There is a thriving market for these pricey models, lenses and other accessories.
The competition is keen, and with retailers in cut-throat competition, there are significant savings to be made.
Unfortunately, many of these are complete tourist traps - especially those in and around Nathan Road in Tsim Sha Tsui.
Hong Kong’s independent camera shops are not, as a rule, a good place to seek advice on purchases as the seller will likely recommend the stock they want to shift rather than the camera you really need.
The selection of cameras, lenses and other photography gear is also excellent.
Read on to find out about where to buy and the scams to look out for.
This site lets you search for many, many products and can give you a good idea of prices in Hong Kong. Home to the Apliu Fleamarket this dirty but interesting little street has a lot of cool stuff to look at.Buying a camera in Hong Kong remains popular with overseas tourists from the UK and US.