Aisledash: the new daily resource for getting married right | Add to My AOL, MyYahoo, Google, Bloglines

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.

Related Headlines

Reader Comments

(Page 1)

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.
http://threespeech.com/blog/?p=396

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

2. WOW!!!
WTF!!!
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.

TheSh0wstopper

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: http://ps3.qj.net/category/Eye-of-Judgement/cid/1731
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. :)

-Colin

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 E3...do 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

Next 20 Comments

Advertisement

Win the Ultimate Halo 3 setup from Xbox 360 Fanboy!!!Check out the PlayStation Fancast podcast!PS3 Fanboy interviews Everyday Shooter's Jon Mak

RESOURCES

Features
Contests and Giveaways (12)
Community (73)
Galleries (34)
Guides (3)
Hands-on (13)
Interviews (214)
Podcasts (13)
Polls and Surveys (42)
Rants (17)
Reviews (22)
Wallpapers (6)
News
Blu-ray (180)
Business (40)
Deals and Bargains (38)
Demos (49)
Downloads (80)
e-Distribution Games (79)
Firmware Updates (35)
Game Patches (17)
Hacks and Homebrew (19)
Hardware (27)
Multimedia (30)
New Releases (124)
News (301)
Peripherals (46)
PlayStation Network (165)
PlayStation Store (183)
Previews (488)
Rumors (336)
Videos and Screenshots (407)

RSS NEWSFEEDS

Powered by Blogsmith

Sponsored Links

Featured Galleries

Lost Planet
Aquavita
Afrika
Haze
Soulcalibur IV concept art
Wipeout HD
MGS4 TGS swag
LocoRoco: Cocorecho
Ratchet & Clank: Concept Art

 

Most Commented On (14 days)

Recent Comments

Weblogs, Inc. Network

  • Autos
    • Autoblog
    • AutoblogGreen
    • Autoblog Spanish
    • Autoblog Chinese
    • Autoblog Simplified Chinese
  • Technology
    • Download Squad
    • Engadget
    • Engadget HD
    • Engadget Mobile
    • Engadget Chinese
    • Engadget Simplified Chinese
    • Engadget Japanese
    • Engadget Spanish
    • TUAW (Apple)
  • Lifestyle
    • AisleDash
    • DIY Life
    • Gadling
    • Green Daily
    • Luxist
    • ParentDish
    • Slashfood
    • Styledash
    • That's Fit
  • Gaming
    • Joystiq
    • DS Fanboy
    • Nintendo Wii Fanboy
    • PS3 Fanboy
    • PSP Fanboy
    • Second Life Insider
    • WoW Insider
    • Xbox 360 Fanboy
  • Entertainment
    • Cinematical
    • TV Squad
  • Finance
    • BloggingBuyouts
    • BloggingStocks
  • Retired
    • AdJab
    • BBHub (BlackBerry)
    • Blogging DEMO
    • Blogging E3
    • Blogging ETech
    • Blogging Gnomedex
    • Blogging Milken
    • Blogging Ohio
    • Blogging Web 2.0
    • Future of Music
    • Bluetooth
    • Card Squad
    • CSS Insider
    • Design
    • Digital Music
    • Digital Photography
    • Divester (scuba)
    • Droxy (Digital Radio)
    • DV Guru (Digital Video)
    • Enron Blog
    • Flash Insider
    • Google (Unofficial)
    • JavaScript
    • Live 8 Insider
    • Magazine Design
    • Medical Informatics Insider
    • Microsoft (Unofficial)
    • Mortgages
    • Nanopublishing
    • Office
    • Open Source
    • Peer-to-Peer
    • Photoshop (Unofficial)
    • PVR Wire
    • RFID
    • RSS
    • SAS (Unofficial)
    • SCM Wire (supply chain)
    • Search Engine Marketing
    • Social Software
    • Spam
    • Tablet PCs
    • Telemedicine Insider
    • Unofficial Playstation 3
    • Unofficial Xbox2
    • Video Games
    • VoIP
    • WiFi
    • The WiMAX Weblog
    • Wireless Dev
    • The Wireless Report
    • Yahoo (Unofficial)
  • Also on AOL
    • AOL.com
    • African-American Culture
    • Autos
    • Coaches
    • Diet and Fitness
    • Food
    • Games
    • Health
    • Horoscopes
    • Jobs
    • Maps
    • Mobile
    • Money
    • Movies
    • Music
    • MyAOL
    • News
    • Online Radio
    • Real Estate
    • Shopping
    • Slideshows
    • Sports
    • Storage
    • Switched
    • Television
    • TMZ
    • Travel
    • Truveo
    • Video
    • Weather
    • Winamp

