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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:

  • Canon EOS 1Ds III body with only 8k frames $2,250
  • Big Canon EF 300mm F2.8 IS L USM @ $4,295
  • Nikon AF-S 18-200mm F3.5-5.6 G ED VR, only $439
  • D7100 body with only 7.5k frames @ $1,095
  • Pretty Fuji X-20 in silver with case, hood and spare battery, only $495
  • Tamron AF 17-50mm F2.8 Di II VC in Nikon mount, only $495
  • Old school heavy duty Benbo 2 tripod @ $349
  • Zoomy Tamron AF 18-270mm F3.5-6.3 DiII VC in Nikon mount $395
  • Mint Sony/Zeiss AF 24-70mm F4 Vario-Tessar OSS T* in FE mount @ $1,349
  • Sony AF 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS in E Mount, only $395
  • Panasonic AF 14-45mm F3.5-5.6 Asph Mega OIS for m4/3's $195
  • Sony AF 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Power Zoom in E mount $295
  • Canon EF 28-70mm F2.8 L USM, only $649
  • Canon EF 400mm F5.6 L USM, only $1,495
  • Beautiful M8 silver body $1,795
  • Mint Tamron AF 28-75mm F2.8 XR Di for Sony A Mount @ $395
  • Amazing Canon TS-E 17mm F4 L Perspective Control Lens @ $2,495
  • Mint Canon EF-S 15-85mm F3.5-5.6 IS USM $749
  • Pretty Fuji X-Pro 1 body with matching Gariz Leather Half case $695
  • Nikon D800e Body with only 4k Frames! $2,995
  • Fujinon XF 23mm F1.4 R Asph Super EBC $995
  • Gorgeous Leica M Type 240 body in black with Really Right Stuff Handgrip $7,995
  • Luscious Leica 35mm F1.4 Summilux-M Asph (11 663) like new $5,595
  • Leica 75mm F2 Summcron-M Asph (11 637) as new $3,995
  • Nikon D90 + 18-55mm VR with only 20K frames $495
  • Nice 'n tidy Canon 5D body, only $795
  • Mint Fuji X10 with fitted leather case $459
  • Nikon TC-20E II Teleconverter $395
  • Hasselblad MF 30mm F5.6 Asph for Xpan with hood, finder and center filter @ $1,890
  • As new Leica MF 35mm F2 Summicron-M Asph 6 Bit Coded (11 879) $2,790
  • Gorgeous Leica X-Vario in black with matching Handgrip, hood and EVF $3,995
  • Crazy, 2 month old, 21,000 RPM Kenyon 2 Axis Gyro Stabilser which utilises Tungsten flywheels $2,095
  • Fuji X-E2 body in black, only $795
  • Leica R6.2 with 60mm F2.8 Macro, ext tube, motor winder and grip, only $1,895
  • Panasonic AF 45-200mm F4-5.6 Mega OIS for m4/3's, only $339
  • Incredible Carl Zeiss AF 135mm F1.8 Sonnar T* for Sony Alpha $1,795


Panasonic FZ-200

This 12.1mp camera is always a favourite here in store, and for good reason. It's quite an engineering achievement - boasting a 25-600mm zoom, with a maximum aperture of f2.8 throughout the range(!).

You get up to 12 frames-per-second shooting, full HD video, RAW shooting, image stabilisation, full auto and manual modes, and much, much more. And despite the incredible versatility, it produces excellent quality images.

This popular and very well reviewed unit has now drifted down to a very accessible $700. Click the pic for full details.

Price: $700

Order here!

Fujifilm X30 Now in Stock!

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: $895

Order here!

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 (now only 2 left!)

Order here!


Nikon Summer Cashback Offers!
Good timing for Christmas, between November 17 2014 and January 10 2015, Nikon are offering a cashback deal on the following fantastic D-SLRs:
  • D3200 - $100 cashback
  • D5200 - $150 cashback
  • D7100 - $150 cashback
Claims must be made (with proof of purchase) via between the dates cited above.
Prices: here
Order here!
Canon EF 100-400mm /4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens Announced
Wildlife and sports photographers take note! The well regarded staple that was the 100-400mm push-pull lens that you all know well has been totally reinvented - now becoming a rotary zoom model with closer focussing and much better image stabilisation. We have no pricing or ETA as yet, but watch this space...!
Price & ETA: TBA
Christmas Promotions!
We have some great Christmas promotions you may wish to avail yourself of. Make a loved one happy, and save some dollars too!




Locate your chosen product via our New Products Menu, and then Order here!
Buy Sandisk, and Be in to Win a New Suzuki Swift Sport 1.6 Car!
Buy any Sandisk product between 13 October and 31 December 2014, and you're in to win a new Suzuki Swift Sport 1.6 - worth $28,990! All entries to be completed online by midnight on the 9th of January 2015. The winner will be drawn on the 16th of January 2015. A till receipt is required for verification prior to prize being awarded. Browse our New Products menu (see 'Digital Consumables' and 'Memory') to find the Sandisk product you need, and order here!
New Canon Goodies Announced! (Now with pricing)
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.
Availability: TBA
Pre-order here!
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
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.
Price: here
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
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!

Kids have no idea how
to load a camera with film

Considering the days of point-and-shoot film cameras are long gone, The Fine Bros. questioned 11 kids, ages 13 and under, about a 35mm Canon Sure Shot 85 Zoom from 1998. It's safe to say that they weren't too familiar with the concept of film photography.

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:

Check accessory pricing here.

Order here!

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

Go Pro & Sony Action Video Cameras

See our Go-Pro and Sony Action Cam Price Lists!

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

Check out the work of 23 year old Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji. He is producing absolutely beautiful images of Iran. Given the troubles in that part of the world it's refreshing to see these sublime works of art representing a culture that’s worlds apart from the tragic reports seen on our computer and TV screens.

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