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Christchurch, New Zealand
Phone: 0800 CAMERA
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Passport Photos

The team at Photo & Video take hundreds of passport photos with a very high acceptance rate. We pride ourselves on doing all the difficult ones most stores shy away from - little babies, Dutch & German passports, complicated visa images. We have the specifications in store for most things, but if you need a photo for something very strange it may pay to bring in the specs you require.

No appointment necessary, and the whole process takes about 5-7 minutes.

We are also able to send your passport photos to you electronically if you require them for an online application.

Passport photos, printed or electronic are $15 for a set of 8 printed images or sized and emailed to your address.

Featured Secondhand
Get 'em while they're hot

Looking for quality used camera gear? Check out our secondhand database. And, below are a few of our just-in favourites:

  • Minter Samyang MF 24mm T1.5 in Canon EF mount, only $629
  • Canon EOS 7D body @ $895
  • Canon BG-E7 Battery Grip, only $195
  • Really tidy Canon EF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM, only $959
  • Sony RX-100 with fitted case, only $459
  • Canon EF 24mm F2.8, the older one, only $295
  • Nikon D80 + 18-70mm, only $295
  • Nikon AF-S 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 VR @ $595
  • Big Sensor Canon Powershot G1x, only $495
  • Canon EF 24mm F2.8, only $295
  • Sony A65 body, only $595
  • Canon EOS 30D + 28-105mm USM @ $339
  • Tamron AF 17-50mm F2.8 XR Di II in Nikon mount, only $395
  • Mega Canon EF 400mm F2.8 L IS USM @ $7,000
  • Mint Contax 167MT + Zeiss 85mm F1.4 @ $995
  • Scruffy Fuji X-S1, only $359
  • Big Gitzo GT3830 basalt tripod legs @ $549
  • Mint Tamron AF 10-24mm F3.5-4.5 in Sony A mount, $469
  • Sony AF 70-200mm F2.8 G for Alpha, only $2,190
  • Beast of a Pentax 67 300mm F4, only $395
  • Sigma AF 105mm F2.8 Macro EX in Nikon mount $379
  • Built like a tank Nikon AF-S 17-55mm F2.8 DX, only $995
  • Really tidy Nikon D600 body with only 13.5K frames $1,595
  • Great for the Strobists Nikon SB-28 Speedlight @ $129
  • Tidy Canon EF-S 60mm F2.8 USM, only $449
  • Leica M9 body in steel gray @ $3,995
  • Trick Samyang 24mm F3.5 ED AS Tilt / Shift Lens in Canon mount, only $939
  • Sigma AF 15mmF2.8 EX fullframe Fisheye in Canon mount @ $629
  • 10/10 Sigma AF 18-35mm F1.8 DC Art in Nikon Mount @ $795
  • Leica 28mm F2 Summicron-M Asph 6 Bit Coded $2,995
  • Scruffy Nikon AF 80-200mm F2.8 D "two touch", only $595
  • Leitz 13.5cm F4.5 Hektor in M mount, only $395
  • Gorgeous Nikon MF 180mm F2.8 *ED Ais, only $750
  • Spectacular Zeiss AF 135mm F1.8 Sonnar ZA for Sony Alpha $1,995
  • Amazing Swarovski 8x30 SLC Binoculars @ $995
  • Mint Pentax AF 50-135mm F2.8 DA* ED IF STM only $1,095 save heaps over new
  • Like new Canon EF 24mm F2.8 IS USM @ $695


Nikon Aculon 10x50 bino
* Special *

Usually $200 – now only $165. Be quick as we only have five available. These binos are perfect for summer holidays, boating, etc. Click the pic for full specs.

Price: $165 (5 only!)

Order here!

Sony Cybershot RX-10

The new Sony RX-10 is going to be a sure winner with all kinds of photographers. This is a large-sensor unit, with a high quality f2.8 constant-aperture Zeiss lens. These two factors in combination mean the RX-10's 20.2 megapixels produce outstanding image quality, throughout the camera's versatile 24-200mm zoom range.

Click the pic above for more specifics on this exciting new camera, and click here to see our Greg and Matt taking a quick look at it in store.

Price: $1,490 (incl. bonus Sony Jacket Case)

Order here!

