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.