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Best Camera Stores In Chicago

By Angela Hazen

A dependable camera can give you added confidence in taking important pictures. High quality family, wedding and party photos can look especially crisp when taken on the best made cameras available. Sometimes a high end camera can make the difference between a nice picture and an award winning photo. Whether your camera is the most important tool of your professional trade or it's just for own enjoyment, this list of local Chicago area camera stores can help you find what you're looking for.

Shopping & Style Cameras, Point & Shoot
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Central Camera
230 S. Wabash
Chicago IL, 60604
(312) 427-5580

Need a small, easy to use camera for that special event? Central Camera has a variety of digital cameras that are sure to help. This store sells plenty of Canon and Leica cameras that are well made and can leave you with professional quality photos. This store is a sure place to find what you need in high quality photography. Central Camera will make sure you get a camera that's reliable enough for that family reunion, graduation or wedding event that absolutely must be caught on film. You can also find accessories like tripods, camera bags and cases, and lenses to complete your photo needs.

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Dodd Camera
2840 W Armitage
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 227-3633

Finally hired to shoot that clothing line for a fashion magazine? For the absolute professional photographer with a job like that, nothing but the best will do. That's why professional and aspiring professional photographers stop by Dodd Professional Camera to buy and rent cameras and equipment that will attain the most impact. Phase One and Leaf are just some of the high end names that customers have to choose from. Dodd provides cameras that are top of the line, and make the most professional looking pictures.

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Calumet Photographic
1111 N Cherry Ave.
Chicago, IL 60642
(312) 440-4920

Have friends or family running in a marathon and looking to document the event? Perhaps you need semi-professional documentation of some amazing athletic feats you will be doing. Calumet Photographic will have you covered with their range of digital SLR cameras. This Chicago based store has SLR prices that start around $550. With Calumet Photo to assist you with a new camera, you won't need to think twice about having amazing triathlon and marathon pictures to enjoy later.

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Chicago Camera Specialists
5 S. Wabash Ave.
Suite 1017
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 332-5538

Somehow you damaged your precious camera, and you need to get it fixed before you go on vacation. Where can you go for help? Try Chicago Camera Specialists on Wabash Avenue. This store specializes in repairs of a variety of cameras including Olympus, Sony and Canon. You'll be surprised how quickly the experts here can fix your camera, not to mention how much they'll save you from buying a brand new one. Before you give up hope on your favorite camera, try Chicago Camera Specialists, and you may be glad that you stopped by.

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Abt Electronics
1200 N Milwaukee Ave.
Glenview, IL 60025
(847) 967-8830

Looking for that waterproof camera to take on a boat trip? Abt is a store located in suburban Glenview that has everything that a camera shopper needs and more. They stock a wide variety of waterproof cameras starting around $179. Selecting your waterproof camera from Abt will help you know that your Shedd Aquarium pictures will turn out great, even if your camera is splashed at a dolphin show.

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Angela Hazen lives in Oak Park, IL. She has worked as a model in Chicago and studied broadcast journalism at Columbia College Chicago. She has traveled to Europe on several occasions, and keeps her readers up to date with local and international style, shopping, fashion and beauty trends. Her work can be found at
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