Raspberry Pi camera module goes on sale

News on the the Raspberry Pi camera module (5MP sensor at $25) has been around since earlier this year. Raspberry Pi camera module goes on sale article tells that THE CAMERA MODULE for the Raspberry Pi pocket computer is now available for order through RS Components and Premier Farnell/Element14. Documentation on how to set up the camera can be found on raspberrypi.org blog. This looks like an interesting addition to Raspberry Pi.

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  1. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Create a quadrascopic camera using a Raspberry Pi CM4 and an Arducam Camarray HAT.

    Raspberry Pi Quadrascopic Camera
    https://www.hackster.io/poliquart/raspberry-pi-quadrascopic-camera-e8d7c8

    Using a Raspberry Pi CM4 and an Arducam quad sync hat, a digital quadrascopic image can be taken, similar to the Nimslo and Nishika.

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  2. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Seeed has two camera modules to support Raspberry Pi single-board computers. The camera module comes with a 5-megapixel OmniVision OV5647 sensor that has a 2592×1944 active array size image show. The OV5647 sensor module benefits from the fisheye lens to achieve 160- and 75-field of view. A fisheye lens is a camera component used for shooting wide angles, typically 180 degrees. They are also referred to as super-wide or ultra-wide lenses.

    What are the features of the OV5647 Camera module, and how does it support high-quality large night landscape surveillance? Let’s read more details on the article by Abhishek Jadhav: https://www.electronics-lab.com/seeed-studio-unveils-two-camera-modules-with-fisheye-lens-to-support-night-landscape-surveillance/

    #camera #raspberrypi #sensor

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  3. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Based on a near 12-megapixel Sony IMX708 sensor, the Raspberry Pi Camera Module 3 boasts a wealth of shiny new features.

    Raspberry Pi Camera Module 3 Brings HDR, a Higher Resolution, and Motorized Autofocus Capabilities
    https://www.hackster.io/news/raspberry-pi-camera-module-3-brings-hdr-a-higher-resolution-and-motorized-autofocus-capabilities-cd1f8882a1da

    Based on a near 12-megapixel Sony IMX708 sensor, the Raspberry Pi Camera Module 3 boasts a wealth of shiny new features.

    Raspberry Pi has officially launched a next-generation Camera Module, available globally today in four variants and boasting an improved sensor and powered autofocus system — plus a new variant of its High Quality Camera Module (HQ Camera Module) featuring an M12 lens mount.

    “We’ve produced Camera Modules with both visible-light and infrared-sensitive options, and with either a standard or wide field of view (FoV),”

    Building on the earlier Raspberry Pi Camera Module and Camera Module 2 designs, the Raspberry Pi Camera Module 3 uses the same mechanical layout — though with a shift to the size of the lens assembly, which means cases designed to go over the top of the module may not fit — with a Sony IMX708 sensor, giving it a near 12-megapixel resolution. Compared to the 8.1 megapixel resolution of the Camera Module 2, that means a big boost in detail.

    It’s the autofocus feature that really makes the new module stand apart from its predecessors, though.

    the new camera uses a voice coil to shift the focal point of the lens from a close-range 2″ to infinity on-demand. “We use the Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF) capabilities of the IMX708 sensor,”

    Another feature of the new sensor is high dynamic range (HDR) capabilities, capturing multiple exposures simultaneously then combining them to produce a tone-mapped combination with details in both the highlights and shadows — though enabling the feature does cut the maximum resolution to a quarter of that achievable with non-HDR modes. Finally, the new module comes in two lens variants, one offering a 66° field of view and the other offering a wider 102° FoV, plus the usual infrared-filtering standard and night-vision-capable NoIR variants.

