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    42nd Street Photo Reviews 3.3 out of 5 based on 146 ratings.

    42nd Street Photo is one of New York’s finest camera stores. We have been in business for over 40 years, and have a history of providing digital cameras at the most competitive prices through our online store and our NYC camera store.

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    • The prices are some of the lowest I have seen anywhere online and I thought the customer service was much better than I was expecting. Overall, five-star prices and five-star service!

    • Raimundas Juodvalkis

      Recently I bought Canon Rebel T6S from 42nd Street photo. I was a little late to order it, as I needed to shoot in four days time. Called customer support, they upgraded shipping for free to UPS second day. Received camera on time. Best prices on the net, this is why competitors hate them. Absolutely best customer service, saved a lot on purchase. Will buy lenses and all my gear from them. Will recommend to all my friends. Amazing web store!

    • Return customer. Got the Cannon 7D from Gil at a good price, came back for a cap.

    • Excelente servicio, buena atención ,precios muy buenos, la mejor tienda de new york
      Recomendada para comprar camaras Nikon
      Buena ubicación de la tienda en el corazon de Manhattan

    • I needed a accessory for my Canon camera. I found it at 42nd Street Photo. The price was way lower that anyone else. Fast shipping also. In the future I will always check with 42nd Street Photo first, before making a purchase.

    • I purchased a charger for my battery off Amazon and it arrived quickly and in great condition!

    • I purchased the “Canon EOS 70D” i was very impressed by the price and free bag I spoke with a salesman over the phone he was the best very friendly and courteous.

    • I had the opportunity to buy for the first time cameras lenses and other photographic equipment its the best place to do business i would always do business with 42nd street photo
      Its all about professionalism and this is what these guys have and they spend time with you ensuring you purchase what you are looking for

    • Once again. I had an outstanding experience. The sales consultants were outstanding,up beat and extremely personable. I walk in with smiles and greetings from all of the people at 42nd street photo. I have made my second purchase this time a d3300 for my daughter. She had no clue she was getting this camera. Once my sales consultant opened the box and went thoroughly through the box as they always do. he handed her the camera and once again with no hesitation we paid for the camera and we went on our day. I still can not believe the amazing prices and upbeat personalities. I can not wait till I purchase my full frame camera and 10-24mm wide angle lens.

    • Great transaction here! I was somewhat sceptical about my purchase due to the low price advertised for my camera but have nothing but praise for 42nd St. Photo…extremely happy customer in Nebraska, thank you.

    • Outstanding service. I love my camera. I purchased the Nikon D5300. i thought at first this is to good of a price to be true. I walked in and with no hesitations I purchased my Nikon d5300 with no problems and for the lowest price any ware. I am heading back there to purchase a second camera for my daughter. I will not shop any place else. I can’t wait to see the guys over there this coming week. Very upbeat and friendly guys.

    • Hello,
      today I’ve received my camera with battery grip, 2 extra batteries and SD card from you and I’m a first time buyer. You are amazing! The whole experience has been 5 star experience. From the moment I’ve ordered all the item , then you (Michael) called me to inform me that the battery I purchased were not for the CANON 6D, then he suggested me specific SD card for that camera and on top of that I had a very special treatment on the price of the SD cards……what else to say? Very happy to have chosen you instead of Adorama ( I normally shop at their website).
      Great prices, great customer service, very polite and quick…..THANK YOU!

    • Had another conversation with their customer service rep. Seemed willing to help resolve an apparent misunderstanding in shipping arrangements. I was told I would receive a return label on Monday and receive a refund.

      I’m at about a 3.5 – 4 star review now but if all goes well and I’m fully refunded than 5’s all the way.

    • I am so impressed with the customer service. I ordered a camera and received a call today confirming if I “really meant to order the European version of the camera.” Of course I didn’t. I so appreciate them taking the time to make that call, saving me from getting the wrong item.

    • I almost passed on the greatest customer service, at the best prices because I read other peoples reviews, but thankfully I ignored those reviewers. I have been more than pleased with my purchase of a Canon D70 and it arrived sooner than promised, in excellent condition, well protected in the box and ready to begin using.

      Thankfully I didn’t pay attention to negative reviewers because I saved 100’s of dollars, time and irritation and nobody tried to upsell me into buying something I did not want. I spoke with Michael who called to ask if I wanted to have the person receiving my camera (at work) sign for it… That was it, no upsell, just speedy, high quality and professional service and I will be ordering a lot more through this company because they EARNED my business.

      You can pay more, a lot more for your photographic needs, but you will not find better service anywhere, just saying….

