List of Best Camera Stores in Chicago


Camera Shops

Dodd Camera

Dodd Camera was founded in 1891 in downtown Cleveland. Still family owned after all these years, we operate five stores in the Greater Cleveland area, one in Columbus and two stores in Dayton. In 2008 we expanded into Chicago with a Dodd Camera store dedicated to renting high quality gear to professional photographers. In the fall of 2012 we opened our Cincinnati super store which features a 1000 square-foot rental studio.We’re dedicated to providing a wide selection of the finest photographic equipment from the top manufacturers. Whether you know what you’re looking for or need a little assistance, our professional staff will help fulfill your needs. We have what you need to get the job done.
Address: 2840 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Get Directions
Phone:+1 773-227-3633
Website: doddpro.com
Store Hours
M-F 7:30am – 6:30pm
Sat. 10am – 5pm
Sun. 12pm – 5pm

Central Camera Company

In business since 1899, Central Camera Company is a 3rd generation, family owned, photographic emporium. In our retail space located in the Chicago Loop, we offer everything the photographer needs from cameras and lenses to memory cards and darkroom equipment. We are an authorized US dealer of dozens of brands including Leica, Nikon, Ricoh, Pentax, Fujifilm, Bogen, and Gitzo.
Address: 230 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60604
Get Directions
Phone:+1 312-427-5580
Website: camerastoreschicago.com
Business hours:
Monday – Friday: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Saturday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Closed on Sundays

Tamarkin Camera

Tamarkin Camera is an authorized Leica Camera and Sport Optics dealer with a showroom in the River North Gallery district in downtown Chicago. We are also mail-order Leica dealers. Within our showroom is The Rangefinder Gallery, which showcases images made with the legendary Leica M camera. Leaders in Leica expertise and service, Tamarkin Camera sells more Leica per square foot than any Leica dealer in the world.
Address: 300 W Superior St #202, Chicago, IL 60654
Get Directions
Phone:+1 312-642-2255
Website: www.tamarkin.com
Store Hours
Monday-Friday 9 am – 5:30 pm
Saturday 10 am – 2 pm
Also, open by appointment

Daufenbach Camera

As a production partner to the motion picture industry, Daufenbach Camera is a full service camera rental house that specializes in digital cinema. We strive to build strong and dedicated relationships with our clients and provide an intuitive and exceptional camera rental service, designed around cutting edge technology, custom design, and professional camera packages.With multiple prep stations capable of 2D and 3D calibration, Daufenbach Camera is the ideal resource for assistants and producers alike. Located five minutes away from Downtown Chicago, our facilities are at the epicenter of production vendors and service providers.
Address: 320 N Damen Ave d201, Chicago, IL 60612
Get Directions
Phone:+1 312-226-0042
Website: www.daufenbachcamera.com
Hours:
Sunday Closed
Monday 9AM–5PM
Tuesday 9AM–5PM
Wednesday 9AM–5PM
Thursday 9AM–5PM
Friday 9AM–5PM
Saturday Closed

Camera Ambassador

Camera Ambassador is a full service rental and production house based in Chicago. We are not only committed to equipping artists and filmmakers with the tools they need for their craft, but also providing them with a community of creative support.
Address: 2425 W 14th St, Chicago, IL 60608
Get Directions
Phone:+1 773-791-6522
Website: www.cameraambassador.com

Schumacher Camera

Established in 1991, we’re a Chicago-based motion picture and digital camera rental house with a reputation for meticulously maintained custom camera packages. We specialize in 35mm/16mm/DV and HD camera packages, lenses, accessories and support.
Address: 1147 W Ohio St # 102, Chicago, IL 60642
Get Directions
Phone:+1 312-243-3400
Website: www.schumachercamera.com
Hours:
Sunday Closed
Monday 8AM–5:30PM
Tuesday 8AM–5:30PM
Wednesday 8AM–5:30PM
Thursday 8AM–5:30PM
Friday 8AM–5:30PM
Saturday Closed