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Cameta Camera - promo CodesAre you searching for Cameta Camera coupons or Cameta Discount Codes?

Did you know that Cameta Camera also sells on Amazon? Their store on Amazon is also called Cameta Camera.

Click here to check out what specials and promotions they offer in their Amazon store.

So why should you purchase from their store on Amazon instead of their site? Let’s take a look at a few reasons you should consider Amazon:


Feedback

If you have read online reviews, you already know that Cameta Camera is a very reputable seller. Cameta Camera also has a very high reputation on Amazon. Currently, they have a 96% positive score, and have received about 235,000 positive feedback ratings. Over the past 12 months, they have had a 97% positive transaction rate.

Cameta Camera - Amazon feedback

 

Price and Shipping

Many web merchants also sell on Amazon. Their prices are usually the same, if not lower on Amazon. Shipping is almost always free too.

Let’s look at an example:

Canon VIXIA HF R800 Camcorder

On the Cameta.com website, you can purchase this Canon VIXIA HF R800 Camcorder for $249. Depending on where you live, you can add another $15-20 on top of that for shipping.

Here is the same Canon VIXIA HF R800 Camcorder sold in their Amazon store.

Pricing aside, you are still saving about $15-20 on the shipping. That’s like having a 10% off coupon code right?

I showed one price example. You might be looking for a different item. If so, it’s really easy to find the best deal on Amazon. Just use the Amazon Discount Finder tool that appears at the top of this page. It looks something like this:


After you choose your desired country, click on the All Categories section, and in this case, choose Photo.

Then just type in whatever brand and model  that you are looking for. You can choose your desired discount level if you wish to, but it’s not necessary. Then click on Search Discount. It should then bring up all of the models available, and at the top of the list will be those with the highest discount currently available on Amazon.

On a related side note, you’d be surprised by the amount of sellers/websites that sell their products for less on Amazon. With all the competition on Amazon, stores have to offer up their best price, in order to get the sale. They don’t have to be so generous on their own site, since you only see their price. Often times, a discount code will bring the cost down to the Amazon price.


Returns

If you purchase from Cameta.com, the return/exchange guarantee period is a standard 30-days from receipt of delivery.

On Amazon, you get the A-to-z Guarantee when purchasing from a 3rd party seller, regardless of their return policy. You are entitled to a 30 day period – from the date you receive the item – to file your claim. It really does take the risk out of purchasing online, and makes you feel secure with your purchase. If you ever have any issues with your order, Amazon’s 24/7 customer service is there to help you.

If you have ever had to file a claim with your credit card company, or waited months for a refund on a return, you will appreciate Amazon’s A-to-z Guarantee.


Product 
Availability

You would think that the products available would be identical in both locations – but they aren’t. They have some products in their Amazon store that are actually not available on their own website.

For example, let’s say you’re looking for a Manfrotto MTPIXI-B PIXI Mini Tripod. You’ll have to go their Amazon store for it – at the moment, they don’t carry it on the Cameta Camera website.


Ease of Use

Let’s face it – we all use Amazon. We’re familiar with the site, how to use it, how to check out – everything is where it should be, and everything works every time. It’s comfortable. And it’s fast!

On the Cameta.com website, that’s not exactly the case. If you want to sort by brand, and then by price, it doesn’t work. You’re left sorting through a bunch of results. Different brands, different categories, etc.

And if you try searching for a specific product, sometimes they load, other times they don’t. You’re left wanting much more functionality than they are able to deliver.


Amazon Authority

Feedback History3rd party sellers who sell on Amazon, want to remain in good standing with Amazon. As a seller, you have to meet very strict selling guidelines. You have to maintain a minimum performance rate in order to keep selling on Amazon. On top of that, you also want to receive positive feedback for all transactions.

In other words, you have to ship by the guaranteed ship by date, you have to deliver the item as described, and you have to process timely refunds (if they are initiated). You can’t take any liberties that you might on your own website.

You are pretty much guaranteed a consistently positive purchase every time you order something on Amazon. You can’t say the same about other websites or merchants.

Trade In

Did you know that Amazon will buy your used camera gear (as well as other electronics)? Whether you have an old camera, watch, tv, tablet, etc., you can go to the Amazon Trade-In page, and get an instant quote on your old electronics. You just answer a few questions, like what condition the item is in, what accessories you have, etc., and Amazon will send you a label. You ship it to them, and they will send you an Amazon gift card that you can apply toward your next purchase(s).

When I traded in my old Nikon D3400, I received $275 for it. That was almost half the price of the new camera I was purchasing. I probably could have gotten a few dollars more by selling it on eBay, but I liked the fact that I didn’t have to list it myself, wait for a buyer, deal with questions, etc.


Final Thoughts

Whichever way you decide to make your purchase, you can feel confident buying from Cameta Camera. They are an authorized seller of all the brands that they carry. You will never receive grey market goods from Cameta Camera.

If you are unfamiliar with the term “grey market”, it basically means products that are sold by an unauthorized seller. Grey market can include counterfeits, defects, blemishes, international versions, etc. These products do not carry the original manufacturer’s warranty (even if the seller states that they do). Stay safe – purchase from an authorized dealer!

Having been in business for over 30 years now, Cameta Camera has had a long selling history, both online, and in retail locations in New York. Cameta Camera has been accredited with the Better Business Bureau since 03/22/2001. Currently, they do have an A+ rating with the BBB.

Cameta Camera - Better business bureau

If you are interested, here is a review of the Cameta Camera store on Amazon.

Cameta Camera Authorized Dealer List

Cameta Camera - Authorized dealer brandsCameta Camera is one of the largest camera stores online. In addition to a local physical presence, they are in fact one of the most popular names associated with the retail photography business. Besides their own website, they also sell on the largest of platforms – eBay & Amazon.

A lot of questions online center around if Cameta Camera is an authorized dealer for this brand, or that brand. It really is a hard question to answer unless you know where to look to verify with each individual manufacturer or distributor. And most national distributors don’t have this information available on their website.You have to contact them directly and hope for a response.

