PlayStation 5 HD Camera: why you need the PS5 camera for your console

PlayStation 5 HD Camera: why you need the PS5 camera for your console
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If you're the lucky owner of a PS5, you may have seen the PlayStation 5 HD Camera but you may not know what it does. So, why do you need a PS5 Camera

First things first, the PlayStation 5 HD Camera is the only native PS5 camera for the console – at the moment, there no alternative options available from third parties. And while you can plug in and use the existing PS4 camera with an adapter, it only features 720p resolution (which hardly seems befitting a 4K console) and it doesn't have all the tricks of the new PS5 version. 

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.