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

The CameraManager interface provides access to any cameras available on the device being used.


This interface doesn't implements, nor inherits any property.


Gets a camera instance based on its identifier.
Returns an Array of all camera identifiers available on the device.


Not part of any specification as yet; this will probably be replaced by WebRTC when it gains more widespread support on mobile devices.


Up until Firefox OS 1.4, The Camera API was a certified API, so not accessible to third party apps. From Firefox OS 2.0 onwards, the permission level has been downgraded to privileged, so it is now available for developers to use in their apps.

"permissions": {
  "camera": {
    "description": "Required for accessing cameras on the device."

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