The Camera is a Pocket Edition exclusive item and entity. The Camera had many bugs and could not be obtained in-game without inventory editing. It was removed in 0.9 but re-added in 0.14 with a different ID.
Obtaining[edit | edit source]
Usage[edit | edit source]
There are two ways to use a camera. First, equip it in your hand, then look in the direction you want the picture to be taken. Long-press the screen, and you will get a notification in the chat if successful. Second, place the camera and long-press it. The camera will face towards you, start blinking white faster and faster, then take a picture and drop into item form again with a smoke particle. Cameras have infinite uses.
The location of taken pictures depends on the device, either Android or iOS.
History[edit | edit source]
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.1.0||The camera was first found in the Pocket Edition .apk file.|
|May 17, 2012||The item ID for the camera (456) was discovered and the object was seen in-game by players for the first time.|
|0.2.0||Original camera tripod texture removed.|
|0.5.0||The camera is now invisible and makes the standard player damage sound.|
|0.7.0||Added the "F1" feature (Hide GUI) making the camera obsolete.|
|0.8.0||Camera looks like an egg in player's inventory.|
|0.9.0||build 1||The camera entity was removed. Tomasso 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."|
|Upcoming Pocket Edition|
|0.14.0||build 1||Re-added camera. It is currently unobtainable in-game.|
Future[edit | edit source]
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 MCPE in the future.
The camera was later stated to be potentially returning to be able to share photos from a potential Oculus Rift MCPE version.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- When placed, the camera can be attacked once, although in doing so the player will receive knockback and the camera will play the standard player damage sound.
- It is possible to take a picture of the menu screen by going back to the menu before the camera disappears.
Issues[edit | edit source]
Issues relating to “Camera” are maintained on the issue tracker. Report issues there.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
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