Some specs of the Kinect


Engadget has found some interesting specs about Microsoft’s Kinect device.  Actually, some pretty interesting ones if you were wondering exactly how amazing this device really is or at least could be if it doesn’t get flooded with niche-casual games.  Here are the specs directly from Engadget:

  • Field of view is relatively limited, something we could sense when spending time with Kinect at E3. The unit sees 57 degrees of horizontal and 43 degrees of vertical, with a 27 degree physical tilt to keep you in the action.
  • Depth of view is similarly strict, ranging from 4 feet to 11.5 feet.
  • Skeletal tracking is limited to two active players at a time, as we knew, but the system can at least keep its eye on up to six people at once — like that totally optional pair of backup dancers in Dance Central.
  • Resolution, because we know you were wondering, is detailed as well: 320 x 240, 16-bit at 30 fps (we’re guessing this is the depth camera), 640 x 480, 32-bit color at 30 fps (yeah, this is the color one), and 16-bit audio at 16 kHz.

Also, if you were wondering what came in the box when you purchase a Kinect, Play.com has it in their listing (if this is correct, of course):

  • What’s in the Box?
  • Sensor
  • Power Supply Cable
  • Kinect game
  • Manual
  • Wi-Fi Extension Cable
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