BJ Photo
Zone Image

About us

Waterloo's Family Owned Camera Store

The store was established in the 1970's as a staple photo developing retailer in Waterloo, Ontario. Our family purchased the business in 1984 and established it as BJ Photo Labs Limited, and we continue to run it to this day. We focus on professional printing and equipment calibration services, and selling camera equipment.

We are Waterloo's Independent Camera Store with the best prices on a wide range of equipment, including Professional Cameras and Lenses. Located at 468 Phillip Street, Waterloo. Currently Open 10:30am to 5pm Weekdays / 10:30am to 4:30pm on Saturday, with curbside appointments, and shipping services available. Please contact us for any special arrangement. Serving Waterloo region and owned by our family for over 25 years.

We sell professional photographic, video, and sports optics equipment, and are authorized Nikon Professional Dealers, Leica Camera System Dealers, Fujifilm Profession X Series, Canon EOS, Panasonic, GOPRO, and carry new specialty lines ( Irix lenses, Ona Bags, Billingham, FLM Germany Tripods, Voigtlander lenses, Sigma Professional Lenses, Tamron Lenses). Also, BJ Photo offers a comprehensive range of professional lab services (including new Maestro Canvas Gallery Wraps, 1440dpi lab printing, and high-quality Passport Photos $15 for 2 images).

To ensure we have the same buying power as larger box stores, we are members of the Zone Image buying group, and more generally Cantrex Nationwide - the largest buying group of independant retailers in Canada.

Zone Image
Cantrex NationWide

Update September 16th, 2020

Store Operaton During Pandemic

Face Masks are mandatory, as reulated by the Region of Waterloo Director of Health.

Store Hours Monday-Friday 10:30am-5:30pm EST, and Saturday 10:30am-5:00pm EST.

Online shopping also available for your convenience. For online orders, we ship orders daily (as we have been throughout the pandemic), mainly with and Canadapost Expedited/Xprespost/Priority, and offer ID pickup to closest Canadapost location at no extra charge. We are now also shipping a higher percentage of parcels with Purolator, which is an available upgrade, and included with select items.

Please practice "physical distancing", and take utmost care to wash hands properly, and look after overall physical and mental health. Please continue to stay safe, and help your family, during the Covid-19 global and unpredictable pandemic.