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. Open 9am to 7pm Weekdays / 9am to 6pm on Saturday . 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 $10 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

May 19th

By Appointment Only

While our store at Phillip St. in Waterloo is open by appointment only. Please call or email us, first, for any equipment or service, including printing, and id/passport photos. We are Open for online orders and curbside pickup ( by appointment ) Contact us by phone 519-886-6630 | 1-800-263-1434, or email Currently available by phone at the following times Mon-Thurs 10:30am-4pm EST, Saturday 10:30am-4pm. Friday 10:30am - 12:30pm, and 3:30pm-4:00pm EST. Online shopping available for your convenience. We ship orders daily, mainly with Canadapost Expedited/Xprespost/Priority, and offer ID pickup to closest Canadapost location at no extra charge. Please contact for Purolator / Fedex. 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.