The Raspberry Pi Foundation wants to make your DIY projects take better photos. To that end, it built a new $ 50 camera card around a 1
Although the Raspberry Pi already had official cameras, these were always fixed focus and low resolution cameras. The new high quality camera is … much higher quality. That's in part thanks to the support of interchangeable C and CS mount lenses and adjustable back focus. Depending on your lens, you may be able to use something you already have.
And if not, to start official Raspberry Pi resellers are offering compatible lenses that you can buy. They cost about $ 25 each, and there are two options to get started.
But if you prefer to use your own lens, the board supports CS mounts and includes a C adapter. So it should work with a wide variety of lenses, as shown in the ridiculous photo above.
To go with the camera, the Rasberry Pi has released a guide on how to use the high quality camera today, and you can download it as a free PDF. That should help you build a DIY drone camera in a short time.
Best of all, the high-quality camera works with a wide variety of Raspberry Pi models, including the original Raspberry Pi 1 Model B. Raspberry Pi Zero is the tricky entry as some early 2016 models do not have the required connector. Other Zero models require the same adapter FPC used for the camera module v2.
Speaking of the camera module v2, it doesn't go away. Not everyone needs the high-quality camera, so the Raspberry Pi foundation will continue to offer the camera module V2 as an alternative to cheaper (and lower-quality) access.
The high-quality camera goes on sale today for $ 50.
Source: Raspberry Pi Foundation via The Verge