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Our Past...

On August 21, 1957, Robert (Bob) and Rose Pallman opened their store in downtown Indianapolis. They had no money, but a lot of spirit, and they poured their heart and soul into this small family-owned business. More than 50 years–and a few tweaks later–we are still going strong.

In the beginning, we sure didn’t have the makings of a successful camera business. We sold everything from jewelry to small appliances to luggage to fishing poles. Downtown Indianapolis was devastated in those days – definitely not a Super Bowl city that attracted visitors and customers.

In 1968 things took an interesting turn, Bob bought a little section of catalog to see if he could sell cameras. The store had one employee who was taking a photography class in high school and he said “I think I can sell those things.” It was a Minolta camera, and they started selling!

Throughout the past 44 years, Bob and Rose’s son Bruce Pallman (the now owner and general partner of Roberts) made knowledge about photography equipment and making our customers feel like family our number one priorities. After awhile, we were getting calls from photographers around the world. This little store in Indianapolis was making a name for itself.

Watch our journey through the past 60 years...

Our Present...

Today, Roberts Camera has become a premiere source for photo, video, audio and electronics equipment. We work with everyone from the top pros in the business to the very beginner who just wants to learn more about taking great pictures. We have a group of professionals; many of them have been here for fifteen plus years, that are extremely knowledgeable and passionate about our industry and our customers. Whether you purchase from us on our website or in one of our great stores, our top priority is making sure you are buying the right equipment for you, that you understand what you are buying and that you know how to use it. We want everyone who shops with us to have learned something new, feel like a better photographer because they came to see us, and know that they have a resource; someone they can call to ask questions anytime. If your lighting system is flaking on you before a shoot at 3pm on a Saturday, call us...we want to help, if you can’t figure out how to use your flash...we want to help, if your lens is giving you a strange error message...we want to help, if you are leaving for vacation tomorrow and your camera is on the fritz...we want to help. You get the point, just come see us already!

Our Future...

Roberts continues to be family owned and operated. Bruce’s daughter, Meredith, and son-in-law, Corey, are both heavily involved in the business and work every day to continue what has been built over the past 60 years. The industry has changed and the way people shop has changed, but we hope that by continuing to make our customers feel like family and by having the best, most knowledgable (and maybe the funniest) staff in the business, we can keep this very special place moving forward. Roberts continues to grow and evolve by making sure that we are able to offer our customers a wide variety of solutions for their changing needs. One of the ways that we continue to bring great value to our customers is through our UsedPhotoPro division! UsedPhotoPro has quickly become one of the best places to buy, sell and trade quality used camera equipment. Our huge selection of used camera gear is backed by a 180 day warranty and the Roberts Camera name. If you can't find what you are looking for, check back with us as we list hundreds of items every day! Learn more about UsedPhotoPro!

We are also excited to announce our expansion into the audio world! In the very near future, you will be able to turn to Roberts for sight and sound! Check back with us soon to learn more about Roberts Place and our expanding selection of great brands like Klipsch, Sonos, Shure and much more.

Our dedication to having the products that you are looking for in an easy to find place, continuing to offer best-in-the-industry customer service and our product knowledge keeps us looking for new ways to grow and change with our customers. We have two retail stores in the Indianapolis area; our beautiful new Downtown location in the great Mass Ave district, and our lovely, spacious Carmel store near the Arts & Design district. We hope you get a chance to stop in sometime to see us! Learn more about Roberts and why we love what we do in a video celebrating our 55th Anniversary!

At Roberts, we hope we can continue to help you capture your memories, and we thank you for helping to preserve ours! Cheers to 60 more years of photos!


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