You might be wondering…”Do I really need to purchase from an authorized dealer?”…or “store X sells this camera or lens for 25 or 30% less than Camera Camera, why not buy from them?”.

The answer, while a bit more complicated than this, boils down to the warranty.

Products that are sold by sellers who are not authorized to sell those products are referred to as “grey market” goods. These products are usually the import or international version. For example, a Nikon camera that was meant to be sold in Japan, being sold in the United States.

For the vast majority of camera and photography brands, your warranty is only valid if your item was purchased from an authorized dealer. In other words, if your new camera breaks a few months from now, you will be stuck with no warranty, and no tech support.

Authorized Dealer

Purchasing from an authorized dealer guarantees that you not only receive the full warranty, but also that the product you are purchasing is authentic. The unfortunate truth of buying online is that a few bad apples taint the many good sellers out there. Shopping from an authorized re-seller is one way of protecting you from unscrupulous sellers.

With that said, here is a complete listing of all brands for which Cameta Camera is in fact an authorized dealer. All brands have been verified with the manufacturer, the parent company, or the main American distributor.

If you don’t see a particular brand listed here, it doesn’t necessarily mean that Cameta is not an authorized reseller for that brand of products. Some inexpensive brands have been omitted from this list due to time and space concerns. If you have questions about a specific brand, feel free to contact me and ask.

Brands are listed in order alphabetically, so scroll down to the brand you wish to verify, or choose from one of the jump links below:

3 Legged Thing Fujifilm Lowel PrimaPhoto Sirui Tovatec
Aerystar Hoya Lowepro Ricoh Slik Vanguard
Bower iLuv Manfrotto RoboShoot Smith-Victor Zhiyun-Tech
Canon Interfit Nikon Rode Snypex  
Case Logic Intova Nissin Rokinon Sony  
Davis & Sanford Jill-e Designs Olympus RPS Studio Steadicam  
DLC Joby Panasonic Samyang Sunpak  
DigitalMate JVC Pentax Savage Tamron  
Domke Kelly Moore Phottix Sealife Thule  
Drift Kodak Polaroid Sigma Tiffen  

 


3 Legged Thing

Cameta Camera is an authorized dealer for 3 Legged Thing

Categories Carried: Tripods, and tripod kits
Models Carried: Corey, Eclipse, Leo, Albert, Travis

3 Legged Thing is a British company, manufacturing modular, high-capability tripods and accessories, that are not only multi-functional and innovative, but quite beautiful as well.


Aerystar

Cameta Camera is an authorized dealer for Aerystar

Categories Carried: Camera straps, camera bags, messenger bags
Models Carried: Falcon, Halifax, Edna, Galena, La Grange, Kailua

Located in West Covina, Aerystar manufactures camera straps and camera bags. Their products combine form and function by offering interesting and original colors and fabrics – they not only look unique, but also offer solid strength and utility.


Bower

Cameta Camera is an authorized dealer of Bower

Categories Carried: adapters and rings, lens caps, flashes, camera cases, tripods, filter kits, lens hoods, video lights, drone accessories
Models Carried: All major models, such as SFD926O flashes, VTSL7200 video tripods, SCB1350 camera backpacks, etc.

Bower is a NY company, that has been around since 1949. They are an industry leader in innovation, and quality. They offer a full lineup of photography and video accessories for cameras, camcorders, and drones. Bower also offers a line of products for sporting and tactical use as well.


Canon

Cameta Camera is an authorized dealer for Canon products

Categories Carried: digital cameras, SLR cameras, camcorders, lenses, speedlite flashes, camera bags & cases, etc.
Models Carried: All models such as the Mark series of cameras, EOS digital and mirrorless cameras, powershot digital cameras, Vixia camcorders, EF camera lenses, etc.

No introduction needed. Even people who have never owned a camera are familiar with the Canon brand. One thing to consider here is that Cameta Camera carries new, used, and re-furbished Canon products. It is one aspect to pay attention to as the warranty for each will be different.


Case Logic

Cameta Camera is an authorized dealer for Case Logic

Categories Carried: camera (point and shoot, and DSLR) and camcorder bags and cases
Models Carried: Full line of photography carrying products such as DSB-102 Digital SLR backpacks, CPL-101 digital camera cases, MPC-101 memento camera cases

Case Logic started out making cases for CD’s & DVD’s, but have evolved over the years to offer carrying options for all sorts of electronics and accessories. Their camera bags are stylish, yet sturdy enough for daily use.


Davis & Sanford

Cameta Camera is an authorized dealer for Davis & Sanford

Categories Carried: tripods and monopods
Models Carried: Traverse, Monoped64, Vista, All Terrain, ProVista, Magnum, and W3

Davis & Sanford was actually founded in 1892, and evolved over time into a tripod manufacturer around 1930. Today they are a favorite brand of photo and video professionals. Their products are innovative, and offer real world versatility. The Traverse line for example, is made of carbon fiber, to provide a tripod that is lightweight and compact, yet strong enough to handle the abuse of constant travel.


Dot Line Corp

Cameta Camera is an authorized dealer for DLC products

Categories Carried: variety of products, such as video supports and stabilizers, lens adapters and rings, camera body accessories, slide viewers, and strobe lighting
Models Carried: They carry a small portion of the DLC product lineup. Models like Fujifilm XF Digital Camera to Nikon Lens Mount Adapter, V2 HD-DSLR Camera Video Rig Shoulder Brace Stabilizer, Medalight 35mm Film Slide and Negative Viewer

Cameta carries a very small portion of DLC products. DLC is a photography accessory superstore. They actually sell a very large variety of affordably priced photography, video, and photo developing products.


DigitalMate

Cameta Camera is an authorized dealer of digitalmate products

Categories Carried: dedicated flashes, SLR Lenses, non-dedicated flashes, teleconverters
Models Carried: Popular models like DM125 Universal Automatic Slave Bounce Flashes, 680 Power Zoom AF Flashes, 85mm f/1.8 Telephoto lenses, etc.

