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7.2
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    6.6
  • Sound quality
    7.5
  • Design and form factor
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8.7
3 reviews
  • Video quality
    8.7
  • Sound quality
    8.7
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    9.3
8.0
Tom's Guide Nov 13, 2013

The $59.99 PlayStation Camera is a much-needed improvement from the old PlayStation Eye. Gone is the squat little camera with the large microphone jammed on top, replaced by a slim rectangle of black glossy plastic that more easily sits atop flat-panel HDTVs.

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8.0
Gizmodo Nov 13, 2013

The PlayStation Camera is a rectangular little bugger with two front-facing, wide-angle lenses, and four front-facing microphones. It's a $60 optional add on—unlike Kinect, which is packed in with Xbox One—and you need it to use any of the PS4's fun interactive features.

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6.0
PC Mag Nov 22, 2013

The Sony PlayStation Camera isn't as functional as the Xbox One's Kinect, but it adds some useful features to the PlayStation 4.

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7.0
Polygon Nov 13, 2013

The PlayStation Camera's overall place within the PlayStation 4 ecosystem and Sony's intentions for the camera are unclear at this time.

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7.0
TechRadar Nov 22, 2013

Go ahead and give the new PS Camera a try if you're a hardcore PlayStation fan who want to see more developers utilize it down the road, or if you simply need to have those face and voice detection features going from day one. Otherwise, you might be better off if you pass for now.

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Engadget Jun 11, 2013

We wanted to show you how all the bells and whistles of the new console, its new controller and the new PlayStation 4 Eye. So we shot a video with Sony Japan's Nicolas Doucet and walked through the game's various demos.

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Engadget Sep 20, 2013

Unlike its Microsoft counterpart, Kinect, the Eye won't allow much more control of the system. At least not initially.

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IGN Nov 2, 2013

While the playstation 4's camera is a nice step up from Sony's previous iteration, it falls short of the raw precision of the Xbox One's Kinect. Also, because it is not included with the console, but sold separately as an accessory, it will, and has been struggling to get support from developers.

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9.0
Squanto Squanto

It's mayor improvement of the previous one, but the design is somewhat "clunky". Also the attached cable is so stiff it influences the placement of the camera.

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