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Camera Stores & Equipment Sales - Philippines
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Note to visitors from abroad: Metro Manila consists of 17 cities: Manila, Makati City, Quezon City, Pasig City, Caloocan, Valenzuela, Las Piñas, Parañaque, Marikina, Muntinlupa, Pasay, Pateros, Mandaluyong, San Juan, Taguig, Malabon and Navotas. Most companies below are headquartered in Greater Manila.
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Distributors and Manufacturers
The American Photo Company Inc., Manila, Philippines
Marketing and sales of instant pass photo systems for passport photos, government and employee ID photos, and for placement in camera shops, malls and chain stores. System utilizes Sony digital camera, dye sublimation printer, photo paper and backlit Photo-Me posing stand. Franchises available.
Aperture Trading, Quezon City, Philippines
Digital cameras, SLR lenses, dye sub printers, studio monolights, continuous lighting, light stands and tripods. Digital media storage, camera accessories, Tamrac bags and Pelican hard cases, studio backgrounds, used photo equipment and rental projectors.
Avenue Photo, Quiapo neighborhood, Manila, Philippines
Brand name cameras, digital cameras, photo accessories and film. Store manager Mr. Wilson Lu. Address 712 R. Hidalgo St., Quiapo, Manila. Phones (632) 733-2761, 733-5474, 734-3307. Several small camera shops are located in the Hidalgo Street neighborhood; Avenue Photo is the best stocked store among them.
Bidshot.com, Pasig City, Philippines
Online auctions and classified ad marketplace open to all Filipinos with a GSM mobile phone. Search and bid on items using the Bidshot web site or your mobile phone. You'll find cameras, lenses, camcorders, home electronics and thousands of other items being auctioned or listed in the classified ads. Registration required. No buyer or seller fees.
DP Online Store, Makati / Manila and / Quezon City, Philippines
"One-stop affordable photography shop" with online catalog and three Metro Manila pick-up locations. Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic and Sony digital cameras. Full range of lenses, electronic flashes, tripods, photo accessories, Velbon tripods, batteries and chargers, memory cards, hard-sided cases and camera bags, much more.
Island Photo Online, Makati City, Philippines
Established in the 1960's, Island Photo has grown to 45 stores in the Philippines. Brand name photo equipment and services to amateurs and pro photographers. Film and digital cameras, lenses, camcorders, photo albums, inkjet paper, studio lighting equipment and accessories. Brands include Beattie, Broncolor, Foba, Hasselblad, Imagon, Kindermann, Kodak, Minolta, Manfrotto tripods, Omega enlargers and more. One hour photofinishing and digital prints.
Kameraworld Group of Companies, Pasig City, Philippines
Online sales of digital cameras, 35mm SLRs, compact cameras, photo albums and accessories, binoculars, Brands include Kodak, Canon, Olympus, Nikon, Pentax, Ricoh and others. Founded in 1974, the largest photo imaging chain in the country with 90 retail camera stores. Film processing, ID and passport photos, in store portrait studios. Extensive digital imaging services for consumers, photo restoration, greeting cards, poster prints, Picture CDs and more.
PhotoPlus, Quezon City, Philippines
"Ang Photo Shop ng Bayan" means literally "The Photo Shop of the Land." 90 store locations in Greater Manila. Sales of brand name cameras, lenses, film, filters, electronic flash units, tripods and camera bags. Brands include Agfa, Minolta, Vivitar, Polaroid, Perutz, Samsung, Hanimex, Mamiya and others. Retail arm of Photokina Marketing (see photo equipment distributors below.) The website photoplus.com.ph has disappeared.
R.S. Video & Film Productions, Makati City, Philippines
Founded in the early 1980's, the "largest, most complete and most comprehensive film production facility and rental house in the Philippines." 35mm and 16mm cine cameras, camera mounts, lighting and grip equipment, sound studios, production vehicles, consumables, Ikegami video cameras and complete video camera system packages, lenses, Betacam SP recorders, editing and dubbing facilities and more.
SuperEastAsia.com, Makati City, Philippines
Online shopping cart and in-store sales of Canon 35mm compacts and EOS SLRs, APS cameras, lenses, Speedlite flash units and photo accessories. Product photos and specs. Buy online or visit eight retail showrooms in Greater Manila, Cebu City, Iloilo City and Davao City.
