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Cathay Photo At Bras Basah Road, 1959Established in 1959, Cathay Photo since its very beginning has been driven by the objectives of providing the best photographic equipment, pricing and service to our customers. These objectives have ensured our continued progress and growth from just two humble showcases occupying a quarter of a shop-front to our present four retail outlets, an administrative/distribution office and a warehouse.

It is this same vision that has seen us evolving with time, embracing the many exciting developments taking place in the photography industry, especially in this digital era, thus allowing us to remain as the best source of photography equipment.

Besides offering an impressive range of still- and video-cameras, here you will find professional studio equipment including top-quality studio flash systems from Elinchrom, camera support systems from Gitzo and Manfrotto, and virtually all other photography accessories from more than 60 international brands, some of which are widely acknowledged as the best in their field. From shoot to screen to final print – be it digital compact cameras, SLRs or mirrorless camera systems, carrying solutions from National Geographic, data storage and back-up solutions from Drobo, color management solutions from Datacolor or professional photo printers – you will find what you need here at Cathay Photo.

Recognizing the growing presence and importance of HD video in the digital imaging realm, as a result of the phenomenal rise in popularity of DSLR cameras with HD video capabilities, we made into the Pro Video market, distributing brands such as Aladdin Lights, Steadicam, Zacuto, Kessler Crane and Rotolight to name a few.

We may have changed our product offering with the times, but beyond these changes, there are some core principles that remain deeply entrenched in us:

  • Our integrity in all our business dealings;
  • Our dedication to meeting your photography, videography and digital imaging needs at competitive prices; and
  • Our commitment to providing excellent customer service through our personable and well-informed staff.


Whether you are new to digital or a seasoned professional, we will continuously introduce you to the fascinating and powerful world of digital photography and videography, discuss and share our insights on your digital imaging problems, and offer a complete color-managed workflow solution to meet your needs - all these to ensure that you too are at the forefront of the industry.

Being able to serve the photography community for more than 50 years is a huge milestone for us, one that spurs us to go even further and to remain poised for the challenges and opportunities ahead. Backed by our proud heritage, Cathay Photo is without doubt the preferred photographic retailer in Singapore today.


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