PlayStation 4 Camera
Good choice if you want it
I'm really pleased with the PS4 Camera. While I wished that it turned the console on, it is however able to turn the console off with voice commands. Play Room is pretty cool and will have more content added in the future as well. If you are going to play more than a few games, you should definitely pick this up.
Works, Sort of.
I've had the PSCamera set up all weekend since the launch of the PS4. Currently, the only thing that makes use of it well is "The Playroom" the app the comes installed on the system. While the app is a very good tech demo, shows off everything the new controls can be used for very well, it's not really a game. Besides that the only real functionality you're going to get out of it is the voice commands. They're very nice, similar to the Kinect commands on Xbox, but there aren't as many and it can't be used to control applications. Just return you to the home screen. When they work, they're convenient and make navigating the slightly clumsy PS4 dashboard quicker than normal. But there are sometimes times where it just doesn't want to pick up the key word "PlayStation" Which is what sets the functionality into motion. Similar to the word "Xbox" on the 360 and One. All and all it's nice to have for the future. Hopefully someone will make good use of it later and they will fix the voice issues.
Gamestop raised the price!!!
I bought this used from a Gamestop store for $54.99 a little more than a month ago. My kids love it. The camera does have a little trouble tracking my daughter in Just Dance. I have noticed that Gamestop has been out of stock for a long time. Then the manage to be the only company that is restocked and the price jumps by $10...very interesting.
Gets the job done.
There was only one reason why I bought this. That was the twitch streaming service available. I wasn't looking for the same quality as the kinect. The kinect for the Xbox One is much better, and has many more features. The PS camera has some voice commands, and other features, but, in the end, it is faster to just navigate the XMB with the controller. The mics in the camera are pretty good, however. I watched myself playing Battlefield 4 on twitch, and the audio was perfectly clear, and the video was good enough. The only game functionality you will probably get from this is the playroom. It is a neat tech demo, and would be fun with kids, but unless you want easy trophies, there isn't much of a reason to play it. Overall I am happy with my purchase because it works well with what I wanted it to. Streaming functionality is great. Actual practical use is alright, but needs some patching.
Acceptional..Does the Job
I bought this camera about a month ago for myself. I was looking to replace the need of having turtle beaches because of the built in mic. Come to find out that its basically impossible to in game chat with the camera because it's always going to be positioned very close to the speaker of the TV, therefore reflecting back the game noise I hear to everyone else playing. Besides that everything else as far as camera view, lighting and essential functions work a little bit better than expected. Just dissapointed that I cant use the mic part of the camera the way I wanted to.
MUST HAVE FOR ONLINE GAMERS
Why I like it - Voice commands are nice to use(limited but more will come) one of the Biggest reasons I love it when I play split screen online COD with family my wife and i can easily talk with my bro and his wife with out having to wear headsets, plus the ability to share and comment on clips is awesome, would much rather use this vs the mono headset that came with ps4 and for only 60 bucks it definitely increases functions and with more to come...cant wait for more voice controls to come out for ui and games
This is a joke really,
This is very terrible I do not know why this is so rare and is selling for over 100 on many other sites as well on here the price went up I bought this for $59.99 MSRP to record while I play games and the pixels are terrible and the other features aren't good as well as the voice commands. I own both the xbox one and this ps4 I love the ps4 but the xbox knect is a million times better even the original Knect is better than this camera. If you have the xbox one and ps4 then you don't need this camera if you have just a ps4 you still don't need this camera it does noting special and there are no fun games like the eye toy games from ps2 or ps3 move games and none have been announce this is really just junk and a joke how it is selling out every where.
You Should also note
The PlayStation camera is supposed to have a lot of functions for many of the next gen FPS games such as COD, Battlefield and Killzone, according to Sony it will allow your screen box while playing multi-player to move in accordance with you to a better vantage point, which is a focal selling point for people who have COD and Battlefield parties. Just imagine not having to worry what screen you are because you moved in the round robin play, this is awesome and has been something needed for a long time. It will sell out initially but shipment 2 and 3 should still hit before Christmas and you should be able to snag one. If you want to pre-order go for it if not wait its simple as that, this actually should be a must have for even hard core gamers because of the added functionality that is planned for the future and longevity of the system.
Not fully used yet.
I love it !!! Do you really need it rite now. No !! It's really cool looking tho sitting on the top of my HDTV's and it's small. Not like the big Xbox one camera that's a big detraction. But its not used to its full perinatal yet. I can do voice commands like Playstation power. Turn off or go to stand bye. Not as many voice commands as Xbox one. But at least it will listen to me and I don't have to repeat myself like Xbox 1. It's got facial recantation log in. So it will log into my account with just seeing my face. I have not been able to use it in party chat witch sucks. It's got four speakers on it and two camera's in it. I would recommend another controller and charger station before a camera.
its no Kinect 2.0 but...
first off you can't expect a world of iron man like features it works perfectly fine when you speak clearly into it, i got this at launch and have been using it for various in game features like in Tomb Raider:DE it works fine calling commands for lara the only thing i'd complain about is the command prompts at the XMB 2.0 on the PS4 its kind of worthless but works occasionally its no miracle by any means but it works, for what its worth i'd recommend it to anyone who just wants to get some extra enjoyment out of the PS4 games that actually use this device, as i said its no kinect so don't get this device if you want something that works like the kinect does, but it works