The Raspberry Pi Camera attaches to the Raspberry Pi and supports video quality between 1080p30 and 640x480p90, with still image resolution of 3280 x 2464.
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The Raspberry Pi Camera is a module that fits directly onto the Raspberry Pi 3, offering a 5 megapixel fixed-focus camera to record videos or still images. Attachable via a 15 cm ribbon cable through the CSI (or Camera Serial Interface) port, this module is plug-and-play-compatible with Raspbian software and is capable of supporting 1080p30, 760p60 and 640x480p90 video capture.
While this module doesn’t yet include audio support, and can only capture video or static images, it is ideal for time-lapse photography, motion detection security systems and other applications in which sound is not vital. Additionally, knowing Raspberry Pi and the vast amount of time, effort and capital put into developing both the computer and relative accessories, you can expect audio capabilities to be included soon in a later revision.
|Dimensions||– 25mm x 23mm x 9mm|
|Image Sensor||– Sony IMX219|
|Still Image Resolution||– 3280 x 2464 pixel|
|Supported Video Resolution||– 1080p30, 720p60 and 640x480p90|
|Connection Type||– 15 cm ribbon cable to CSI connector|
|Supported Operating System||– Raspbian (latest version recommended)|
The Raspberry Pi Camera is simple and easy enough for anyone to plug in and get started with, although it also opens up some unique new possibilities for advanced tinkerers and makers to experiment with. As such, projects involving the Raspberry Pi Camera include:
The RPi Camera can also be utilized to give videos various effects, and as such could be a great tool for both electronic, as well as video production experimentation. So, whether you are new to the world of Raspberry Pi or are a seasoned veteran looking for a new gadget to experiment with, the Raspberry Pi Camera is not only easy to use, but is also very affordable when compared to digital cameras of similar quality.
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The primary aim of The Raspberry Pi Foundation is to enable people from all walks of life to understand, learn and develop our digital world with ideas that actually matter to them. Their single-board computers are designed with an open-source style, while being both easy to use and versatile. This allows people to build their own systems to cater to unique problems within their environment, while allowing them to share with and learn from others who are building similar types of systems – growing and developing the open-source movement in every step of the way.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation also takes their initiative a step further by building accessories like cameras, control interfaces and other products that can be seamlessly integrated into projects, made with high quality components but without the unnecessary frills that many brands choose to add on for “extra value”. This “no frills” approach makes their products more affordable while catering to consumers throughout the world, regardless of their financial condition. In doing so, people in almost any situation can use these products to improve their lives, better the world around them, and help develop both their local communities, as well as online communities of Makers.
Finally, like the cherry (or perhaps raspberry) on top of an already-great Sundae, The Raspberry Pi Foundation utilises the profits that they make to sponsor and host outreach and education efforts, with the intent to help people by making computing and digital development more accessible. They train educators and offer free resources online for people to learn from, giving consumers the power to change the world around them, and ultimately do their small part in developing the ever-expanding digital world too.