Learn by doing: CameraSim for iPad and iPhone shows you how to use your DLSR camera!

This is the enhanced version of the DSLR learning tool featured by Wired, USAToday, Engadget, Gizmodo, Lifehacker, PCWorld, and MacWorld that has garnered nearly 1 million “stumbles” from the StumbleUpon community.

CameraSim visually explains the controls of a DLSR camera. Using a specially designed example scene, CameraSim lets you experience the effects of various settings.


• The "exposure triangle"
• Aperture/f-stop
• Shutter speed
• Lighting
• Focal length
• Parallax
• ‘Camera shake’ blur
• Tripod stabilization
• Subject motion blur
• Over- and under-exposure
• Exposure priority modes


• Experiment with wildly different settings and see how each affects the final “photo”
• Get instant feedback about your “photo:” 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


• Provides an interactive visual aid that demonstrates principles of photography to students
• Now in 14 languages: Dansk, Deutsch, English, Español, Español (Argentino), Français, Indonesia, Italiano, Polski, Português (Brasil), Român, Svenska, Русский, Український, 한국의

CameraSim is a fun and engaging way to demystify the DLSR camera!

What’s New

Version 1.3.1

This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.

64-bit compatibility, updated user interface, new Program/Auto exposure mode, exposure settings are adjustable in discrete "stops," iPad and iPhone versions are now combined into a single app compatible with all screen sizes

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Retired Army Dude! ,

Pretty cool

Just need more photo samples.. birds wildlife etc.. Love the concept! Well done !

pjh122 ,

Excellent for learning exposure AND depth of field.

Excellent App! When I first started using it I concentrated on learning the exposure triangle. Then I realized it was also very good for learning how depth of field works. Very cool!

Lar12345668 ,

Great program

Nice way to Learn the triangle setting

App Privacy

The developer, Tuitive, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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