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Not to be confused with Snapshot.
For the video camera introduced in The Sims 3: Generations, see Video camera.
See also: Game camera

Cameras are objects included in The Sims 2: University, The Sims 3 World Adventures, The Sims 3: Island Paradise, The Sims 4, The Sims 4: Get to Work, The Sims 4: Get Famous and The Sims 4: Island Living. Sims can use them to take photos, similar to snapshots the player can take, and they are typically associated with a photography skill.

The Sims 2: UniversityEdit

The Luminous Pro Antique Camera is unlocked as a career reward for the artist career. Unlike later games, it is associated with the creativity skill instead of a unique photography skill.

The Sims 3Edit

Sims cannot practice photography without a camera, like taking classes, because there isn't a rabbit hole to provide the skill. The skill is later re-introduced in University Life with the smartphones. Using a camera presents the player with a first-person view, the second instance of which in any The Sims game.[1]

The Sims 3: World AdventuresEdit

Regular cameras can be bought at the general store in the markets of Al Simhara, Champs Les Sims, and Shang Simla. Different adventure destination has different available camera types. They may also be sold at the consignment store in The Sims 3: Ambitions. Cameras are accessible in buy mode under buydebug category, using testing cheats. Pre-made foreign Sims of World Adventures have cameras in their inventory as well.

SnapTastic Flimsy-CamEdit

SnapTastic Flimsy-Cam
SnapTastic Flimsy-Cam
This super-affordable camera is super-basic. Even though it is barely more functional than your cellphone you'll actually learn photography with this object.
Game The Sims 3 World Adventures
Buyability Community lot
Price in game §250
Object type(s) Skill
Size 1x1

The SnapTastic Flimsy-Cam looks like a cheap disposable camera. It takes the worst quality photos of the three available cameras. Sims can use the SnapTastic to take small portrait sized photographs, but nothing bigger until they hit level 10 of the photography skill; then they can also take panorama sized photos with this camera. This camera has two recolorable channels and appears to feature a llama on the front, possibly a llama wearing boxing gloves. The SnapTastic could also be modeled on a toy camera to some degree, and intended for child Sims.

Sims can purchase this camera in Shang Simla, Champs Les Sims, and Al Simhara.

ChannonTec Outlaw SEEdit

ChannonTec Outlaw SE
ChannonTec Outlaw SE
The Outlaw has been the workhorse of the photography world for years. Its great image quality, diehard durability, and reasonable price has kept it in the hands of photographers despite recent improvements to higher priced models.
Game The Sims 3 World Adventures
Buyability Community lot
Price in game §850
Object type(s) Skill
Size 1x1

The ChannonTec Outlaw SE looks like a mid-range compact digital camera (or point and shoot), similar to a Canon Powershot SX130 IS or G12. It takes good photos, but not perfect ones. Sims can use the Outlaw SE to take small portrait and medium landscape sized photograph, but nothing bigger until they hit level 10 of the photography skill; then they can also take panorama sized photos with this camera. This camera has three recolorable channels. For the most part this camera works out most economical to operate, so Sims studying photography should probably start out with this and not the SnapTastic. 'Channon' is a play on the "Canon" camera company, with 'Outlaw' being a reference to their "Rebel" line of cameras.

Sims can only purchase this camera in Al Simhara. This is also the camera that players will find in foreign Sims' inventories.

If both World Adventures and University Life are installed, a ChannonTec Outlaw SE will be placed in every Sim's inventory.

Hikon QX40di GladiatorEdit

Hikon QX40di Gladiator
Hikon QX40di Gladiator
More than you ever thought you needed in a camera, the QX40di will open up whole new panoramas of photographic excellence. You don't know you need it, but it knows you do. Trust in the amazing AI built into every Gladiator model.
Game The Sims 3 World Adventures
Buyability Community lot
Price in game §3,250
Object type(s) Skill
Size 1x1

The Hikon QX40di Gladiator is a digital single-lens reflex camera, similar to a Nikon D5000 or Nikon D7000. It is the most fully-featured camera in the game. Sims can use the Gladiator to take all available sizes of photographs that their skill level permits. This camera has three recolorable channels for the body, the flash, and the lens. This camera is expensive to run, so best for Sims seeking to really excel in photography, otherwise it may not be profitable. 'Hikon' is a play on the "Nikon" camera company.

Sims can only purchase this camera in Al Simhara.

The Sims 3: Island ParadiseEdit

Underwater CameraEdit

Underwater Camera
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Unlike most electronics, this camera works better underwater. Use this to take photos of the deep sea life in your underwater adventures!
Game The Sims 3: Island Paradise
Buyability Buy mode
Price in game §950
Size 1x1
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The Sims 4Edit

Cameras used to be exclusive to The Sims 4: Get to Work, but they were added to the base game in patch 57. Three cameras are available from build mode. Sims can also use their phones to take pictures.

