CameraSim Simulates DSLR Functionality To Teach You How It Works

So you’ve been thinking about getting a DSLR but you’re not sure if you’re ready to step up to a heavy-duty camera. If you don’t have a friend who can teach you how it works, or you’d rather learn on your own, CameraSim can give you a pretty realistic account of what it’s like to use a DSLR — but in your web browser.

To use a DSLR most effectively, you need to understand how settings like shutter speed, aperture and ISO (light sensitivity rating) affect your photos. You can read all you want about the various things you can do, but until you actually try it out and see the results it can be hard to imagine. There are a lot of variables that contribue to your final result, and CameraSim lets you see how they all work. There’s even a spinning pinwheel in your frame so you can change your shutter speed and see what’s necessary to avoid motion blur.

The simulation is very detailed and a great way to learn what every little setting does. If you’re thinking about purchasing a DSLR but want to learn more about how it works first, you should spend a little time with CameraSim and teach yourself.

CameraSim: The Online Camera Simulator [via Swissmiss]

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