Raspberry Pi Launches 12-megapixel Camera With Interchangeable Lenses

The tinkerer’s computer gets an upgrade

Raspberry Pi has announced that they’re launching a new “High Quality” 50$ (Php 2.5K) camera that has a baked-in 12.3-megapixel backside-illuminated Sony IMX477 sensor.

While the Raspberry Pi¬†Foundation has been selling its popular DIY camera boards for a while now, this is the first high-resolution camera to ever ship with the tinkerer’s favorite toy.

What’s even better is that the new model will also be able to take interchangeable C- and CS-mount lenses and has an adjustable back focus. The price of the lenses is more than reasonable: $25 (Php 1.2K) for the 6mm CS-mount lens and a mere $50 (Php 2.5K) for the 16mm C-mount lens.

When the board is purchased it’ll come with a C-mount adapter and a CS-mount specifically. That makes for interesting and crazy combinations – the best part is that if you have existing lenses for a particular system, you can use them on this via a third-party adapter.

The new camera is compatible with all Raspberry Pi computers from the 1 Model B on.

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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