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42nd Street Photo

Shopping, Electronics Midtown West
5 out of 5 stars
(17user reviews)

Time Out says

Open for more than 40 years, 42nd Street Photo is home to a large selection of cameras (digital included), as well as audio and video electronics. We'd never shop here, however, because of the tourist trap location—there are better, more reliable deals at B&H Photo.



Address: 15 West 36th Street
New York
Cross street: between 35th and 36th Sts
Transport: Subway: N, Q, R, F to 34th St–Herald Sq
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 9am–8pm; Sun 10am–7pm
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Users say (17)

5 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

4.9 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:15
  • 4 star:2
  • 3 star:0
  • 2 star:0
  • 1 star:0
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I recently purchased the Canon G7 X Mark II. I didn't hear from the Company for a few days, and their website was down. However they were able to call me back, stating that they were closed due to a holiday, and ensured that my order was placed, and I would receive the camera in just a few days.

42nd Photo has the best price and provides a smooth transaction. I like comprehensive catalog which I can use for future reference and best sellers section. Site has an extensive range of products and special deals on various products.

I have recently purchased Canon DC230 Mini DVD handycam camcorder and found the best deal on it. I loved shopping here and happy with the site.

Online line purchasing made easy. Delivery was punctual and customer service is emmaculant. I needed invoices for items I purchased over a year ago for my business, the had a over view to me in less then ten minutes I will continue to shop here for my gear and I will refer friends and family also. Five star service.

I went to the 42nd Street Photo website looking for a telephoto lens. I had done my research, looking through reviews of lens, forums and prices. I had decided on the lens I wanted and knew that there were going to be some issues, but I figured I could find some "work-arounds" and be happy. I placed my order, and within a short time I received a call from one of the professionals from the store to go over my order and asked some technical questions about my gear. He explained the problems that I would be experiencing with the body/lens combination I was going to be using and it coincided with what I knew from my research. The representative then took the time to explain possible "fixes" and I then chose what was best for me, within my price range. I appreciate their knowledge and willingness to work with me. In addition, I have returned to their site to see what might be next on my "menu." I am very happy with their sales and service.

I received from prompt and professional service with 42nd Street Photo.  All I needed to purchase at this point was a replacement lens cap.  Their prices were the best I could find.  They kept me updated on when my order was processed, shipped, etc.  I hope to in the very near future purchase add'l access for my Canon Rebel. 

I purchased a Canon PowerShot SX50HS camera from 42nd Street Photo. I did a lot of research on the camera and shopped several other companies and decided that 42nd Street Photo offered the best price on the camera as well as offering FREE shipping. I received a call from 42nd Street Photo to verify my purchase and to see if there were any accessories I needed before they shipped the camera. The sales representitive was pleasant and the camera was shipped quickly. Thanks for an Great buying experiance.

Bought the Canon G15 - great experience with 42nd Street Photo - best price around and quick shipping. Just be aware of the post order up sell. If you're looking to expedite the order and forego any add-ons during the up sell, just give them a phone call to accelerate the end to end process, allowing you to have your camera that much faster. Awesome!

We were looking for a graduation present for my daughter. 42nd Street had the best price around. When contacted by a customer service rep. about the order I mentioned that I needed the camera within 2 days. He made sure that it shipped from the correct location so I would have it in time for graduation with paying additional shipping. Great experience overall!!

Ordered a Sony RX100 for a vacation trip. 42th had the best prices, no sales tax for out of state and free shipping. Got a call couple days later to confirm UPS instruction. Got the pitch about needing a special high-speed SD memory card - figured it was coming. I said "no thanks" and everything was fine. Camera arrived as scheduled, everything was in the box. All is great - fantastic camera for the size. Definitely on my go-to list when on-line shopping.

I'd rate at 4.5 stars. Great prices and the camera came on time and was packed well. 42nd St. Photo came through without any glitches. My only complaint is that when I was called about an issue with my billing address, the guy calling tried to scare me into buying a proprietary memory card. I'm not to keen to salesmen tactics, but other than that I'm happy with my buying experience and I'll definitely consider them in the future.

I've purchased several digital cameras and accessories from 42nd Street. I've always been pleased with the pricing, service and value. I wouldn't buy a camera from another source.

This was the first time I ordered from 42nd Street Photo. Their service was as expected and the camera I ordered was delivered on time. After placing the order they called back to confirm which was good although receiving a confirmation email would have been sufficient for me.

There are several things I like about 42photo: 1. Very good promotions. I got a Sony DSC-HX30V at an unbelievable price. 2. Quick delivery time. I paid for 7-10 delivery and received it in two. 3. Convenient service - via internet, phone, email is now my go-to place for my video/camera digital needs. I definitely recommend this merchant to others!

I have ordered from a couple of times now for the same camera(no error on their end, just needed multiple cameras at different times). I was pleased that after I completed my online order, I received a call every time to confirm the order, which made me feel more secure in my purchase, as some online sites are not always reliable. There has never been an issue with shipping or the cameras. Very reliable and I would order from them again.

Ordered a Panasonic FZ200 from; great price, great service, and quickly shipped. What more could a buyer ask for? (and it's a great camera too!)

I am impressed with the fast and hassle free service and shipping. The camera arrived on time and in great condition. I will definitely shop with you again for my future needs. Thanks,

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