The Raspberry Pi Camera Module v2 is a high quality 8 megapixel Sony IMX219 image sensor custom designed add-on board for Raspberry Pi, featuring a fixed focus lens. It's capable of 3280 x 2464 pixel static images, and also supports 1080p30, 720p60 and 640 x 480p 60 / 90 video. It attaches to Pi by way of one of the small sockets on the board upper surface and uses the dedicated CSI interface, designed especially for interfacing to cameras. The board itself is tiny, at around 25mm x 24mm x 9mm. It also weighs just over 3g, making it perfect for mobile or other applications where size and weight are important. It connects to Raspberry Pi by way of a short ribbon cable.
The Raspberry Pi High Definition (HD) Camera Board connects to any Raspberry Pi or Compute Module, allowing you to create HD video and still photographs.
It utilises the IMX219PQ image sensor from Sony which offers high-speed video imaging and high sensitivity.
The Raspberry Pi Camera Module offers reduced image contamination such as fixed pattern noise & smearing. It also features automatic control functions such as exposure control, white balance & luminance detection.
Features and benefits:
High data capability
8 megapixels fixed focus (includes small focus adjustment tool)
Supports 1080p, 720p60 & VGA90
Sony IMX219PQ CMOS image sensor
15-pin ribbon cable
Connecting the Camera Module to Pi:
A 15 cm ribbon cable attached to the module slots straight into your Pi Camera Serial Interface port (CSI). Once connected, you can access the camera board via the Multi-Media Abstraction Layer (MMAL) or the Video for Linux (V4L) APIs. Alternatively there are libraries such as Picamera Python, and many others that you can find online.
The Raspberry Pi Camera Module is ideal for HD videos and still photography. You can also try time-lapse and slow-motion.
Other applications include botanical, wildlife watching & home security.
- Chipset: 8MP Sony IMX219PQ CMOS Camera Module
- Resolution: 3280 x 2464
- Video: 1080p @ 30fps, 720p @ 60fps, 640 x 480p 60 / 90 Recording
- Dimensions: 25 x 24 x 9mm
- Weight: 3g