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  4. Tomi Engdahl says:

    GoPoor Is a Raspberry Pi-Based Action Camera on a Budget
    New GoPro cameras cost upwards of $300, but RedditPlatinumUser’s GoPoor action camera cost less than $50 to build.
    https://www.hackster.io/news/gopoor-is-a-raspberry-pi-based-action-camera-on-a-budget-6f19b390385b

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  5. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Jean-Luc Aufranc’s Privacy-Friendly Raspberry Pi Camera Module Mount Upcycles a Gum Bottle
    https://www.hackster.io/news/jean-luc-aufranc-s-privacy-friendly-raspberry-pi-camera-module-mount-upcycles-a-gum-bottle-daf69d245850

    Simply push-fit into the lid of old gum bottles, these Camera Modules can be shut when not in-use — and no glue or screws are required.

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  6. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Weatherproof Raspberry Pi Camera Enclosure, In A Pinch
    https://hackaday.com/2023/01/18/weatherproof-raspberry-pi-camera-enclosure-in-a-pinch/

    The Raspberry Pi is the foundation of many IoT camera projects, but enclosures are often something left up to the user. [Mare] found that a serviceable outdoor enclosure could be made with a trip to the hardware store and inexpensive microscopy supplies.

    Outdoor housing for Telraam Traffic counting camera
    https://e.pavlin.si/2021/01/02/outdoor-housing-for-telraam-traffic-counting-camera/

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  7. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Raspberry Pi’s New Camera Module 3 // Tech Highlight
    https://www.hackster.io/videos/1330

    Join us for a tour of the new Raspberry Pi Camera Modules! We take a look at the standard, Wide, and NoIR versions, sparkly new specs (autofocus! 12MP resolution!), and compatibility – plus other exciting news in the world of Pi.

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  8. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Do You Need The Raspberry Pi Camera Module V3?
    https://hackaday.com/2023/01/26/do-you-need-the-raspberry-pi-camera-module-v3/

    This month came the announcement of some new camera modules from Raspberry Pi. All eyes were on version 3 of their standard camera module, but they also sneaked out a new version of their high quality camera with an M12 lens mount. The version 3 module is definitely worth a look, so I jumped on a train to Cambridge for the Raspberry Pi Store, and bought myself one for review.

    There’s nothing new about a Pi camera module as they’ve been available for years in both official and third party forms, so to be noteworthy the new one has to offer something a bit special. It uses a 12 megapixel sensor, and is available both in autofocus and wide angle versions in both standard and NoIR variants. Wide angle and autofocus modules may be new in the official cameras, but these are both things which have been on the third-party market for years.

    Autofocus Is Where It’s At

    The first thing to note is that Sony’s autofocus algorithm is very good in the automatic mode, as long as there’s something pretty clear for it to see as the subject. A close-up of some screwdriver bits or a Pi Zero came out in beautiful detail, as did a landscape scene, but looking down a table along a tape measure had it confused between the foreground, middle ground, and distance on alternate shots. The tape measure was pushing the envelope to prove a point and happily for more accomplished programmers than me there’s a windowed autofocus mode to allow more targeted focusing.

    My impression of this camera module is that it’s much more of a step forward from the V2 module than the V2 was from their first model. The extra resolution is nice, but the autofocus makes it much more useful. If the HQ camera module wishes it were a mirrorless compact camera then this module wishes it were a decent quality mid-range mobile phone camera, and in this it doesn’t do too badly.

    The question is then for $25 or so is it worth the outlay? I’d say yes, if you have an application for a decent quality small camera module. There are still cheaper cameras, and even other modules with autofocus to be found on the usual electronics sites, but this one isn’t too much more expensive for the benefit of much wider support. I don’t regret buying mine, and I’ll be putting some work in to making a much more efficient script for it.

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  9. Tomi Engdahl says:

    ML Hat Cam
    Auto zoom Raspberry Pi camera for filming model airplanes
    https://hackaday.io/project/189298-ml-hat-cam

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  10. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Diego Gonzalez’s Shell Scripts Get Your Raspberry Pi Camera Module 3 Live Streaming in No Time Flat
    https://www.hackster.io/news/diego-gonzalez-s-shell-scripts-get-your-raspberry-pi-camera-module-3-live-streaming-in-no-time-flat-17dac5e8a957

    Building on earlier work no longer compatible with the Raspberry Pi Camera software stack, these scripts offer quick-start streaming.