VillMan Computer Systems, 11 locations in Greater Manila, Philippines
Technology retailer with 11 stores in Metro Manila. Brand name digital cameras and DV camcorders. inkjet and photo printers, scanners, multimedia projectors, surveillance camera systems, webcams and more. Brands include Canon PowerShot and Ixus, Kodak, Olympus, Sony, Samsung, Epson Stylus, HP Photosmart, Canon Pixma, Lexmark and more.
Ynzal Marketing Corp., Quezon City, NCR, Philippines
Initially this reseller focused on products and services for Macintosh users in the prepress and publishing trades, Ynzal has expanded to offer laptop and desktop computers. LCD monitors and projectors, Windows and Mac imaging software for animation, image editing, CAD, illustration and design programs, and dye-sub photo printers, inkjet printers, large format printers
Island Photo, 45 locations, Philippines
Kodak Express, Philippines
Web storefront for the chain of 18 Kodak Express shops in Greater Manila. More locations in Cebu City and Davao City. Register, login, upload digital photos, order color prints on Kodak paper, pay for them at your local Kodak Express Shop when you pick them up. Registering gets you 20MB of free online storage space for your digital photographs. FAQ and print pricing information.
YKL Color Laboratory, 11 Metro Manila locations & more, Philippines
Comprehensive photo lab and digital imaging services. Color negative film developing (sizes 110, 126, 35mm and 120). Color and black & white prints and enlargements to 30"x30". Slide film processing up to 4x5" transparencies. Slide dupes, internegatives and copy work. Frontier Digital Minilab prints from negatives and slides. Data writing to CD-R, digital retouching and photo restoration.
National Panasonic Customer Service, Philippines
Click on Support for warranty and out-of-warranty service and repair for Panasonic camcorders, consumer electronics and National brand home appliances. Locate authorized service centers. Many locations in Greater Manila, Luzon, the Visayas and Mindanao.
Sanly Corporation, Quezon City, Philippines
No web site. Philippines distributor of Pentax cameras, lenses and binoculars, authorized Pentax service facility. Address is 237-239 P. Tuazon Blvd. Cubao, Quezon City, telephone: 912-0640. Branches in Super Mall North EDSA (phone 453-0697), Megamall (phone 634-4144) and Alabang Town Center (phone 850-5474.)
Solid Electronics Corporation, Quezon City, Philippines
Founded in 1982, SEC operates 31 Sony Service Center branches in the Philippines, 23 in provincial cities and 8 in greater Manila. Repairs Sony digital cameras, camcorders, VCRs, DVD projectors, televisions and all Sony consumer electronics.
Super East Asia Enterprises, two locations in Manila, Philippines
Authorized Canon camera repair shop. Validated Canon International Warranty certificate will be honored. Address is Grand Floor, Philflex Building, 407 Dasmarinas, Corner David St., Manila, phone 02-241-3851. Second location in Makati Cinema Square.
Photo Equipment Distributors and Manufacturers
Canon Marketing (Philippines) Inc., Makati City, Philippines
Established in 1996, fastest growing Asian subsidiary of Canon. Product information and support on Canon APS and compact cameras, 35mm SLRs, digital cameras and camcorders, color laser, bubble jet and wide format printers, dye-sub photo printers, consumables, flatbed and film scanners, multi-media projectors and office equipment. Locate dealers. Branch offices in Bataan, La Union, Legaspi, Cebu and Davao City.
Fujifilm Philippines Distributor
See YKL Color Laboratory in this category.
HP Philippine, Makati City, Philippines
Gateway to Hewlett Packard product information for Filipino consumers. Details on HP inkjet and color laser printers, digital cameras, flatbed scanners, LCD projectors and HP and Compaq computers. Locate HP resellers and service centers. Download software drivers.
JT Photoworld, Manila, Philippines
Official Philippines distributor for Sigma cameras, lenses and photo accessories. Also imports and distributes Tamrac camera bags, Velbon tripods, Lensbaby creative D-SLR lenses, Bowens lighting equipment, Ownuser battery grips, Pelican hard-sided cases, Joby Gorillapod Focus tripod and Powerex Imedion rechargeable batteries.
