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  • Hi everybody!

    I'm developing a 3D object recognition game. For the object detection I'm using a kinect. The model number is 1414. Does anyone know the differences between this model and model #1473 and #1517 (kinect for windows)?

    Thank you in advance,


    Saturday, November 2, 2013 7:39 PM


  • Using the Official Microsoft Kinect SDK, you shouldn't encounter any differences between 1414 and 1473, they are both Kinect for Xbox360.

    1517 is a Kinect for Windows.

    The main differences are written here (

    The Kinect for Windows sensors shares many of the core capabilities of the Kinect for Xbox 360 sensor, including an RGB camera, a multi-array microphone, a three-axis accelerometer, and an infrared (IR) emitter and IR depth sensor.
    In addition, Kinect for Windows is licensed and supported for commercial use, enabling developers to create a rich, interactive experience for users. It is fully-tested and supported to provide a Kinect natural user interface (NUI) experience on Windows with Kinect for Windows-specific features such as “near mode” (which enables the depth sensor to see objects as close as 40 centimeters), skeletal tracking control, API improvements, and improved USB support across a range of computers running Windows. The sensor was specifically designed to be used with computers and devices. It includes a shortened USB cable to ensure reliability across a broad range of computers.

    The Kinect for Xbox 360 sensor was built for and tested with the Xbox 360 only, not with any other platform, which is why it is not licensed for general commercial use, supported, or under warranty when used on any other platform.

    Vincent Guigui Innovative Technologies Expert at OCTO Technology MVP Kinect

    • Marked as answer by alschwank Monday, November 4, 2013 1:15 PM
    Monday, November 4, 2013 10:48 AM