Originally the camera icon was used for a file of transfered media from a camera to a PC.
Used in Windows XP.
Used in Windows Vista and 7.
Since phones and other devices like PCs had cameras, the camera became an app for taking photos.
Used in Windows Phone 7.
Used in Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.
Used in Windows 8.1.
Used in Windows 10.
Used in Windows 10 Mobile.
This logo was originally designed for Windows 10X, but was only used on Windows 10 and 11.
Accessory Center | Alarms & Clock | App Installer | Calculator | Calendar | Camera | Clipchamp | Console | Defender | Device Manager | Disk Clean-up | Drive Optimizer | DVD Player1 | Event Viewer | Feedback Hub | File Explorer (3D Objects | Desktop | Documents | Downloads | Favorites | Folder | Links | Music | Network | Pictures | Program | Recycle Bin | Saved Games | Searches | This PC | User's files | Videos) | Fresh Paint | Get Help | Get Started | Installer | Magnifier | Mail | Management Console | Maps | Media Player | Messaging | Mobile Plans | Mobility Center | Money | Movies & TV | Narrator | Notepad | Paint | Paint 3D | PC Health Check | People | Phone Link | Photos (Video Editor) | Power Automate | PowerShell (ISE) | Print 3D | PowerToys | Quick Assist | Registry | Remote Desktop | Security and Maintenance | Settings | Snipping Tool (Snip & Sketch) | Solitaire Collection | Speech Recognition | Sports | Start | Sticky Notes | Store | System Restore | Task Manager | Terminal | Tips | Tools | Update | Voice Recorder | Weather | Windows Subsystem for Linux (Android) | Whiteboard | Xbox | Xbox Game Bar
1 Spun off into a Microsoft Store app