Kodak Philippines Ltd., Makati City, Philippines
Takes you to Kodak USA since Kodak has dropped their Filipino specific web site. Product information, distributor of Kodak films and digital cameras. Suppliers to photo labs, camera stores with Kodak minilabs, traditional and digital photofinishing equipment, film, paper and chemistry. Philippines distributor for Colex Imaging photo processing equipment. Address is 2247 Chino Roces Avenue, Makati City, Philippines. Telephone 632-810-0331 and 632-813-7916, fax 632-840-1956
Lexmark Philippines, Lapu-Lapu, Cebu, Philippines
Overview and history of the Lexmark inkjet cartridge manufacturing facility in Lapu-Lapu, Cebu. Photokina Marketing was the exclusive Philippines distributor for Lexmark monochrome and color inkjet printers, color laser printers and related supplies, however their web site has disappeared so we cannot verify this relationship continues.
Matsushita Electric Philippines Corp, Makati City, Philippines
See Panasonic below. Matsushita is the manufacturer and distributor of Panasonic and National brands of household appliances and consumer electronics.
Noritsu Philippines Inc. Makati City, Philippines
Serving the Philippine market with Noritsu minilab equipment, including Noritsu printer paper processors, film processors, minilab peripherals and consumer kiosks for making prints from digital media cards. Marketing and after-sale maintenance of Noritsu commercial lab equipment.
Panasonic Philippines, Mandaluyong, Philippines
Information on Panasonic products sold in the Philippine market, including Lumix digital cameras, Panasonic digital camcorders, LCD and home cinema projectors, audio equipment, color televisions, DVD players, CCTV systems, batteries, copiers, fax machines, office equipment and more. Locate Panasonic service facilities.
Photokina Marketing Corporation, Quezon City, Philippines
Opened in 1974 as a small retail camera shop in Manila, Photokina Marketing has grown to become the exclusive Philippine distributor of brand name photo equipment including Minolta, Mamiya, Polaroid, Vivitar, Hanimex and Samsung cameras and digital cameras, Multiblitz studio flash, Agfa and Perutz film, Elmo overhead projectors, Maxell batteries, Kis and Agfa-Copal minilabs and more. Supplies more than 500 Philippine camera stores. Web site for photokina.com.ph has disappeared.
Printing Images CtC, Inc., Olongapo City (Subic Bay), Philippines
Located in the Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Printing Images CtC manufactures OEM compatible inks for inkjet printers and plotters and remanufactures toner cartridges for laser printers. Wide product range includes dye-based inks, pigment-based inks, oil-based inks and edible inks for inkjet printers used by bakeries for cake decorating and photo cookies.
Sony Philippines Inc., Makati City, Philippines
Consumer product and service information for the Philippines. Details on Sony digital cameras, ultra-compact Handycam camcorders, LCD projectors, DVD players, stereo systems, color televisions and Trinitron flat panel displays. Gateway to Sony Ericsson Mobile cell phones and accessories. Software downloads, contact customer service and locate repair centers.
YKL Color Laboratory, Quezon City, Philippines
Sole distributor of Fuji brand films, Fuji FinePix digital cameras, film cameras, xD Picture Cards, Fuji CD and DVD blank media and Frontier minilab equipment and supplies in the Philippines. Founded by photographer Yang Koc Le, after World War II, YKL Color Lab has grown to 170 employees with 11 labs and 5 Fujifilm Digital Imaging stations in greater Manila with other locations in Luzon, the Visayas and Mindanao. Also distributes Maha Powerex NiMH batteries and chargers.
Photography, Filmmaking and Imaging Schools
ESODA - EACOMM Corporation, Quezon City, Philippines
The EACOMM Studio of Digital Arts or ESODA is the training division of EACOMM Corporation, developers of interactive multimedia content. Short courses in interactive multimedia, web design, 3D modeling and animation, digital filmmaking, photography and web database programming.
Philippine Center for Creative Imaging, Makati, Philippines
"World class training in Adobe, Apple and Corel software." Courses and workshops in photography, digital image editing and painting software, illustration and print publication design, web and interactive design, digital video, 3D animation, and Mac OS X fundamentals. Authorized training center for Adobe, Apple, Corel, Canon Digital and Wacom. Founded in 1998.
University of the Philippines, Diliman Campus, Quezon City, Philippines
The UP Film Institute offers a four year Bachelor of Arts degree program encompassing all aspects of film-making, and a Masters degree program in Media Studies. UPFI is part of the College of Mass Communication.
