Magical Camera (3.5e Equipment)
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This small handheld box shaped device has a lens on front and buttons on top, with latches on either side. By holding it up and pressing the button as a move action, one can take a snapshot of what is immediately in the camera's view. It displays the image on its backside, and may be reviewed for removal or kept, or set to automatically keep all images. A stock of small notecard sized paper inside the side compartment is shifted over by mechanical trigger, and the camera prints the captured image onto the paper. A camera can hold a stock of up to 25 sheets at a time.
With an additional 375 gold, a camera can obtain a "flash" worth 50 uses. It is effectively a special form of a Wand of Light, but the casting is a swift action, and only lasts for 1 round.
- Faint illusion; CL 1st, Price 900 gp, flash price 375 gp.
- Prereqs: Craft Wondrous Item, Silent Image, Amanuensis (Spell Compendium)
- The "flash" requires: Craft Wand, Light
- Cost to Create: 450gp, 36 XP, 1 Days
- Cost to Create Flash: 188gp, 15 XP, 1 Days, 0 if made with camera creation.