Our Picks as the Best Stores
This list consists of 5 stores
- B&H Photo Video US-based – The Most Popular Online Camera Store
- Amazon US-based – The Most Popular Online Shopping Site has Tons of Cameras
- Walmart US-only – Super-Organized Online Camera Store with Tons of Products
- Newegg US-based – Top Online Electronics Store in the US
- Adorama US-based – Huge Selection of Both New and Used Cameras
B&H Photo Video US-based – The Most Popular Online Camera StoreVisit Store
B&H is one of the most popular online stores in the world overal according to Google search hits. Two of its main focus areas are on all kinds of photo and video cameras. The selection of digital photo cameras counts about 1,300 products, including DSLR and mirrorless cameras. It also has a lot of other kinds of digital cameras and tons of lenses for all sorts of cameras.
When it comes to video, there is a section for professional video equipment which includes professional camcorders, digital cine cameras, studio & EFP cameras, and more. There are also sections for more affordable equipment for non-professionals. The section with action cameras has about 100 items, including several GoPro cameras. The section with consumer video cameras includes about 40 different models, including several 4K UHD and full HD 1080p models.
Under Pro Video and under Camcorders is where you will find the section for drones. There are about 170 different camera drones to choose from. You can filter the drones in lots of ways, for instance by video resolution (which includes options like 8K, 6K, 4K, and 1080p) and by brand, type, review score, and much more.
B&H also sells used cameras. At the time of writing this, the wide array of used camera-related products includes about 60 DSLR cameras, 40 pro, and prosumer video cameras, and 10 consumer camcorders.
StatsSelection: 10/10 Prices: $30 – $31,600 Google Search Popularity: <5% Instagram Popularity: 467k
Free expedited shipping on most orders over $49 in the US. Most orders below that amount qualify for free standard shipping. International shipping to most countries worldwide is available.
Payment plans of up to 12 months area available. You can set up a payment plan on the store’s mobile app with MySynchrony.
Amazon US-based – The Most Popular Online Shopping Site has Tons of CamerasVisit Store
Amazon is one of the most popular online stores and shopping sites in the world. It has a large selection of products, including both new and used cameras. The selection includes a whopping 6,000 DSLR cameras, 3,000 mirrorless cameras, and 10,000 camera lenses. When browsing the cameras, you can select a filter on the left sidebar to filter by video resolution to display only cameras that can shoot in 4K, Full HD, or HD Ready video resolutions.
This site is a bit hard to navigate compared to Walmart or B&H, for instance. The two biggest reasons are that most of the products have tons of customer reviews and that the selection is just so huge. Also, the search results can be hard to navigate since many unrelated products or camera accessories get thrown in. This makes it look like there are more products in the category than there actually are and can skew the price ranges.
StatsSelection: 9/10 Prices: $26 – $16,960 Google Search Popularity: 100% Instagram Popularity: 3,3m
Amazon offers fast, free shipping within the US for Prime members. Prime membership is $12.99/month. For non-Prime members, free shipping is available on orders $25 or more that include eligible items. Amazon delivers around the world and many countries have theirown local sites.
Payment plans are available on eligible items.
Walmart US-only – Super-Organized Online Camera Store with Tons of ProductsVisit Store
Walmart is a very pleasant online shopping site with great web design and well-organized selections of all sorts of products. This includes lots of DSLR cameras, including 200 Canon cameras, over 600 Nikon cameras, a few Sony cameras, and lots of lenses. There is currently no filter to show only DSLR cameras that can shoot video in addition to take photos. Also, accessories often show up in the search results when you’re looking at different kinds of cameras.
Walmart also has a nice variety of mirrorless, point-and-shoot cameras, camcorders, polaroid instant cameras, and accessories. The selection of camcorders includes 15 by Canon and 40 Sony options. The huge selection of camera drones includes over 250 DJI drones and parts. There are a total of 25 4K UHD drones and 19 Full HD drones here. The number of products for any category does stop at 1,000, so it’s hard to know exactly how many products are in each category.
StatsSelection: 8/10 Prices: $280 – $5,600 Google Search Popularity: 29% Instagram Popularity: 2,6m
Free shipping on most orders over $35 in the US. No international shipping.
Payment plans are available through Affirm.
Newegg US-based – Top Online Electronics Store in the USVisit Store
Newegg has a large selection of cameras, including over 1,000 Canon DSLR cameras and 700 Nikon DSLR cameras in addition to DSLR cameras by lots of other brands, as well. You can filter the items to show body-only cameras, body with lens kits, new, refurbished, or used, but, unfortunately, there is no video resolution filter like Amazon has. You can choose to show only new, refurbished, or used cameras and lenses with the filter on the sidebar of Newegg.
This store has a large selection of more than 1,000 drones, including lots of DJI drones. However, with no filter to show only camera drones, it’s not clear how many 4K or Full HD camera drones are in stock. The drones are found under Toys & Hobbies on the main menu.
It’s hard to tell how big the different product selections are at Newegg because the counter on the page stops counting at 999+ items. Newegg doesn’t show total item counts for the categories. The numbers below are estimates based on rough math.
StatsSelection: 9/10 Prices: $14 – $20,000 Google Search Popularity: <5% Instagram Popularity: 416k
Free US shipping is available on most products at Newegg. International shipping is available to most countries around the world.
Payment plans are available to store card owners or through Zip.
Adorama US-based – Huge Selection of Both New and Used CamerasVisit Store
Adorama surely is one of the best online stores for cameras. The total number of new and digital cameras here is massive, with more than 2,200 items. In addition, there are about 400 used cameras for sale here. There is also a nice selection of lenses, with more than 6,000 in total.
A lot of digital photo cameras at Adorama double as video cameras with excellent video resolution. However, there is no filter here to show only these cameras. For drones, there is though. You can filter the more than 250 drones by video resolution like Full HD, and 4K, 6K, and even 8K.
StatsSelection: 10/10 Prices: $60 – $100,000 Google Search Popularity: <5% Instagram Popularity: 314k
Free shipping in the 48 contiguous US on eligible products. Adorama ships to more than 200 countries worldwide.
Adorama Edge credit card holders can set up 12-month payment plans on purchases of $800 or more.
About This List
We have used Google Trends to measure search popularity and we’ve gotten the Instagram follower count straight from Instagram itself.
The popularity measures (green meters) are all relative to each other. This means that there will always be one store in these lists that have 100% search popularity and 100% Instagram popularity. The lesser popular stores will have a percentage of that.
Keep in mind that one exponentially more popular store can make other really popular stores look like they are not. They still are – just not in comparison with that one.
The price meters are also relative. All meters start from 0 on the left-hand side.
To select these stores, we also looked at how popular they are on social media and Google. We compared the availability of products, how easy the sites are to use, variety of cameras, and shipping rates.