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Small Camera Small Camera
Small Camera.jpg
Tier Small
Group Module
Type Widget
Recipe EXO Chip x1
Unlock Cost 2,500 Bytes

The Small Camera is a widget in Astroneer. It is a useful tool for taking polaroid-sized images that the player can clip and share with friends.


Output Input Module
Small Camera EXO Chip Backpack


The Small Camera is used to take pictures of anything the player wants to remember. To do so, the player may either slot the camera or place it directly on the ground, offering different functionality.

The camera also offers 3 filters to help make your picture look better, which can easily be changed by clicking the arrows on either side of a picture you've taken, which include:

  • Normal
  • Black and white
  • Blue

When placed directly on the ground, the small camera will begin a short 5-second countdown before snapping a pic, allowing the player to get into position, such as performing some emotes with other players.

When the small camera is placed onto any attachment slot, activating it, either directly with F or context keys (C or V by default) if placed in a backpack widget slot, will instantly take the picture. This is good for catching action shots if placed on one of the reactive slots on platforms such as the XL Sensor Arch, or for taking scenic images using a Tall Platform.


  • The Small Camera will take images depending on the angle of the camera, so when it is placed on the backpack and not in a widget slot, the image will have the backpack and the scene behind at an angle.
  • Images cannot be saved directly, and players must use their platform's screenshot feature to save the images taken.