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This feature is non-standard and is not on a standards track. Do not use it on production sites facing the Web: it will not work for every user. There may also be large incompatibilities between implementations and the behavior may change in the future.

This API is available on Firefox OS for certified applications only.


The flashMode property value is a string that defines how the flash, if any, is to be used. When set, its new value must be chosen from the list of options specified by  CameraCapabilities.flashModes.


var flash = instanceOfCameraControl.flashMode


Return a string representing the current flash mode. The default value is auto if the device has a flash, none otherwise.


var options = {
  camera: navigator.mozCameras.getListOfCameras()[0]
function onSuccess( camera ) {
  var capabilities = camera.capabilities;

  if (capablities.flashModes.indexOf('off') > -1) {
    camera.flashMode = 'off';

navigator.mozCameras.getCamera(options, onSuccess)


Not part of any specification; however, this API should be removed when the WebRTC Capture and Stream API has been implemented.

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