Top Five Stores to Shop Instant Cameras in Bangkok
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Go Retro: Five Stores to Shop Instant Cameras in Bangkok

Five Stores to Shop Retro Instant Cameras in Bangkok

Before the rise of digital cameras and smartphones, instant cameras were one of the most advanced devices in photography. In case you’ve been living in a cave, an instant camera is an equipment with a self-developing film that produces a finished print swiftly after exposure. With just one click, you can capture the world around you and render a decent image within seconds. Unlike a smartphone where you can snap innumerable photos and delete them whenever, an instant camera captures an exact moment in time — and that’s what makes it special.

Whether it’s your first time owning an instant camera or you’re a gadget junkie looking to expand your retro collection, these camera stores in Bangkok have everything you need.

BIG Camera Galleria

BIG Camera Galleria
Photo by BIG Camera Galleria

One of the leading camera distributors in Thailand is BIG Camera Galleria. Expect to score the latest cameras from brands such as Nikon, Canon, Samsung, and Fujifilm. There's also a handful of instant cameras in various colour options so you can pick based on your style and preference. This camera store has more than 200 branches across the country, but the easily accessible outlet is on Rama I Road.

Location: BIG Camera Galleria, 202, 991 Rama I Road, Khwaeng Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330


Photo by SiamTLR

SiamTLR caters to both beginners and professionals. The store mainly sells film cameras, but when luck strikes, they also sell instant cameras to kickstart your photography journey. To show you how their cameras perform, they provide sample photos taken by each device. For product availability, message SiamTLR on Facebook or visit their physical outlet.

Location: SiamTLR, 53/19 Ramkhamhaeng Road, Bangkok 10510

UNIT Film Cameras

UNIT Film Cameras
Photo by UNIT Film Cameras

Located on the second floor of Lido Connect Building, UNIT Film Cameras is home to a wide array of self-developing cameras and vintage gadgets. Apart from picture-taking devices, this store also sells photography equipment such as lights, memory cards, lenses, and backdrops. You may swing by their physical outlet but if you prefer to shop online, visit this link.

Location: UNIT Film Cameras, Lido Connect Building, 2nd Floor, Rama I Rd, Wang Mai, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330


Photo by A.V. CAMERA

One of the pioneers in Thailand’s photography industry is A.V. CAMERA. Established in 1983, this store offers a boatload of options, including compact cameras, digital cameras, and vintage ones. They also sell cute instant cameras occasionally, so make sure to always check their site to be the first to score their fresh drops.

Location: A.V. CAMERA, 1 Charoen Krung 50 Alley, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500


Photo by digital2home

With more than 15 years of service, digital2home has something that suits you. The store has a broad list of items including instant cameras, lenses, filters, camera bags, tripods, and more. You can even apply to be a member to garner reward points on your purchases and get first dibs on upcoming releases.

Location: digital2home, 30, 32. Krung Thonburi Road, Banglamphu Lang KhlongSan, Bangkok 10600

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