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Thursday, August 31, 2006

Numbers On The PSP's Camera and GPS

Sony has officially announced the Camera and GPS receiver add on for the PSP. The camera is basic one and can take pictures at 640 x 480 or 480 x 272 pixels it has a 1.3 megapixel sensor. Video recording is done in 480 x 272 pixels at 30 fps with a limit of 15 seconds per clip in Motion JPEG. The camera supports audio recording via the mono microphone, it has macro mode of 7 cms and digital zoom. The camera measures 45 x 27 x x 16mm and weighs just 15 grams. The GPS receiver on the other hand has a Determination renewal time of 1 second with a 5 meter precision.
-- More details on Sony PSP Camera and GPS

It's hard to tell how compelling either product really is, actually. The GPS might be useful if someone is going to write some killer software for it. The camera might actually be more useful when the PS3 rolls around (assuming it's got any interconnectivity). I skipped the PSP largely because I don't really need any more mobile media than my phone (although it was close) and the DS's online abilities royally spanked it. Still, it's good to see Sony still supporting the platform and I'd love to see a revision.

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