The Raspberry Pi Basis has introduced a brand new digicam board that ought to dramatically enhance the photographic capabilities out there to the favored DIY laptop’s fanatics and hobbyists. It’s referred to as the High Quality Camera, and it’s constructed round a 12.3-megapixel backside-illuminated Sony IMX477 sensor with 1.55-micron pixels.
There have been official Raspberry Pi digicam boards earlier than, however they used a lot smaller, decrease decision sensors and relied on fixed-focus lenses. The Excessive High quality Digital camera, nevertheless, helps interchangeable C- and CS-mount lenses and gives adjustable again focus. The primary choices to be out there by way of accepted resellers embrace a $25 6mm CS-mount lens and a $50 16mm C-mount lens.
The board has a CS mount however comes with a C-mount adapter. Which means that it’ll be straightforward to connect all kinds of lenses by way of third-party merchandise. Right here, for instance, is what the board seems to be like with a Canon 70-200mm f/2.8, which might be not a good suggestion however superior anyway:
Raspberry Pi house owners have been utilizing digicam modules for initiatives starting from house safety methods to DIY drone setups. Raspberry Pi Press is publishing a brand new information to utilizing cameras with the Pi, available today for £10 ($12.50) in print or free as a PDF.
The Excessive High quality Digital camera is appropriate with all Raspberry Pi computer systems from the 1 Mannequin B onward, and the earlier 8-megapixel digicam module will proceed to be out there as a less expensive, smaller possibility. The brand new digicam will go on sale today for $50.