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DSLR Camera Simulator….that works like the real thing

August 20, 2013 Posted by whichcanoncamera



A Camera Simulator

Isn’t it remarkable what you stumble upon on the internet. Jon Arnold of CameraSim has created this awesome fully functional Camera Simulator for you to play with.

It’s just like the real thing with Manual, Aperture  and Shutter Priorities and of course all the usual controls which are explained below


Lighting is the single biggest determinant of how your  camera needs to be set. With only a few  exceptions, you can never have too much light.  Use this slider to experiment with different indoor and outdoor lighting  conditions.


Use this slider to simulate how close or far you are   in relation to the subject.

Focal length

Moving this slider is the same as zooming in and out with  your lens. A wide, zoomed out setting  creates the greatest depth of field (more things are in focus) while zooming in  creates a shallower depth-of-field (typically just the subject will be in  focus).


The exposure modes of an SLR let you control one setting  while the camera automatically adjusts the others. In Shutter Priority mode, you to set the  shutter speed while the camera sets the aperture/f-stop. In Aperture Priority  mode, you set the aperture/f-stop  while the camera sets the shutter speed.  Manual mode is fully manual—you’re on your own! Refer to the camera’s light meter to help get  the proper exposure. Although every  real SLR camera has a “fully automatic” mode, there is not one here—what’s the fun in that?


ISO refers to how sensitive the “film” will be to the  incoming light when the picture is snapped.  High ISO settings allow for faster shutter speeds in low light but  introduce grain into the image. Low ISO  settings produce the cleanest image but require lots of light. Generally, you will want to use the lowest ISO  setting that your lighting will allow.


Aperture, or f-stop, refers to how big the hole will be for  the light to pass through when the shutter is open and the picture is snapped. Lower f numbers correspond with larger holes. The important thing to remember is this: the higher  the f number, the more things in front of and behind the subject will be in  focus, but the more light you will need.  The lower the f number, the more things in front of and behind the  subject will be out of focus, and the less light you will need.

Shutter speed

Shutter speed is how long the shutter needs to be open,  allowing light into the camera, to properly expose the image. Fast shutter speeds allow you to “freeze” the  action in a photo, but require lots of light.  Slower shutter speeds allow for shooting with less light but can cause  motion blur in the image.

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Whilst here why not take  look at our Brand New Photography Store (available for USA, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Canada) and by the way have you tried our new Quiz?  The topic is Lenses and Exposures – it’s a bit of fun but you could learn something too ….

[You can support Jon Arnold’s magnificent efforts by purchasing the simulator for your PC at CameraSim. Ideal if you want to teach the kids or practice yourself]

Free Resource of Information for Photographers

August 16, 2013 Posted by whichcanoncamera

CheatSheetsSince we published our Cheat Sheet last week we have had a massive number of downloads from around the Globe – in fact 111 different countries.  It is clear that photographers of all abilities are hungry to increase their understanding of the many different facets of this wonderful hobby, that many turn into a lucrative profession.Earlier this week we introduced a quiz which has again thrown up that many newbies are shaky on some of the things which seasoned photographers treat as basic.  More subject specific Cheat Sheets are in the making but I wanted to bring your attention to a great free resource of information that I stumbled upon last year and have been captivated by – Pinterest.

Pinterest is a social media community that centres itself on all things visual…. mainly photographs but video and what has fascinated me “Infographics” just like our Cheat Sheet.  The wealth and breadth of information within this community is vast and one of the top 5 subjects followed by group members is photography.  Aside from being a goldmine of useful information on the subject there are “boards” (the term used for your various collections of images), displaying a huge array of photographs of all manner of subjects.

Since the community is about images it is in my opinion the best social media community for photographers.  Facebook might be big but Pinterest is hot on its heals…not my words but Forbes.  In late 2012 it was estimated that unique monthly visitors already topped 25 million which is not bad in just two years.Screen Shot of Pinterest Board

The above are a few samples from one of my own boards entitled “Photography – Tips and Tricks & Useful Things”.   I have amassed over 300 different “Pins” on everything from Portrait Photography, How to Shoot like a Pro, Photoshop Tips…..the list is exhaustive.  With Infographics such as Cheat Sheets the information is visible on the board with other “pins” a simple click on the image will take you to the original source e.g magazine article.  One of the basic concepts of the community is “sharing” and if you you see something that appeals to you within the community or on the web you can add it to you own subject specific board.

pinterestI think you now have a taste for how exciting Pinterest is, so why not have a look and get involved … it’s free as is the wealth of information that you will have access to.  If you follow this link it will take you to the site where sign up is very simple.  If you do get involved  please “follow me”  when you will be the first to learn of interesting articles that I uncover.  See you on the other side.

Whilst here why not take  look at our Brand New Photography Store and by the way have you tried our new Quiz?  The topic is Lenses and Exposure  – it’s a bit of fun but you could learn something too ….


Canon Rebel T5i – available for immediate shipping

April 18, 2013 Posted by whichcanoncamera

Canon Rebel T5i Canon 700DThe new Canon Rebel T5i , in Europe the Canon 700D, aimed at the enthusiast photographer is available ahead of the previously forecast 30 April release.   This new model has all the features of the Canon Rebel T4i with a few extras… a 360 degree rotating Mode Dial, a series of Creative Filters that can be used when shooting in Live View and an Improved Casing to give the camera a more upmarket look.

We have a new Canon Rebel SL1 due for imminent release too.    If that isn’t enough rumors abound about a the announcement later this month of a new Canon 70D and the long awaited Canon 7D Mark II – see Blog Post.

If you fancy being one of the first to get your hands on a new Canon Rebel T5i grab a great deal -these two leading US online retailers quote top prices.

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If you are in the UK wanting a Canon 700D you’ll find it hard to beat Wex Photographic where you can currently land a £50 CASHBACK plus a FREE bag

Canon 6D released in Japan?

November 17, 2012 Posted by stewart-wcc

Guess to learn on Thursday from Canon Europe that the 6d has been released there, if only in small numbers, comes as no surprise as that’s HQ. However, surprised that one major Japnese retailer Yodobashi only has it on preorder. Canon Europe said that we should expect release elsewhere in December which is no real surprise.

You Found Us!

November 2, 2012 Posted by stewart-wcc

You managed to find us through all 56,300,000 entries that appear in Google when you type in “Which Canon Camera”. Yes, it’s a maze of entries so recognizing that fact, on this site we publish the facts about the current range of DSLR cameras from Canon so that you can compare them side by side. We aim to bring you news too of the latest DSLR camera releases from Canon.

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