Gary Fong Lightspheres

This YouTube video demonstrates how good these Gary Fong Universal Cloud Lightspheres are - check it out!

We have these in stock now – at only $149. If you are local to us, call in and see the results we get from these Lightspheres - we use one in store for passport photography and product photography.

Price: $149
Order here!

Sony RX100II
with Free Sony Case!

Buy the 20.2mp, 3.6x optical zoom (28-100mm) Sony RX100II at the moment and you'll get a free genuine Sony case, designed specifically for this camera, for free! (Case valued at over $100.) Click pic for more info on this excellent little camera.

Case features:

  • Adjust the angle of the camera monitor without taking case off the body
  • Able to connect the USB and Multi terminal to the camera without taking off the case
  • Tripod friendly
  • Lens Jacket can be uncovered in 2 ways, frontward or backward for quick access
  • Leather-like finish and embossed Sony logo

Price: $899 (including free case)

Note: We also have available the Sony RX-100 mk I with free case for only $689

Panasonic DMC-LX100
We have no pricing as yet, but this new micro 4/3rds camera looks like a winner for our enthusiast photographers. We hope to see them in November. Click the pic to find out more!
Price: TBA
New Canon Goodies Announced!
It's the time of year for announcements of new goodies. Here are the key announcements from Canon.
Click links for more info on each. We'll provide pricing as soon as we have them.
Price & Availability: TBA
Leica M Edition 60 Announced

Celebrating 60 years of the renowned M series, Leica is "recreating the legend", producing only 600 of these new, plush digital cameras, with each limited edition unit numbered respectively from 1 to 600. Watch an unboxing of the camera here, to get an idea of its overall 'poshness'. We don't expect a rush on this model - while we don't have confirmed pricing as yet, it's expected to go for around 15,000 Euros, or US$20,000, so it's certainly not for the faint of heart (financially speaking). Click the pic for more on this superlative, back-to-basics photographic tool.
Price & Availability: TBA
Nikon D750 Announced!
The rumoured and much anticipated 24mp Nikon D750 has been officially announced. Watch an official intro video from Nikon here. At only 750g, this is Nikon's smallest and lightest full-frame D-SLR, and yet it's packed with high-end D-SLR specifications (borrowed from the D810 and D4s) for both stills and video. Click the pic for more details. We'll get you pricing and anticipated shipping dates as soon as we have them.
Price & ETA: TBA
New Fujifilm Goodies Announced!
  • X100T 16mp APS-C enthusiast compact with 23mm f2 lens (35mm equivalent). Take a first look preview here.
  • XT1 Graphite Silver 16mp APS-C mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. Take a first look preview here.
  • XF 50-140mm f2.8 R LM OIS WR lens
  • XF 56mm f1.2R APD
Pricing & ETA: TBA
Fujifilm X30 Nearly Shipping!

This is a great update from the popular enthusiast X20, with the new large-sensored X30 premium compact having new controls and faster performance! Key features include:
  • Highly-advanced OLED EVF – fastest and highest resolving viewfinder in its class
  • Tiltable monitor
  • Manual Zoom lens
  • Dual control rings
  • New Classic Chrome film simulation
Plus it looks really nice! Click pic for full specs.
Price: $959
Pre-order here!
Iceland 2015 Photo Workshop!

