News & Reviews

Merivale Mall Fully Open


While Photo & Video has remained open during recent post-quake patch-up work of the mall, we should mention that since this last weekend (last weekend of March) the entire mall is ‘all systems go’.

Nikon D800 Pricing Confirmed!


The successor to the much acclaimed, 3.5 year old D700 is on its way, and we have confirmed pricing for those looking to raid their piggy bank to secure one of these bad boys. Recent rumours are correct in that this rendition in the smaller/lighter professional level full frame camera range, which the D700 began, is indeed a whopping 36 megapixel unit, and comes with the latest in D-SLR video technology and more.
First delivery should be April, but in limited numbers….

Canon EOS 7D


If you’re looking for an enthusiast / semi-pro camera that is sure not to disappoint, you can’t go wrong with Canon’s EOS 7D D-SLR. With the 7D you can skip the large footprint and high price tag that comes with Canon’s top-level professional units, and yet benefit from very high resolution (18mp) and blistering speeds (8fps) with DIGIC 4 processing. You also get 100% viewfinder coverage, HD video, a 19-point focussing system (with great new controls for selecting these) and much more – and all in a robust, weather-sealed, magnesium alloy body.
Given the recent price drops, the 7D is now even more accessible!

Canon EOS 7D body $1,845
Canon EOS 7D + EF-S 15-85mm IS USM kit $3,000
Note: We will trade your moderately late model D-SLR to help you into a 7D. Just contact us for a quote.

Casio EX-FC200S


This 16 megapixel, super fast compact camera provides a 1920 x 1080 full HD movie mode at 30fps, amazing image capture for sports coaches, physics buffs and the like, a high resolution, f3-5.9 7x zoom lens (approximately 28-196mm in 35mm equivalent terms), and more features than you can poke a stick at, and all in a unit small enough that you’ll take it anywhere without hesitation.

This camera is in store now, and for a mere $525. Please note that there are limited stocks available at the moment.

Price: $525

Nikon P7100


Out with the old and in with the new!

Just in time to fill the gap left behind by the very capable P7000, the P7100 makes its debut. Sitting at top of the Nikon Coolpix lineup, this powerful unit takes its well-regarded predecessor and raises the game even higher. Key features include:

  • Optical viewfinder
  • 10.1 megapixels
  • 7.1x optical zoom with Nikkor ED glass
  • 28-200mm wide-through-tele zoom lens (35mm equivalent angle of view)
  • Better (more SLR-like) controls, with Program, Shutter priority,  Aperture priority and full Manual modes
  • Histogram for tonal range review
  • Better display
  • Faster performance
  • Improved image quality with very low noise
  • 2cm macro shooting
  • HD movie recording with stereo sound and much more…

Price: $715 (incl. 4gb SD card)

Hot Deals

Nikon D5100 – Sharp Deal!


Stimulate your creativity. The Nikon D5100 offers a host of new photographic and video tools that deliver superior performance and exceptional image quality with surprising versatility. With 16.2 megapixels, a swivel Vari-Angle LCD monitor, full HD movie capabilities, new EFFECTS Mode and new HDR setting, you hold the power and performance to capture beautiful moments and the freedom to get creative.

Pricing for this capable unit is very nice at the moment:
Nikon D5100 Body + 4gb SD    card $1,095
Nikon D5100 + AF-S 18-55mm VR kit $1,270
Nikon D5100 + 18-55mm + 55-200mm kit $1,590

Photographer Spotlight

Mike Hill


Mike Hill is a regular P&V customer who we’ve had almost weekly contact with by email and phone, despite not having met him live in store. A Canon shooter, Mike strikes us as a genuine guy with a great sense of humour and is clearly an excellent photographer – with a great taste in photo stores!
Check out his site and work.

Great Used Gear

Looking for quality used camera gear? Check out our used products. And, below are a few of our just-in favourites: