The Raspberry Pi Camera Board has finally landed after many months of anticipation. The module aims to inspire thousands of custom photo and video based projects from makers around the world.
Personally I have been waiting on my module ever since it was first announced. Fortunately being a member of the Element14 blogging team has its advantages and I was able to secure an early release model before ordering a production unit the day they were released.
In the name of full transparency this hands-on review is based on the production model I purchased and not the one sent out to the blogging team.
The Raspberry Pi Camera Module.
The camera module utilizes the dedicated CSi interface, which is located behind the Ethernet port on the Raspberry PI.
Features and Specifications
The Raspberry Pi Camera Module is a 5MP CMOS camera with a fixed focus lens that is capable of capturing still images as well as high definition video. Stills are captured at a resolution of 2592 x 1944, while video is supported at 1080p at 30 FPS, 720p at 60 FPS and 640x480 at 60 or 90 FPS.
The camera module measures in at just 25mm x 20mm x 9mm and weighs a mere 3 grams. This makes it ideal for projects such as hidden security cameras, high altitude balloon experiments, and even an onboard camera for RC car adventures. The camera is supported in the latest version of Raspbian, Raspberry Pi's preferred operating system.
- 1.4 µm X 1.4 µm pixel with OmniBSI technology for high performance (high sensitivity, low crosstalk, low noise)
- Optical size of 1/4"
- Automatic image control functions:
- Automatic exposure control (AEC)
- Automatic white balance (AWB)
- Automatic band filter (ABF)
- Automatic 50/60 Hz luminace detection
- Automatic black level calibration (ABLC)
- Programmable controls for frame rate , AEC/AGC 16-zone size/position/weight control, mirror and flip, cropping, windowing, and panning
- Digital video port (DVP) parallel output interface
- 32 bytes of embedded one-time programmable (OTP) memory
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- Page 1 [Introduction and Features and Specifications]
- Page 2 [Getting things up and running]
- Page 3 [Working with the camera]
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