The PlayStation Camera is a motion sensor and camera accessory for the PlayStation 4, developed by Sony Computer Entertainment. It is the successor to the PlayStation Eye for the PlayStation 3, which was released in 2007. It is also the motion sensor used to track the PlayStation VR virtual reality headset.
PlayStation Camera has two 1280×800 pixel cameras with lenses having an f f/2.0, with a 30 cm focusing distance, and an 85° field of view. With the dual camera setup, the camera can operate at different modes, depending on the target application. The two cameras can be used together for the depth perception of objects in its field of vision, akin to the Xbox’s Kinect peripheral. Alternatively, one of the cameras can be used for recording video, and the other for motion tracking.
The camera features a four-channel microphone array, which reduces background noise and may even be used to receive voice commands. It is 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). It records video in RAW and YUV formats and connects to the console via its specified port.
Since the release of PlayStation VR virtual reality headset on October 13, 2016 the PlayStation Camera is used as a major component of the PlayStation VR system. The camera detects LEDs embedded in the headset for the purposes of motion tracking.