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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]

The camera in 0.14[upcoming] can only be obtained from inventory editing[Verify], either manually editing the inventory or using the tool PocketInvEditor.

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.

  • Android: /sdcard/games/com.mojang/minecraftWorlds/<worldDirectory>/screenshots/
  • iOS: /var/mobile/Applications/Minecraft PE/Library/Caches/Screenshots/

History[edit | edit source]

Pocket Edition Alpha
0.1.0 The camera was first found in the Pocket Edition .apk file.[1][2]
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."[3]
Upcoming Pocket Edition
0.14.0 build 1 Re-added camera. It is currently unobtainable in-game.
Updated texture.

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.[4] In the BlockTalk Q&A, the camera was briefly mentioned as part of a broader "sharing" theme planned for MCPE in the future.[5]

The camera was later stated to be potentially returning to be able to share photos from a potential Oculus Rift MCPE version.[6]

The camera is touted as a feature in the upcoming Education edition.[7] It was later readded to Pocket Edition in 0.14.[upcoming]

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.

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