|This feature is exclusive to Education Edition and Bedrock Edition.|
|Catches fire from lava?||
From block loot
Using a camera from one's inventory captures a first-person screenshot. It may also be placed, creating a camera entity that can track the user, and take pictures from the camera's perspective. Photos that are taken with the camera appear in the portfolio.
Close-up snapshots of an item on the ground can be taken by holding the Shift key while right-clicking.
|Camera||Namespaced ID||Numeric ID||Translation key|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.1.0||The camera can be found in the Pocket Edition.apk file.|
|To use a camera, equip it in the player's hand, then look in the direction the player wants the picture to be taken. Long-press the screen, and a camera drops to the ground where the player 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 afterward.|
|Cameras have infinite uses.|
|May 17, 2012||The item ID for the camera (456) has been discovered and the object can now be seen in-game by players for the first time.|
|0.2.0||Original camera tripod texture has been 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), which has now made the camera obsolete.|
|0.8.0||?||The camera now looks like an egg in the player's inventory.|
|0.9.0||build 1||The camera entity has been 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 the camera. It is accessible only with inventory editors.|
|The texture of the camera has been changed.|
|In this version, if the player spawns a camera, leaves the world and joins back, it summons lightning.|
|0.14.2||The camera item ID has been changed to 498, but it cannot be used at the moment. The entity can now be spawned with a spawn egg with a damage value of 62.|
|According to the language files of the game, 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.|
|The camera no longer summons lightning.|
|0.16.0||build 1||Camera now has a block form in inventory, but still spawns the entity. However, the block can be placed only with commands and editing.|
|"Take picture" button works now, but no image files are created.|
|The oldest ID for camera (456) now refers to portfolio.|
|build 2||Camera now has an item form and the block has been removed. However, it is still obtainable in servers.|
|Portfolio, which works together with the camera to create collections of pictures, has been removed.|
|build 4||Camera item form has been removed, and the camera can no longer be obtained or placed using any command.|
|1.8.0||beta 188.8.131.52||The camera has been reimplemented.|
|The camera entity can now be spawned with a spawn egg with damage value 258.|
|1.12.0||beta 184.108.40.206||The camera can now be obtained with the |
|1.13.0||beta 220.127.116.11||The camera can no longer be obtained with the |
|Added functionality to camera. Screenshots that are taken by the camera can now be saved into the |
|Camera are now a part of the Education Edition toggle.|
|Cameras no longer have a death animation when killed by the player and instead, instantly emit smoke particles.|
|1.0||Added cameras along with the portfolio.|
|1.4.0||Cameras no longer have a death animation when killed by the player and instead instantly emit smoke particles.|
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 Bedrock Edition in the future. It later got implemented into Education Edition, using the camera to make screenshots and share them in a special book.
- The camera's texture underneath is rotated incorrectly.
- The camera block breaks instantly.
- The camera block doesn’t suffocate and is not transparent.
A row of cameras, as seen in Pocket Edition 0.3.0.
Example image taken by the camera entity.
What the camera looked like before Pocket Edition 0.2.0.
What the camera looked like before Pocket Edition 0.9.0.
Current texture file found in Bedrock Edition.
A camera falling from a tree. This shows that cameras are entities.
An example of the screenshot took by a camera in beta 18.104.22.168.
- Reddit - Found image file for camera in Minecraft Portable Edition Demo APK file.