Camera is an item used for taking photos.

Obtaining Edit

Camera can be crafted using the Worktable after the player purchased the book at Harbor Trade Station:

Item Tab Materials

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Also obtainable from Merlin after having an experimental date with her during Mission: News Camera for Mei. Completing that mission is how the player becomes able to take posed photographs during the game.


Taking photosEdit

The Camera can be used to take Photos of the player, other characters, creatures, locations, and whatever else they wish. It can be accessed to take photos by clicking on the "Take Photo" icon on the Album page, or by pressing Z (default key). One photo is automatically taken during cutscenes, though the timing may not be the most opportune or aesthetically pleasing (a well-timed screenshot likely results in a better picture). The camera automatically opens in selfie-mode with the player in the middle of the frame. To exit selfie-mode and take a photo without the player in the frame, press Z once the camera is open.

Note: Time is not paused while using the camera unless C (default key) is pressed; stopping time makes everyone and everything stop moving. Pressing C again resumes time.

The player can use the directional input buttons and move their camera angle (with their mouse/controller) to move the camera around the scene, and use the scrollbar/right stick(?) to zoom in and out. If the player is part of the scene, they can press left or right on the arrow keys/D-pad(?) to change their pose. More selfie poses can be unlocked with the Photographer Skill. Pressing Space (default key) will take a photo, which the player can choose to delete or save.

Photos can be accessed either in-game in the Album or on the user's computer. Photo filenames start with CCC, followed by the date.

  • On Windows, photos are located within the Portia folder automatically created in the default Documents folder.


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The Camera can be used to complete the following missions:

Mission: Photos of PortiaEdit

Mei wants pictures of the Portia Times to commemorate the new camera.

Mission: An Interview of GaleEdit

Mei wants to get pictures of Gale for her article on him.

Mission: An Interview with the Research CenterEdit

Mei wants to do an article on the Research Center.

Mission: An Interview with the Church of the LightEdit

Lee got jealous of the Research Center and wants an article about the Church of the Light.

Mission: Letter to the EditorEdit

Mei has been offered a job in Atara and Erwa wants to show her all that she would miss if she left Portia.

Gifting Edit

Data taken from game assets, game version 1.0. Listed values are without The Giver skill, which gives an extra 1-2 points.

Social gift Gifting
Prompt happy
Love +18 Mei

All other characters will default to Neutral (+1).

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