Cameras in The Sims 4 have a lot more features than in previous series. Cameras can be used to take pictures and selfies, alone or with other Sims. Taking photos has a new interactive interface in which players can give their photos various filters and tones. Players can also change the camera photo size as well as orientation between landscape and portrait. When taking a selfie, the player is able to rotate the Sims to adjust the background used in the portrait.

Camera studios occupy a large amount of space, but provides a backdrop and good lighting to allow for higher quality photos.

List of camerasEdit

Barely Better Digital CameraEdit

Barely Better Digital Camera
Barely Better Digital Camera
Due to its cheap price, this camera is often purchased as a gift for fledgling photographers: however, with picture quality only a smidge better than what a standard smartphone is equipped with. this camera generally ends up as a paperweight. Mostly bought by out of touch family members who are too cheap to go for even middle of the line stuff.
Game The Sims 4
Buyability Build mode
Price in game §85
Object type(s) Skill
Size 1x1

Appreciably Average Digital CameraEdit

Appreciably Average Digital Camera
Appreciably Average Digital Camera
Does your baby or dog pose so adorably that you simply much capture every single moment? Is your phone so overloaded with baby and dog pics that you don't have space for apps? Pick up the Appreciably Average Digital Camera and free yourself to take as many pictures of your baby riding your dog like a cowboy as you could possibly want!
Game The Sims 4
Buyability Build mode
Price in game §670
Object type(s) Skill
Size 1x1

Crystal Clear Digital CameraEdit

Crystal Clear Digital Camera
Crystal Clear Digital Camera
Made for the true perfectionist, the Crystal Clear Digital Camera is the most accurate photo taking device on the market today. Capturing over a gajillion pixels per photo. viewers will be able to see every tiny detail of every photo taken. Just don't expect to take many photos. That kind of quality comes with a price, and the price is that this camera can only hold 10 pictures at a time.
Game The Sims 4
Buyability Build mode
Price in game §2,015
Object type(s) Skill
Size 1x1

In a Flash Photo StudioEdit

In a Flash Photo Studio
In a Flash Photo Studio
Perfect for the budding photography enthusiast! Earn Sinioleons and redefine art with the In a Flash Photo Studio. Whether you're taking pictures of friends and family in your home or opening a Photo Gallery, this all-in-one Studio setup has everything you need to get started.
Game The Sims 4: Get to Work
Buyability Build mode
Price in game §800
Object type(s) Skill
Size 7x5

Budget Stationary CameraEdit

Budget Stationary Camera
Budget Stationary Camera
If Daytime TV actors use this camera, then it's good enough for you.
Game The Sims 4: Get Famous
Buyability Build mode
Price in game §500
Object type(s) Fun
Size 1x1

Sims can use this camera, but it doesn't raise the photography skill or take photos/videos.

Makin' Movies Stationary CameraEdit

Makin' Movies Stationary Camera
Makin' Movies Stationary Camera
This camera my not move around like the Makin' Movies Dolly Camera, but it doesn't stop the magic from happening. Whether you want to be in front of the camera or behind it this Makin' Movies Stationary Camera will help set the stage for any home made movie sets.
Game The Sims 4: Get Famous
Buyability Build mode
Price in game §1,800
Object type(s) Fun
Size 1x1

Sims can use this camera, but it doesn't raise the photography skill or take photos/videos.

Makin' Movies Dolly CameraEdit

Makin' Movies Dolly Camera
Makin' Movies Dolly Camera
This camera takes the work out of working. The Makin' Movies Dolly Camera moves along a track to find the most interesting angles that the eye could never get.
Game The Sims 4: Get Famous
Buyability Build mode
Price in game §3,000
Object type(s) Fun
Size 3x12

Sims can use this camera, but it doesn't raise the photography skill or take photos/videos.

"Can You See Me Now?" CameraEdit

"Can You See Me Now?" Camera
Can You See Me Now Camera
Features include:

Spy-like Camera Action
Zoom-Totally-In Technology for crisp images
Patented Waterproof Technology - Perfect for Monsoon season!

Batteries not included, charger maybe included.
Game The Sims 4: Island Living
Buyability Limited
Price in game §2,300
Object type(s) Skill
Size 1x1

This camera is unlocked in the conservationist career at level 10, while in the Environmental Manager branch.

GalleryEdit

NotesEdit

  1. The first instance was in The Sims for console, in which using the "FISH EYE" cheat will display the game in first-person view.
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