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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 for JP¥5000 including tax. 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; retailing at €49.99 in Eurozone territories, and GB£34.99 in the United Kingdom. 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) due for release in January 2008 will allow 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. You can download Go!Edit and manual here

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 over 2 hours of video on a 4 GB Memory Stick Duo.

PSP-300 E[edit]

The PSP-300 E is a silver 1.3 megapixel camera, similar to cameras found in cellular phones. It can record video at up to 480x272 at 30 frame/s and take photographs at up to 1280x960. It requires Official Firmware 2.82 or later.

PSP-300 E
Photo resolutions Video resolutions
320x240 (QVGA) 320x240 15 frame/s
320x240 30 frame/s
480x272 480x272 15 frame/s
480x272 30 frame/s
640x480 (VGA)
1280x960 (SXGA)

PSP-450x[edit]

On October 12, 2010, when Invizimals was released, it came bundled with a new, redesigned PSP camera, model PSP-450x, which is a 0.3-megapixel camera taking photographs at a maximum resolution of 640x480 and video at up to 480x272 at 30 frame/s. The PSP-450x requires Official Firmware 6.00 or later.

PSP-450x
Photo resolutions Video resolutions
320x240 (QVGA) 320x240 15 frame/s
320x240 30 frame/s
480x272 480x272 15 frame/s
480x272 30 frame/s
640x480 (VGA)