Digitalmate offers a line of well-built, but affordable camera lenses, flashes, and other accessories. They are a favorite of beginners, bloggers, etc. – the type of user that wants something that is of quality, and reliable, but won’t break the bank.


Domke

Cameta Camera is an authorized dealer of Domke products

Categories Carried: photography bags and cases
Models Carried: Pocketflex, GearProtex D1 & D2

Domke makes rugged, classically simple camera bags and cases for the adventure minded photographer. Domke is a favorite of photo journalists, who favor simple and clean designs that offer rugged durability for day to day heavy use.


Drift

Cameta Camera is an authorized dealer for Drift Innovation

Categories Carried: Batteries, camera supports, video accessories
Models Carried: They mainly carry accessory bundle kits for the Drift Ghost and Ghost-S action camcorders.

Drift manufactures action cameras and camcorders that capture an active lifestyle, as well as a host of accessories to compliment them.


Fujifilm

Cameta Camera is an authorized dealer for Fujifilm

Categories Carried: Mirrorless cameras, point and shoot digital cameras, instant cameras, medium format cameras, camera lenses, binoculars, film, lens parts and accessories
Models Carried: X series mirrorless cameras, Finepix digital cameras, Instax instant cameras, GFX medium format cameras, XF & GF camera lenses, Fujinon sporting optics.

Like with Canon, everyone is familiar with Fuji or Fujifilm. Cameta pretty much carries the entire Fujifilm line in stock. Currently they have over 700 individual Fujifilm products or bundles for sale. Most cameras or lenses are available both alone, or in accessory bundles.


Hoya

Cameta Camera is an Authorized Hoya dealer

Categories Carried: filter kits, polarizing filters, UV/Haze filters, neutral density filters
Models Carried: NXT & HMC filters and bundle kits

Hoya is a Japanese brand that has been around since 1941. Today they are recognized as one of the major filter manufacturers. Their primary photography audience is the non-professional or weekend photographer, and they serve them by providing a good filter, at an affordable price. They aren’t quite on the level of B+W filters, in terms of professional performance – but for blogging, or hobby purposes, Hoya is a good place to start.


iLuv

Cameta Camere is an Authorized iLuv Dealer

Categories Carried: headphones, webcams, mobile accessories, mobile speakers
Models Carried: mySight home video cameras, Metal Forge earbuds, FitActive Jet 2 earphones, myPower portable battery packs, Aud & Impact level bluetooth speakers, etc.

iLuv sells a variety of electronics for the home and an active lifestyle. While they do sell other products, Cameta mainly carries their line of earphones/earbuds, bluetooth speakers, and mobile accessories.


Interfit

Cameta Camera is an Authorized Interfit Dealer

Categories Carried: strobe lighting, continuous lighting, flash cords, lighting bundle kits
Models Carried: S1 & S1a monolights, INT812 ring lights, INTR1C TTL studio flash remotes, etc.

Interfit has been around since 2001. In that short time, they have established themselves as a company that sells lighting and studio accessories for all skill levels – from beginner to a professional studio photographer. Their S1 AC & Battery-Powered HSS TTL Flash has won numerous awards, including being a featured product in Professional Photographer magazine’s 2016 Hot Ones.


Intova

Cameta Camera is an Authorized Intova Dealer

Categories Carried: point & shoot cameras, camcorders, underwater flashes, continuous lighting, brackets and supports
Models Carried: Connex and X2 camcorders, I-AVL underwater video lights, various action/lifestyle accessories

Intova manufactures cameras and camcorders specifically for underwater use. They are mainly used for scuba diving, surfing, and other marine lifestyle activities.


Jill-e Designs

Cameta Camera is a Jill-e Designs Authorized Dealer

Categories Carried: camera bags and cases
Models Carried: Just Dupont, Jack Lenox, Jack Savory, Juliette, Metro, and others.

Jill-e Designs originally started out as a manufacturer of professional camera bags. They have since evolved into a more fashion oriented bag maker. Their current product lineup caters to digital devices, as well as cameras.


Joby

Cameta Camera is an Authorized Joby dealer

Categories Carried: camera straps, action mounts, accessory bundles
Models Carried: Action camera clamps with gorilla arms, UltraFit slings, accessory bundles for each, etc

Joby is the “sister brand” of Lowepro. Joby is a leading manufacturer on the consumer end of photography. They have innovate offerings that include tripods, mounts, and other accessories for photographers. They are best known for their GorillaPod line of flexible tripods.


JVC

Cameta Camera is an Authorized JVC dealer

Categories Carried: camcorders, headphones
Models Carried: Everio camcorders, GY Series of professional camcorders, HA Series of headphones and earphones

JVC is another of the brands on this list that are household names. While Cameta Camera only carries JVC camcorders and heaphones, all products are available individually, or as a part of accessory bundles.

JVC’s market penetration isn’t as widespread as it was 30 years ago, but their professional series of camcorders are still a favorite among professional videographers.


Kelly Moore

Cameta Camera is a Kelly Moore Authorized Dealer

Categories Carried: shoulder bags for cameras and tablets
Models Carried: Ruston, 2 Sues, Songbird, Augusta, Kate, Collins

Kelly Moore sells fashion oriented bags for cameras and tablets. Kelly Moore is the solution for those that want a fashion friendly handbag, but one that also fully functions as a camera bag. For most women, a handbag doesn’t truly offer an expensive camera the protection or support that it deserves, but a traditional camera bag might not be as stylish, or as fashion friendly as they would prefer. Kelly Moore bags solve that problem.


Kodak

Cameta Camera is an Authorized Kodak dealer

Categories Carried: Action cameras/camcorders, point and shoot digital cameras
Models Carried: PixPro models in both action, and point & shoot camera categories; as well as bundle kits

Kodak isn’t the prominent name as it once was during the film camera era, but they still continue to maintain a presence in the consumer market. They are a good option for those with limited photography needs looking for an affordable digital camera.


