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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.

Olympus Stylus 1

The new Olympus Stylus 1 is an enthusiast's high grade compact with a 28-300mm equivalent zoom range with a fast f2.8 maximum aperture throughout the range and a high grade electronic viewfinder.

Click the pic for full details on this exciting new camera.

An impressive piece of kit and available now!

Price: $905

Order here!

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:

  • Tidy Canon EF 70-200mm F4 L USM, only $795
  • Super Compact Panasonic AF 35-100mm F2.8 for Micro 4/3 @ $1,095
  • Amazing Panasonic AF 12-35mm F2.8 Asph for Micro 4/3, only $995
  • Cheap Panasonic GH-3 body, only $795
  • Super tidy Canon 1Ds mk III @ $4,250
  • Lovely Olympus OM-D E-M5 in silver with the weather resistant 12-50mm lens @ $1,195
  • Superb Leica/Pansonic 25mm F1.4 for micro 4/3s $595
  • As new with hood Olympus AF 12mm F2.0 for micro 4/3 $895
  • Canon EF 70-200mm F4 L IS @ $1,395
  • Panasonic DMC-GX1 body in silver, only $395
  • Super tidy Nikon D7000 + AF-S 16-85mm F3.5-5.6 G ED VR with 19K frames $1,395
  • The decimal point has moved one place since release, Canon 1Ds II with 41k frames, only $1,295
  • Big Canon EF 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 L IS USM @ $1,795
  • Beautiful Leica 35mm F2 Summicron-M Asph $2,790
  • Clever Leica Universal Wide Angle Viewfinder-M @ $595
  • As new Leica MF 50mm F1.4 Summilux-M Asph in black $3,790
  • As new Leica MF 21mm F2.8 Elmarit-M Asph $3,595
  • Amazing Nikon AF-S 300mm F2.8 G ED VR, only $4,995
  • Mint Pentax AF 50-135mm F2.8 ED IF STM DA*, only $1,195
  • Special Diffractive Optic Canon EF 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 DO IS USM, only $1,295
  • As new Nikon AF 20-35mm F2.8 D @ $995
  • Like a new one Canon EF 1.4x III Extender $595
  • Nikon D700 with 43K frames, only $1,395
  • Superb Olympus AF 8mm F3.5 Fisheye 4/3 mount, only $695
  • Olympus AF 25mm F2.8 pancake lens for 4/3, only $249
  • Handy Olympus MMF-2 lens adapter $129
  • Beautiful Nikon MF 50mm F1.4 Ais, only $349
  • Old school twist in the middle Nikon Coolpix 4500, only $120
  • Mint Sony AF 50mm F1.8 OSS E mount @ $369
  • Handy Sony AF 30mm F3.5 Macro in E mount $339
  • As new Zeiss MF 35mm F2 ZF.2 Nikon mount @ $1,195
  • Superb Nikkor MF 55mm F2.8 Micro @ $349
  • Minter Sigma AF 15mm F2.8 EX DG fisheye lens in Nikon mount $675
  • As new Fujinon XF 27mm F2.8 pancake lens in silver, only $549
  • Tidy Canon EF 300mm F4 L IS USM, only $1,395
  • Nice full frame Canon EF 20-35mm F3.5-4.5 USM, only $329
  • As new Nikon AF-S 60mm F2.8 Micro @ $669
  • Beautiful Nikon MF 35mm F2 Ais @ $349
  • Old School Canon EF 75-300mm F4-5.6 IS USM, only $295

Sensational Epson A3+ GoPro Promotion!

When? 1st April to 30th June, 2014.
Who? Customers who purchase an Epson Stylus Photo R2000 or R3000 during the promotional period.
What? You will receive a Bonus GoPro Hero camera, as per below:

Eligible Printers
Bonus Camera
Epson Stylus Photo R3000 GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition (Valued at $480)
Epson Stylus Photo R2000 GoPro Hero 3 White Edition (Valued at $340)


  • Epson Stylus R3000 A3+ Printer $1,845 (incl. bonus GoPro Hero 3+ Silver)
  • Epson Stylus R2000 A3+ Printer $1,450 (incl. bonus GoPro Hero 3 White

How?: All you need to do is simply register your printer purchase at by 7th July, 2014, after which you need to send your proof of purchase with a printed copy of your redemption form, to be received at Epson by 14th July, 2014.

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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: $1,750 (incl. bonus Sony Jacket Case)

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Fuji Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic

Instant-print cameras just got better and easier to use. It's always a lot of fun to be able to take your pictures and get the results within moments! Click the pic for full details. This new camera is available in store now at $249 including a 10-sheet pack of film.

Price: $249 (incl. 10-sheet pack)

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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
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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)

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. The first shipment is expected in May, and will at first be available for Nikon and Canon cameras (APS-C sized sensors only).
Price: $849
Order here! (don't forget to specify Nikon or Canon mount!)
Leica Lenses

If you're one who doesn't like to compromise on quality, we thought you'd like to know know that we have good stocks of new and used lovely Leica equipment in store now. Please email, call us or simply come in for a look.
Nomadic Planet Photography Expedition: Turkey, September 13 - 28, 2014)

