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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 $20 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:

  • Nikon AF 18-35mm F3.5-4.5 D ED $395
  • Nikon AF 80-200mm F2.8 D ED "Push Pull" $595
  • Zenitar MF 16mm F2.8 full-frame fisheye in Nikon Ai Mount $289
  • Classic Nikon F4 body, only $229
  • Canon EF 70-200mm F2.8 II IS USM L, only $2,290
  • Fujifilm XF 60mm F2.4 Macro Asph Super EBC $649
  • Pentax *IST D S + 18-55mm AL - great starter D-SLR, only $199
  • Sony AF 10-18mm F4 OSS E Mount (NEX) only $950
  • Bronica ETRsi + AEII Prism + Speedgrip + 75mm + 200mm + 120 Back and 135mm back - crazy good buying at $469
  • Hasselblad / Carl Zeiss MF 120mm F5.6 S-Planar $695
  • Nikon AF-S 24-70mm F2.8 G ED $1,995
  • Canon EF 28mm F2.8, only $229
  • Sony A7R (21k frames) + 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OIS, only $1,995
  • As new Tamron AF 16-300mm F3.5-6.3 VC PZD in Canon mount $595
  • Canon EOS 6D body @ $1,595
  • Canon EF 24-70mm F4 L IS USM, only $995
  • Fujifilm XF 14mm F2.8 Super EBC Asph R $995
  • Panasonic AF 20mm F1.7 m4/3's $299
  • Fujifilm XF 27mm F2.8 Super EBC Asph $495
  • Pentax MF 55mm F3.5 for 6x7, only $349
  • Nikon AF 85mm F1.8 D + HN-23 hood $395
  • Tokina AT-X Pro AF 12-24mm F4 DX in Nikon mount, only $469
  • As new Zeiss AF 24mm F1.8 for Sony E mount $950
  • Mint Carl Zeiss AF 24-70mm F2.8 Vario-Sonnar T* in Sony A mount $1,795
  • Leica T (Sub 1k frames!) + 18-56mm + Visoflex + Stone Grey Leather Half Case, only $3,295
  • Nikon D610 body with 50k frames $1,695
  • Canon EF-S 18-200mm F3.5-5.6 IS $495
  • Leica MF 28-70mm F3.5-4.5 Vario Elmar-R, only $495
  • Leica MF 75mm F2 APO Summicron-M, only $2,790
  • Nikon AF-S 50mm F1.4 G $659
  • Canon EF 17-40mm F4 L USM $795
  • Canon EF 16-35mm F2.8 II USM $1,695
  • Sigma AF 24mm F1.8 EX DG Macro in Nikon mount $529
  • Canon EF 14mm F2.8 II L USM $2,295
  • Nikon AF-S 28mm F1.8 G N $749
  • Leica/Panasonic AF 25mm F1.4 DG Asph for Micro 4/3's mount $549
  • Canon EOS 1Ds with 62k frames, only $595


Fujifilm X-A2 Promotion

Buy a Fujifilm X-A2 Twin Lens Kit and you will receive a bonus xF27mm lens, half leather case and battery (via redemption). The bonus extras have an RRP of $869, so this offer is not to be sneezed at.

The promotion applies to X-A2 Twin Lens kits purchased between Monday August 31 and Monday October 5, 2015. Claims must be lodged by 5pm on October 16, 2015.

Price: Fujifilm X-A2 + XC16-50mm + 50-230mm - $1,100

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Rotolight RL48-SL
Sound & Light Kit

Just arrived in store is this useful addition to the photo/videographer's kit. The Rotolight Sound and Light Kit includes the award winning Rotolight RL48 LED ‘Ringlight’ and Roto-Mic ‘Broadcast-Quality’ condenser shotgun microphone for use with DSLR cameras and camcorders.

This beautiful ring-light (100 watt equivalent) is perfect for portraiture or as an on-camera video light. The RL48-SL fits to a standard hot shoe and its design accommodates the included on-camera microphone.

Price: $330 (incl. GST and delivery within NZ)

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Panasonic DMW-FZ70 Kit Special

We have made up two kit bundles around the very versatile 60x optical zoom Panasonic FZ70.

  • Kit 1: FZ70 + 16gb SD card + case $480 (saving over $70)
  • Kit 2: FZ70 + 16gb SD card + case + DMW-LA8 adapter + DMW-LT55 1.7x tele lens $795 (saving approximately $200 – makes this ultrazoom a mega zoom with a 2040mm equivalent zoom! Great news for astrophotographers and wildlife photographers).

Panasonic Lumix Communication Camera CM1

Do you want great photos but don't want to carry around a phone AND a camera? Well, check this out - just arrived is this very classy looking camera that’s an Android phone at the flick of a switch. A big sensor and high quality Leica lens ensures high quality images. $1,599 (doesn’t include phone connection). Complimentary leather style case for early buyers.

Price: $1,599

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The Astronomical New Nikon D810A

Out of this world photography just got even better. The new Nikon D810A ('A' for astro-photography) is fully optimised for shooting the night sky. Click the pic for more details, and check out this video also. These are available now!

