The Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced a new camera board in its official Accessories that would dramatically improve the photographic capabilities available to the popular DIY enthusiasts and hobbyists. They call it the High-Quality Camera, which comes with a 7.9mm (Type 1/2.3) Sony IMX477 12.3-megapixel back-illuminated sensor, and back-illuminated sensor architecture, with adjustable back focus, it also works off the shelf with C- and CS-mount lenses used on industrial and 16mm film cameras. It is compatible with Raspberry Pi 1/2/3/4 boards.
Currently Raspberry Pi is offering two lenses of the High-Quality camera—a 16mm 10 megapixel and 6mm 3 megapixel. Since the 6mm have a wide field view it is best suited for monitoring and surveillance applications for instance as a CCTV camera. The 16mm telephoto lens is capable to zoom more hence helps in targeting deeper on to objects. The Raspberry Pi Camera Module, available in standard and “NoIR” variants for visible-light and infrared photography respectively.
“The incredible new High Quality Camera module from Raspberry Pi offers a 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 .
It features a Sony IMX477 sensor, a 200mm FPC cable for connection to your Raspberry Pi, a milled aluminium lens mount with integrated 1/4” -20 tripod mount and focus adjustment ring, and a C- to CS-mount adapter.”
There have been official Raspberry Pi camera boards before, but they used much smaller, lower-resolution sensors and relied on fixed-focus lenses. This High-Quality Camera is much more flexible DIY camera now which supports interchangeable C- and CS-mount lenses and offers adjustable back focus.
The board has a CS-mount but comes with a C-mount adapter. This means that it’ll be easy to attach a wide variety of lenses through third-party products.
It costs for ₹ 4,499.00 and will soon be available on our site. To check the detailed specs and features jump on to this link.
Source: Raspberry Pi Blog