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These features only exist in outdated versions of Minecraft.
[edit]Camera
Camera.png
Blocks Disc
Type

Removed

Durability

N/A

Renewable

No

Stackable

Yes (64)

Network ID

456

Savegame ID

TripodCamera

First appearance

Pocket Edition Alpha 0.1.0

Data value

dec: 456 hex: 1C8 bin: 111001000

The camera is an item and an entity in Minecraft: Pocket Edition. The textures of this item can be found by going into the files of the game.

As of version 0.3.0 (possibly earlier), the camera is a functional object in-game, obtainable only through inventory-editing. However, both its texture and operation are slightly bugged.

In 0.9.0, the camera entity was removed, however Tomasso 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.[1]

Usage[edit]

To use a camera, equip it to 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're 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.

The location of taken pictures depends on the device, either Android or iOS.

  • Android: /sdcard/games/com.mojang/
  • iOS: /var/mobile/Applications/Minecraft PE/Library/Caches/Screenshots/

Future[edit]

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.[2] In the BlockTalk Q&A, the camera was briefly mentioned as part of a broader "sharing" theme planned for MCPE in the future.[3] In 0.9.0, the camera entity was removed, however, Tomasso said that he thinks it will be back "when have shaders, sharing and redstone".

History[edit]

Pocket Edition Alpha
0.1.0 The camera was first found in the Pocket Edition apk file.[4][5]
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.
0.9.0 build 1 The camera entity was removed.

Trivia[edit]

  • The camera seems to be based on the large format camera.[6]
  • Previously thought to be a block, the camera is actually an entity.
  • When placed, the camera can be "hit" (damaged) only once, but when you do so it will receive knockback and play the standard player "ooh" sound.
  • The Camera item and the tripod part of the camera originally had correct textures, but were removed as of version 0.2.0
  • It is possible to take a picture of the menu screen by going back to the menu before the camera disappears.
  • In update 0.5.0, the camera can be placed, but is invisible and sometimes still makes the "ooh" sound. It is unknown if this is intentional.
  • 0.7.0 added the "F1" feature (Hide GUI) making the camera obsolete for iOS unless they add something unique to the camera.
  • When placed, the camera acts similar to TNT (without the explosion, or sound), as it emits dark smoke for 5 seconds, then releases white smoke.
  • As of 0.8.0, the camera looks like an egg in the player's inventory.
  • It's still possible to take a picture with a camera, with 9.0 you can see shadows under the camera entity, holding on it it will smoke and take a picture, in android the pictures will go in your files and with IOS you can use Ifile.

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