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Raspberry Pi HQ Camera Features a 12MP Sensor, Supports Interchangeable Lenses

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The Raspberry Pi Foundation introduced the first official Raspberry Pi camera in May 2013. The $25 camera module came with a 5MP sensor and connected via the board’s MIPI CSI connector. Then in 2016, the company launched version 2 of the camera with an 8MP sensor.

The foundation has now launched a much better camera called Raspberry Pi HQ Camera (High-Quality Camera) with a 12MP sensor, improved sensitivity, and support for interchangeable lenses both in C- and CS-mount form factors.

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Raspberry Pi Announces The $50 High Quality Camera

  • Raspberry Pi Announces The $50 High Quality Camera

    Raspberry Pi today announced their newest product, the High Quality Camera, which starts at $50 and supports interchangeable lenses.

    The Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera is a 12.3MP camera with a Sony IMX477 sensor, support for off-the-shelf C and CS mount lenses, tripod mount support, and other functionality. While the High Quality Camera will retail for $50 USD, the interchangeable lenses will go for $25.

Raspberry Pi gains 12MP camera with optional C and CS lenses

  • Raspberry Pi gains 12MP camera with optional C and CS lenses

    Raspberry Pi Ltd. has launched a $50 “High Quality Camera” for the Raspberry Pi. The 12.3-megapixel, HD camera ships with optional 6mm CS-mount ($25) and 16mm C-mount ($50) lenses.

    Raspberry Pi Ltd. has sold 1.7 million units of its circa 2016, 8-megapixel v2 Raspberry Pi Camera after discontinuing its original 5-megapixel camera. Raspberry Pi has now launched a $50 High Quality Camera that jumps to 12.3-megapixels and supports any C or CS mount lens attachment.

Raspberry Pi announces $50 12-megapixel camera

  • Raspberry Pi announces $50 12-megapixel camera with interchangeable lenses

    There have been official Raspberry Pi camera boards before, but they used much smaller, lower resolution sensors and relied on fixed-focus lenses. The High Quality Camera, however, supports interchangeable C- and CS-mount lenses and offers adjustable back focus. The first options to be available through approved resellers include a $25 6mm CS-mount lens and a $50 16mm C-mount lens.

    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. Here, for example, is what the board looks like with a Canon 70-200mm f/2.8, which is probably not a good idea but awesome anyway:

Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera on sale now at $50

How to use the Raspberry Pi High Quality camera on Ubuntu Core

  • How to use the Raspberry Pi High Quality camera on Ubuntu Core

    The new High Quality (HQ) camera from the people over at Raspberry Pi is now available. And as they say, it is really rather good. It has the option for interchangeable lenses, a 12 MP sensor, a distinct improvement from the previous 8MP V2 camera, and a tripod screw mount. In this post, I’ll walk you through the steps to stream video on Ubuntu Core and how to properly focus the camera for different lenses with and without the C mount.

Raspberry Pi Launches $50 12-Megapixel Pi Camera

  • Raspberry Pi Launches $50 12-Megapixel Pi Camera

    With its new features especially the improved image quality, the Raspberry Pi High Quality is expected to address the shortcomings of the old Camera Module (debuted way back in 2013).

    As the Raspberry Pi Foundation explains in a blog post: “Versatile though they are, there are limitations to mobile phone-type fixed-focus modules. The sensors themselves are relatively small, which translates into a lower signal-to-noise ratio and poorer low-light performance; and of course, there is no option to replace the lens assembly with a more expensive one, or one with different optical properties. These are the shortcomings that the High Quality Camera is designed to address.”

    Currently on offer is a pair of native lenses for the camera: a 6 mm CS‑mount lens at $25 and a very shiny 16 mm C-mount lens priced at $50.

Raspberry Pi now has a High Quality Camera add-on

  • Raspberry Pi now has a High Quality Camera add-on

    Raspberry Pi has announced a new High Quality Camera add-on, available for $50. It turns your diminutive credit card-sized computer into a fully-fledged digital camera with the variable focus you'd expect from a DSLR.

    Raspbery Pi's existing second-generation 8 megapixel fixed-focus camera module from 2016 will continue to be sold alongside it - over 1.7 million have been sold to date.

    [...]

    Raspberry Pi Press has also published a full guide to the camera, too. Oh, and it's compatible with pretty much all Raspberry Pi models, from the Raspberry Pi 1 Model B onward.

An open source camera stack for Raspberry Pi using libcamera

Using the new 12MP Pi cam for video conferencing on your desktop

  • Using the new 12MP Pi cam for video conferencing on your desktop

    So you got that awesome new Raspberry Pi High-Res camera that they released last week but you don’t really know what to do with it ?

    Well, there is salvation, Ubuntu Core can turn it for you into a proper streaming device and help you with using it for your Zoom meetings giving you a really professional look !

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