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Creative Senz3D Depth and Gesture Recognition Camera for Personal Computers

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  • Shoots videos in 720p HD quality, while depth recognition allows users to remove the background from their camera footage, replacing it with other digital graphics or video footage
  • Dual array microphone works well with Dragon Assistant, a speech recognition and intelligent personal assistant software that recognizes your voice commands and responds to them
  • Camera is bundled with several games that work specifically with the camera, utilizing its advanced gesture recognition technology
  • Features 3D face sensing which captures the contours of your face, opening new opportunities for app and game development

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Product Description

Depth and Gesture Recognition Camera for PCs

Experience a whole new way of interaction with the Creative Senz3D depth and gesture camera for PCs. Use hand gestures to play games, give voice commands for applications and more! It’s also a 720p HD webcam with a dual-array microphone for your video recording and chatting needs.

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3D Gesture Control Technology

The Senz3D camera detects hand gestures and head movement, opening new possibilities for fun interactive games and interesting ways to interact with your computer.

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3D Face Sensing

The camera can also capture right down to the contours of your face, creating many new app and game development opportunities for professional and amateur developers alike!

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Bundled Games

Get started right away, with several bundled games that specifically work with the Senz3D camera, utilizing its advanced gesture recognition technology.

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A futuristic enhancement like you may have seen in the movies. View larger

FastAccess 3D Facial Recognition Software

Using 3D face sensing and face recognition technology, FastAccess 3D works as a futuristic enhancement as you may have seen in movies! Log in to your PC, favorite social media sites, email client or other password-protected accounts and websites without having to remember long passwords. Coupled with the Senz3D's depth sensor, it provides added protection with enhanced anti-spoofing during authentication.

Skype-Certified 720p HD video

Chat in stunning 720p HD quality on Skype with your loved ones. You can also record videos in HD, presenting the perfect showcase platform for video blogging enthusiasts or aspiring YouTube stars! Express yourself in vivid detail like never before.

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Crystal Clear Voice Pickup

The beamforming dual-array microphone with noise-reduction and echo-cancellation technology ensures your speech and voice input will be crystal clear and accurately captured.

Nuance Dragon Assistant 1.5

This included handy speech recognition and 'intelligent personal assistant' application is able to recognize your voice commands and respond to them. Use your voice for various scenarios and applications such as posting to social media sites, searching on the web or even email dictation.

Personify zChat and Personify for Skype

Using the included Personify software, you can digitally remove and replace unwanted backgrounds during video chats or recordings, thanks to the Senz3D's depth sensor. From eliminating distracting backgrounds during Skype video chats to superimposing useful information for futuristic interaction, the possibilities are endless!

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Creative’s Live! Central 3 software suite allows for full control of the camera’s settings. View larger
Live! Central 3

The Senz3D also comes with Creative’s Live! Central 3 software suite that allows for full control of the camera’s settings. Use it to add additional effects to footage, share photos or presentation slides easily via video chat. You can also upload videos to social media websites such as Facebook and YouTube with ease.

Works with Windows 7 and 8

The Senz3D includes drivers that are compatible with Windows 7 and 8 to ensure you get the best experience with your camera.

Games Galore!

Kung Pow Kevin: The Senz3D comes bundled with four free games with gesture controls to get you started straightaway! The fate of Kung Pow Kevin's world and this ancient secret art is in your hands! Train with Kevin to become a Klap-Chi Master. Enjoy full gesture support for realistic and intuitive interaction!

A Million Minions: A humorous, cartoony action game that requires you to smash, slice, aim and block an endless horde of colorful creeps!

Idol Hands: Gradually conquer the world by guiding your people against others – all with your hands!

Aligned: Use the free motion of your own hands to solve 3D puzzles and rebuild a broken planet

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The Portal 2 Perceptual Pack created by Sixense is available as a free download.
Portal 2 Perceptual Pack

The Portal 2 Perceptual Pack created by Sixense, which reacts to hand gestures, hand movements and voice commands, will be available as a free download for customers who purchase the Creative Senz3D. The Portal 2 Perceptual Pack takes advantage of the gesture capabilities delivered by Creative Senz3D and Intel Perceptual Computing SDK. It represents the type of new gaming experience enabled by depth sensing technology, allowing users to solve 3D puzzles in new and entertaining ways.

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Get More Apps and Games Online

The Perceptual Apps Site serves as a great location for you to download more apps and games to be used with Senz3D. Check it out regularly for updates.

