Samy's Camera

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  • 614 Chapala St

    Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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  • 805-963-7269

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I like shopping here because of the service, prices and the fact that they stand behind their products if there is a problem.

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I like shopping here because of the service, prices and the fact that they stand behind their products if there is a problem.

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The staff here is knowledgeable and courteous. They were a great help to an amateur such as myself. They helped answer my questions and got me what I needed.

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The staff here is knowledgeable and courteous. They were a great help to an amateur such as myself. They helped answer my questions and got me what I needed.

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I went in not knowing anything and I left very informed about my new camera. Jason was very helpful and gave me some great photography ideas. I definitely learned more than I was expecting. I was very pleased with the service because he was professional, kind, and very helpful.

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I went in not knowing anything and I left very informed about my new camera. Jason was very helpful and gave me some great photography ideas. I definitely learned more than I was expecting. I was very pleased with the service because he was professional, kind, and very helpful.

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I went in not knowing anything and I left very informed about my new camera. Jason was very helpful and gave me some great photography ideas. I definitely learned more than I was expecting. I was very pleased with the service because he

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I went in not knowing anything and I left very informed about my new camera. Jason was very helpful and gave me some great photography ideas. I definitely learned more than I was expecting. I was very pleased with the service because he

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This is the best store and Briana was a huge asset. We had camera issues she was very informative and we are coming back to see her again when we buy our next camera. Thanks again for all your help.

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This is the best store and Briana was a huge asset. We had camera issues she was very informative and we are coming back to see her again when we buy our next camera. Thanks again for all your help.

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This is the best store and Briana was a huge asset. We had camera issues she was very informative and we are coming back to see her again when we buy our next camera. Thanks again for all your help.

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This is the best store and Briana was a huge asset. We had camera issues she was very informative and we are coming back to see her again when we buy our next camera. Thanks again for all your help.

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The staff here at Samy's Camera are very professional making my shopping experience as easy as possible. They all are very knowledge on all the selection of camera's easy paying without any pressure. Thanks again

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The staff here at Samy's Camera are very professional making my shopping experience as easy as possible. They all are very knowledge on all the selection of camera's easy paying without any pressure. Thanks again

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The staff here at Samy's Camera are very professional making my shopping experience as easy as possible. They all are very knowledge on all the selection of camera's easy paying without any pressure. Thanks again

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The staff here at Samy's Camera are very professional making my shopping experience as easy as possible. They all are very knowledge on all the selection of camera's easy paying without any pressure. Thanks again

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Andrew is amazing! great, friendly service. .

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Andrew is amazing! great, friendly service. .

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Andrew is amazing! great, friendly service.

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Andrew is amazing! great, friendly service.

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Kevin was very helpful, courteous, and pleasing. He knows his stuff. It was perfect service that was too awesome. Thanks for always having everything I need.

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Kevin was very helpful, courteous, and pleasing. He knows his stuff. It was perfect service that was too awesome. Thanks for always having everything I need.

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3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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Kevin was very helpful, courteous, and pleasing. He knows his stuff. It was perfect service that was too awesome. Thanks for always having everything I need.

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Kevin was very helpful, courteous, and pleasing. He knows his stuff. It was perfect service that was too awesome. Thanks for always having everything I need.

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Everyone was so helpful and courteous. I was very pleased with my experience here. Richard provided excellent service, very thorough explanations.

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Everyone was so helpful and courteous. I was very pleased with my experience here. Richard provided excellent service, very thorough explanations.

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Everyone was so helpful and courteous. I was very pleased with my experience here. Richard provided excellent service, very thorough explanations.

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Everyone was so helpful and courteous. I was very pleased with my experience here. Richard provided excellent service, very thorough explanations.

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A few days ago was the first time to Samy's Camera. I traveled from Oceanside. They have great inventory of camera merchandise. I look forward to doing business with them from now on. Thank you for all the help.

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A few days ago was the first time to Samy's Camera. I traveled from Oceanside. They have great inventory of camera merchandise. I look forward to doing business with them from now on. Thank you for all the help.

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4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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A few days ago was the first time to Samy's Camera. I traveled from Oceanside. They have great inventory of camera merchandise. I look forward to doing business with them from now on. Thank you for all the help.

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A few days ago was the first time to Samy's Camera. I traveled from Oceanside. They have great inventory of camera merchandise. I look forward to doing business with them from now on. Thank you for all the help.

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Jason was so patient and knowledgeable. I felt very taken care of. I am sure that I purchased the best camera for my vacation. Thanks for always having everything that I need and I will ask for Jason in the future.

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Jason was so patient and knowledgeable. I felt very taken care of. I am sure that I purchased the best camera for my vacation. Thanks for always having everything that I need and I will ask for Jason in the future.

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5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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Jason was so patient and knowledgeable. I felt very taken care of. I am sure that I purchased the best camera for my vacation. Thanks for always having everything that I need and I will ask for Jason in the future.

