Camera Store and Electronics Store · Union Square
42 W 18th St (btwn 5th & 6th Ave), New York, NY 10011, United States
Open until 2:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 9:00 AM–8:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 9:00 AM–2:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 9:30 AM–5:00 PM
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Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)

We are so much more than a camera store…. anything you can imagine to help you capture, enjoy and share life’s moments.


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    Laura R.
    "thanks for the $5 gift card"(3 Tips)
    Rosario M.
    "Muy buen servicio (good service)!!"(2 Tips)
    Adorama N.
    "awesome Foursquare discounts!"(2 Tips)
    Clarisel G.
    "Adorama is like a candy store for anyone into photography."(2 Tips)

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  • James

    Great service and a surprisingly big store.

    James · 6 days ago
  • Michael D.

    Easier to navigate than B&H and seems like more personal service. I go there for all of my photo needs!

    Michael Discenza · March 4
  • Sara T.

    Huge selection and knowledgeable staff, but not the nicest or fastest service.

    Sara T. · January 18
  • Netsirk

    Good deals for great printing services.

    Netsirk · December 12, 2015
  • Andrew S.

    Great selection and more intimate than B&H. They also have great classes.

    Andrew S · August 12, 2015
  • Mindy T.

    Place your order online and pick up in store at the customer service counter!

    Mindy Tom · June 26, 2015
  • Zach G.

    Lens rental

    Zach Galligan · June 5, 2015
  • D. G.

    Great place, employees are not that great but they are knowledgeable and they are trying their best to help you out :-)

    D. G. · May 29, 2015
  • Rayburn C.

    Most people buy camera equipment here. I recently found out you can rent the latest gear to test it out. Just go to the 6th floor.

    Rayburn Chan · January 7, 2015
  • Julia Kwan

    Usually no to very short line for customer service returns/exchanges around 12!

    Julia Kwan · January 3, 2015
  • Dan L.

    The guys here are way nicer than B&H photo, they're super helpful even if they don't have a particular item. Prices are kind of hard to beat and the store is not too difficult to get to.

    Dan Lam · December 21, 2014
  • Lori L.

    Get a ticket to speak with a representative.

    Lori Luo · December 10, 2014
  • Robert A.

    Photo printing service pickup is all the way in the back.

    Robert Accettura · December 6, 2014
  • Miguel d.

    The ticketing system is a little absurd but efficient in its own way. If you need film, they have a great selection; just know what you're going to get before you queue up.

    Miguel de Leon · October 10, 2014
  • Jeff P.

    Don't waste time: get a service ticket when you walk in from a salesperson near the lil touch screen thing.

    Jeff Petriello · September 4, 2014
  • Ryan W.

    One of the best camera stores in the city plus all sorts of other gadgets. Great service too and knowledgable staff.

    Ryan Watson · August 15, 2014
  • Eduardo S.

    Having a pro services account has made all the difference. Ray Garcia has never let us down.

    Eduardo Santana · August 15, 2014
  • Iman H.

    If your already here, keep your money in your wallet, back away and leave! Go to Best Buy instead at least you know they'll be there in 10 years!

    Iman Hayward · August 7, 2014
  • Ren W.

    Great service.

    Ren W · August 7, 2014
  • Robert Z.

    Great place for bait and switch

    Robert Zyzynski · August 7, 2014
  • Elaine c.

    HORRID customer service- incompetent/misinformed employees & management. All of whom do not know their own policies & do nothing to help. Be prepared to fight if something goes wrong w. your purchase.

    Elaine chan · August 7, 2014
  • Erika B.

    Don't go here near closing time on a Friday. You will get pushed out.

    Erika Barker · July 11, 2014
  • Kristin B.

    Ask for William, the nicest, most helpful salesperson in the Universe.

    Kristin Booker · April 25, 2014
  • Ricardo S.

    Make sure to call before you waste your time going, their website does not accurately reflect product availability!

