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The Raspberry Pi Foundation just introduced their latest Raspberry Pi High-Quality Camera and two new mount lenses for the camera. The camera module is available at $50 and also offers a higher resolution at 12 megapixels, compared to the previous version with 8 megapixels. The sensitivity has been upgraded to around 50% greater area per pixel than Camera Module V2.
Also, the new Raspberry Pi High-Quality Camera is designed to work with interchangeable lenses in both C- and CS-mount form factors.
Raspberry Pi High-Quality Camera is built with Sony IMX477 sensor and the package will come with:
- An FPC cable
- A milled aluminum lens mount with integrated tripod mount
- Focus adjustment ring
- A C-mount to CS-mount adapter
The new High-Quality Camera enables more application compared to the Camera Module V2, especially for industrial and consumer fields such as when you want to build a security camera which requires the highest levels of visual fidelity.
The new Raspberry Pi High-Quality Camera is compatible with all models of Raspberry Pi computer released by The Raspberry Pi Foundation.
Specification of Raspberry Pi High-Quality Camera
|Sensor:||Sony IMX477R stacked, back-illuminated sensor 12.3 megapixels|
|7.9 mm sensor diagonal|
|1.55 μm × 1.55 μm pixel size|
|Back focus:||Adjustable (12.5 mm–22.4 mm)|
|C-mount (C-CS adapter included)|
|IR cut filter:||Integrated2|
|Ribbon cable length:||200 mm|
|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|
The Raspberry Pi Foundation also brings two new lenses:
This is a low-cost 6 mm lens compatible with the High-Quality Camera and is also suitable for basic photography such as macro photography because it can focus objects at very short distances.
The 16 mm lens provides a higher quality image than the 6 mm lens, equipped with a narrow-angle of view which is better for viewing distant objects.