Other Weblogs Inc. Network blogs you might be interested in:

DS Fanboy
  • DS Fanboy Lite: Oct. 13 - Oct. 19
  • DScratch lets you DJ on your DS
  • Revenant Wings soars closer to release
  • Friday Video: Conclusive evidence
  • Renegade Kid talks challenges with Dementium
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
Second Life Insider
  • Today in Second Life - Friday 19 October, 2007
  • Crazy New CSI:NY Commercial
  • Havok test deployment updated
  • Today's release candidate - not really a candidate for release so much
  • New release candidate, building up to new search
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
Nintendo Wii Fanboy
  • Pachter: Xbox 360 September victory won't last
  • Friday Video: People love Ryan Drummond
  • Wii too casual for Assassin's Creed
  • New Japanese SMG trailer: Every second delicious
  • A 20 minute glimpse into Zack and Wiki
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
Xbox 360 Fanboy
  • X3F rant: TF2 needs times limits, please!
  • Working from home isn't the same with portals
  • Hear GHIII's final track: "The Devil Went Down to Georgia"
  • Heelys to offer Xbox 360 footwear
  • Hi-speed Master Chief storage now available
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
Joystiq
  • Today in Joystiq: October 19, 2007
  • Japanese hardware sales, Oct. 8 - Oct. 14: [title] edition
  • DS Fanboy Lite: Oct. 13 - Oct. 19
  • Donkey Kong Country Competition Cart hits eBay
  • Takahashi: Sony begging PS3 devs to stay on-board
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
Luxist
  • Hitler's Globe Up for Auction
  • Lara Bohinc Rosetina Foiled Leather Bag, Handbag of the Day
  • Harry Allen Banana Bowl
  • Inhale the Essence of Wine with Silhouette
  • Tim Harding Sintra Wall Hanging
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
Engadget
  • SanDisk Sansa TakeTV 8GB video player leaked
  • cenOmax enters digiframe game with seven-inch F7012A
  • WiMAX now officially part of the 3G standard
  • How would you change the Palm Centro?
  • Heelys shoe hates your eyes, loves your Xbox 360
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
Engadget Mobile
  • FCC Fridays
  • WiMAX now officially part of the 3G standard
  • Rocket Phone returns in white, maintains unsightliness
  • Poll: iPhone, the hot new neckwear?
  • DeviceAnywhere lets devs play with 500 phones over the net
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
Download Squad
  • Instantbird: Mozilla does chat
  • Microsoft Live Labs Listas: for making and sharing lists
  • MS Office 2008 for Mac beta: Office 2007 compatibility first look
  • Flock 1.0 beta: a social web browser
  • Need money? Get your friends to 'ChipIn'
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
Autoblog
  • Corvette ZR1 sighted on track at Laguna Seca, but not unveiled
  • SEMA Preview: Ford Trucks and CUVs not to be outdone by Focus
  • GeigerCars muscles up with HUMMER H3 GT
  • 24 Hours of LeMons: We're here...
  • First plant rejects UAW-Chrysler contract
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW)
  • TUAW Guide: Getting Ready for Leopard
  • TUAW's new background for your computer
  • iPhone programming 101: full header documentation released
  • On watching Leopard's intro video
  • Leopard Spotlight: Preparing for Time Machine
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines