Camera Mart, located in Pontiac, has served the community for over 65 years. Mira Mikati, Social Media Manager for Camera Mart, noted it started as just a department in the Sims Department Store back in the 1940s. “The Tel-Huron Mall that Camera Mart is located in now was built in about 1959 and the store has been located within that mall ever since,” adds Mikati.
Over those 65 years, Camera Mart grew into one of the premiere camera shops in Metro Detroit. Winning Detroit’s Best Camera Store in 2008, 2010, and 2011, the shop’s knowledgeable and friendly staff is eager to help everyone from novice to professional photographers find exactly what they need to take perfect photos.
Aside from offering camera and gear for photographers, Camera Mart hosts Photo Tours. Mikati said, “It’s a great way to meet other photo enthusiasts and our camera expert will teach and help improve on photos.” Camera Mart offers day trips to places like the Gilmore Car Museum and longer venture to Mackinac Island, Thunder Bay, and Niagra Falls. Mikati added, “Mackinac is always fun and beautiful.” To sign up for trips, check out the front page of Camera Mart’s website.
On June 15 from 9:30am-7:00pm and June 16 from 9:30am-5:00pm, Camera Mart is hosting Demo Days. Representatives from major camera companies like Canon, Sony and Nikon, and Olympus, as well as many other vendors, speak about new products, all of which can be tried before purchase. If you are in the market for a camera, the knowledgeable vendors and staff can surely help you findthe perfect camera. Plus the store pays the sales tax on almost all purchases—helping you save some cash!
Additionally Camera Mart Demo Days offer free camera sensor cleanings (limit two per person) and several free seminars. Seminars include demonstrations on using a Nikon Wireless Flash, Exploring Your Speedlight by Phottix and Gary Fong, Demystifying Lens Selection by Tamron, Utilizing Features of A Nikon D7000, and Capturing Improved Audio for Video. Details about each seminar and the times are located on their flyer.
Among all the freebies Camera Mart’s Demo days, the big ticket item you could win by visiting is a brand new Canon T3i worth nearly $800! So make sure to put your name in for the big prize when you stop by.
Awesome Mitten is also having it’s own giveaway in conjunction with Camera Mart’s Demo Days. We are giving away two $25 Demo Days certificates! To win a certificate, submit a photo demonstrating “The Best of the Mitten” on our Facebook and Twitter page on June 11, 2012. The winner will be selected and notified 24-48 hours later.
Krissy Schwab, Feature Writer
Visit our Contests page to find out how to enter to win 2 $25 certificates to Demo Days at Camera Mart!