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PlayStation Eye: Sony's insanely advanced camera for PS3

This is not a toy: the newly unveiled Playstation Eye is one sophisticated piece of hardware. Some features of this new PS3 peripheral include:
  • A sophisticated microphone with the ability to reduce background noise and focus on the spoken word for smoother, more accurate speech recognition and transfer
  • The ability to capture videos and audio clips directly to your PS3's hard disk drive
  • Engineered to perform well even in low-light conditions
  • A range of different capturing modes, including slow motion and time-lapse
  • Faster frame rate for improved tracking, responsiveness and smoothness
  • Two position zoom lens for close-up and full body options
  • A range of eye-catching visual effects to apply to photos and videos
  • Bundled with EyeCreate™ editing software, which allows users to save and edit photos, video and audio clips
In many ways, this camera is more advanced than most home camcorders. PlayStation Eye features 4 channel audio input and the ability to record at an insane 120 frames/second. The camera supports up to 640x480 video, and can record uncompressed or MJPEG video. Eye of Judgment, a card battling game demoed at E3, will be one of the first titles to take advantage of this revolutionary camera.

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1. Any word if the 3D motion capture Eye is still coming (referred to as EyeToy HD in the past)?

Also coming at launch will be Snakeball that will allow for facial mapping in the the game.

Posted at 12:19PM on Apr 26th 2007 by Colin

2. WOW!!!
Sony is not joking around about this whole next gen thing. Its soo funny... Everything Microsoft comes out with looks like Fisher Price made it, and everything Sony comes out with looks like it came from The Jetsons.


Posted at 12:27PM on Apr 26th 2007 by TheSh0wstopper

3. The cam should be cool but I dont know if I would say its some crazy advanced cam. 640x480 on a platform that is suppose to be true HD?

Posted at 12:29PM on Apr 26th 2007 by Sonyguy

4. I thought the next eye toy was supposed to be HD? mind you 640x480 is plenty for the PS3, I mean that still takes up a fair bit of real estate on your screen.

Posted at 12:46PM on Apr 26th 2007 by Draco

5. I guess im the only one that finds that thing fugly? Cool features but WTF?

Posted at 12:52PM on Apr 26th 2007 by Bangbang...

6. I'm sure you'll all lose any impressions you once had for this thing once it comes out at 99.99

Posted at 12:56PM on Apr 26th 2007 by scott

7. No word on price??

Posted at 1:02PM on Apr 26th 2007 by Mishi

8. Does this mean chatting in Resistance without need of a Bluetooth Headset?

Posted at 1:16PM on Apr 26th 2007 by Colin

9. Regarding price...Eye of Judgement price is listed as $59.99 at Gamestop...including camera?

According to here:
the EoJ game comes with the PS Eye.

Posted at 1:21PM on Apr 26th 2007 by Colin

10. Wow, that is hot!!

Can't wait. :)


Posted at 1:24PM on Apr 26th 2007 by Colin

11. What happended to HD? Do sony every deliver fully on anything they announce at E3?

Posted at 1:29PM on Apr 26th 2007 by mike

12. @mike...

I don't think Sony ever 'announced' an HD eyetoy at you have a reference?

The other other Colin (man, too many of us!)

Posted at 1:37PM on Apr 26th 2007 by Colin

13. @fthis...

Um...this is a GAMING pereipheral. You might notice that 3 of the current consoles already have a camera (X360/PS2/PSP) so it is an accepted and expected product. There are already 5 games expected to use the Eye, 2 of which will be available on launch.

Have you availed yourself of Sony's recent list of upcoming titles? It was posted here recently. Also, Sony just released 25 more PSN games.

Posted at 2:14PM on Apr 26th 2007 by Colin

14. speaking of that, where is my psp camera? i don't like importing.

Posted at 2:22PM on Apr 26th 2007 by alienclay

15. Considering you can capture video to the PS3 hard drive, low light capabilities and edit movies with the software, I'm guessing that PS3 Home is going to be a flood of screenings of people's homemade porn. Wonderful. *rolls eyes loudly* Remind me to never step into Home if I ever get a PS3.

Posted at 2:27PM on Apr 26th 2007 by BrokenDesign

16. :0 It looks like a F-ing gun.

Also how much will this thing cost?

Posted at 4:01PM on Apr 26th 2007 by Killer

17. Looks good to me. Can't wait to buy one.

Posted at 5:52PM on Apr 26th 2007 by EvoAnubis

18. So can I set it up as a live security camera that I can access via my PSP over the internet ?

Posted at 6:02PM on Apr 26th 2007 by ZRX

19. BrokenDesign: What's the matter? Don't you like porn? Freak.

Posted at 6:17PM on Apr 26th 2007 by ck

20. Interesting

Posted at 6:19PM on Apr 26th 2007 by EvoAnubis

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