|This feature is exclusive to Education Edition and Bedrock Edition.|
|Catches fire from lava||
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While cameras exist in Bedrock Edition, they have no purpose and can be obtained only via inventory editing.
In the Education Edition, 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 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.
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.1.0||The camera was first 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 want the picture to be taken. Long-press the screen, and a camera will drop 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 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||?||The camera now looks like an egg in the 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 accessible only with inventory editors.|
|0.14.2||The camera item ID changed to 498, but it cannot be used at the moment. The entity can 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.|
|0.16.0||build 1||Camera now has a block form in inventory but still spawns the entity. However, the block can be placed 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 is removed.|
|build 4||Camera item form is removed, and the camera can no longer be obtained or placed using any command.|
|1.8.0||beta 184.108.40.206||Reimplemented. The entity can be spawned with a spawn egg with damage value 258.|
|1.12.0||beta 220.127.116.11||The camera can now be obtained with the |
|Upcoming Bedrock Edition|
|1.13.0||beta 18.104.22.168||The camera can no longer be obtained with the |
|Added functionality. Screenshots took by camera can now be saved into the |
|Camera now as part of 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.
- Cameras take damage like other mobs, because they are entities. They are affected by knockback.
- A camera can be "killed" from falling damage. Because it is an entity, it displays a smoke particles after falling from a lethal height.
A row of cameras, as seen in Pocket Edition 0.3.0.
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 22.214.171.124.
- Reddit - Found image file for camera in Minecraft Portable Edition Demo APK file.