[Next-Gen] PS4 / Orbis Dual Camera Details – Competitor To Kinect?

by ps3iso on February 8, 2013

VGleaks has published a few interesting details about the “Dual Camera” in Sony’s next-gen Console. Here’s a quote from the source:

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When we unveiled Orbis, an enigmatic device called “Dual Camera” was also listed within the info.

Dual Camera” appears to be an evolutioned HD Eyetoy instead of a Kinect device, based on the features offered right now.

It contains a pair of wide-angle cameras. Each camera offers a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels (720p).

Sound is processed by a 4 microphone array working at 48 Khz.

The device can perform some non gaming tasks such as:

- Recognize the user and log in the system

- Video chat

In the gaming field it supports head and hand tracking as new game inputs. Currently it’s not clear if this device will support body tracking in the future as Kinect but it’s almost sure that it will be bundled with every Orbis system.

Do you like the idea of an “Eyetoy Next-gen”? Could it be a real rival for a (more than) supossed “Kinect Next-gen“?

Source: VGleaks

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