Platform: PlayStation Portable
Interface: USB 2.0
Connector: USB Type-B plug
Power consumption:
Dimensions (mm): 45 × 27.3 × 16
Weight: 15g
Resolution: 480x272 pixels @ still
640x480 pixels @ still
1280x960  pixels @ still
480x272 pixels @ 30fps video
Lenshead: Wide angle lens F2.8 f=28mm (35mm conversion)
Format: Still picture: JPEG/animated picture: Motion JPEG
Zoom: Digital
Mode: There is a 40cm~∞/macro mode, Macro mode optimum photographing distance: 7cm
Audio: Monaural microphone linear PCM

The PSP Camera (model PSP-300) is a digital camera peripheral by Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation Portable handheld video game system. In Japan, it was released as the Chotto Shot (ちょっとショット "Quick Shot") on November 2, 2006. In Singapore, the PSP Camera released on the same year. For PAL territories, it is named the Go!Cam, and was released May 25, 2007. At CES 2008 Sony Computer Entertainment America stated that the PSP Camera and PSP GPS will be released sometime 2008.

The camera mounts atop the Sony PSP via the USB connection slot, and a screw. It is a 1.3 megapixel camera, meaning it takes photographs with a resolution of 1280 x 960 (5” x 7” printed), similar to cameras found in cellular phones. The camera is able to record video with audio. On August 22, 2007, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe announced at the 2007 Leipzig Games Convention that instant messaging software (branded Go!Messenger) (released February 29, 2008) allows the Go!Cam to be used for video conferencing and voice chat.

Editing software

The Chotto Shot camera comes with a UMD used to edit photos and video clips, though the UMD is in Japanese, so non-Japanese users who imported it might not understand this only language option.

The Go!Cam camera does not come with a UMD but instead has an available download for it called Go!Edit. Go!Edit is a program that enables extended usage of the Go!Cam and includes features that enable pictures and videos to be edited. Go!Edit requires PSP system firmware of 3.40 or above to be used. The Go!Edit download and manual is available at: http://www.yourpsp.com/goedit/download-en_gb.html.

The PSP camera can use firmware version 3.00 or higher to take photographs or videos with English on-screen instructions. Users can do so by selecting "CAMERA" under the "PHOTO" menu. Once taken, the photo or video will then be saved to the user’s Memory Stick. Saved videos can be uploaded to the Internet from any wireless connection.

Video recording length

Go!Edit videos can only be taken for a length of 15 seconds and then edited; however accessing the camera through the XMB menu means the video recording length depends on the size of your Memory Stick. Also note that video quality can be changed so the less quality the longer time you can record for and vice-versa. Using the best quality setting (480x272 and Fine quality) you can record one hour and an half of video on a 4 GB Memory Stick Duo.


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