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Sony to launch PSP camera

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 01 May 2007 10:54 User comments (22)

Sony to launch PSP camera Today, Sony has announced that they will be introducing a new camera accessory for their PSP handheld.
The accessory will go on sale on May 16th in Europe only for GBP 34.99 or EUR 49.99.

The camera, named Go!Cam, will give users the option to take still images or record film footage as well as record audio thtough the built in microphone. Sony will include Go!Edit software bundled with the camera to help users edit their photos, videos and audio clips on the PSP.

''Go!Cam is fantastic news for all those PSP owners looking for something new, fun and creative,"
said PSP marketing manager Stephane Hareau.

"With summer around the corner and the ability to turn your PSP into a mini camcorder and capture all the best moments in your life, this is yet another reason to get a PSP and to take advantage of truly portable entertainment. It demonstrates yet again the potential, versatility and evolving nature of PSP.''


The North American release date and pricing are unknown at the moment, but the details will most likely be revealed soon.

Source:
GI.biz

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22 user comments

11.5.2007 11:07

what about in north america?

21.5.2007 11:10

i wonder if this works with custom firmware??? if so might be getting myself one of those if the quality is good enough, i'll wait till i read some reviews :}

31.5.2007 11:55

Sounds cool but Sony kinda waiting to long to release some extra gadgets for the PSP. I havent played mines much for a while. I might try this if the pictures look good.

41.5.2007 13:12

wonder how the quality of the pics will be
and yea im sure itll work with custom firmware, sony will probly release a new firware for this but then DAX will be right there to give us the custom firmware and enjoy it

51.5.2007 13:14
cascadeuk
Inactive

Originally posted by Thoatih12:
what about in north america?
I'm sure it'll work young whipper snapper.

and what about North America

61.5.2007 13:46

updated with info about NA.

"The US release date and pricing will likely be announced very soon."

71.5.2007 14:56

Originally posted by DVDBack23:
updated with info about NA.

"The US release date and pricing will likely be announced very soon."
oops i missed that completly..

81.5.2007 16:46

Quote:
[quote=DVDBack23]updated with info about NA.

"The US release date and pricing will likely be announced very soon."

oops i missed that completly..
you didnt miss it, i added afterwards because it was an obvious fault in the article :)

91.5.2007 23:45

This would be a good little addition for the psp. 2gig card lots of pics can be done.

102.5.2007 3:09

My only problem is with the fact my PSP is still version 1.5...For some reason I doubt this will work on it heh

112.5.2007 6:59

@Erickix
you should look into custom firmware man, its pretty awesome

122.5.2007 7:12

Yea i know, I'm just afraid of f'in it all up heh

132.5.2007 9:20

just to stay on topic
i hope the quality of the camera is 3.2MP at least!!
but yea theres 'winstallers' that intall the custom firmware with virtually 0% chance of messing something up

143.5.2007 5:54

so 40-70 for a cam card for th PSP? Mmmmmmm if its quality pics I'll bite I kinda want to get a PSP but been put off by it this will help and paly PSP "roms" on it will make it so much better :X

153.5.2007 7:35

hey. thats great. i havent tasted it yet but if ti works , have to get one of my own. What about africa?????????????

163.5.2007 12:33
0208psp
Inactive

how many mega pixel would it be ?

177.5.2007 7:25
alwiah
Inactive

its gud to have the cam but its only 1.3 megapixels...hp are much better

187.5.2007 15:02

http://www.scee.presscentre.com/Content/...67&NewsAreaID=2

Apparently:

Supported in version 3 firmware and above.

1280x960 pixels @ still
480x272 pixels @ 30fps video

Ummm. Is that a mini usb plug i see.. wounder if you could plug it into a pc as well with a hacked inf and the right drivers.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Go%21Cam


Or does this mean that home brew firmwares are going to appear to use any fixed make model of webcam?

197.5.2007 17:04

From what I've seen the picture/video quality is good, but this thing is way over priced for what it does.. here's why:
1. For the same price you can get a higher megapixel stand alone digital camera.
2. Pro Duo memory is expensive, once again you're better off with a stand alone cam.

If someone invents software that lets cam owners make video calls to each other it might be a fun toy worth it's price.

208.5.2007 9:21

Originally posted by iwillgetu:
i wonder if this works with custom firmware??? if so might be getting myself one of those if the quality is good enough, i'll wait till i read some reviews :}
it is working with custom firmware and the picture is great here in philppines it cost almost 4000 pesos thats 85 USD buts its not sony made it has 1.3 megapixel so its good!!!

219.5.2007 7:30
alwiah
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1.3pixel is bad... rather get a digital camera..

229.9.2008 1:19

So if I purchase the camera from europe...will it work on my USA psp? I mean are the formats different? Does the whole PAL system take any affect?

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