dec: 498 hex: 1F2 bin: 111110010
The camera is an entity and item that is capable of capturing and storing images.
Obtaining[edit | edit source]
The camera cannot be obtained by crafting or through the creative inventory; it can only be obtained by editing the inventory with third party applications.
Usage[edit | edit source]
The item itself currently doesn't do anything, instead of spawning a camera. They can only be spawned with spawn eggs and the "Take Picture" button doesn't do anything.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The camera's texture underneath is rotated incorrectly.
- Cameras take damage like other mobs, because they are entities. They are affected by knockback.
- You can kill a camera by placing it at a lethal height. Since it is an entity, it will fall and display a death animation.
- It is possible to spawn cameras by using an inventory editor to acquire a Spawn Egg with a damage value of 62.
History[edit | edit source]
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.1.0||The camera was first found in the Pocket Edition .apk file. To use a camera, equip it in your hand, then look in the direction you want the picture to be taken. Long-press the screen, and a camera will drop to the ground where you 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 afterwards. Cameras have infinite uses.|
|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. 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."|
|0.14.0||build 1||Re-added camera. It is currently unobtainable in-game.|
|0.14.2||The camera item ID changed to 498, but it cannot be used at the moment. But the entity can be spawned with a spawn egg with data value 62.|
|According to the language files of MCPE, 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.|
|0.15.0||build 1||The previous empty label mentioned above now displays the words "Take Picture".|
|The health of the camera entity is now 2 () instead 4 ().|
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.
Issues[edit | edit source]
Issues relating to “Camera” are maintained on the issue tracker. Report issues there.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Reddit - Found image file for camera in Minecraft Portable Edition Demo APK file.