Raspberry Pi has launched a high-quality camera with an interchangeable lens at just $50 which is around INR 5800 after converting. The camera has a 12.3MP Sony IMX477 sensor with 7.9mm diagonal image size, 1.55-micron pixels and adjustable back focus. There is a Back-illuminated sensor architecture for improved sensitivity, as mentioned in their blog.
Interestingly, the camera interchangeable support for off-the-shelf C- and CS-mount lenses which will come along with the kit. There is support for integrated 12.5mm-22.4mm back-focus adjustment ring and ¼”-20 tripod mount.
Simon Martin mentions in the blog, “We expect that over time people will use quite a wide variety of lenses, but for starters, our Approved Resellers will be offering a couple of options: a 6 mm CS-mount lens at $25, and a very shiny 16 mm C-mount lens priced at $50.”
For those who are interested, Raspberry Pi also introduced Raspberry Pi Camera Guide, covering both the familiar Raspberry Pi Camera Module and the new Raspberry Pi High-Quality Camera. One can buy the guide book for 10 Euros or download the PDF version.
After attaching the lens, this is how the camera will look like.
Specifications at a glance as mentioned on the website
- Sony IMX477R stacked, back-illuminated sensor, 12.3 megapixels, 7.9 mm sensor diagonal, 1.55 μm × 1.55 μm pixel size
- Output: RAW12/10/8, COMP8
- Back focus: Adjustable (12.5 mm–22.4 mm)
- Lens standards: C-mount, CS-mount (CCS adapter included)
- IR cut filter: Integrated
- Ribbon cable length: 200 mm
- Tripod mount: 1/4”-20
Currently, the High-Quality camera is available for purchase at $50 in specific regions only due to global COVID-19 pandemic.
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