Price: $6,200

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Fuji X-T1 & X-T10 Lens Combos
We have listed the Fuji X-T1 and X-T10 with any combination of lens as a bundled price, since some folks like to make up their own special kit. There are significant savings with these kits as well - a $250-$300 saving is typical over the various combinations. E.g.: X-T1 + 16-50mm purchased separately is $3,435, amd the new bundled price of $3,125 delivers a saving of $310 – very tempting.
Prices: here
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Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II Announced
Olympus appears to have taken a great little camera and made it even better. The OM-D E-M10 Mark II is small on size, but large on features and performance. We're sure this new model, with its in-body 5-axis image stabilisation, high resolution viewfinder, 8.5 fps shooting and much more, will be a hit. Click the pic for more details, and we'll get pricing to you as soon as we have it.
Price & Availability: TBA
Nikon Announces Three New Lenses!
We're looking forward to seeing these new lenses in store soon:
Pricing: here
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Fuji X-30 Price Drop
This popular large-sensored premium compact has just come down in price - was $845, now $679 (saving $166). The Fuji X-30, with 12 megapixels, a nice bright, sharp and versatile 28-112mm f2-2.8 lens, a large and detailed electronic viewfinder and much more, all in a beautifully compact and aesthetic form, will help ensure you're ready for that perfect shot.
Price: $679
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Evoc Bags Now in Store
You bike aficionados know Evoc – big on quality and great looking gear. That’s German engineering for you. Same goes for their range of camera bags - well made, excellent design and looks. These are in store now!
Pricing: here
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Nikon Prostaff 82a Spotting Scope Kit (including tripod and pan head)
We have nabbed a limited number of Nikon’s Prostaff Spotting Scopes (perfect for birdlife/wildlife or for vista viewing from the balcony at home). The 82mm objective lens makes for bright viewing and easy focussing. Scope includes a 20-60x magnification eyepiece and a Slik 504QF tripod with pan head. Save over $200, only $1,090.
Price: $1,090
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X-Rite Colormunki Smile

Easy install and operation to calibrate your screen - take the guesswork out of your colour work!
Price: $149
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P.S. Other Colormunki options can be found here.
Sandisk’s New iXpand Range in Store
We've found Sandisk to be extremely reliable. Save your precious images and movie files from your phone or iPad onto these iXpand portable USB drives. We have three sizes in stock:
  • 16gb $99
  • 32gb $139
  • 64gb $199
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Instax Wide 300 Now in Store

These are great fun cameras for people gatherings, where you're looking at the finished print within moments of taking the shot! The new Instax Wide 300 is particularly suited for group shots with its wider focal length, ensuring facial features are easily viewable, plus you get an accompanying close-up lens that enables you to shoot as close as 40cms - which is great for selfies and other interesting perspectives. Click the pic for more details.
Price: $240
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Panasonic Lumix G 30mm Macro and 42.5mm Portrait Lenses Announced
Two nice-looking new Panasonic Micro 4/3 lenses have been announced - read more about them here!
  • H-HS030E 30mm f2.8 OIS Macro - $600 (available now)
  • H-HS043-K 42.5mm f1.7 OIS - $649 (due end June) an affordable alternative to the Leica designed Noctilux.
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Fuji Announce New X-T10 Camera and Fujinon XF90mm F2 R LM WR Lens
This new X-series camera is light on size but big on capabilities. Also announced is this nice looking 90mm f2 lens (137mm equivalent), which will be perfect for excellent portraits with gorgeous bokeh. The X-T10 camera is due to arrive in store in late June, and August for the 90mm.
Prices: here
Pre-order here!
Fujifilm Firmware Update v4.0 for the X-T1
This is an important firmware update for the Fujifilm X-T1. Version 4 will be available for download late June and includes the following features: New AF System, improvement of AF accuracy, Eye Detection AF, Auto Macro Mode, AF improvement in the movie mode, improved shutter speed dial operation, exposure compensation control in manual, finer lines on the framing grid enhances visibility, name of silent mode changed to avoid confusion.
Nikon P900 with 83x Optical Zoom!
Just arrived, with its enormous 24-2000mm optical zoom, the P900 is now easily the undisputed king of superzooms! The 16 megapixel super-versatile camera comes with image stabilisation that grants 5 stops of shake reduction. Click the pic for full specs, and watch this video to see it in action!
Price: $875
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Two New Sigma Lenses
Due in late May or early June, we're awaiting two excellent new Sigma lenses: These will be available in Canon and Nikon mounts, and will be in short supply at first. Get your pre-order in now to avoid disappointment.
Prices: see above
Pre-order here!
Darran Leal: Photo Tours & Workshop

Darren Leal 2015 tours are online now for bookings. We have several customers who have rebooked on several tours after experiencing Darren's well organised and hosted tours. Darren is planning a FREE workshop in Christchurch in October, and in the same month is also running a not-free, on-location photo course at Fox Glacier. Make sure you see him!
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-100T Price Drop!

The 16.3 megapixel X-100T premium compact is already a highly desirable camera (it won the 2015 Red Dot Award, for example), but if you've been having trouble justifying the expense to your partner, this may be just the leverage you need: the price has just dropped from $1,890 to $1,599 (saving you $291). This is a big saving on a great camera.

Don't say we didn't tell you....

Price: $1,599

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ONA Bag Range

We have a nice range of ONA bags in P&V now. They are admittedly expensive, but beautifully made and built for a lifetime. In addition to all of this they also smell nice, which you can't say that about everyone.

Prices: here

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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

There’s a real challenge to present everyday people and places in an interesting and eye-catching way, but Jacki Key, a Tauranga-based commercial photographer, does just that. Click the pic to see more of Jacki's work:

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).
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Shop 9 - Merivale Mall - Christchurch

Phone: 0800 CAMERA