Lowel

Cameta Camera is an Authorized Lowel dealer

Categories Carried: Continuous lighting, lens hoods and shades, bundle kits
Models Carried: GL-1 Power LED focusing light, G1-20 lens shade

Lowel is an industry leading provider of location lighting, as well as photography studio equipment. They mainly cater to the professional photography market.


Lowepro

Cameta Camera is an Authorized Lowepro dealer

Categories Carried: Camera bags and cases
Models Carried: Streetline, Dashpoint, Courier, Passport, Streamline, Hatchback, Newport

Lowepro, the “sister brand” of Joby, makes a wide variety of consumer end camera bags, cases, and backpacks. They offer an option for pretty much all styles and needs. Lowepro also offers a lifetime warranty on all of their products. The quality of their carrying bags/cases, as well as their warranty has made them into a very popular option among consumers.


Manfrotto

Cameta Camera is an Authorized Manfrotto Dealer

Categories Carried: tripods, camera bags and cases, tripod heads, lighting and studio accessories, other camera supports, flash diffusers, etc.
Models Carried: Lumimuse8 video lights, Pro series camera bags, Lifestyle Manhattan bags, RedBee & BumbleBee backpacks, Windsor Backpacks, Pixi tripods, BeFree tripods, MVH502H heads, and many others (including bundle kits).

Manfrotto, an Italian company, has been around since 1976. They product all sorts of photography and video accessories, like tripods, monopods, tripod heads, bags and cases, lighting, filters, and more. Their innovative and quality designs have led them to become one of the industry leaders in tripods. They are a favorite of both amateur and professional photographers.


Nikon

Cameta Camera is an Authorized Nikon Dealer

Categories Carried: Digital SLR cameras, mirrorless cameras, point and shoot cameras, action cameras, camera lenses, speedlight flashes, sporting optics
Models Carried: Pretty much all models, including the D series of DSLR cameras, the 1 series of mirrorless cameras, the Coolpix line of point and shoot cameras, Nikkor lenses, KeyMission action cameras, Prostaff and Monarch optics, SB series of speedlite flashes, and many more

Alongside Canon, Nikon is the other titan of the photography industry. As with Canon, Cameta Camera carries new, used, and re-furbished Nikon products. Make sure to pay attention as the warranty for each will be different.


Nissin

Cameta Camera is an Authorized Nissin dealer

Categories Carried: Dedicated flashes, wireless flash remotes
Models Carried: i60A & Di700A zoom flashes, i40 speedlite flashes, Di600 bounce/swivel flashes, Digital Air radio receivers, and others

Nissin is a Japanese company founded in 1959. They have been manufacturing flashes since 1967, and are today recognized as an industry leader in electronic flash units.


Olympus

Cameta Camera is an Authorized Olympus Dealer

Categories Carried: Micro 4/3 digital cameras, point and shoot cameras, camera lenses, flashes, bags and cases, etc.
Models Carried: PEN and OM-D 4/3 cameras, Tough TG-5 point and shoot digital cameras, M.Zuiko camera lenses, TCON & FCON converte lenses, FL-900R electronic flashes, and more.

Another photography industry titan. Not as big as Nikon or Canon for example, but still with a wide share of the market. As with Canon and Nikon, Cameta Camera sells new, used, and re-furbished Olympus products. Pay attention as the warranty for each will be different.


Panasonic

Cameta Camera is an Authorized Panasonic Dealers

Categories Carried: Compact ILC digital cameras, point and shoot cameras, camcorders, camera lenses, bundle kits, etc.
Models Carried: Lumix G ILC digital cameras, Lumix point and shoot cameras and lenses, HC series camcorders.

Panasonic is not just a titan of the camera industry, but also in the electronics industry as a whole. Their Lumix point and shoot digital cameras are actually something of a well-kept secret among amateur photographers, as their Leica lenses make them an exceptional value for the price.


Pentax

Cameta Camera is an Authorized Pentax Dealer

Categories Carried: Digital SLR cameras, camera lenses
Models Carried: Pentax K Series cameras and bundle kits, Pentax DA camera lenses

Pentax is a Japanese camera brand, which is now part of the Ricoh brand family. Pentax is a widely respected and utilized camera brand among hobby photographers and professionals.

Cameta Camera does also sell used Pentax cameras and lenses.


Phottix

Cameta Camera is an Authorized Phottix Dealer

Categories Carried: Adapter rings
Models Carried: Nikon lens to Olympus & Panasonic camera adapters, Pentax lens to Sony Alpha camera adapters

Phottix is a Hong Kong manufacturer, offering a full lineup of camera and photography accessories, including flash triggers, studio lighting, remotes, filters, tripods, and much more.


Polaroid

Cameta Camera is an Authorized Polaroid Dealer

Categories Carried: Instant cameras, film, camcorders, SLR lenses, flashes, and more.
Models Carried: Polaroid 600 Instant cameras, Polaroid i series of digital cameras, and others.

When you say Polaroid, most people just think of the iconic Polaroid instant cameras that spit out a photo. Today, Polaroid actually offers up may other products. They are mostly in the budget range, aimed at casual photographers with limited needs.


PrimaPhoto Gear

Cameta Camera is an Authorized PrimaPhoto Gear Dealer

Categories Carried: Tripods
Models Carried: PHTRBBK, PHTRSBK, PHTRBRD, and PHTRSRD tripods

PrimaPhoto Gear is a company manufacturing highly customizable tripods that are great for professional use, as well as hobby, adventure, and travel photographers.


Ricoh

Cameta Camera is a Ricoh Authorized Dealer

Categories Carried: Action cameras, point and shoot digital cameras
Models Carried: Theta cameras, WG-50 waterproof cameras, bundle kits, etc.

Ricoh manufactures a wide variety of consumer and commercial electronics. If you have worked in an office building, you are probably familiar with their office electronics, like copiers, scanners etc.

In the field of photography, their WG line of waterproof cameras are a favorite among marine enthusiasts, and those with an active lifestyle.