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  11. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Designed with computer vision projects firmly in mind, Raspberry Pi’s 1.6-megapixel camera module captures the whole image in one go.

    Raspberry Pi’s New Global Shutter Camera Aims to Fix Rolling Shutter Artifacts for Computer Vision
    https://www.hackster.io/news/raspberry-pi-s-new-global-shutter-camera-aims-to-fix-rolling-shutter-artifacts-for-computer-vision-24d4dd0c7981

    Designed with computer vision projects firmly in mind, this 1.6-megapixel camera module captures the whole image in one go.

    Raspberry Pi has announced another new camera module, a variant on its High Quality Camera Module but swapping the rolling shutter out for a global shutter — and it’s called, unsurprisingly, the Raspberry Pi Global Shutter Camera.

    “Built around Sony’s 1.6-megapixel IMX296 sensor, the Global Shutter Camera is able to capture rapid motion without introducing rolling shutter artifacts,” Raspberry Pi co-founder Eben Upton explains. “This makes it a great fit for sports photography, and for machine vision applications, where even small amounts of distortion can seriously degrade inference performance.”

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  12. Tomi Engdahl says:

    RBTS.co’s Chunky Camera Module Packs a 50-Megapixel Samsung ISOCELL GN2 Sensor for CV and More
    Designed around the same sensor as found in the Google Pixel 8 Pro, this high-end camera module packs in the features — and pixels.
    https://www.hackster.io/news/rbts-co-s-chunky-camera-module-packs-a-50-megapixel-samsung-isocell-gn2-sensor-for-cv-and-more-d5d7920f5718

    British and Finnish robotics concern RBTS.co has launched a crowdfunding campaign for a camera module designed to bring 8k-resolution video footage and 50-megapixel stills to the NVIDIA Jetson, Raspberry Pi, and Rockchip RK3588-based single-board computers (SBCs): the C50M Camera.

    “Experience the world from new heights and see the unseen in the minute details with our state-of-the-art C50M camera module equipped with the Samsung ISOCELL GN2 image sensor (also powering the Google Pixel 8 Pro),” RBTS.co crows about its new camera module design. “This sensor is designed to deliver superior performance that is ideal for applications in drones, machine vision, industrial automation, and more.”

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  13. Tomi Engdahl says:

    DIY Raspberry Pi all sky camera captures the majesty of the Northern Lights
    News
    By Ash Hill published March 12, 2024
    This Raspberry Pi project is more than cool, it’s freezing.

    https://www.tomshardware.com/raspberry-pi/diy-raspberry-pi-all-sky-camera-captures-the-majesty-of-the-northern-lights

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  14. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Available in high-resolution autofocus, high-clarity, and low-light flavors, Arducam’s new Pivistation 5 kits deliver easy edge AI capabilities.

    Arducam’s Pivistation 5 Pairs Hawkeye, Darksee, or Klarity Image Sensors with the Raspberry Pi 5

    Available in high-resolution autofocus, high-clarity, and low-light flavors, the new Pivistation 5 kits deliver easy edge AI capabilities.
    https://www.hackster.io/news/arducam-s-pivistation-5-pairs-hawkeye-darksee-or-klarity-image-sensors-with-the-raspberry-pi-5-fdb60e22a6f4?fbclid=IwZXh0bgNhZW0CMTEAAR3ys4KpN6NWl6jusO1OVqXRFfA8Vjc-9xUci-F_tomCVeLndGAlS47Sz9Y_aem_AZnKQrpvdthJd9lETLxvsTyI0m77BaeiBOK9ELd9FA4m4LbNI8d9BA05PA2c5tzlvWhc49dU2EECv1fEyhpUTF1_

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  15. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Modular Pi Cam

    A Raspberry Pi based camera that can swap body parts and camera modules

    https://hackaday.io/project/194905-modular-pi-cam

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