"Due to the success of our 2013 tour, and requests from clients, we have decided to release a new tour to Turkey in 2014. It is open to all skill levels, and non photographing partners. Turkey is a very popular destination, We only have 12 places available." Don't miss out, Find out more here!
Nikon - Now With 3-Year Warranty!
As of the 24th March all Nikon stock purchased through us will be eligible for an extended 3-year warranty! How is that for peace of mind?!
Sony NEX 6 Twin Lens Kit Price Drop
This is a great little big camera for the money! You get the high quality 16mp, large (APS-C) sensor enthusiast level camera, plus two lenses (16-50mm and 55-210mm) for only $1,350. These were previously $1,550 on special! Click the pic for full specs on this popular camera.
Price: $1,350
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Nikon D4s D-SLR Announced!
Professional photographers will greet this news with great interest! The 16.2mp, 11 frames-per-second, full-frame D4s will make even the most demanding photographers drool. Click the pic for more details and full specs. We anticipate receiving first shipments in mid-March 2014. Pricing is unknown as yet, but please feel free to contact us and we'll find a way to help you pre-order to avoid disappointment.
Price: TBA
Stop Press - Pentax K500 Twin Lens Kit Price Beater
Pentax’s latest release, the K500 D-SLR, is now only $875 for the twin lens kit (body plus 18-55mm + 50-200mm lenses). The K500 offers excellent design and lens optics. The camera cleverly uses either AA batteries or the supplied lithium rechargeable battery. It has a hi-res LCD screen, fast focussing in both still shot or video mode and allows easy operation for all skill levels. This offer is perfect timing for budding student photographers! Click the pic for full specs.
Price: $875 (incl. body, 18-55mm & 50-200mm)
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D3300 Announced!
We have news of the 24.2mp, DX format D3300 - a compact entry-level camera that is nonetheless well specified, with a fast processing engine, full HD video and 5 frames-per-second shooting. Click the pic for more on this camera, and watch this space for details on arrival, which we'll post as soon as they become available.
Price & availability: TBA
Sony A7R D-SLR Now in Store!

The 36mp Sony Alpha A7R (along with the A7) is the world’s first full frame interchangeable-lens mirrorless camera with autofocus. This configuration makes these cameras incredibly light for full-frame cameras (less than half the weight of a Nikon D800 for example), whilst providing over-the-top image quality and a superb user interface. These gorgeous cameras have already caused a lot of excitement in store, and worldwide. Watch this field test of the A7 and A7R to see why. To go with the camera comes five new E-mount lenses (limited availability at the moment).
Price: Sony A7R body only $2,945 (or $3,275 with grip)
Order here!
Nikon Df D-SLR in Store!

Nikon's "worst kept secret", the retro-styled, 16mp, full frame Nikon Df (standing for 'Digital fusion' - i.e. fusion between old and new), is now in store! This is a seriously capable camera. Aside from the blistering processing engine borrowed from the flagship Nikon D4, and the autofocus system from the just-released D610, another major aspect of this new camera is that it is compatible with almost every lens Nikon ever made. Click the pic for full specs. These are in store now, in limited quantities only for the moment.
Prices: here
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Tamron 150-600mm f5-6.3 Di VC USD lens
Tamron have announced their new super-versatile 150-600mm telephoto zoom lens. We have pricing online now - the RRP is $1,599 and our Photo & Video price is $1,490. The Canon mount version is due late February, with Nikon in March and Sony in April.
Price: $1,490
Pre-Order here!
Nikon Coolpix P7800 Now in Store!
The newly arrived Coolpix P7800 is sure to be a winner, Xmas or otherwise. It's very well reviewed worldwide, with its D-SLR-like controls, full 1080p video, etc. Click pic for full specs on this enthusiast level compact.
Price: $650
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Ilford Mono Silk
We now have Ilford Mono Silk inkjet printer paper available in store in A4 25-sheet packs at $46 and A3+ 25-sheet packs at $118. These papers allow superb Black & White prints - with no darkroom required! "The contrast and transition between shadow and highlight areas is seamless thanks to the unique ILFORD nanoporous coating layer technology and coupled with exceptional Dmax and Dmin values, Gold Mono Silk is capable of delivering deep, rich blacks and bright whites."
Full price list here.
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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.
New Nikon Announcements
Nikon have just announced the following three goodies: Pricing & Availability: TBA
JJC Photo Accessories
The JJC range offers significant savings on the same genuine brand items. We have been impressed by the range of accessories and the quality of the items, so are now making these available to our customers.
Prices: here
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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!

Fujifilm X-T1

The new Fujifilm X-T1 will be available in both body only or with the popular 18-55mm lens as a kit. Fuji NZ have also put together a ‘Super Kit’ which includes the X-T1 body, 18-55mm zoom lens, the Fuji Leather case and Fuji Handgrip.

The first shipment is due in March. We already have a number of pre-orders for the X-T1 - it looks like it will be the camera of 2014.

Prices: here
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Olympus SH-50 Digital Compact Camera

A short demo of the built in 5-Axis Stabilisation on the new Olympus SH-50 compact digital camera.

Price: $459
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Looking for older videos?
Go to our video archive page!

Go Pro & Contour Action Video Cameras

See our Go-Pro and Contour price list!

Rode Microphones

We carry a good range of these impressive mics, which offer performance above and beyond what their prices would suggest.

Popular models for D-SLR video include:

  • The Rode Videomic Pro - pro quality on camera directional mic solution @ $349
  • The new Rode Videomic Go - no batteries required! (arriving soon)
  • The Rode SmartLav - use your iPhone as a recorder for this impressive lapel mic, only $76

See all models and prices: here

More product info here

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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

Stephen Bradley has been a customer of ours since he was learning his photographic skills at CPIT (some years ago now). After a number of years developing his photographic and culinary skills around the world, Stephen has settled in Akaroa as a successful restaurateur and photographer. Stephen also has a number of images being exhibited at Art a Fare Gallery in Akaroa. Click the pic to browse his 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).
Photo & Video International
Shop 9 - Merivale Mall - Christchurch

Phone: 0800 CAMERA