React Native Camera

A Camera component for React Native. Also supports barcode scanning!
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The comprehensive camera module for React Native.


  • photographs.
  • videos
  • face detection (Android & iOS only)
  • barcode scanning
  • text recognition (optional installation for iOS using CocoaPods)

Example import

import { RNCamera, FaceDetector } from 'react-native-camera';

How to use master branch?

We recommend using the releases from npm, however if you need some features that are not published on npm yet you can install react-native-camera from git.

yarn: yarn add [email protected]+https://[email protected]/react-native-community/react-native-camera.git

npm: npm install --save [email protected]+https://[email protected]/react-native-community/react-native-camera.git


  • Pull Requests are welcome, if you open a pull request we will do our best to get to it in a timely manner
  • Pull Request Reviews are even more welcome! we need help testing, reviewing, and updating open PRs
  • If you are interested in contributing more actively, please contact me (same username on Twitter, Facebook, etc.) Thanks!
  • We are now on Open Collective! Contributions are appreciated and will be used to fund core contributors. more details
  • If you want to help us coding, join Expo slack, so we can chat over there. (#react-native-camera)

To use the camera,

  1. On Android you must ask for camera permission:
  <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.CAMERA" />

To enable video recording feature you have to add the following code to the AndroidManifest.xml:

  <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.RECORD_AUDIO"/>
  <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE" />
  <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE" />


  1. On iOS, you must update Info.plist with a usage description for camera
<string>Your own description of the purpose</string>

For more information on installation, please refer to installation requirements.

For general introduction, please take a look into this RNCamera.

Security contact information

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Tidelift security contact.

Tidelift will coordinate the fix and disclosure.

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