|Catches fire from lava||
Using a camera from one's inventory captures a first-person screenshot. It may also be placed, creating a camera entity that can track the user, and take pictures from the camera's perspective. Photos that are taken with the camera appear in the portfolio.
Close-up snapshots of an item on the ground can be taken by holding the Shift key while right-clicking.
Photos that are taken with the camera block are stored in
|Camera||Resource location||Numeric ID||Form||Translation key|
|Camera||Resource location||Numeric ID||Translation key|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|v0.1.0||The camera can be found in the Pocket Edition.apk file.|
|To use a camera, equip it in the player's hand, then look in the direction the player wants the picture to be taken. Long-press the screen, and a camera drops to the ground where the player are standing. Step back, then press on the camera until it starts emitting smoke particles. The smoke means a picture has been taken, and the camera may disappear immediately afterward.|
|Cameras have infinite uses.|
|May 17, 2012||The item ID for the camera (456) has been discovered and the object can now be seen in-game by players for the first time.|
|v0.2.0||Original camera tripod texture has been removed.|
|v0.5.0||The camera is now invisible and makes the standard player damage sound.|
|v0.7.0||Added the "F1" feature (Hide GUI), which has now made the camera obsolete.|
|v0.8.0||build 2||The camera now looks like an egg in the player's inventory.|
|v0.9.0||build 1||The camera entity has been removed. Tommaso also stated: "It doesn't mean that it's dead forever, in fact I have a lot of ideas for it! I think it will be back when have shaders, sharing and redstone."|
|v0.14.0||build 1||Re-added the camera. It is accessible only with inventory editors.|
|The texture of the camera has been changed.|
|In this version, if the player spawns a camera, leaves the world and joins back, it summons lightning.|
|v0.14.2||The camera item ID has been changed to 498, but it cannot be used at the moment. The entity can now be spawned with a spawn egg with a damage value of 62.|
|According to the language files of the game, the empty label that shows up whenever hovering a finger to a camera would now say "Take Picture". However, the button doesn't do anything.|
|v0.15.0||build 1||The previous empty label on the camera mentioned above now displays the words "Take Picture".|
|The health of the camera entity is now 2 instead 4.|
|The camera no longer summons lightning.|
|v0.16.0||build 1||The camera now has a block form in inventory, but still spawns the entity. However, the block can be placed only with commands and editing.|
|"Take picture" button on the camera works now, but no image files are created.|
|The oldest ID for camera (456) now refers to portfolio.|
|build 2||The camera now has an item form and the block has been removed. However, it is still obtainable in servers.|
|Portfolio, which works together with the camera to create collections of pictures, has been removed.|
|build 4||Camera item form has been removed, and the camera can no longer be obtained or placed using any command.|
|1.8.0||beta 126.96.36.199||The camera has been reimplemented.|
|The camera entity can now be spawned with a spawn egg with damage value 258.|
|1.12.0||beta 188.8.131.52||The camera can now be obtained with the |
|1.13.0||beta 184.108.40.206||The camera can no longer be obtained with the |
|Functionality has been added to the camera. Screenshots that are taken by the camera can now be saved into the |
|Cameras are now a part of the Education Edition toggle as a hidden feature.|
|Cameras no longer have a death animation when killed by the player and instead, instantly emit smoke particles.|
|1.16.100||beta 220.127.116.11||The camera can now be obtained with the |
|beta 18.104.22.168||The camera can no longer be obtained with the |
|1.0||Added cameras along with the portfolio.|
|1.4.0||Cameras no longer have a death animation when killed by the player and instead instantly emit smoke particles.|
At the Minecraft Pocket Edition panel at MineCon 2012, as well as one of Jbernhardsson's livestreams, it was stated that future plans include trying to have a proper use for cameras, perhaps an easier way to take screenshots and share them with others. In the BlockTalk Q&A, the camera was briefly mentioned as part of a broader "sharing" theme planned for Bedrock Edition in the future. It later got implemented into Education Edition, using the camera to make screenshots and share them in a special book.
- A camera prevents a Book and Quill from working. Attempting to craft it or obtain it by commands gives a regular book instead, due to non-implementation of photo attaching to written books.
- The camera can take a screenshot, which appears a bit smaller with a thick paper outline having cuts on its edges, making it look like an old photograph.
- This feature is hidden from the creative inventory and from the /give command item menu.
A row of cameras, as seen in v0.3.0.
Example image taken by the camera entity.
Current texture file found in Bedrock Edition.
A camera falling from a tree. This shows that cameras are entities.
An example of the screenshot took by a camera in beta 22.214.171.124.
- Reddit - Found image file for camera in Minecraft Portable Edition Demo APK file.