RoboShoot

Cameta Camera is an Authorized Roboshoot dealer

Categories Carried: Flash triggers & sets
Models Carried: MX-20 and RX-20 flash triggers

Roboshoot TTL flash triggers, are produced by a company called Serene Automation. These are exclusively made for Fujifilm X-Series cameras.


Rode

Cameta Camera is an Authorized Rode Dealer

Categories Carried: Microphones
Models Carried: Pro-R condenser microphones, Go Lightweight microphones, Me Directional smartphone microphones.

Rode is a very big brand in the audio/video industry. Cameta Camera only carries a few of their products at this time.


Rokinon

Cameta Camera is an Authorized Rokinon Dealer

Categories Carried: Dedicated camera lenses, cine lenses, T-Mount lenses, camera cases, monopods
Models Carried: All Rokinon available lenses – including the XEEN line, M67 monopods, bundle kits, etc.

Rokinon has been a major camera lens manufacturer since 1979. They offer highly innovative and well-engineered products, at an affordable price. While they do use cheaper components, like plastic, for a non-professional however, they will work just fine.

Rokinon lenses are very popular among hobby and amateur photographers, as they offer a high price to performance ratio. 


RPS Studio

Cameta Camera is an Authorized RPS Studio dealer

Categories Carried: Continuous lighting, studio accessories, video supports and stabilizers, flash diffusers, wireless flash remotes, other accessories
Models Carried: RS-4085 Studio kits, RS-5710 color correct lights, RS-5610 studio lights, RS-1078 light stands, and many others.

RPS Studio manufactures a full line of studio and lighting equipment. Their products are mainly for professional studio use.


Samyang

Cameta Camera is an Authorized Samyang Dealer

Categories Carried: SLR Lenses & T-Mount Lenses, Dedicated ILC Lenses
Models Carried: Samyang AF, Manual, XP, Cine, and XEEN Professional camera lenses

Samyang is a South Korean camera lens manufacturer that has been around since 1972. They offer a wide range of lenses to fit the needs of every skill level, from beginner to professional. They also offer a high price to performance ratio.

Samyang lenses offer up amazing photo quality, at the expense of build quality – but at 25% of the price of the major lens manufacturers like Canon or Nikon. For a weekend photographer, they are a great option.


Savage

Cameta Camera is an Authorized Savage Dealer

Categories Carried: Continuous lighting, lens adapters and rings, lighting and studio accessories, backgrounds, video lights, etc.
Models Carried: LED2000k light kits, LED60K studio light kits, 12×12 background stands, LED-PT22 light tables, Macro Art Auto-Extension tubes, LGHTF adjustable arm lights, and others.

Savage started out in 1937 manufacturing board and paper products. Since then, they have transitioned into the photography industry, producing high quality studio lighting and equipment.


Sealife

Cameta Camera is an Authorized SeaLife Dealer

Categories Carried: Point and shoot digital cameras, continuous lighting, flashes, bags and cases, etc.
Models Carried: SL1961 & SL963 flashes, SL989 light sets, bundle kits, etc.

Sealife has been manufacturing underwater cameras and photography gear since 1993. They are a favorite of snorkelers and divers. They offer an expandable camera system – a waterproof system – which allows tor the addition of accessories while underwater.


Sigma

Cameta Camera is an Authorized Sigma Dealer

Categories Carried: DSLR & mirrorless cameras, camera lenses
Models Carried: Quattro cameras and bundle kits….and most Sigma camera lenses

Sigma manufactures the highest number of camera lens models in the industry. While their lenses are relatively value priced, they range from budget models, to expensive professional models. Sigma lenses are known for their high quality, innovation, and selection.

Sigma lenses offer both excellent image quality, and sound engineering and material quality.

Cameta Camera does sell used Sigma lenses as well.


Sirui

Cameta Camera is an Authorized Sirui Dealer

Categories Carried: SLR camera bags and cases, tripods
Models Carried: Weekender DSLR backpack, T-2005P Tripods, E-20 Ball Heads

Sirui is a fairly new company in the professional photography world, having been around since 2001. They have since developed a cult following, as a result of offering a quality product, and a 6-year warranty.


Slik

Cameta Camera is an Authorized Slik Dealer

Categories Carried: Tripods, tripod heads, tripod accessories
Models Carried: 6123E Quick release plates, 330 DX, 340BHX, 400 DX, & 500 BHX tripods, SBH-120 ball heads, bundle kits

Slik is a Japanese company that has been around since 1948. They started out as Alps, and were later re-named as Slick do the shiny appearance of their tripods. Eventually, Slick turned into Slik.

Today, they have a full lineup of quality made tripods, monopods, and camera support accessories.


Smith-Victor

Cameta Camera is an Authorized Smith-Victor Dealer

Categories Carried: Lighting, studio accessories, tripod and support accessories, video lights
Models Carried: SV-RLED55 LED Ring lights, CooLED 20 studio lights, KT750LED video lights, CS 36K & CS42 copy stands, BH88 ball heads, and bundle kits

Smith-Victor is one of the oldest companies on this list. They have actually been around since the late 1870’s. Throughout the years, they changed from “James H. Smith & Sons Corp.” to Smith-Victor, and evolved from a company making bulbs, flash powder, and darkroom equipment, to a full lineup of professional and studio photography products. The Victor portion of their name comes from the “Victor” flash powder that they successfully marketed and sold for a number of years in the early 1900’s.


Snypex

Cameta Camera is an Authorized Snypex Dealer

Categories Carried: Binoculars, digiscopes, spotting scopes, accessories
Models Carried: LRF-1800 rangefinder binoculars, Profinder binoculars, Knight PT digi-scopes, Knight T80 spotting scopes, SNY BTA Binocular Tripod Adapters

Snypex – an American company based in New York – is a very highly regarded manufacturer of quality sporting optics. Their many award-winning products are used by hunters, law enforcement agencies, military organizations, hobbyists, and more.

You will pay more for a Snypex optic – but your money will be well spent.


Sony

Cameta Camera is an Authorized Sony Dealer

Categories Carried: Digital SLR cameras, mirrorless ILC cameras, point and shoot cameras, camcorders, action cams, lenses, flashes, other accessories
Models Carried: Full Alpha line of cameras, lenses, and flashes.

