Sony revealed today the new PlayStation Eye for the PS3. The next model of Eye-Toy, now with a build in microphone and takes advantge of “huge advances in USB camera and microphone technology” (from what? the Eye-Toy?!)
According to [Half life source]:
The camera is a multi-tasking piece of equipment in that it will perform the normal tasks of taking photographs and creating video files for storage on the PS3 hard drive, but also comes with integrated software called EyeCreate that allows the user to create professional looking movies. The camera also sports a 120 frame-per-second rate (at 320 x 240, and 60 frames per second for 640 x 480), that allows for smooth video and even nice low-light operation. It has an adjustable zoom that features a 56 degree field of view for close-up work and a 75 degree field of view for a full view of you and part of the room.
There was no word on pricing… it will be interesting to see Sony’s price point.
Ok, so a little research shows some more information over at the [PS3 Fanboy site]
So the fan boy is saying that this isn’t a toy (which I gathered from Sony dropping the word ‘toy’ from the name) with features like ‘a noise reduction mic’, Low-light capture, Time lapse control, and a 4 channel audio input.
Now I just bought a new webcam, that about 1/2 the speed of this camera, minus the mic, for $30. the PS-EYE is going for $59.99
Now I wonder if it’ll be PC (USB) compatible, but I would still call it a stretch to say this is a ‘revolutionary’ web cam. Just what looks to be a good one.