    • Chris Freshour

      Excellent customer service! After placing my order, I was given a call to confirm and after talking realized that what I ordered was not going to fit my need. I was given the help I needed in finding the right product for me. I then received it quickly and it was exactly what I was told and works great.

    • Had a great experience with Adam on the phone who made sure my address was correct and that what I ordered was really what I wanted. Great advice given! My lens was shipped fairly quickly and I’m so happy to have it! And you just can’t beat the price! I’d definitely shop with them again!

    • Michael LaManna

      After being almost taken (or ignored-not sure which) by a questionable photo shop site I tried 42nd Street. Ordered on a Sunday afternoon. No special shipping just the free shipping offered on the site. Received camera the following Wednesday! Three days! Who does that?
      Thank you very much. You guys are great.

    • Sheldon Betsalel

      Excellent personal service and attention to every detail throughout the entire ordering process.

    • Great Job!!!!!!!! purchased a Canon 6d and I am very satisfied my sales rep Michael was very helpful and informative the price was great and the delivery was amazing!!!! every thing was delivered as promised definitely will buy from here again!!!!!

    • Well ive ordered the Sony nex5 lens and within a week ive received my lens. It was packaged well and product came as described!! To add to this, this business is located in New York. With that being said its perfectedly located for fast shipments! New york is the main mailing hub on the east cost, so mail going overseas or across the states tend to move very quickly. This business packed and shipped my item out quickly so my package came to be swiftly. Thanks alot guys!

    • Purchased a video cable for my Canon EOS. Delivery was quick and the price was cheapest I found. Very satisfied.

    • So far, im pretty impressed! Just waiting to get what I ordered! Im a little worried bc ive never heard of this.. but bc of the great reviews im trying it out! Kinda excited! But super nervous!

    • Just got my Canon 70d and lens. It arrived by UPS. I give the folks at 42nd Photo five stars with the handling of my order. I received an email about an offer for extended warranty and a media card. That shot up the amount I intended to originally spend, bit it seems their advice was good, and I took it.

      I was looking for the best price…and I could not find that in KY, so I ordered my new Canon from these guys. This is an upgrade and first DSLR for me. I am a looking to step up my photography skills and art. I have a little blog and needed to have better pics. I do not have a steady hand, or something, as camera shake and blur were major issues for me. I am sure that my camera was just fine, and it is me with the problem. I am not at the level where I can give you scientific info about my new Canon 70d, but I can tell that I already like it. my pictures do not have a blur. Whether from the stabilization in the lens or the very smooth shutter button and it’s placement, or not, I am already doing much better. My goal is to learn to use lens, light, ISO, etc. for artistic shots.

      Thanks to the guys at 42nd Photo for helping this Ky lady step up her photography game. Here are your smiley faces. :) :) :) :) :)
      Sheila E

    • I ordered a Nikon P7800 from 42nd St. Photo at a very good price. I was called after placing the order and asked if I wanted it to be signed for on delivery or left on the porch. I was also asked if I needed any memory SDHC cards. There was no pressure. The camera arrived in a reasonable amount of time and was exactly as expected.

      I had previously read some negative reviews about 42nd. St. but in my case they performed in a very professional manner. I have yet to fully try out the camera.

    • I went down to the store to check them out (I live in NYC) because I was surprised that their price for the Panasonic Lumix FZ200 was so much lower than what I was seeing elsewhere, but they are legit, quite nice, and very knowledgable. They came in cheaper than J&R, B&H, and Amazon. They also gave me a good deal on some nice accessories to go along with it. Thanks so much 42nd Street Photo!

    • I purchased the Canon EOS Rebel SL1. My father ordered it for me for a Christmas gift. He said their customer service was top notch. We received the package a few days later than expected, but this was not 42nd Street Photos fault. The bad weather delayed the shipment. My dad still got the package well before Christmas. Had it not been for the inclement weather we would have received the package here in Texas in just a few days (they shipped it almost immediately!) the camera is brand new, very good quality and works great! This is my first “nice” camera. It is very user friendly.

    • Before Christmas purchasing can be a real hassle…not with 42nd St. Photo. I purchased a Sigma 70-200 Tele, Sigma 2X Teleconverter and a set of filters for use with my Nikon D600. Of course I needed them yesterday..needless to say..They followed up to let me know the package was shipped and provided tracking. Their Next Day delivery by UPS was not overpriced for the weight of the package and it was delivered as promised on Christmas Eve.

      I will say that I was talked into a different filter set than I originally ordered, but after pushing back on the changes and cost some discounts were included and overall the cost differential was not offensive. And I still got out the door for less than other online retailers…including the shipping. Thanks 42nd. St.