Sony is the last of the titans on this list. The quality of Sony optics are second to none. There is a reason why Samsung phones have Sony lenses – they work…extremely well! Sony cameras get a bit lost in the Canon vs Nikon debate, but the truth is, you can’t go wrong with a Sony camera. The overall system is a bit different than why you might be used to with Canon or Nikon, but the end result will be just as spectacular.


Steadicam

Cameta Camera is an Authorized Steadicam Dealer

Categories Carried: Video stabilizers
Models Carried: Smoothee video stabilizers, Curve compact video camera stabilizers

Steadicam has been around since the 1970’s, and got its start in Hollywood. They rose to prominence during the shooting of movies like Rocky, where there was a need for something that would offer stability and smooth out the handheld action shots.


Sunpak

Cameta Camera is an Authorized Sunpak Dealer

Categories Carried: Flashes, tripods, video lights, camera bags, straps, supports and stabilizers
Models Carried: Digiflash 3000, Digiflash 2800, M4 and Maxi Tripods, 2000AVG video stabilizers, 6630LX & 605RF tripods, bundle kits, and others.

Sunpak is a Japanese company that has been around since 1963. They offer a well engineered line of products that are great for a starter – someone who is looking for a flash that will work, but won’t cost an arm or a leg. They are a great choice for bloggers, Instagram stars, etc.


Tamron

Cameta Camera is an Authorized Tamron Dealers

Categories Carried: SLR lenses, compact ILC lenses
Models Carried: All Tamron lenses, and bundle kits

Tamron is a Japanese company that has been around since 1951. Tamron lenses are a step up from brands like Rokinon, Tokina, Samyang, etc. They are better built, with sharper imaging capabilities. They aren’t quite on the level of something like Nikon or Canon, but they are definitely solid, both in workmanship, and optical quality.


Thule

Cameta Camera is an Authorized Thule Dealer

Categories Carried: Camera bags and cases
Models Carried: TPGP-101 & TPDP-101 Perspektiv cases, TCDM-1000 Covert messenger bags, TCCS-101 Covert satchel bags, TAC-106 Aspect backpacks, bundle kits, and others.

Thule is a quality Swedish manufacturer of cases and bags for cameras and other digital electronics. They offer a clean and simple design, with high level of functionality and durability.


Tiffen

Cameta Camera is an Authorized Tiffen Dealer

Categories Carried: Exposure filters
Models Carried: advantiX, apeX, and aXent models of filters.

Like with Hoya filters, Tiffen is largely aimed at the consumer market. They make affordable filters with performance that is hard to argue with. They aren’t quite on the level of B+W, but for a non-professional, they will usually get the job done with amazing results.


Tovatec

Cameta Camera is an Authorized Tovatec Dealer

Categories Carried: Flashlights, video lights, lighting and studio accessories
Models Carried: Powerbeam Flashlight, Fusion 260 Lumens Dive Light, Fusion 530 Lumens Video LED Dive Light, IFL 660-R CREE LED Aluminum Torch, Teranova 10,000 Lumens LED 400′ Waterproof Torch Flashlight / Video Light, Fusion 1000 Lumens 100m Video LED Dive Light

Tovatec is a Colorado based company that manufactures exceptional multi-function lights for divers and under-water activity.


Vanguard

Cameta Camera is an Authorized Vanguard Dealer

Categories Carried: Camera bags and cases, tripods, support accessories
Models Carried: Full lineup of Vanguard photography and optical accessories, including the VEO and Alta lines of tripods.

Vanguard is a Chinese woman-owned and operated company that was founded in 1986. They produce well built tripods, and carrying solutions for all skill levels.


Zhiyun-Tech

Cameta Camera is an Authorized Zhiyun-Tech Dealer

Brand: Zhiyun-Tech
Categories Carried: video supports and stabilizers, wireless remote controls
Models Carried: ZW-B01 Bluetooth Wireless Remote Controls, Zhiyun Crane V2 3-Axis Bluetooth Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer for ILC / DSLR Cameras,  and bundle kits

Zhiyun-Tech is a gimball manufacturer, making supports and stabilizers for professional cameras, action cameras, and smartphones. They are a fairly new company, having been around since 2015.


This list is current as of 9/17/2017

Cameta Camera Review – Revisited

Is Cameta Camera legit? Let’s take another look…

Cameta Camera Review - Revisted

Cameta Camera Review – Revisted

Since I last did a review for Cameta Camera on Amazon and eBay, I’ve been consistently asked if they are legit, if Cameta Camera is selling authentic merchandise, etc. If you’re in the market for a digital SLR camera, or a Canon camera lens, or anything photography related, you’ve probably come across Cameta’s store reviews on either Amazon or eBay. And for good reason too. Their prices are consistently among the most competitive online.

If you’ve been reading digital camera reviews, or been researching your next Nikon camera lens, etc., Cameta Camera has probably come across your radar. Or maybe you found a Cameta Camera coupon code, and you’re thinking, “this price is too good to be true”. So let’s take a deeper look into their seller ratings, feedback history, and overall reputation online. This should answer questions for better or worse.

What They Sell

Cameta Camera carries all the usual camera and photography gear like digital cameras, camera lenses, tripods, flashes, camcorders, filters, accessories, etc. They carry the major brands like Canon, Fujifilm, Panasonic, Sony, Ricoh, Manfrotto, Olympus, Sanyo, Tamron, Vivitar, Bell + Howell, Nikon, Pentax, JVC, Rokinon, Kodak, and others.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Full Frame CMOS Digital Camera

Canon EOS 5D Mark III CMOS Digital Camera

So far, they look like a solid camera store, with the usual products, and brands. Let’s say you want a Canon EOS 5D Mark III 22.3 MP Full Frame CMOS Digital Camera, or a Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED Vibration Reduction Zoom Lens, chances are they have it. And if its been discontinued, they probably still sell it too.

