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Samy's Camera - 21 Reviews - 614 Chapala St, Santa Barbara, CA - Cameras & Photography Reviews - Phone (805) 963-7269

Samy's Camera

614 Chapala St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 963-7269
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I like shopping here because of the service, prices and the fact that they stand behind their products if there is a problem.


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Great business 10/17/2011

I like shopping here because of the service, prices and the fact that they stand behind their products if there is a problem. more

Awesome help 10/4/2011

The staff here is knowledgeable and courteous. They were a great help to an amateur such as myself. They helped answer my questions and got me what I needed. more

Helpful service 9/16/2011

I went in not knowing anything and I left very informed about my new camera. Jason was very helpful and gave me some great photography ideas. I definitely learned more than I was expecting. I was very pleased with the service because he was professional, kind, and very helpful. more

Great Customer Care 8/29/2011

This is the best store and Briana was a huge asset. We had camera issues she was very informative and we are coming back to see her again when we buy our next camera. Thanks again for all your help. more

Great Camera Selection 8/25/2011

The staff here at Samy's Camera are very professional making my shopping experience as easy as possible. They all are very knowledge on all the selection of camera's easy paying without any pressure. Thanks again more

samy's 8/16/2011

Andrew is amazing! great, friendly service. more

It was perfect service that was too awesome. 8/15/2011

Kevin was very helpful, courteous, and pleasing. He knows his stuff. It was perfect service that was too awesome. Thanks for always having everything I need. more

Helpful and Courteous 8/12/2011

Everyone was so helpful and courteous. I was very pleased with my experience here. Richard provided excellent service, very thorough explanations. more

I Will Go Back 8/10/2011

A few days ago was the first time to Samy's Camera. I traveled from Oceanside. They have great inventory of camera merchandise. I look forward to doing business with them from now on. Thank you for all the help. more

Perfect Camera 8/5/2011

Jason was so patient and knowledgeable. I felt very taken care of. I am sure that I purchased the best camera for my vacation. Thanks for always having everything that I need and I will ask for Jason in the future. more

Thanks Patrick! 8/2/2011

Patrick was very patient and extremely helpful. He know his stuff and he know how to treat a customer with little knowledge. Thank you Patrick! more

Always Willing to Answer Questions 7/26/2011

Samy's is a Santa Barbara institution at this point. And to be such a long-standing business, you've gotta be doing a lot of stuff right. Samy's is disproportionately large for being in Santa Barbara. A town of 60k people doesn't deserve such a great camera store, but it's great that Samy's has hung around. Rental staff is always extremely friendly and helpful. They've even given me advice on ways to buy equipment elsewhere or ways to save on what they sell or rent. Super cool guys that are always willing to answer your questions. more

They Have Everything You Could Imagine 7/26/2011

The sales floor has just about everything you could imagine in the photography business, including some flatpanel TV's. The sales staff is as crazy awesome as the selection of merchandise they offer. While I can't speak for any other camera shops in SB, I can say that I will never hesitate to go to Samy's for any of my photography related needs. more

The Best and Biggest 7/25/2011

I always shop here for my photo gear needs unless it's for a very specific, manufacturer only specialty item. They have a great inventory and if they don't have something in stock they have been able to get it quickly. Samy's is the best and biggest photo chain on the West Coast. more

Highly Recommended 7/25/2011

They'll match legit online pricing without a hassle. (know from experience). Been a customer for over 10 years. They tend to keep sales people around for awhile so I always go back to the same guy. It's nice to be able to build business relationships like that. more

Lots and lots! 7/22/2011

This is like camera heaven. So many to choose from and such nice people to help you pick! more

Just great!! 7/22/2011

The sales person was friendly and knowledgeable, and really helpful. I want to thank everyone in the store for making my experience to easy and simple and just great! more

So Awesome! 7/19/2011

Last week I was in Santa Barbara for the first time in a few years. My camera had died, but I remembered going to this camera shop 4 years ago with a friend who was heavily into photography. I go to Samy's in Santa Ana regularly, so I trust their service. We strolled on over to see if they had any batteries or chargers that I could buy to recharge my baby. The place was busy, but we were helped promptly. They did in fact have both batteries and chargers (for a camera that they didn't even sell in their store!), but I was really hoping not to spend anything. So I took a shot and randomly asked if there was any way that they could charge my battery for me (I would have paid) and Clint said they would be happy to take it and I could pick the charged battery back up in about an hour. SO AWESOME. When I got back to pick it up, they charged me nothing and I left a very happy camper. Thanks guy, you saved my trip! more

Friendly Staff 7/15/2011

The staff at Samy's Camera is patient and knowledgeable. I feel very taken care of and any questions that I had they were right there to answer.They are professional and friendly. Thank you. more

They Know How to Treat Their Customers 7/13/2011

Patrick B. was very patient and extremely helpful. He knows his stuff and how to treat a customer with little camera knowledge. Thank you Patrick! more
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  • Hours:

    Mon 09:00 AM-06:00 PM;Tue 09:00 AM-06:00 PM;Wed 09:00 AM-06:00 PM;Thu 09:00 AM-06:00 PM;Fri 09:00 AM-06:00 PM;Sat 10:00 AM-06:00 PM;Sun 10:00 AM-05:00 PM
  • Neighborhoods:

    Lower State