PlayStation Camera

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PlayStation Camera
PS4-Camera.JPG
Developer Sony Computer Entertainment
Product family PlayStation
Type Gaming Webcam
Generation Eight generation era
Camera
Platform PlayStation 4
Dimensions 186mm × 27mm × 27mm (width × height × depth)
Predecessor PlayStation Eye
Related articles PlayStation Move, EyeToy

The PlayStation Camera is a motion sensing camera accessory for PlayStation 4. It is the successor to the PlayStation Eye for the PlayStation 3, which was released in 2007.

PlayStation Camera has two 1280×800 pixel cameras with lenses having an aperture of f/2.0, with a 30 cm focusing distance, and an 85° field of view.[1] With the dual camera setup, the camera can operate at different modes, depending on the target application.[2] The two cameras can be used together for the depth perception of objects in its field of vision,[3] akin to the Xbox's Kinect peripheral.[4] Alternatively, one of the cameras can be used for recording video, and the other for motion tracking.[5]

The camera features a four-channel microphone array,[1] which helps reduce unwanted background noise and may even be used to receive voice commands.[2] It is tentatively set to be 186 mm × 27 mm × 27 mm (7.3 in × 1.1 in × 1.1 in) (width × height × depth), with a weight of 183 grams (6.5 oz).[1] It records video in RAW and YUV (uncompressed) formats and connects to the console via an auxiliary port.[1][6][7]

It was estimated that 15% of PlayStation 4 owners had a PlayStation Camera in March 2014.[8]

Compatible games[edit]

The following are some PlayStation 4 games with camera functionality, some of which may not be specifically developed for the PlayStation Camera.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT INTRODUCES WIRELESS CONTROLLER FOR PLAYSTATION®4 (DUALSHOCK®4) AND PLAYSTATION®4 EYE" (Press release). Sony Computer Entertainment. 21 February 2013. Archived from the original on 2013-05-26. Retrieved 26 February 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Kyle MacGregor (February 21, 2013). "PlayStation 4 Eye: Applications of PS4's twin cameras". Destructoid. Archived from the original on 2013-05-30. Retrieved February 21, 2013. 
  3. ^ Scullion, Chris (February 21, 2013). "Eye spy: Has Sony found its answer to Kinect?". Computer and Video Games. Future plc. Archived from the original on May 30, 2013. Retrieved February 21, 2013. 
  4. ^ Buckley, Sean (February 20, 2013). "PS4 Eye promises to unlock your PlayStation at a glance, tips hat to Kinect". Engadget. AOL. Archived from the original on February 21, 2013. Retrieved February 21, 2013. 
  5. ^ Conditt, Jessica. "PS4 Eye has two cameras: One to watch you, one to make you pretty". Joystiq. AOL. Archived from the original on May 8, 2013. Retrieved February 21, 2013. 
  6. ^ "PlayStation 4 (PS4) Design and Price Unveiled, Available at $399 in U.S. and at €399 in Europe" (PDF) (Press release). Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc. June 11, 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 13, 2013. Retrieved June 11, 2013. 
  7. ^ "PLAYSTATION®4 (PS4™) DESIGN AND PRICE UNVEILED" (PDF) (Press release). Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc. Retrieved June 11, 2013. 
  8. ^ Paul Tassi. Why Is PS4's Camera So Unexpectedly Popular?, forbes.com, March 20, 2014.