkins Cameras today is still run as an independent, family-run retail business specialising in the sale of new and second-hand cameras both modern and vintage cameras for sale, binoculars and telescopes. We’ve been a feature of the Cambridge High Street, serving the photographic and optical needs of the local community since 1952.

We are an independent, family-run business. We are the only Cambridge 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 camera and optical equipment both new and used alike. Therefore can help you with the purchase of DSLRs, Mirrorless Cameras, Lenses, binoculars, telescopes and many more photo and video-related items – even film cameras for sale.

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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. 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.

We’re all about helping you enjoy your photography. We really do see ourselves as every photographer’s assistant. This is why we created a blog and YouTube Channel. Owen and the team provide our community with access to our experienced suppliers, advice and access to the latest offers.

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Our Youtube channel is here to share advice, give you product demos and review special offers. You’ll also get a view into the photographic wonders of Cambridge, wherever you are in the world. So subscirbe to our channel using the link below and stay update on whats happening in the photographic world.

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If you cannot find a deal that’s right for you, we’re available 7 days a week where you can contact us for a special camera bundle/package deal that’s more bespoke to you.

As a UK retailer, we can match deals/discounts from other online camera stores UK the likes of Jessops, Wex, Park Cameras, Amazon, hotukdeals, Argos, John Lewis, Curries plus other UK retailers so get in touch and we will try to match or better.

Always worth contacting us directly using the live chat, email or call us and we will make sure to get you the best deal possible.

Campkins Cameras

A family-owned camera shop in Cambridge that is accessible both online and in person. We take pleasure in being every photographer’s assistant, ensuring that our customers receive exceptional service and value in all aspects of photography. Our presence on Cambridge High Street dates back to 1952, serving both the local and the wider UK with their photography requirements.

As photography specialists, we are familiar with both new and vintage cameras and our website can aid you in purchasing that new DSLR or mirrorless camera. camera lenses, telescopes, binoculars, and many photography-related products. If you need assistance please use the live chat feature or email/call us using our contact details on the Contact Us Page.

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12A Kings Parade, Cambridge CB2 1SJ

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We’re all about helping you enjoy your photography. We really do see ourselves as every photographer’s assistant. This is why we created a blog and YouTube Channel. Owen and the team provide our community with access to our experienced suppliers, advice and access to the latest offers.