Camera and lens demo day
Join the crew from Mike’s Camera at Denver Zoo to test drive the latest cameras, lenses and photography accessories in a beautiful setting with amazing animals.
Try the most exciting new cameras, lenses and accessories from leading camera manufacturers including Canon, Fujifilm, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Sigma, Sony, Tamron lenses, Manfrotto tripods, and ProMaster accessories.
Whether you’re thinking of changing your camera or have your eye on a lens you’ve been hoping to try out, Demo Days provide a unique opportunity to try out all sorts of gear and capture some spectacular photographs of the wild and wonderful residents of Denver Zoo.
Best of all, all demo loaner gear for the test drive is FREE! Our Demo Days are fun for kids and grown-ups alike. Enjoy using the FREE gear while you wander throughout the Zoo and capture your best shots of the local inhabitants.
Be sure to look for the roving Mike’s Camera Picture Point locations where the crew from Mike’s Camera will have professional telephoto lenses setup and ready to photograph for those really close-up shots. Our crew will also be available to assist you with your photography questions and provide tips for capturing the best shots during your visit.
Don’t miss this fun, picture-perfect wild day at Denver Zoo!
Directions to the Denver Zoo
Come learn firsthand from the experts tips on how to adjust camera settings to accommodate lighting, moving subjects, objects near and far within the unique environment at our Mike's Camera Lens & Camera Demo Days. Take advantage of our free introductory classes taught in Denver and Colorado Springs the week prior to Lens & Camera Demo Days.
The Fine Print
A valid Credit Card & Driver’s License is required to check-out gear and will be kept on file until return of equipment. Test Drive Loaner gear is FREE. Restrictions apply. Look for the Mike's Camera Tents at Denver Zoo at the day of the event or stop by any of Mike’s Camera stores for more details.
The photos you take with the loaned equipment are yours to keep! Bring your own SD card (CF for some flagship Canon & Nikon models) to use in the cameras to store your files. If you forget to bring a memory card, you can borrow one, and a CD containing your photos will be burned for you before you leave.
Although registration is not necessary, standard Denver Zoo admission fees apply.
Gear is provided on a first come first served basis, so get there early for best selection. All gear must be returned by 4:00PM. Gear is rented out in 1 hour increments throughout the day. If there is no current wait line for the equipment you checked out, you may take it out for another hour or pick out a different piece of equipment.