Ionic-native Cannot find module "ionic-native"

Hi guys

I’ve been trying a lot of thing to get the native camera to work.
I am following the a Udemy tutorial by maximilian. he uses “import { Camera } from ‘ionic-native’;” to import the camera functionality.
However when I follow his steps, I get a runtime error saying “Cannot find module “ionic-native””.

I have tried “import { Camera } from ‘@ionic-native/camera’;” as stated in the docs.
However then I get an error in VS Code stating “[ts] Property ‘getPicture’ does not exist on type ‘typeof Camera’.”.

Any ideas what I might be doing wrong?

Seems the Udemy tutorial is outdated.

This is code for Ionic Native 2.x.

This is code for Ionic Native 3.x.

You have to decide which one to use.

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Hi @kimdt27

For using camera in your application please use below mention code:
And I am guessing this two module install by you

$ ionic plugin add cordova-plugin-camera
$ npm install --save @ionic-native/camera
import { Component } from '@angular/core';
import { NavController} from 'ionic-angular';
import { Camera } from '@ionic-native/camera';
  selector: 'page-home',
  templateUrl: 'home.html',
    providers: [[Camera]]
export class HomePage {
  constructor(public navCtrl: NavController,private camera: Camera) { 
    public takePicture(){
      this.options = {
        quality: 100,
        saveToPhotoAlbum: true,
        correctOrientation: true,
        }).then((path) => {


Hope this will solve your issue.

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Thanks a lot, that did the trick!

Okay. Yes, it seems like the tutorial is outdated.
Thanks for your input, I will continue working in 3.x

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