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Jason was so patient and knowledgeable. I felt very taken care of. I am sure that I purchased the best camera for my vacation. Thanks for always having everything that I need and I will ask for Jason in the future.

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Patrick was very patient and extremely helpful. He know his stuff and he know how to treat a customer with little knowledge. Thank you Patrick!

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Patrick was very patient and extremely helpful. He know his stuff and he know how to treat a customer with little knowledge. Thank you Patrick!

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6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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Patrick was very patient and extremely helpful. He know his stuff and he know how to treat a customer with little knowledge. Thank you Patrick!

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Patrick was very patient and extremely helpful. He know his stuff and he know how to treat a customer with little knowledge. Thank you Patrick!

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Samy's is a Santa Barbara institution at this point. And to be such a long-standing business, you've gotta be doing a lot of stuff right. Samy's is disproportionately large for being in Santa Barbara. A town of 60k people doesn't deserve such a great camera store, but it's great that Samy's has hung around. Rental staff is always extremely friendly and helpful. They've even given me advice on ways to buy equipment elsewhere or ways to save on what they sell or rent. Super cool guys that are always willing to answer your questions.

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Samy's is a Santa Barbara institution at this point. And to be such a long-standing business, you've gotta be doing a lot of stuff right. Samy's is disproportionately large for being in Santa Barbara. A town of 60k people doesn't deserve such a great camera store, but it's great that Samy's has hung around. Rental staff is always extremely friendly and helpful. They've even given me advice on ways to buy equipment elsewhere or ways to save on what they sell or rent. Super cool guys that are always willing to answer your questions.

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7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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The sales floor has just about everything you could imagine in the photography business, including some flatpanel TV's. The sales staff is as crazy awesome as the selection of merchandise they offer. While I can't speak for any other camera shops in SB, I can say that I will never hesitate to go to Samy's for any of my photography related needs.

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The sales floor has just about everything you could imagine in the photography business, including some flatpanel TV's. The sales staff is as crazy awesome as the selection of merchandise they offer. While I can't speak for any other camera shops in SB, I can say that I will never hesitate to go to Samy's for any of my photography related needs.

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8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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Samy's is a Santa Barbara institution at this point. And to be such a long-standing business, you've gotta be doing a lot of stuff right. Samy's is disproportionately large for being in Santa Barbara. A town of 60k people doesn't deserve

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Samy's is a Santa Barbara institution at this point. And to be such a long-standing business, you've gotta be doing a lot of stuff right. Samy's is disproportionately large for being in Santa Barbara. A town of 60k people doesn't deserve

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The sales floor has just about everything you could imagine in the photography business, including some flatpanel TV's. The sales staff is as crazy awesome as the selection of merchandise they offer. While I can't speak for any other

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The sales floor has just about everything you could imagine in the photography business, including some flatpanel TV's. The sales staff is as crazy awesome as the selection of merchandise they offer. While I can't speak for any other

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I always shop here for my photo gear needs unless it's for a very specific, manufacturer only specialty item. They have a great inventory and if they don't have something in stock they have been able to get it quickly. Samy's is the best and biggest photo chain on the West Coast.

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I always shop here for my photo gear needs unless it's for a very specific, manufacturer only specialty item. They have a great inventory and if they don't have something in stock they have been able to get it quickly. Samy's is the best and biggest photo chain on the West Coast.

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8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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They'll match legit online pricing without a hassle. (know from experience). Been a customer for over 10 years. They tend to keep sales people around for awhile so I always go back to the same guy. It's nice to be able to build business relationships like that.

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They'll match legit online pricing without a hassle. (know from experience). Been a customer for over 10 years. They tend to keep sales people around for awhile so I always go back to the same guy. It's nice to be able to build business relationships like that.

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7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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I always shop here for my photo gear needs unless it's for a very specific, manufacturer only specialty item. They have a great inventory and if they don't have something in stock they have been able to get it quickly. Samy's is the best

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I always shop here for my photo gear needs unless it's for a very specific, manufacturer only specialty item. They have a great inventory and if they don't have something in stock they have been able to get it quickly. Samy's is the best

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They'll match legit online pricing without a hassle. (know from experience). Been a customer for over 10 years. They tend to keep sales people around for awhile so I always go back to the same guy. It's nice to be able to build business

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They'll match legit online pricing without a hassle. (know from experience). Been a customer for over 10 years. They tend to keep sales people around for awhile so I always go back to the same guy. It's nice to be able to build business

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This is like camera heaven. So many to choose from and such nice people to help you pick!

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This is like camera heaven. So many to choose from and such nice people to help you pick!

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8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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The sales person was friendly and knowledgeable, and really helpful. I want to thank everyone in the store for making my experience to easy and simple and just great!

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The sales person was friendly and knowledgeable, and really helpful. I want to thank everyone in the store for making my experience to easy and simple and just great!

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8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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This is like camera heaven. So many to choose from and such nice people to help you pick!

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This is like camera heaven. So many to choose from and such nice people to help you pick!

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The sales person was friendly and knowledgeable, and really helpful. I want to thank everyone in the store for making my experience to easy and simple and just great!

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The sales person was friendly and knowledgeable, and really helpful. I want to thank everyone in the store for making my experience to easy and simple and just great!

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Last week I was in Santa Barbara for the first time in a few years. My camera had died, but I remembered going to this camera shop 4 years ago with a friend who was heavily into photography. I go to Samy's in Santa Ana regularly, so I trust their service. We strolled on over to see if they had any batteries or chargers that I could buy to recharge my baby. The place was busy, but we were helped promptly. They did in fact have both batteries and chargers (for a camera that they didn't even sell in their store!), but I was really hoping not to spend anything. So I took a shot and randomly asked if there was any way that they could charge my battery for me (I would have paid) and Clint said they would be happy to take it and I could pick the charged battery back up in about an hour. SO AWESOME. When I got back to pick it up, they charged me nothing and I left a very happy camper. Thanks guy, you saved my trip!

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Last week I was in Santa Barbara for the first time in a few years. My camera had died, but I remembered going to this camera shop 4 years ago with a friend who was heavily into photography. I go to Samy's in Santa Ana regularly, so I trust their service. We strolled on over to see if they had any batteries or chargers that I could buy to recharge my baby. The place was busy, but we were helped promptly. They did in fact have both batteries and chargers (for a camera that they didn't even sell in their store!), but I was really hoping not to spend anything. So I took a shot and randomly asked if there was any way that they could charge my battery for me (I would have paid) and Clint said they would be happy to take it and I could pick the charged battery back up in about an hour. SO AWESOME. When I got back to pick it up, they charged me nothing and I left a very happy camper. Thanks guy, you saved my trip!

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9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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Last week I was in Santa Barbara for the first time in a few years. My camera had died, but I remembered going to this camera shop 4 years ago with a friend who was heavily into photography. I go to Samy's in Santa Ana regularly, so I

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Last week I was in Santa Barbara for the first time in a few years. My camera had died, but I remembered going to this camera shop 4 years ago with a friend who was heavily into photography. I go to Samy's in Santa Ana regularly, so I

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The staff at Samy's Camera is patient and knowledgeable. I feel very taken care of and any questions that I had they were right there to answer.They are professional and friendly. Thank you.

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The staff at Samy's Camera is patient and knowledgeable. I feel very taken care of and any questions that I had they were right there to answer.They are professional and friendly. Thank you.

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10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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The staff at Samy's Camera is patient and knowledgeable. I feel very taken care of and any questions that I had they were right there to answer.They are professional and friendly. Thank you.

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The staff at Samy's Camera is patient and knowledgeable. I feel very taken care of and any questions that I had they were right there to answer.They are professional and friendly. Thank you.

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Patrick B. was very patient and extremely helpful. He knows his stuff and how to treat a customer with little camera knowledge. Thank you Patrick!

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Patrick B. was very patient and extremely helpful. He knows his stuff and how to treat a customer with little camera knowledge. Thank you Patrick!

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9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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Patrick B. was very patient and extremely helpful. He knows his stuff and how to treat a customer with little camera knowledge. Thank you Patrick!

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Patrick B. was very patient and extremely helpful. He knows his stuff and how to treat a customer with little camera knowledge. Thank you Patrick!

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Very complete shop with everything from still to video. They even have their own print shop with stations that allow you to do some of your own work. Supplies from darkroom, to framing to working materials to clothing, Samy's has anything you need. The staff has always been very friendly and knowledgeable.

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Very complete shop with everything from still to video. They even have their own print shop with stations that allow you to do some of your own work. Supplies from darkroom, to framing to working materials to clothing, Samy's has anything you need. The staff has always been very friendly and knowledgeable.

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12 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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Very complete shop with everything from still to video. They even have their own print shop with stations that allow you to do some of your own work. Supplies from darkroom, to framing to working materials to clothing, Samy's has anything

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Very complete shop with everything from still to video. They even have their own print shop with stations that allow you to do some of your own work. Supplies from darkroom, to framing to working materials to clothing, Samy's has anything

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very Huge store with an acceptable parking lot. Because i am in a photography major, i always need supply from here. You know what as a student, i always get a discount. They sell everything from frame, photography books, camera, flash-camera. Everything with discount prices !

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very Huge store with an acceptable parking lot. Because i am in a photography major, i always need supply from here. You know what as a student, i always get a discount. They sell everything from frame, photography books, camera, flash-camera. Everything with discount prices !

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11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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Samy's is a world-class camera store - their new store on Chapala is huge and well-stocked. I've had very good experiences with their rental department as well. If you're buying a big-ticket item, be sure to ask if they have any special discounts as they're often willing to price-match or find special deals for you. There's also a student discount available.

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Samy's is a world-class camera store - their new store on Chapala is huge and well-stocked. I've had very good experiences with their rental department as well. If you're buying a big-ticket item, be sure to ask if they have any special discounts as they're often willing to price-match or find special deals for you. There's also a student discount available.

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