    • After extensive on line price searching for a 18-135 IS Canon lens I ordered from 42nd Street. (a savings of over $150) They (Alan) called to verify my order and to make sure it would work with my camera. Turns out I had ordered a lens that had features that my camera did not support. He then suggested the proper lens for my camera. The lens he suggested was less than the one I had originally ordered. In the future I will purchase all my camera gear from 42nd St.

    • I ordered the Canon T3i from 42nd and in less than a week I’m working on some incredible quality work. The camera arrived nicely packed and flawless in quality. 42nd made it insanely easy to get my camera and the sales rep was really helpful in all the information I asked. Thanks so much 42nd! I will be ordering some lenses and other equipment soon!

    • Several weeks ago I have purchased a Canon SL1 camera from 42nd St. photo. Their prices are unbeatable and they have excellent Service! Let me tell you my wife shopped till she dropped I guarantee it!! I spoke to two salesman’s they help me every step of the way getting old accessories I needed! The item shipped on time and I got it as scheduled and as I was told!
      Thank you very much 42nd St. photo you guys are the best!!

    • Frank Arrowsmith

      I recently purchased a Nikon D7100 with 28-105 mm lens and accessories. Mike followed up with a sales call to recommend upgraded filters and memory card. All items were shipped on time and although the final price was more than I anticipated, several additional free accessories were were included as part of the overall packages, including extended Nikon 5 year warranty on the camera and lens.
      The camera works great and overall I am satisfied with quality of service and value for money.

    • Frank Arrowsmith

      This company uses deceptive tactics, advertising low priced cameras and accessories, and then once you place an order follow up with a phone call telling you that you need higher quality items for optimum performance of your camera (not the suggested accessories), that they sell at inflated prices. original order priced out at $1,253.00 final invoice for upgraded memory card and upgraded filter kit $1,769.99.
      I will only be fooled one time. will be shopping at B&H photo n the future.
      Not sure why I am posting this as they do not post anything other than favorable reviews.

    • Several weeks ago I purchased a Canon EOS 1DX camera with a 24-120L lens and had it shipped to my residence in Las Vegas. Ordering the product was simple. The employee was very polite and helpful. The camera and accessories arrived in perfect condition in several days. The price was fantastic.

      I highly recommend the company. It was a wonderful experience. I have taken thousands of pictures at the Barrett Jackson car auction, the Mr. Olympia contest as well as several other local events. The camera and lens work great. Thank you 42nd Street Photo!

    • 42nd Street Photo offered the best price we could find for our new camera. It was shipped out sooner than we expected, so we had our camera in our hands within a matter of days. We were hesitant to place our order initially because we had never heard of them before. However, we could not be happier with the ease and convenience of our experience. (and free shipping is always a plus!). If you are in the market for a camera, you should definitely consider 42nd Street Photo for your photography needs.

    • Order went just as I expected….got a great price on a new Canon EOS M, very happy with the website, delivery, product, and customer service. Will be back to order again, and recommend to others as well.

    • Just a note to everyone I just bought a Canin Rebelt4i and wanted a good zoom lense I ordered a different lense and I received a call from this company and boy was I impressed this company was great explained lots of lense types and they were great professional and I even received my lense in 3 days I will for sure be ordering and telling others about this company Thank you very much for your knowledge and teaching

    • Seriously good and efficient service, with competitive price to match. Bought a Panasonic FZ200 digital camera at a good price. They delivered right on time once my order was sorted out, and the package was wrapped well.
      It is my first time buying camera from them (having purchased something like eight cameras of various types over the past ten years) and I would have no hesitation to go to them again.

    • Very efficient delivery service. Overall, just as satisfied with 42nd Street Photo as I have been on previous occasions.

    • 42nd Street photo offered the best price for this fine camera kit (over the web) and timely delivered as promised.

      The Canon T5i with 18-55mm kit I purchased from 42nd Street photo is a standout with empowering features, and I am surprised at how easily it captures lifelike details not seen in my pictures taken with my Canon G12 or lesser cameras. It was well worth the expense.

      The only hiccup occurred when 42nd Street telephoned to confirm the order and asserted that the low price offering was for a non-STM lens. When I replied that their web posting and my order specified the 18-55 STM, the 42st employee said there had been a web posting error, but agreed with me and promptly shipped without incident.

      I am very happy with the product as well my experience with 42nd St. Photo standing behind what they offer.

    • Super price and super service.

      Purchased a Canon G15 from 42nd St Photo. They had the best price, free shipping and best service I have ever had purchasing photo equipment.

      Got a courtesy call after the order making certain that everything was OK. They offered an upgrade to 2 day service at no charge.