    Ricardo Sandy · December 20, 2013
  • George G.

    Try the soft chew candy by checkout

    George Godik · December 3, 2013
  • Anna H.

    incredibly helpful staff for NYC standards :)

    Anna Hajdu · November 18, 2013
  • Tatiana B.

    The check-in gift is a tote bag or a hat. What self-respecting Brooklyn photographer would sport an Adorama cap? Me.

    Tatiana Breslow · July 18, 2013
  • Ian L.

    Great metallic prints

    Ian Lyn · April 26, 2013
  • Bry B.

    I recently purchased a new Asus Laptop from Adorama. The unit arrived in a defective state and would not work. Adorama will not exchange the unit. I discourage anyone from using Adorama for computers.

    Bry B · April 8, 2013
  • Matt H.

    They don't service cameras, but they recommend Panorama on West 30th or Photo Tech on East 13th.

    Matt Hantz · December 18, 2012
  • Elyssa R.

    Go to BH, Calumet or Fotocare before I ever come here again. Customer service can't help you in store unless you speak to the shipping dep before hand about an order that had shipped & want to return

    Elyssa Respaut · December 3, 2012
  • Patrick B.

    Just got me a new Adorama bag w Foursquare !

    Patrick Butler · October 25, 2012
  • W.

    These guys can do know wrong. Amazing service friendly and they really know their stuff

  • Katherine R.

    I've never seen so many employees! I was in and out with what I needed in less than 10 minutes!

    Katherine Reth · July 3, 2012
  • jon a.

    Walk in and grab a number. The sales team helps you shop.

    jon accarrino · June 29, 2012
  • Susan B.

    This is as good as B&h photo without the attitude

    Susan Brown · June 22, 2012
  • Yari A.

    Adorama brand Royal Satin paper produces beautiful prints with inkjet.

    Yari A · June 20, 2012
  • Nina S.

    support local businesses! great service and competitive prices. a camera aficionado's dream.

    Nina Stoddard · May 10, 2012
  • (A-C)

    I just got an an SB-800 diffusion dome for only $4.00! I can't event find them that cheap online. Out pays to shop around. PUN INTENDED. (A-C) · May 7, 2012
  • Ben K.

    If a sales person offers you a discount or free item during your bargaining, make sure they actually take it off at the register. They're extremely shady this way.

    Ben Kessler (@kessler) · April 27, 2012

    Once you have done business with the Adorama, you learn quickly that they are reliable & trustworthy. They put the customer first. Adorama should be on your to do list when in New York. · April 22, 2012
  • Dennis L.

    all your Electronics Needes,.

    Dennis L · April 12, 2012
  • Nabeel

    Order pics online and pick up at store for free = convenient

    Nabeel · April 7, 2012
  • Jimmy Z.

    One of the best places to buy a high-end DSLR camera, but they certainly are not hiring the most fuzzy, warm sales reps here!

    Jimmy Zhu · March 29, 2012
  • Philip R.

    If you're picking up rental equipment and have a vehicle with you, call Adorama and ask for curbside pickup/drop-off to avoid parking tickets. They'll bring equipment downstairs & load your vehicle.

    Philip Robertson · March 19, 2012
  • Cheapeats I.

    Good prices, selection & service for cameras

    Cheapeats Inc · February 15, 2012
  • Phinestro

    All your camera rental needs

    Phinestro · January 27, 2012
  • David L.

    Very helpful and knowledgeable staff. Want ti trade in used camer/camcorders ask fir Sam in the used dept. He is on point.

    David Lopez · December 8, 2011
  • Meg C.

    The atmosphere is very welcoming, the help is always on point. They definitely know what they're talking about. Look for Avi, he's great!

    Meg Cheng · October 26, 2011
  • The Corcoran Group

    Conveniently located camera super-store that has everything you could want. However, the staff and customer service leave something to be desired.

    The Corcoran Group · October 14, 2011

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