The Codac R9000 is a camera used to take pictures of landmarks in Fallout: New Vegas. It behaves similarly to a firearm, and causes nearby non-player characters to react as though they had been fired at with a weapon when used.
This weapon has an abnormally high AP cost, at about 1000 AP.
Equipping the camera holsters it as if it were a usable weapon. In third person mode, the camera will clip into the Courier's leg slightly.
Its recoil and reload animations are similar that of the N99 10mm pistol.
The Codac R9000 actually fires invisible projectiles that deal no damage and will not anger the person "shot". This can be seen by firing it at water, where it would cause ripples. Companions will still remark on how the player is "wasting ammunition".
If on the Strip and taking a picture around securitrons, they will not become hostile, but will note that the camera use is disturbing the peace on the strip.
pcps3xbox360 The camera is a quest item and because of this it cannot be discarded when the quest is completed, and unfortunately due to a bug it is not removed when the quest is turned in either. [verified]
On the PC, it can be removed from the inventory by using the console command SetQuestObject 0011a208 0. If the first command doesn't work, you can use player.RemoveItem 0011a208 1.
pc This item may cause the Dead Money DLC to crash at the beginning, due to the script removing all items from the player inventory. Due to the camera being marked as a quest item, it cannot be removed by the script and may cause a crash. Running the above console command to revert its quest item status fixed it. [verified]