Camarena was founded in 2009 as a speciality camera retail chain and is promoted by Capital Photo Service Pvt. Ltd. which is a pioneer in the photographic trade in India. The company has 13 branch offices across the country with over 300 employees. As a distributor, the company also has an exclusive partnership with Canon and Carestream in the eastern region.
Camarena is the largest camera retail chain in India. It is a multi brand store and a one stop shop for photography with a goal to emerge as a guidance destination for photo enthusiasts. Products include compact digital cameras, DSLRs, lenses, tripods, camera bags, backpacks, filters, lens hoods and all other camera accessories of international quality. Manfrotto, Hoya, Benro, Vanguard, National Geographic, Lowepro, Lenscoat and Ikelite are few of the accessories brands that are present here. The teams consist of well trained and knowledgeable people with expertise in photography.
CAMARENA Super Store at E-Mall, Kolkata is a first of its kind experience store and a destination for anyone interested in photography. The 4500 sq.ft. store boasts of the widest range of cameras and other photographic equipment and offers customers the unique opportunity to use the equipment to make an informed purchase, under the guidance of trained experts. Talk about guidance and knowledge, within the store is a 50 seater hall, fully equipped with modern presentation tools, which is ideal for conducting workshops and seminars. This hall is also equipped to double up as a studio for any photographer who desires to do a photo-shoot. Apart from that, customers can make use of this studio and experiment with all the equipment available in the store.
The story does not end here, as one of the ultimate aims of every budding photographer is to have an exhibition of his work, and the CAMARENA Super Store offers it’s customers a gallery to exhibit their photographs in large format within many of it's stores across the country.
In the year 2011, CAMARENA held a Festival of Photography which included renowned photographers like Raghu Rai, Umesh Gogna, & Late Prabuddha Dasgupta. Since the year 2012 had CAMARENA has been conducting numerous basic & advanced workshops, seminars and talks to promote photography and give all interested a chance to showcase their talents.