This feature is not on a current W3C standards track, but it is supported on the Firefox OS platform. Although implementations may change in the future and it is not supported widely across browsers, it is suitable for use in code dedicated to Firefox OS apps.

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


This method is used to get an Array of identifiers of all the cameras available on the device.


var cameras = navigator.mozCameras.getListOfCameras();

Return value

an Array of identifiers of all cameras available


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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