      They couldnt have done anything better. Wish everyone was like this.

    • After an initial disagreement, I received a great response from Jonathan, I feel happy and I will buy again in this company
      5 star for Jonathan


    • Great price. Great personal service from the manager.

      HE took the time to personally make sure the camera was delivered in a timely manner

    • Good service and nice camera.

    • I recently purchased a Canon SX230 HS camera online from 42nd Street Photo, and cannot say enough good things about the experience. They had the best price of all internet stores, and the customer service was exceptional. I would recommend 42nd Street Photo to anyone who plans on buying a camera or accessories online.

    • Great prices and great customer service. If you are into stretching your dollar and yet receiving quality equipment look no further. Very fast shipping to boot! 42nd Street Photo is a great stop when I feel the itch to add to my photography arsenal.

    • A no brainer!! Absolutely the best place to shop. Customer service will answer any questions you may have. 42nd Street Photo also has the best prices on the internet. Free!!…… plus quick shipping! I’m very happy with my new Nikon D3100 camera which arrived in just a few days. Thanks, Joseph K

    • I bought a Canon T3i from 42nd street, and was more than happy with my purchase. It arrived on time just as promised. Thank you

    • I am quite satisfied with my online purchase from 42nd Street Photo and expect to both shop with them in the future and refer others to do the same.

    • I was extremely satisfied with the service I received from 42nd St Photo. The staff was very knowledgeable, and they answered all of my question. Their prices are highly competitive and their inventory is second to none.

    • I was extremely impressed with 42nd St Photo. I would be bold enough to say they have the lowest prices and best customer service I’ve seen in a long time – which is a HUGE part of success in any realm. Had the best price for the camera I was purchasing at the time, no tax, free shipping. When I needed to receive the camera earlier, they shipped it quickly with no hassle at all. I received my camera today and am so excited to start using it. As I’m realizing my need/want for more accessories, 42nd St Photo will be the only place I go.

    • Best price on the internet, quick service and great packaging. Don’t even bother looking elsewhere. I know where I will be going all my camera needs, 42nd street photo of course.

    • Merchandise was shipped and received very quickly, salespeople are very helpful and knowledgable and prices can’t be beat. Will definately order online from 42nd street in the future.

    • I did a lot of research online before choosing a camera from 42nd street photo. I’m so glad that I did. I love the camera and they had great customer service. When I had to return a faulty battery (no fault of the stores), they immediately helped me out. I definitely recommend them.

    • I had researched the camera before purchase and had made my decision. After searching local and online, I found 42nd street photo to stock what I wanted and when I needed it. I am extremely happy with the camera and the company. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anybody!

    • I ordered a Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10. The camera was available in different colors and even more importantly it was in stock. This is my second camera I’ve purchased from them and will definitely keep them in mind for future purchases.

    • Just received the Panasonic Lumix TS3. 42nd street photo had the absolute lowest prices on the internet. The camera even arrived a day earlier than promised by the initial shipping. Customer service was very cordial and all communications were promptly responded to. I will definitely order from 42nd street photo the next go around.

    • I bought the Sony NEX-5N camera from 42nd street photo. Great customer service, very fast shipping. I did extended research and I couldn’t find a better price on that camera. I will do buisness again with 42nd Street photo!

    • After doing quite a bit of camera research I decided on the Sony NEX-5N. To my dismay there were not many stores with this in stock. 42nd Street Photo not only had it in stock bust was $20 less expensive than anywhere else. I had never ordered from 42nd Street Photo in the past but I knew their name and trusted them. I placed the order on Wednesday morning, the camera shipped on Thursday and I received it on Friday. Overall I am very happy with the purchase process. 42nd Street Photo will now be the first place I visit for my digital photography needs. Great job guys!

    • I was in the market for a Canon T3i and spent several hours searching the web for the best price. I again ended up purchasing from 42nd Street Photo as I have in the past. They had the best price at the time and they followed up with a phone call to make sure I had everything I wanted on my order. They were very friendly and helpful. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND them to my friends and family.

    • I ordered the Sony NEX-5N camera from 42nd street photo. Best prices on the internet from an authorized dealer. Camera arrived quickly. Excellent team to work with, very knowledgeable, will definitely order from them again!

    • This was a great experience. We had ordered the same camera from some other place and it never showed up, then we searched online and found it here!! It is a great camera, and we recieved it pretty quickly!!

    • Great service and speedy shipping. I love my camera and it’s been great to capture my son in many poses and faces! Also, great advice when I was buying my ‘advanced’ camera!

