The Raspberry Pi Camera Module is a custom-designed add-on for Raspberry Pi. It attaches to Raspberry Pi by way of one of the two small sockets on the board’s upper surface. This interface uses the dedicated CSI interface, which was designed especially for interfacing with cameras. The CSI bus is capable of extremely high data rates, and it exclusively carries pixel data.
The board itself is tiny, at around 36mm x 36mm highlight of our module is that the Lens is replaceable compared to the official one, making it perfect for mobile or other applications where size and image quality are important. It connects to Raspberry Pi by way of a short ribbon cable. The camera is connected to the BCM2835 processor on the Pi via the CSI bus, a higher bandwidth link that carries pixel data from the camera back to the processor. This bus travels along the ribbon cable that attaches the camera board to the Pi.
The sensor itself has a native resolution of 5 megapixels and has a fixed focus lens onboard. In terms of still images, the camera is capable of 2592 x 1944 pixel static images, and also supports 1080p30, 720p60 and 640x480p60/90 video.
The camera is supported in the latest version of Raspbian, Raspberry Pi’s preferred operating system.
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||36mm X 36mm
|Max Sensor Resolution:
||2592 × 1944
|Video Mode(on Raspberry Pi):
||1080p30, 720p60 and 640 × 480p60/90
||Pi 4B, Pi 3B+, Pi 3B, Pi 2, Model A/B/B+, 0W, Zero 2W
||JPEG, JPEG + DNG (raw), BMP, PNG, YUV420, RGB888
|IR cut filter:
||Integrated 650 IR Filter
|Lens Holder Height:
||12.8 x 13.01
- 1 x Arducam Camera Board & M8 mount Fish Eye Lens
- 1 x 15cm 15-pin flat ribbon cable