Cameta Camera is located in Farmingdale, NY, but they also have their own online store -cameta.com – which is always a good thing. Established brands usually have their own website, so this is a good sign.

Feedback History

If Cameta Camera is actually a legit and honest seller, their feedback should reveal this. Are they selling counterfeit merchandise? Do they sell “grey market” products?

Cameta offers a 100% Authentic guarantee, as well as a 100% money back guarantee, but let’s see if the feedback reflects the accuracy of these guarantees.

Ebay and Amazon feedback isn’t the only place where online buyers share their experience. With the full internet in our arsenal, let’s take a deeper look. Cameta Camera has been in business since 1983. So there’s sure to be a lot of information to dig through.

Ebay

Cameta Camera, also known as cametaauctions, has been selling on eBay since 2001. As an eBay seller myself, I can tell you that selling on eBay for over 15 years is not easy. I have been selling since 2005, and it hasn’t been always been smooth sailing. So I would have to tip my hat to their longevity there.

Currently, they have about 660,000 positive feedback reviews, with a 99.4% overall positive rating, Anything above 99% is usually a good sign. They are also a top rated seller – which means they have a proven track record of customer service.

Over the past 12 months, they have earned a 4.9 or 5.0 (highest is 5.0) in all Detailed Seller Rating categories (Item as described, Communication, Shipping time, Shipping and handling charges).

Amazon

Their Amazon feedback is very similar. They have accumulated about 250,000 positive ratings, with a current overall 97% positive rating. Over the past 12 months, they have earned about 7,700 positive ratings, with just 2% negative. That’s a lot better than you would think. On Amazon, any little issue takes away from your score. If you ship one day past your advertised “ship by date”, that affects your score. If a customer mis-reads your listing, and sends the item back, that affects your score. So a 2% defect rating is indicative of a good seller.

Other Resources

As I mentioned, there are other places we can look to get a true feel of the seller. Most stores and sellers on eBay and Amazon are held accountable by the respective feedback systems. When you sell on your own site, you can run your business however you choose too. Feedback doesn’t hurt you nearly as much as it would on Amazon and eBay. So if Cameta Camera is not actually legit, it will come to the surface. Let’s see…

BBB

Cameta Camera has been a Better Business Bureau accredited seller since 2001. They currently have an A+ rating with the BBB.

Cameta Camera - Better business bureau

 

ResellerRatings

On resellerratings.com, they have received about 8,500 reviews, with a current 8.78/10 overall score. The star graph indicates the the majority are 5 star reviews.

Cameta Camera - ResellerRatings

 

Google Score

Cameta Camera - Google Customer Ratings

Cameta Camera – Google Customer Ratings

Their Google Customer Reviews for their cameta.com website are also assuring. Almost 1,100 reviews, with a 4.8 overall score. The graph indicates that the majority are 5 star ratings.

Other Things to Consider

Cameta Camera is an authorized seller for all of the major camera and electronics brands that they sell. Why is this important?

Did you know that most of the cameras and lenses sold on Amazon or on eBay aren’t sourced from the actual manufacturer. They are bought from liquidators, closeout sales, other resellers, etc. This is what is known as the “grey market”. Most of the time, these products do not carry the full manufacturer warranty. In other words…if that new Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera stops working a month from now, you just might be screwed.

Authorized Dealer

Since Cameta Camera IS an authorized USA seller, that means their products come directly from the manufacturer, and do indeed include the full manufacturer warranty.

Cameta does also offer a 30-day money back refund policy. They offer a full refund, with no re-stocking fees. Always a good sign! Sellers that are a bit shady include the re-stocking fee to avoid returns. If your products are what you say they are, you rarely need a re-stocking fee.

There you have it. I think we can conclude that Cameta Camera is a reputable seller once and for all.

Have you shopped with Cameta Camera before? If you have, leave a comment below and share your experience.

Amazon Store Review – Cameta Camera

Click here for this week’s specials at Cameta Camera

Amazon Store Review - Cameta Camera

Amazon Store Review – Cameta Camera

Cameta Camera on Amazon is a store selling digital slr cameras, camera lenses, camcorders, photography equipment, camera accessories, and more. Click the blue link above to check out what deals and promotions they are currently offering in cameras and photography. At the moment, they do have a Save 25% Off of Select Items promotion.

Feedback History

Cameta Camera has earned about 240,000 positive feedback ratings, with a current 97% positive overall score. Cameta Camera is also rated as a #1 Best Seller in many of the categories that they sell on Amazon. This basically means that they offer both a competitive price, as well as a history of customer satisfaction in those categories.

Cameta Camera mainly sells digital slr cameras, camera lenses, camcorders, photography equipment, camera accessories, and more. They sell name brands like Canon, Fuji, Konica, Minolta, Mobi, Nikon, Opteka, Olympus, Panasonic, Rode, Samsung, Sanyo, Sigma, Sony, and more.

Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens

Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera

This is one of those Amazon stores to visit when you want the retail experience. If you’ve been to a Best Buy lately, or even any camera store in general, you should be familiar with the brands and styles that they carry.

Items like Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens, Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX1 Full-Frame Digital Camera, Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G Lens with Auto Focus for Nikon DSLR Cameras, Manfrotto MTPIXI-B PIXI Mini Tripod, etc.

Cameta Camera sells brand new merchandise, and does offer a 100% Authentic guarantee, as well as a 100% money back guarantee. Cameta Camera is also a Canon Authorized Dealer. If you’re looking to buy a digital camera, dsl camera, or a camera lens on Amazon, this is definitely a good store to check out.

When you sell name brand electronics, cameras, etc., especially at a discount, a popular question is always going to be if the items are authentic, fake, or knock-offs. To answer that question…

Click Here to View Amazon Feedback For Cameta Camera

Click the link above, and let’s take a closer look at their recent feedback history. Amazon buyers have a really good way of weeding out the good sellers from the bad. If an item even SLIGHTLY looks like it might be a counterfeit or knock-off, they will leave you bad feedback. And any and all flaws will usually be reflected in a seller’s feedback. With that being said, over the past 12 months, Cameta Camera has received about 7,800 positive feedback ratings, compared to just 2% negative feedback comments. With that sort of lop-sided ratio, it definitely appears as though Cameta Camera is an honestly run business, selling authentic merchandise.

