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August 31st, 2006, 15:20
The Official PSP camera known as Chotto-Shot, will debut in Japan on November 2nd, complete with editing software and carrying case. The camera weighs only 15g. Camera will be priced at 5,000 YEN ($43 USD).

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The PSP camera has the following resolution modes - Stills: 480x272 / 640x480.
Video: 480x272 30fps (15 seconds)

The GPS device will be available on December 7th including a carry case. The GPS device will be priced at 6,000 YEN ($51 USD).

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Source: Famitsu (http://www.famitsu.com/game/news/2006/08/31/103,1157007001,59318,0,0.html)

August 31st, 2006, 22:20
IGN has posted more information:


August 31, 2006 - Sony Computer Entertainment Japan has at last unveiled final details for its two upcoming PSP peripherals, both of which were first shown to the world back in April. Both the PSP camera and GPS Receiver will see Japanese release on 12/7, the company announced today.

The camera will be fully known in Japan as the "Chotto Shot." 5,000 yen will get you the camera and a case. The 15 gram device measures 45 by 27.3 by 17mm and fixes to the USB slot atop your PSP.

For still shots, the camera offers 1.31 megapixel of resolution, allowing for stills of either 480x272 or 640x480. The camera can take shots from distances of 40cm and up, or you can switch to macro mode for taking pictures from 7cm away. A digital zoom feature lets you zoom in on the scene before snapping away. Shots are saved in the JPEG format.

When taking movies, the camera is capable of 30fps video at 480x272 resolution, although you're limited to 15 seconds of footage at a time. Once you've taken a video, you can edit with 74 different effects. You can also add add background music, although the unit has has a monaural microphone capable of recording linear PCM directly. Footage can be viewed directly on the PSP, or you can convert it to AVI and transfer it to a PC through Memory Stick. The native format for the movies is Motion JPEG.

The GPS receiver is 16 grams and measures 45 by 41 by 17mm. It takes one second to refresh your current position, and has an accuracy of 5 meters. The 6,000 yen accessory includes a case.

While the GPS receiver will be sold by itself, you'll have to pair it up with a separately purchased piece of software in order to actually use it. Currently, four compatible titles have been announced for the peripheral, Sega's Homestar Portable planetarium software, Sony's own Minna no Golf Ba, Konami's Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops and Edea's mysterious "Navigation Software." These titles will be on display at the Tokyo Game Show in late September.

Sony has yet to announce release details for the American versions of these peripherals.

September 5th, 2006, 03:51
Even more information. Here are is an excerpt:

There isn't a lot to comment on here; the GPS receiver simply plugs into the USB port on top of your PSP, takes about 40 seconds to realize where it is, then renews its position every second thereafter. The 5 meter (16 foot) accuracy means that your position will be reported, at most, 16 feet away from where you actually are. This 5 meter accuracy is pretty standard for GPS devices without WAAS, and is certainly ample for providing something like driving directions.

Link below also discusses about the company developing the navigation software.

Source: PSP-Vault (http://www.psp-vault.com/index.php?name=News&file=article&sid=656&theme=Printer)

September 5th, 2006, 03:58
hope somebody hacks that camera to take more than 15secs of video:)