8 Best Places to Find Camera Equipment Rentals in Houston (2024)

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Production spaces on Peerspace typically cost $40 — $180 per hour.

There are lots of reasons why local creatives might need camera equipment rentals in Houston. Houston has a thriving film and photography scene in addition to a solid production community as well. Generally, on large film projects with lots of far-flung locations, it’s easier to rent the equipment where you’re filming, rather than try to continually move all that equipment around.

But there are plenty of reasons for an everyday photographer or filmmaker to rent equipment as well. Perhaps you just want to test out some new lenses before you buy. Or perhaps you just want to film your wedding in the highest quality possible, and then return the camera when you don’t need it anymore.

Luckily, you’ve come to Peerspace, the largest online marketplace for hourly venue rentals. And not just any venues, we’re talking about sleek, stylish, and practical spaces that creatives like you use every day to make your projects come to life. Many of our studio rentals include professional equipment that is either included with your rental or offered at a discounted rate.

Before we jump into the list, we must take a minute and remind you of something, as if you could have forgotten. You absolutely must have production insurance if you’re going to rent expensive camera equipment. Many of these businesses won’t even rent to you if you don’t have insurance. And there’s really no reason to risk losing a year’s salary because of a mistake on set.

There. We did our due diligence. Now, let’s jump right into the 8 best camera equipment rental spots in Houston!

1. Check out the excellent equipment range offered by Blue Ribbon Digital Media

11875 W. Little York Rd. Suite 1101 Houston, TX 77041
(832) 672-8180

Blue Ribbon Digital Media is a great place for camera equipment rentals in Houston. They’ve got a well-curated collection of cameras, lenses, grips, lighting equipment, and pretty much anything else you could need on set.

Their selection isn’t as large as some other camera rental locations on this list. But, you’ll see that their inventory is well-thought-out, ranging from professional-quality equipment to the top-of-the-line, from the Canon C300 to the ARRI Amira. So they’ve got you covered whether you’re shooting a blockbuster film, a digital ad, or a live broadcast.

2. Get everything you need then you work with Texcam

1323 N. 1st St. Bellaire, TX 77401
(713) 524‑2774

Texcam has a variety of professional-level cameras, as well as a few Panasonic cameras that are more consumer-level. Additionally, for all you shutterbugs out there, they also have a decent selection of DSLR cameras.

So whether you’re shooting a short film, or you just want to up your Instagram game, Texcam has you covered. Just so you know, you’ll need to call for pricing information on all their big-ticket items. This means we can’t tell you how they compare price-wise to the others on this list.

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3. Get your full-service production needs handled by Savage Henry Films

1410 Hutchins St. Houston, Texas 77003
(888) 996-7974

Savage Henry Films is a Houston-based production company with a main focus on broadcast-quality cameras, lenses, monitors, accessories, and more.

In addition to cameras, Savage Henry rents equipment, studio space, professional crews, and offers webcast services as well. So whether you’re the next Lars von Trier, a big-time YouTube travel blogger, or working freelance filming the most A-1 kittens around for Animal Planet, Savage Henry can handle it. They also offer a price quote generating tool on their website. They’re just off Highway 59, a stone’s throw from the Toyota Center.

4. Nab great gear and excellent deals through LensRentals.com

LensRentals.com has an excellent selection of film equipment, though maybe not as extensive as other online-only options on this list. Because they’re an online-only store and their overhead is so much lower than a brick-and-mortar operation, LensRentals offers extremely affordable prices. This means up to a thousand a week less for top-of-the-line cameras than some of the local options on the list.

LensRentals has whatever you need, like nearly every cinema camera, every DSLR, every mirrorless, and every brand of lens. For everyday people, they offer an awesome service that basically amounts to a try-before-you-buy deal. You can rent used cameras that are also for sale and will know the price to buy ahead of time. And if you like the camera and decide to buy it, they’ll count part of your rental price (at times all of your rental payment) toward the price of purchasing the camera. That seems like a pretty solid deal to us!

5. Get top-of-the-line gear and assistance from PRG Gear

8251 Kempwood Dr. Houston, TX 77055
(713) 691-1332

PRG Gear is a national video-equipment-rental chain, with a humongous 38,000-square-foot facility located in Houston. They’re well respected in the industry and have access to everything you need. Plenty of large-sensor top-of-the-line cameras, all the monitors, rigging, grips, etc. you need to film, top-of-the-line computers to rent for editing, and tons of prep space to test your camera builds before you actually film.

PRG Gear’s expert staff really know their way around cinema-quality cameras and can pass on best practices and workflows for particular cameras. Like many of the local options on the list, you’ll have to request a quote to know the exact rental prices of the camera equipment you’re interested in.

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6. Rent with ease from H-Town Camera Rental

H-Town Camera Rental is one of Houston’s newest camera equipment rental shops. They have a nice range of camera offerings, from consumer-quality cameras to professional level gear. Keep in mind, they don’t have a physical retail store. Instead, you order from them online or over the phone, schedule and pickup, and they will have your equipment ready for you to pickup from their personal office space.

H-Town has a small selection of DSLR and mirrorless cameras, mainly by Sony, with prices that start at just $20 per day. The fact that they’re local AND competitively priced makes them an attractive option for your camera equipment rentals.

7. Take advantage of large selection and upfront pricing with BorrowLenses

BorrowLenses has the best prices on this list (of the options that actually list their prices online), just barely edging out Prime Camera and LensRentals.com. Their collection of cinema, DSLR, and mirrorless cameras, lights, lenses, etc, is also the largest on this list. However, they do not have the depth of production offerings that others on this list have. No production vehicles, consumables, sandbags, or heavy-duty rigging, just to name a few random things.

But they are, without a doubt, an excellent resource for renting all the camera bodies and lenses you know you’ll need for your next film or photography project. And, for those of you looking to buy gear, their used offerings are extensive and have some of the best prices you’ll find outside of eBay. You can also sign up and receive 20% off your first rental.

8. Get amazing creative spaces and professional gear in one place with Peerspace

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And finally, don’t sleep on Peerspace when it comes to camera equipment rentals. The largest online marketplace for production, meeting, and event spaces, Peerspace also offers equipment rentals directly through many of our film and photo locations in Houston.

You always save money when you bundle things together, and getting your locations and photo and film equipment from the same place just makes sense.

Here are some well-equipped Houston production spaces you can book with ease through Peerspace:

You get the idea! When it comes to venue and camera equipment rentals in Houston, we have your back.

With Peerspace, you can book a place to work that just happens to have the gear you need on hand. Since Peerspace listings include photos, a detailed description, reviews from past renters, and upfront pricing, you can book a space with confidence.

Check Peerspace out for more production locations and the gear you need. And if you find the perfect studio space that happens to be missing any equipment you need, contact your venue’s local host. They often work in film and photography too and can help you track down anything you need for your project.

Camera equipment rentals in Houston: conclusion

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There you go, the eight best camera equipment rental options in Houston. We focused on rental operations that had a nice selection of film as well as digital photography equipment, and as such, we ended up leaving a lot of local businesses off the list that focuses primarily on digital photography rather than film. However, if you’re looking for camera equipment rentals in Houston, and you’re looking to fill the void left by the closure of Camera Co-op, these eight businesses are great places to start.

And remember, you can save time and money by booking a venue and equipment through Peerspace. You can give back to your local community by using the one platform that makes it easy to support local creatives. All Peerspace venues are owned by local hosts, for one thing. Check us out today and see all the amazing venues we have available in Houston and beyond.

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