Original CameraSim


What happens when you open CameraSim?


Learn by doing

Learn by doing

Freely experiment with this virtual DSLR. Snap the “photo” to see your results.

A lil’ help

Helpful hints

Get clear explanations on key DSLR photography principles.

Learn by seeing

Learn by seeing

Example settings show the flexibility – and pitfalls – of a DSLR camera.

Helpful tips

Photo feedback

Get instant advice on how “bad” photos can be improved.

Full screen mode

Full screen mode

Perfect for teaching and presentations.

Post-snap adjustments

Post-snap adjustments

Continue adjustments even after the “photo” has been snapped.


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For photography newbies

  • Experiment with wildly different settings and see how each affects the final “photo”
  • Get instant feedback: see what you did right, or get advice on how your settings can be improved
  • Observe the effects of preset example settings, or experiment with settings of your own

For photography instructors

  • Provides an interactive demonstration of key photography principles to students
  • Full screen mode provides an uncluttered visual aid for teaching and presentations!
  • Select between Canon-ish and Nikon-ish viewfinder views
  • Option to hide photo feedback