All items are guaranteed to be 100% authentic, and come with all the manufacturer paper work, in their original authentic boxes as provided by the manufacturers.

Cameta Camera also has their own website. The Google Customer Reviews for their site are also outstanding. Almost 1,100 reviews (95% positive), with a 4.8 overall score. The graph indicates that the majority are 5 star ratings.

Cameta - Google Customer Ratings

Cameta – Google Customer Ratings

What I like or don’t like

Cameta Camera is a Pro Merchant on Amazon, which means they are able to provide some amazing deals on the cameras, lenses, and other electronics that they sell.

Cameta Camera is also an Authorized Seller for all the brands of cameras, photography equipment, and other electronics that they carry. What this means is that you will never receive “grey market” merchandise from Cameta Camera. So for those wondering “Is Cameta Camera legit?” …well the answer is Yes! Since they are an authorized seller, this means that all of their products come with the full manufacturer warranty.

The featured brands for which Cameta Camera is an authorized dealer

The featured brands for which Cameta Camera is an authorized dealer

Another thing I appreciate is their attention to detail in their listings. Each listing has multiple clear and large pictures, so you can clearly see what is included in the listing. Their descriptions go into a lot of detail, and provide all the specifications that you might be looking for like the model they work for, size, color, etc. The quality of their listings is about as good as it gets on Amazon. You get all sorts of pictures, sizes, weights, package contents, etc.

Their attention to detail, and their excellent feedback really makes you feel secure in shopping from this Amazon store. As does their 30-day hassle free returns policy. No need to email back for a return authorization, or deal with with annoying emails back and forth. You just click on return, and send it back. And having two months to do so is quite convenient.

Have you shopped at this store before? If you have, leave a comment below and share your experience.

Ebay Store Review – Cameta Camera

Click here for this week’s specials at Cameta Camera

Ebay Store Review - Cameta Camera

Ebay Store Review – Cameta Camera

Cameta Camera on eBay, also known as cametaauctions, is a store selling name brand consumer electronics, cameras, lenses, photography equipment, accessories, and more. Click the blue link above to check out what deals and promotions they are currently offering in cameras and accessories. At the moment, they do have a Save 6% to 25% Off of Select Items promotion.

Feedback History

Cameta Camera has been selling on eBay since 2001. They have earned about 700,000 positive feedback ratings, with a current 99.6% positive overall score. So this is a very successful store on eBay. This is also a Top-Rated eBay store, which means they offer a really high level of item descriptions, customer service, as well as fast shipping.

Top-Rated store on eBayIt’s not easy to become a Top-Rated store on eBay. You have to provide good quality items, accurate descriptions, excellent customer service, and fast shipping. And you have to do this day after day, month after month. So Cameta Camera has had a very successful and positive selling history on eBay.

Cameta Camera mainly sells cameras, electronics, camcorders, lenses, photography equipment, accessories. They sell name brands like Canon, Fuji, Konica, Minolta, Mobi, Nikon, Opteka, Olympus, Panasonic, Rode, Samsung, Sanyo, Sigma, Sony, and more.

This is one of those eBay stores to visit when you want the retail experience. If you’ve been to a Best Buy lately, or even any electronics store in general, you should be familiar with the brands and styles that they carry.

Pentax K-70 camera from cameta

Pentax K-70 All Weather HD Wi-Fi Digital Camera

Items like Nikon Coolpix P7800 HD VR Digital Camera, Canon EOS 5DS R HD Digital SLR Camera Body, Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX1 Full-Frame Digital Camera, Pentax K-70 All Weather HD Wi-Fi Digital Camera & 18-135mm WR Lens, etc.

Cameta Camera sells brand new merchandise, and does offer a 100% Authentic guarantee, as well as a 100% money back guarantee. Cameta Camera is also a Canon Authorized Dealer.

When you sell name brand electronics, cameras, etc., especially at a discount, a popular question is always going to be if the items are authentic, fake, or knock-offs. To answer that question…

Let’s take a close look at their recent feedback history. Ebay buyers have a really good way of weeding out the good sellers from the bad. If an item even SLIGHTLY looks like it might be a counterfeit or knock-off, they will leave you bad feedback. And any and all flaws will usually be reflected in a seller’s feedback. With that being said, over the past 12 months, Cameta Camera has received about 17,800 positive feedback ratings, compared to just 70 negative feedback comments. With that sort of lop-sided ratio, it definitely appears as though Cameta Camera is an honestly run business, selling authentic merchandise.

Click Here to View ebay Feedback for Cameta Camera

Cameta Camera also has their own website – cameta.com. The Google Customer Reviews for their site are also outstanding. Almost 1,100 reviews (95% positive), with a 4.8 overall score. The graph indicates that the majority are 5 star ratings.

Cameta - Google Customer Ratings

Cameta – Google Customer Ratings

What I like or don’t like

Their storefront is very organized. You have a product menu on the left side with all of the product categories available. So you just find your desired category, and go from there. Once you get into a listing page, you get a left hand menu with all of the brands available. So this store is very easy to navigate.

Another thing I appreciate is their attention to detail in their listings. Each listing has multiple clear and large pictures, so you can clearly see what is included in the listing. Their descriptions go into a lot of detail, and provide all the specifications that you might be looking for like the model they work for, size, color, etc. The quality of their listings is about as good as it gets on eBay. You get all sorts of pictures, sizes, weights, package contents, etc.

30 Day return policy

30 Day return policy

Their attention to detail, and their excellent feedback really makes you feel secure in shopping from this eBay store. As does their 30-day hassle free returns policy. No need to email back for a return authorization, or deal with with annoying emails back and forth. You just click on return, and send it back. And having two months to do so is quite convenient.

Have you shopped at this store before? If you have, leave a comment below and share your experience.