What's in the Box
  • Creative Senz3D
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Software* Installation USB flash drive

*Games and software applications: Idol Hands, A Million Minions, Kung Pow Kevin, Aligned, Nuance Dragon Assistant 1.5, FastAccess 3D, Personify zChat, Personify for Skype, Creative Live! Central 3


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Technical Details

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Brand Name Creative
Item model number 73VF078000001
Item Weight 1 pounds
Product Dimensions 6.9 x 5.7 x 3.4 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 6.89 x 5.71 x 3.35 inches

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ASIN B00EVWX7CG
Customer Reviews
3.1 out of 5 stars 26 customer reviews

3.1 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #355 in Computers & Accessories > Computer Accessories > Audio & Video Accessories > Webcams
Shipping Weight 1.1 pounds
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Date First Available August 30, 2013

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I had to immediately return this camera. If you are a developer DO NOT BUY, the SDK is no longer available for this product and is not even accessible via an archive. Intel will tell you to use the new SDK for their "RealSense" camera however it doesn't give you the depth data and they will openly admit this. You are basically buying an expensive web cam at this point with no SDK. I Don't know why any company would delete the SDK and it is was has kept me from buying the RealSense camera instead. If you want a depth sensing camera that you know the SDK will be available for time to come, I hate to say it but just get the kinect for windows.
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Arthur C. Clarke's third law states that "any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic", and nothing could be stated more precisely to describe the Senz3D. On the surface the Senz3D looks like any other high-end web cam, and as such it performs flawlessly. However, hidden behind its second lens lies the true magic of this device. In addition to providing an HD RGB camera, the Senz3D is a depth camera that can track your hands and face. Think Kinect and Leap rolled into one. This tiny device, it's actually smaller than my Logitech 920, can track both hands and finger tips with ease. It's a near lag free experience, on par with Leap and feels light-years ahead of Kinect and Xtion cameras.

Initially I would have given this device a 5 star rating, but after playing with it for a few days I downgraded my enthusiasm. Not for the lack of ability, but for the lack of App support. Once you get over the initial WOW, the lack of software makes the device less useful than it really should be.

Overall, it feels more like a developer tool, which is not a bad thing. The bundled Apps are ok...not great. The true realization of the cameras capabilities can only really be seen with the SDK. After playing with the SDK, its breadth of uses seem more evident than Kinect, and more capable and effortless to use then Leap. With stronger App support I would not hesitate to give it a 5+ star rating. If you're a developer and/or enthusiast of depth recognition this is a must have device.

Pros
- Build quality: excellent, on par with other high end web cams. Easy to place on monitor and feels very sturdy
- Hand and finger tracking: tracks your hands in any position with relative ease, even very close to the camera itself.
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Good but not great. A bit pricy - not for the hardware, but because of the lack of apps. There are enough apps to show the potential but not enough to be truly useful yet. The promise of more to come makes the camera intriguing. I'm not a big gamer, but I am interested in the background elimination for video blogging and for video conferencing. Gesturing is also WAY better than with a regular camera. Physically, I just have one complaint... the cord is WAY thicker, heavier and longer than I want for use on my laptop. I know that they have made it long to be able to use on a DT as well, but it would have been far better to have interchangeable cords - one for Notebook portability and another for a desktop.
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It's an experimental product from Creative, Intel, and PMD Tek - the apps that come with it hardly work unless your environmental conditions are just right (i.e. dark room, no reflective surfaces around the house, and really really low expectations). Even if the apps work, everything is still too gimmiky for this to be a successful consumer product and the games aren't that interesting. Don't buy it unless you're a curious techy with low expectations or an awesome developer about the change the game (literally & metaphorically).
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I see some of the other reviews here are negative because of the lack of games/apps/uses from a consumer perspective. I think those reviews make sense for that market, but from an art/research perspective I think it is a very interesting device.

If you are a digital artist, interested in interactive spaces or something along those lines, I think this is great. There are a series of examples of what can be done with popular frameworks like openFrameworks, Cinder, Processing and more on github ([...]) and the PerceptualComputing SDK really is quite powerful, if a bit daunting to learn.

I have used this camera for a couple projects now (using Cinder), and am happy with the results.
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I purchased this camera to be able to login to websites and my computer without needing to remember any passwords. This camera once you get the software installed, etc. is awesome. It uses 3D picture of my face to recognize me and when I turn on my computer it enters my password once it recognizes me. It does the same on websites, I love it and hope the technology progresses!
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Not sure what to say about it other than it's a good webcam.

I tried to get the facial recognition/password software working. It has little to do with the camera other than it being trial software, but it's one of those "it gets better the more you use it" things. I don't know if this is a line by a software company who wants to put the onus onto the user or if this thing really did get better at recognizing my face. Maybe it's a little of both. But I got tired of the thing telling me to line-up my face, not recognizing me and wanting me to do it all over again. It's easier just to type in my password.

Patty-Cake Kevin and the other demo games were interesting demos of the technology, but just didn't have enough impact to wow me with the technology. The demos with Playstation 4 did wow me and make me wonder if maybe this camera technology isn't a little late to the party. It could, however, be entirely different technologies only one is interesting and the other is wow.

I have a habit of purchasing web cameras, playing with them for a while and then putting them in a box before I donate them to charity. I suspect I'll do this with this camera too. It's a good webcam, maybe a cool toy, but it doesn't have the cool software to keep me interested yet.

12/1/2014: I was just out at the Intel site and they were touting this technology...Okay, fine. They're trying to ramp-up the technology with competitions for developers, but I still haven't seen the wow apps. That leaves a wait (and wait and wait) and see to see if this technology will ever be anything other than a novelty.

3/12/2015: Intel sure pushed this technology during Christmas. Still no killer app. As a matter of fact, I don't see any new apps since I purchased this camera. Looks like this flopped.
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