Where to look for camera stuff in KK?

Greetings fellow photographer/videographer/film maker!

If you're reading this, you're probably looking for gadgets or camera stuff in Kota Kinabalu. Frankly speaking, there aren't many shops in Kota Kinabalu that sells photography equipment and it can be frustrating to not be able to locate one for whatever reasons that you have.
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Please note that, Kota Kinabalu is not a city that has a hub or a street like the one they have in Taiwan where you can find everything that you need in one place to find all your camera needs.
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(ZhongShen District, Camera Street in Taiwan)
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As mentioned earlier, there aren't many shops in Kota Kinabalu selling camera products/accessories.

Question: So where do people in Kota Kinabalu buy camera stuff?
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Answer:
Camera shops in KK are all over the place mostly selling CanonNikon & Sony Cameras & Accessories. Even thou these are the brands that are highly sold in KK, the retail outlets here are quite slow/do not even bother to take in new/latest products to be sold at their outlets. Which is why a lot of the times people in KK would buy camera stuff online via camera shop website or facebook.
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(So if you are thinking about walking into a store in KK to buy the latest Canon or Sony mirrorless camera, you can stop thinking about it because the shops here wouldn't/do not have it. They probably will have the latest stuff 2/3 years ago but not current.)
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With all that being said, here is our ultimate guide on

Where you can find/buy camera stuff in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

(- Camera, Filters, Straps, Batteries, Bags, Tripods, Lighting, drone, Gimbals, lense, flash)

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Here are a list of places you can find general and some professional camera stuff


Investline

(See map for their location)


Investline is one of the main distributor for camera stuff in KK city. They distribute the list of things we have mentioned, to most of the camera retailers that operates around KK. They are the most equipped with one of the biggest catalogue for camera stuff, selling general, amateur to professional gear. So if you're looking for things mentioned above, this is the shop to go to first.  

Working hours (9am-5pm).
Saturday: (9am-3pm)
Sunday: Closed.

Best to call before going 

Tel: 088-225 303

However, if you are looking for the stuff listed above, out of the operating hours of Investline, you may visit the below camera shops to look for them. The shops mentioned below are shops that sells general camera stuff for newbie and amateur. Very few stuff for professionals. These are shops that also take stocks from Investline. They are also selling their own products that you may not find in Investline.

Aperture Shutter, Suria Sabah
Lower Ground, Suria Sabah, 10am-10pm
Tel: 088-204 019

Kedai Gambar Format
Centre Point, Ground Floor, 10am-8pm
Tel: 088-256 778

New Golden City Hour
Centre Point, Ground Floor, 10am-8pm
Tel: 088-241520/012-829 6886

 Syarikat CPL Colour Processing Laboratory
Lot G-2, KK Plaza, 10am-6pm
Tel: 088-266012 (KK Plaza)

Karamunsing Mall
A mall for electronics, 10am-8pm

Sony Centre Imago
Imago, 3rd Floor, 10am-10pm
Tel:  088-274 031

SenQ
Karamunsing, Imago, Suria Sabah 10am-10pm
Tel: +6016 299 1398

YALO
2nd Floor, Karamunsing, 10am-8pm
Tel: 088-212925

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If you are still unable to look for what you want after visiting the retail outlets mentioned above, you may try search for products on the online platforms listed below. You probably would get a better chance looking for more specific, up to date and latest camera stuff such as, the latest Sony mirrorless cam, or the latest DJI Ronins or drones or GoPro. 
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1. Mudah.my
A Malaysian e-commerce site for selling & buying. Very popular. A site where you can find really good deals. However just like other similar sites, there are also a lot of scammers so beware. Always COD(cash on delivery) when dealing on this platform otherwise you risk being scammed.

(search for any products under Sabah and you will see results)
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2. Facebook MarketPlace
An online marketplace by Facebook. Similar to Mudah. Lesser Scammers compared to Mudah.
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3. KBCamera
A facebook page by a local Sabahan selling 2nd hand camera.
Link:  https://www.facebook.com/buyselldslrsabah/ 

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4. BUY SELL DSLR SABAH
A Sabahan Facebook Group Selling/Buying 2nd hand and New Camera Stuff
LINK: https://www.facebook.com/groups/642700962538080/ 
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5. Jual Beli DSLR Sabah
A Sabahan Facebook Group Selling/Buying 2nd hand and New Camera Stuff
LINK: https://www.facebook.com/groups/DSLRSABAHAN/about/
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6. KLDSLR.COM
An online website selling new & secondhand cameras. Quite updated and has a lot of professional products.
Link:  https://www.kldslr.com/
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7. BHPhoto
An online website selling new & secondhand cameras. Quite updated and has a lot of professional products.
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So there you have it, here are the list of places you can get your hands on camera stuff in KK. If you have any questions/inquiries, feel free to send us a message.

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