Printing to Panasonic: Provident Camera

September 3, 2007 in Stores


What’s the deal?

Provident Camera might look from the outside like a remnant of the 35mm age, but once you step inside that impression quickly fades.   From the sleekest new digital cameras to studio-style gear for your next big shoot (not to mention technology such as online printing and photo restoration), this place leaves the selection at Best Buy in its dust.  And, unlike some of those big box electronics stores, these guys actually know what they are talking about. 

Where to find it? 

Located in downtown Cincinnati for 75+ years, Provident is located on 7th between Race and Vine at 18 W. 7th St.  Mon-Fri: 9am-6pm, Sat:10am-5pm. 

How much will it cost? 

From a couple bucks for a roll of film to a couple thousand for a top of the line camera, it all depends on what you are looking for.  The only surefire way to check (and see if they might have a deal on preowned equiptment) is to stop in. 

::Provident Camera Shop 


  • Mike

    We just bought our new, very slim digital camera from these guys and I would highly recommend them. Their prices compare favorably with anything you can find online, plus you get the knowledge and service.
    On a side note. Not sure if they are still there, but in the 80′s I used to go to a camera repair shop several floors above Provident. The elevator was one that had an attendant that sat in there all daywatching soap operas and had family photos posted all over the inside of the elevator.

  • Melanie

    I’ve been happy with the products and service from Provident Camera Shop. We also purchased a slim digital camera, and the price was the same as online. I also returned to buy a camera case and a tripod.
    Another product they offer is photo albums. Four years ago, I purchased albums that could hold 5×5 photos for my wedding proofs. This was the only store I could find to hold photos this size.