Take a two-week bucket-list photo workshop with Craig Potton, Rob Brown and Andy Dennis in amazing Iceland in 2015 (June 21st – July 5th). There are only a few places available!
Find out more here!
Sony Alpha 7S in Store Now!
The new 12.2mp Sony Alpha 7S (A7S) full-frame mirrorless camera is now in store and available! This is, at time of writing, the world's smallest full-frame interchangeable lens camera. It boasts a massive 15.3 stops of dynamic range, and outputs full 4k 4:2:2 uncompressed video. Click pic for more info on this incredible unit!
Price: $3,200 (body only)
Order here!
Tamron 16-300mm f3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro
Tamron introduces the ultimate in high-power zoom lenses, with expanded focal lengths at both wide-angle and telephoto ends of the zoom range, providing the world’s first* zoom ratio of approximately 18.8x (*for interchangeable lenses for digital SLR cameras). Click the pic for more details on this seriously versatile new lens. These are in store now, available for Nikon and Canon cameras (APS-C sized sensors only).
Price: $849
Order here! (don't forget to specify Nikon or Canon mount!)
Tamron 150-600mm f5-6.3 Di VC USD lens
We have received first shipments of Tamron's new super-versatile 150-600mm telephoto zoom lens.
Price: $1,490
Order here!
Free Photographic Magazine
Click the pic to read the latest edition of f11 Magazine - it's free, online and made right here in New Zealand for a global audience in the tens of thousands. f11 is presented in a convenient page flip format, or you can download it as a PDF. You can also browse back issues to your heart's content. It's a nice paperless way to kill a few hours. Images in the magazine will inspire your photography, and you might even learn some useful techniques along the way.
Find a Photographer!
Over the last few years we've been putting together a database of photographers from all over New Zealand as a service to our customers. Every day we add more professionals and enthusiasts to the list, so if you're looking for a photographer, or you'd like to be on the list check it out!

Fuji X-T1, Lenses and Accessories

The Fuji X-T1 is available now, along with the following lenses and accessories:

  • X-T1 body, now $1,770
    X-T1 + 18-55mm kit, now $2,390


  • Fujifilm XF10-24mm f4 R OIS $1,490
  • Fujifilm XF14mm f2.8 R $1,350
  • Fujifilm XF18mm f2.0 $900
  • Fujifilm XF18-55mm f2.8-4 $1,025
  • Fujifilm XF23mm f1.4R $1,400
  • Fujifilm XF27mm f2.8 $695
  • Fujifilm XF35mm f1.4 $900
  • Fujifilm XF55-200mm f3.5-4.8R $1,198
  • Fujifilm XF60mm f2.4 $990

X-T1 Accessories:

  • Fujifilm NP-W126 Battery $90
  • Fuji BLC-XT1 Leather Case X-T1 $120
  • Fuji MHG-XT Metal Hand Grip X-T1 $172
  • Fuji VG-XT1 Battery Grip X-T1 $335
  • Fuji MHG-XT-Large Metal Hand Grip $220 (Bigger Version of MHG-XT)
  • Fuji GB-001 Grip Belt (HandStrap)
  • Fuji EC-XT L Long Eyecup $21
  • Fuji CVR-XT Cover Kit $11 - Includes Hotshoe Cover, Sync Terminal Cap and VG Connector Cover (Found on bottom of camera)
Order here!

Looking for older videos?
Go to our video archive page!

Go Pro & Contour Action Video Cameras

See our Go-Pro and Contour price list!

Gear Hire and Trade-ins

Hire: Please note we also have secondhand stock available to hire. Day rates start at $25, with items over $500 being available at 5% of their listed price per day.

Trades: Don't forget we do trade-ins. Take the sting out of that new purchase by turning some of those disused items into a part payment for your new gear.

Email us now at for a quote.

Photographer Spotlight

Penny Nichols is a locally based busy photographer specialising in portraiture. Penny has recently claimed a prestigious NZIPP award, coming second overall in this national professional photographer award. Truly outstanding images.

Just Thought You Should Know...

Yes, we're known as a top quality advanced high-tech digital photo lab - but did you know we're still processing and printing from all kinds of 'ancient' media. Yes, that means film!

  • We still process C41 film onsite
  • We still print from all types of film - even old 110s, and from 120 negs up to 6x9
  • We can print your old B&W negs, even those really old ones you found in Nana's old boxes
  • We can scan and digitise all your films, B&W, slides and slide films (and even fix up the scratches and other imperfections if you like)
  • You don't even need to have the film! We can make digital copies of your old photos as well
  • Video tapes and movie film transfers to DVD
  • and, oh... We still even sell film!

As your old photos and film may well be deteriorating with age (as they do), it might be worth spending a rainy day to pick out those you can't afford to lose and have us print and/or digitise them - giving them a new lease of life. Just a thought...

Note: All prices on this website are in New Zealand dollars, include GST (15% Tax), and are subject to change without notice. The GST can be removed for export orders (i.e. for goods freighted outside New Zealand).
Photo & Video International
Shop 9 - Merivale Mall - Christchurch

Phone: 0800 CAMERA