Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera for 50$

Raspberry Pi foundation recently released a new product, a high quality 12 Mega Pixel Camera for just 50$ and they also have options for lenses.

Looks like Raspberry Pi is serious about Machine Vision based application and hence a good camera solution hardware makes so much sense. Raspberry Pi 4 and this new Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera can be a good combination for many interesting vision applications.

It is compatible with the previous camera interface and can be used on various Raspberry Pi Single Board Computers.

They have mentioned on their blog that the older Raspberry Pi Camera modules will continue to be available and this is not going to replace those. So, don’t worry if you are using their older camera modules in your projects.

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It has following features:

  • 12.3 megapixel Sony IMX477 sensor
  • 1.55μm × 1.55μm pixel size – double the pixel area of IMX219
  • Back-illuminated sensor architecture for improved sensitivity
  • Support for off-the-shelf C- and CS-mount lenses
  • Integrated back-focus adjustment ring and tripod mount

You can use C- and CS-mount lenses out of the box (C-mount lenses use the included C-CS adapter attachment). Third-party adapters are also available from a wide variety of lens standards to CS-mount, so it is possible to connect any lens that meets the back‑focus requirements.

You can also learn about their new camera module from the videos given below:

Learn how to use Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera Module from this video:

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