Please note: While this game / app will look and feel just like it looks and seems on the same system we reviewed it on. If you choose to play it on another system (if available) which might make it a significantly different experience in both looks and gameplay.
Age Rating: 12+
Review System: Oculus Rift CV1
Price at Time Of Review: Free
Comfort Rating: Green
Size: 349.02 MB
Controller System: Gamepad
Best Playing Position: Sitting
Multi Player: No
Camera Simulator by Canon Labs (Oculus Rift)
Intro: Capture high-quality photos in a stunning virtual environment using authentic Canon cameras and lenses. Adjust manual settings like a pro to take the perfect picture. Choose from a combination of three cameras and lenses, each with their own specifications and features. Teleport to multiple vantage points and frame your perfect shot by leaning, ducking, and adjusting the zoom level of your camera. Stretch your creativity by adjusting the three corners of the exposure triangle; ISO, Shutter Speed and Aperture. View your photos in full resolution on your desktop with the properly simulated exposure, motion blur, and depth of field.
Review: Have you ever wondered what it is like to take photos with a camera that probably costs more than your family car? This app gives you the chance to do just that. Featuring 3 areas (only one at the moment, but more to come very soon), 3 very expensive cameras: The Canon EOS-1D X, Canon EOS 5D Mark III and the Canon EOS 70D. Plus there is also 3 lenses to try out: The 50mm f/1.4 USM, the 24-105mm f/4L IS and the 70 – 200mm f/2.8L. You can use any combination of these and then test your skills out in the virtual environment.
Out in the VR test world, it looks amazing to be fair to it and there are several teleport places to choose from which nicely removes any chance of suffering VR sickness. Obviously, I can’t tell just how realistic the results are for each camera and lens because I am not a professional photographer. But it looks pretty good and is quite fun to play around with.
Verdict: While it might not really give you a taste of what these cameras (and their problems) are like in the real world it does give you a sense / a change to test they out. These are not your normal camera, they are super expensive professional ones that cost a lot of money, so any chance of testing them out and their lens accessories is more than welcome. Besides, sometimes it is just fun to take pictures and look at the results, even if they are all virtual.