PS4 camera appears to work with Mac OS X

As an alternative to Kinect One (which requires Windows 8) the PS4 eye camera has some interesting features/functions although it is lower res and does not have an Infra Red (IR) blaster..
And can cost $85 AUD or cheaper online or via JB hifi…

How does it compare to Microsoft’s Kinect One camera?
Review in 2013:
Review in 2014:
A not so positive review:

One possible future use for PS4 eye camera, the VR Project Morpheus:

Available functions

  • photo, video
  • voice commands (available as well with an earset with microphone)
  • depth calculation/imaging
  • pad, move, face, head and hand recognition/tracking
  • one of the cameras can be used for generating the video image, with the other used for motion tracking.

Features (Could be used for eye tracking..)

  • automatic black level calibration (ABLC) support 2×2 binning
  • programmable controls for frame rate, mirror and flip, standard serial SCCB interface cropping and windowing
  • image quality controls: lens correction and defective pixel canceling two-lane MIPI/LVDS serial output interface
  • embedded 256 bits one-time programmable (OTP)
  • memory for part identification, etc.
  • supports output formats: 8/10/12-bit RAW RGB on-chip phase lock loop (PLL)(MIPI/LVDS)
  • supports horizontal and vertical sub-sampling programmable I/O drive capability
  • supports images sizes: 1280×800, 640×400, and 320×200
  • built-in 1.5V regulator for core
  • support alternate frame HDR / line HDR
  • fast mode switching

What can you do with it?
“Bigboss (@psxdev) has successfully streamed video data from the PS4 camera to OS X!”
Picture at

Drivers for PS4
Links to
“It is the first public driver for PlayStation 4 Camera licensed under gpl.”

PS3Eye for Mac:


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