Recently, the Raspberry Pi launched the High Quality Camera, a high quality camera, with a small size and the ability to swap lenses like a DSLR. The camera is priced at only $ 50, besides the old camera module is the Raspberry Pi Camera Module V2 that costs $ 25.
The Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera can connect to Raspberry Pi computers with a connecting cable, just like the old camera module. However this is a major upgrade, especially in terms of image quality.
Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera.
Raspberry Pi Camera Module V2 previously used camera sensors on smartphones, old and outdated, the lens is also very small. The Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera uses a Sony IMX477 12.3MP sensor, which is twice the size of the old sensor. The pixels are 1.55 µm in size.
But users will have to pay more to buy interchangeable lenses. That allows you to use a variety of specialized lenses, with different focal lengths and apertures. It is even possible to use the lens of a DSLR camera.
A representative of the manufacturer said: “There are many limitations with the old camera module, which is the type of sensor used on smartphones. It is very small in size, has poor light performance and has no lens options. These are shortcomings that the Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera can fix. ”
Canon EF 70-200mm f / 2.8L IS II USM lens mounted on Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera.
This interchangeable lens feature opens a new era for tiny Raspberry Pi computers. You can attach a Canon EF 70-200mm f / 2.8L IS II USM lens with a size much larger than this camera sensor. It’s a $ 2,500 lens, mounted on the sensor for only $ 50.
In addition, the Raspberry Pi offers the most basic lens options. Including the 6mm mount CS lens costs 25 USD, and 16mm C mount lens costs 50 USD.
16mm Mount C-lens
With this camera sensor, Raspberry Pi computers will have many more uses. Like taking photos, making surveillance cameras, or acting as vision units for other smart devices.