High resolution: Pi Foundation releases a new camera module with interchangeable lenses for the Raspberry Pi
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The Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced a new camera module for the Raspberry Pi ecosystem. Appropriately called the High Quality Camera Module, the unit is based around a Sony IMX477 sensor. A big upgrade over the IMX219 in the original Raspberry Pi camera module, the IMX477 can output in up to 12.3 MP.
The High Quality Camera supports CS-mount lenses natively and C-mount lenses with an adapter. The module has an integrated back-focus adjustment ring and a tripod mount, too.
The High Quality Camera module retails for US$50.00 or £49.50 in the UK. The specifications for the module are as follows:
- 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: C-mount, CS-mount (C-CS adapter included)
- IR cut filter: Integrated
- Ribbon cable length: 200 mm
- Tripod mount: 1/4" -20