    • This purchase has been a good experience. I used my foreign Bank Card and did not enter the correct billing adress. This was picked up and sorted out quickly by 42nd Street Photo customer service. It was handled in a very proffesional manner and I did not experience any delays due to my error.
      Thanks for making the purchase a good experience and I will gladly return to this store!

    • Elizabeth Sellers

      Just recieved my camera from 42nd Street Photo and its exactly as described! Great Service and fast delivery! I’m already thinking about buying a video recorder from 42nd Street Photo! I just need to decide on which one! I highly recommend you buy from 42nd Street Photo — you won’t be disappointed!


    • Sales person very knowledgable and curitous. Fast service and efficient, very satisified.

    • I just wanna take a moment to thank 42nd Street Photo for being such wonderful people. I ordered a Canon T3I, and i’m happy with the decision I made. I’m very thankful for the level of service I got when calling 42nd Street Photo. I would order again from them when in need of a camera etc, the pricing was the best. Keep up the good work.

    • I appreciate your kind attention to my order and I express my total satisfaction with the product purchased from you.

    • Great service both on-line and then when you call. Service rep was very knowledgeable and guided me thru the options.

    • After all the online research, 42nd Street photo had the most competitive price for Canon T3i 18-135mm kit. Placing the order was easy and the camera arrived in 3 days with free shipping. The free lens cleaning kit followed, a week days later. Excellent buy and the best pictures ever. I would definitely recommend 42photo to a friend and would surely buy again from here!

    • Did a lot of research before I bought the camera and 42nd street definitely had the best price out there.

      Camera arrived as promised.

      All in all great experience at a great price!

    • I ordered the Canon T3i from 42nd and in less than a week I’m working on some incredible quality work. The camera arrived nicely packed and flawless in quality. 42nd made it insanely easy to get my camera and the sales rep was really helpful in all the information I asked. Thanks so much 42nd! I will be ordering some lenses and other equipment soon!

      Jonathan K

    • Robert Deviccaro

      I would like to thank 42nd St and their salesperson (Robert) for sharing his knowledge and experience by helping me get the best deal for my money, 42nd St gave me the best price and fastest delivery on the internet!

    • My fiancee just gave me my birthday present yesterday and it was a BEAUTIFUL sony DIGITAL camera that i’ve been DYING to have for a LONG time now!!! I didn’t think he was going to get me the TOP Of the LINE brand NEW sony cyber-shot cause I know we made mention of how pricey they can be but when I seen it I was in such SHOCK! Not only was it SHIPPED fast and keep him posted daily on his status of the order but the price was THE Best price we’ve seen!!!! Coming from a photographer trust me this is a TRUE loyal commitment that we will keep with them! WE LOVED doing business with them! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

    • My Sony NEX-5 camera is beautiful, but not as beautiful as the guys at 42nd street photo! They took care of my order, addressed my concerns and gave me a great deal on a kick-ass piece of technology. I would reccomend these guys any day.

    • Among the more trusted places, 42St Photo had the best pricing on my Nikon (D7000 body only). The ordering process was simple, and the the delivery was reasonably fast for UPS Ground. I would do business with them again on my next camera, and I would recommend that you consider 42st Photo for your next purchase as well.

    • I ordered a Sony TX-5 waterproof camera and it arrived earlier than stated, just in time for my vacation. Great service. Item was well packaged. Definitely will purchased products from them in future.

    • I had done a lot of research on the internet about cameras as I was about to trade up to a more sophisticated camera. Not that I would necessarily grow more sophisticated with it, unfortunately. After choosing a Canon rebel T3i, I began looking for places to make a purchase. I came across 42nd St. Photo and noticed prices were lower for the same camera than other places. I did some exploring on the web site and found they have lots of information, lots of gear. These guys know their camera “stuff”, so, I purchased my camera here. It’s a great camera ! All I have to do is get my little brain around all the things it can do.

    • 42nd Street Photo had the best internet pricing available.
      The item was sent quickly.
      I would use them again in the future.

    • Davinder Bhowmik

      I found the camera I wanted, and 42nd Street Photo had the very best price. I love my camera, and highly recommend 42nd Street Photo. When you need good service and good advice these are the guys to go to.

    • 42nd Street Photo had the product I wanted in stock when I wanted it, offered it at a competitive price, packaged it with accessories for an even better deal, and provided good customer service at the point of sale and afterward as well. From products to services, they’ve got it all! I’ll be back again for more!

    • This is an “Electronic Bouquet” thumbs-up, and a big smiley face. My salesman was very knowledgeable of the products, helpful with suggestions and extremely friendly. All in all, a great experience dealing with him. I received my item within only two days of ordering it. I will highly recommend 42nd Street Photo, and be back as a repeat customer.