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Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera – 12.3 Megapixel (Sony IMX477)

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The Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera is the latest camera accessory from Raspberry Pi. It offers higher resolution (12 megapixels, compared to 8 megapixels), and sensitivity (approximately 50% greater area per pixel for improved low-light performance) than the existing Camera Module v2, and is designed to work with interchangeable lenses in both C- and CS-mount form factors. 






We have released the Raspberry Pi Camera Module 3, which is the latest version of the Raspberry Pi Camera Module Family. Click here to learn more!


  • 12.3-Megapixel high-resolution Sony IMX477 sensor
  • 1.55μm × 1.55μm Pixel Size – double the pixel area of IMX219 for improved low-light performance
  • Back-illuminated sensor architecture for improved sensitivity
  • Support for different C- and CS-mount lenses
  • Integrated back-focus adjustment ring and tripod mount


If you want to use a camera in your Raspberry Pi based projects, the highest quality camera which is available right now is the Raspberry Pi Camera Module V2.

However, Raspberry Pi just released their latest version of the camera module with an impressive 12.3-megapixel high-resolution camera compared to the 8-megapixel camera on the Camera Module V2 and we are very excited to bring it to you.

This camera has a higher sensitivity than the existing Camera Module v2 with a pixel size of 1.55μm × 1.55μm which is double the pixel area of IMX219 found on the Camera Module V2 and this can result in improved low-light performance.

The Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera is designed to accept CS-mount lenses, and, with the supplied adapter, it can support C-mount lenses as well.


The High Quality camera provides an alternative to the Camera Module v2 for industrial and consumer applications, including security cameras, which require the highest levels of visual fidelity and/or integration with specialized optics.  

If you want to mount this camera on a tripod, we offer two different tripods for this camera: a mini tripod and a tripod with adjustable height.

How to Use The Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera?

How Is This New Camera Different From The Previously Released Ones?

You can refer to the table below to have an in-depth comparison between the Raspberry Pi Camera Modules. 

  Camera Module v1 Camera Module v2 High Quality Camera
Still resolution 5 Megapixels 5 Megapixels 12.3 Megapixels
Video modes 1080p@30fps
Sensor OmniVision OV5647 Sony IMX219 Sony IMX477
Sensor resolution 2592 × 1944 pixels 3280 × 2464 pixels 4056 x 3040 pixels
Sensor image area 3.76 × 2.74 mm 3.68 x 2.76 mm
(4.6 mm diagonal)
6.287mm x 4.712 mm
(7.9mm diagonal)
Pixel size 1.4 µm × 1.4 µm 1.12 µm x 1.12 µm 1.55 µm x 1.55 µm
Focal length 3.60 mm +/- 0.01 3.04 mm depends on lens
Horizontal field of view 53.50 +/- 0.13 degrees 62.2 degrees depends on lens
Vertical field of view 41.41 +/- 0.11 degrees 48.8 degrees depends on lens
Focal ratio (F-Stop) 2.9 2.0 depends on lens
Size 25 × 24 × 9 mm 25 x 23 x 9mm 38 x 38 x 18.4mm
(excluding lens)
Price $29.90 $29.95 $50


Sensor Sony IMX477R stacked, back-illuminated sensor
12.3 megapixels
7.9 mm sensor diagonal
1.55 μm × 1.55 μm pixel size
Output RAW12/10/8, COMP8
Back focus Adjustable (12.5 mm–22.4 mm)
Lens standards CS-mount
C-mount (C-CS adapter included)
IR cut filter Integrated
Ribbon cable length 200 mm
Tripod mount 1/4”-20
Compliance FCC 47 CFR Part 15, Subpart B, Class B Digital Device
Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive (EMC) 2014/30/EU
Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive 2011/65/EU
Production Lifetime The Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera will remain in production until
at least January 2026

Hardware Overview




All dimensions are in mm.

Parts List

  • 1 x Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera
  • 1 x C-mount to CS-mount adapter
  • 1 x Dust Cap
  • 1 x 200mm Ribbon Cable
  • 1 x Back focus adjustment tool


HSCODE 8525801390
USHSCODE 8525501000
EUHSCODE 8517600000
EU DoC 1
RoHS 1
UK DoC 1



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  1. Product Quality
    the pictures it captures totally worth the time and money
    Had difficulty getting the camera to focus, but the pictures it captures totally worth the time and money! Works well with Raspberry Pi 4.
  2. Product Quality
    If the old camera v2 cannot satisfy you, you should definitely buy this one.
    It provides really awesome pictures and video for video chat and surveillance. If the old camera v2 cannot satisfy you, you should definitely buy this one.
  3. Product Quality
    Really good product!
    Setup and coding is a bit hassle if you are a beginner, but there are tons of online tutorials and videos so it is not a big problem. The official guide is also very helpful. Really good product!
  4. Product Quality
    awesome pictures
    Really impressed with this camera. I have an official camera module v2 for raspberry pi, works but cannot provide awesome pictures. This one can really give you pictures with high resolution.
  5. Product Quality
    Great customer support!
    Received 3 days after placing the order. Package came in good condition. Great customer support!


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