Philippine Photographer Resources
Edward Mabunga Travel International, West Valley City, Utah
Filipino American Edward Mabunga has served thousands of US travelers to the Philippines and Asian destinations over many years, issuing lower cost tickets on all major airlines including PAL, EVA Air, China Airlines, Northwest Airlines and others. Plan your travel ahead, have some date flexibility and Ed will find you a fare, including open return tickets which can't be bought online.
eRadioPortal, Bitstop Inc., Dagupan City, Philippines
English and Tagalog radio. As a "student" of the Philippines, I listen to Philippine radio every day - it makes me feel closer to a place I love living in. Your unique opportunity to listen live to more than 30 AM, FM and online radio broadcasts streaming audio from the Philippines to the world. The sound quality is superb with a broadband connection and Windows Media Player. Many broadcasts in English. Enjoy!
Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation Inc., Manila, Philippines
Home for PhotoWorldManila.com - FPPF was founded in 1987 to "for the upliftment of Philippine photography and the welfare of Filipino photographers. It is a non-stock, non-profit organization that encourages cooperation rather than competition."
i-mag Photography Magazine, Makati, Philippines
For lovers of images, this writer's favorite photography magazine by far! Informative articles, luscious photos, not a gadget-lovers magazine loaded with pushy equipment reviews. "For the first time ever, the Philippines has a photo magazine whose content, writing, and design can compete with the best in the world. Don't take our word for it, ask our foreign readers in Australia, Canada, the U.S., and Singapore."
Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines
The text of Republic Act 8293 defining Philippine law on copyright, ownership of creative works, what is protected and what is not.
Taj Deluria's resource site for Philippine-based photography. Excellent FAQ tells where you'll find the lowest priced camera equipment in Manila, suggests strategies for buying on eBay when you live in the Philippines, tips for beginners and much more. Extensive suppliers directory with addresses, phone numbers and contact persons for many Philippine camera dealers and photo labs without web sites. Mr. Deluria is an amateur photographer, business entrepreneur and top-notch net techie.
Pearl of the Orient Seas, Makati, Philippines
Clarence Henderson's monthly column on Life and Business in Manila. Unrelated to photography but absolutely essential reading for anyone doing business in the Philippines. Comprehensive social and cultural commentary and 100% more informative than Arthur Frommer's Guide. Part of the Asian Business Strategy Ezine. Mr. Henderson is an independent marketing and management consultant in Makati City and "has adopted the Philippines as his home."
Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. Information on the annual Manila photo show and convention, photo contest for college students, calendar of monthly workshops, articles and tutorials.
PH-PHOTO Mailing List FAQ
Kai Huang has compiled a useful list of Metro Manila photo labs, digital printers, photography classes, camera stores etc. from various posts and inquiries in Yahoo's PH-PHOTO mailing list. After earning a degree in architecture, Kai's love affair with taking pictures became a career in commercial photography and web design. View his portfolios. The PH-Photo mailing list has been succeeded by PHPhoto, a Yahoo group.
A celebration of Philippine Photography. Upload, share, order prints and store your digital photos in your own online photo gallery. Subscription and registration required.
Philippine Daily Newspapers
While many cities in the world have dwindled to one or two daily newspapers, print journalism is thriving in the Philippines.
Philippine Daily Inquirer, Manila, Philippines
Our personal choice. Born in 1985 during the waning days of Marcos dictatorship, the Philippine Daily Inquirer is the number one newspaper in terms of circulation and readership. The credo ""Balanced News, Fearless Views" is largely fulfilled in the print and online version with the most comprehensive Philippine web coverage of daily news, features, editorials and opinion.
Manila Bulletin Online, Manila, Philippines
Daily metro Manila and national news, business coverage, sports, entertainment, opinion columns and editorials.
Manila Standard, Manila, Philippines
Nationally circulated newspaper published daily since 1987, launched shortly after dictator Ferndinand Marcos was removed from power. Covering news in metro Manila, national and business news, sports, signed editiorial opinion, lifestyle and entertainment coverage.
Manila Times, Manila, Philippines
Founded in 1898, the oldest running newspaper in the Philippines. News-lite and limited coverage online.
Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism
Comprehensive and critical coverage of colorful politicians and the Philippine government. An extensive archive of past articles, podcasts and videocasts.
Philippine Star, Manila, Philippines
Daily newspaper. Limited coverage of current news.
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