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These features only exist in outdated versions of Minecraft.
Blocks Disc







Yes (64)

Network ID


Savegame ID


First appearance

Pocket Edition Alpha 0.1.0

Data value

dec: 456 hex: 1C8 bin: 111001000

The Camera was an item and an entity in Pocket Edition. The textures of this item can be found by going into the files of the game.


The camera could only be obtained from inventory editing. When in the inventory it used the icon of the 'blocks' music disc.


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/


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.[1] In the BlockTalk Q&A, the camera was briefly mentioned as part of a broader "sharing" theme planned for MCPE in the future.[2]


Pocket Edition Alpha
0.1.0 The camera was first found in the Pocket Edition apk file.[3][4]
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 textures removed.
0.5.0 The camera is now invisible and makes the 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."[5]


  • The camera seems to be based on the large format camera.[6]
  • When placed, the camera can be "hit" (damaged) only once, but when you do so it will receive knockback and 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 relating to "Camera" are maintained on the issue tracker. Report issues there.