There are a plethora of shops around the Dong Khoi and Nguyen Hue area of Ho Chi Minh City and the Old Quarter in Hanoi that sell new and used camera equipment You can also find accessories including memory cards, off-brand battery chargers and tripods. If you are in need of camera repair and have a Canon or Nikon camera then we recommend that you use one of the authorised repair centres in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. If you are looking for a cheaper option, there are a number of shops that offer repairs. But always keep in mind that sometimes you get what you pay for.
Authorised Canon Repair Hanoi Authorised Canon Repair, No.130A, Giang Vo, Ba Dinh District; 04 3771 1966 Authorised Nikon Repair, Viet Hong Building 2nd Floor 58 Tran Nhan Tong, Hai Ba Trung District; 04 3938 1412
General Repair Hoang Trong camera, 3A Vong Duc, Hoan Kiem District; 04 3937 8666 Vu Nhat, No. 20 Thang Thi, Hoan Kiem District; 04 3826 5161
Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City both have computer shops and there are plenty of places to get your laptop or tablet fixed. However, finding one that has English speaking staff might be a problem. We recommend Phong Vu in Ho Chi Minh City as it is a veritable electronics superstore with some English speaking staff. In Hanoi, your best electronics TRAVEL TIPS XIII bet is to head to any one of the nine Tran Anh stores.
If you own an Apple product, then go to Futureworld in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City which is an official Apple distributor. All these stores will have accessories galore for you to choose from but note that the prices are higher than what you would pay in neighbouring countries.
With 1.2 mobile phones per person in Vietnam, it’s not surprising that there seems to be a mobile phone shop on every street. Almost all of these shops will have cases, chargers and screen covers for the latest smartphones on the cheap. Remember that almost all of these accessories will be off-brand and might not be of the best quality.