CameraSim for iPhone 4+


Designed for iPad

    • 2.0 • 2 Ratings
    • $1.99



Learn by doing: CameraSim for iPhone and iPad 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 image, CameraSim lets you experience the effects of various settings.


• 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
• A fun and engaging way to demystify your DLSR camera!

Please note that CameraSim for iPhone is in ENGLISH ONLY. (Other translations can be found in the iPad and Mac versions.)

Note: CameraSim is designed iPad 2 and newer and iPhone 4 and newer.

What’s New

Version 1.3.1

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

iOS 11 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

2.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

omaneroj ,

Read the description carefully ...

... this is what happens when you don't do it. The idea is that you practice controls on an app given picture. This is not a simulator on real pictures you are taking. I shoot film, so I needed a real controller app, to later take the picture. Not worth the money, for me.

Budaj123 ,

Awesome idea but severely lacking

There is only 1 image for you to play with - the app description talks about multiple examples for you to play with, but it is the same image with different simulated lighting scenarios. Also every time you snap a “picture” the app makes a shutter sound, even if you have your phone volume off. Great idea for an app and I want to like it, but it is severely lacking currently.

Profgumpwidget ,

Camerasim fills a need

I've been teaching photography for many years, and haven't had an active on-screen way to illustrate results - just have to predict what will happen. This permits my students to go home and test what the theory predicts, and do it free. Great help to save time in class with countless demos - they see for themselves. I wish it could feed VGA to my projector from my iPhone4, because I can't get on the 'Net in my classrooms.

App Privacy

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

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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