Raspberry Pi Camera Board v2 8 Megapixels
Raspberry Pi Camera Board v2 8 Megapixels - Snap, snap! The Camera v2 is the new official camera board released by the Raspberry Pi Foundation!
The Raspberry Pi Camera Board v2 is a high quality 8 megapixel Sony IMX219 image sensor custom designed add-on board for Raspberry Pi, featuring a fixed focus lens. It's capable of 3280 x 2464 pixel static images, and also supports 1080p30, 720p60, and 640x480p90 video.
It attaches to the Pi by way of one of the small sockets on the board's upper surface and uses the dedicated CSi interface, designed especially for interfacing to cameras.
We also carry the original Camera Board which is 5 megapixels!
And we also have the new 8 megapixel version of the popular Raspberry Pi NoIR Camera Board!
Frequently Asked Questions About Raspberry Pi Camera Board V2 8 Megapixels
Q1: What is the Raspberry Pi Camera Board v2?
The Raspberry Pi Camera Board v2 is a camera module designed specifically for the Raspberry Pi single-board computers. It provides a compact and affordable solution for capturing still images and high-definition video.
Q2: What is the resolution of the Raspberry Pi Camera Board v2?
The Camera Board v2 has an 8-megapixel Sony IMX219 sensor. It can capture images with a maximum resolution of 3280 x 2464 pixels.
Q3: What type of lens does the Raspberry Pi Camera Board v2 have?
The Camera Board v2 has a fixed focus lens. It does not support interchangeable lenses.
Q4: What is the field of view (FOV) of the Camera Board v2?
The Camera Board v2 has a 62.2-degree diagonal field of view. This provides a moderately wide-angle perspective.
Q5: Can the Camera Board v2 record video?
Yes, the Camera Board v2 is capable of recording video. It supports 1080p video capture at 30 frames per second (fps), 720p video capture at 60fps, and VGA video capture at 90fps.
Q6: Does the Camera Board v2 have a built-in microphone?
No, the Camera Board v2 does not have a built-in microphone. If audio is required, an external microphone needs to be connected separately.
Q7: What interface does the Camera Board v2 use to connect to the Raspberry Pi?
The Camera Board v2 connects to the Raspberry Pi using a ribbon cable that attaches to the dedicated CSI (Camera Serial Interface) port on the Raspberry Pi board.
Q8: Can I use multiple Camera Board v2 modules with a single Raspberry Pi?
No, a single Raspberry Pi can only support one camera module at a time.
Q9: Is the Camera Board v2 compatible with all Raspberry Pi models?
The Camera Board v2 is compatible with Raspberry Pi models that have a CSI port. This includes Raspberry Pi 1 Model A+, Model B+, Raspberry Pi 2, Raspberry Pi 3, Raspberry Pi 4, and Raspberry Pi Zero (with the CSI camera connector).
Q10: Are there any software libraries or APIs available for the Camera Board v2?
Yes, the Raspberry Pi Foundation provides a software library called "picamera" for accessing and controlling the Camera Board v2. It allows you to capture images and video, apply image processing, and control camera settings programmatically.
The upgraded Raspberry Pi Camera board v2 features:
- Improved Resolution
- 8 megapixel native resolution high quality Sony IMX219 image sensor
- Cameras are capable of 3280 x 2464 pixel static images
- Remaining High Quality
- Capture video at 1080p30, 720p60 and 640x480p90 resolutions
- All software is supported within the latest version of Raspbian Operating System
- 1.4 µm X 1.4 µm pixel with OmniBSI technology for high performance (high sensitivity, low crosstalk, low noise)
- Optical size of 1/4"
Raspberry Pi not included!
Note: The accompanying cable is NOT compatible with Raspberry Pi Zero models. You will need to purchase the Pi Zero Camera Cable separately for Pi Zero compatibility.
- Dimensions: 25mm x 23mm x 9mm / 0.98" x 0.90" x 0.35"
- Weight (camera board + attached cable): 3.4g