Cameras for Raspberry Pi

Taking amateur and professional pictures, such as nature macro photography, recording short and full-length videos or video monitoring requires the use of appropriate equipment. Therefore, we have expanded our offer with module camera shields dedicated to Raspberry Pi minicomputers.

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High resolution and a compact size give a wide range of possibilities for the Raspberry Pi cameras, whereas quick connectivity and factory installed controllers make it easier to operate them.

Compact module sizes and high video quality - the official second generation of the Raspberry Pi camera

In 2016, the first model of the Raspberry Pi camera was replaced by a newer version. The omniVision OV5647 sensor with 5Mpix resolution was upgraded to Sony IMX219 with 8 Mpix resolution, which positively influenced the video quality. The Raspberry Pi Camera V2 shield enables to record movies and take photos in HD quality. It is user friendly even for beginners and it offers a wide range of possibilities such as time-lapse recording for more demanding users. Dedicated software libraries enable adding special video effects and the construction and software of the webcam support recording in 1080p30, 720p60 and VGA 90. The shield comes with a 15 cm long cable tape which should be connected to the CSI connector on the Raspberry Pi board. The camera is compatible with all Raspberry Pi 1, 2, 3, and 4 series of minicomputers.

How to connect the camera shield to Raspberry Pi?

Since cameras are vulnerable to electrostatic discharge to such an extent that they can be easily damaged, before unpacking the Raspberry Pi camera shield, make sure you have removed the electrostatic charge from your hands by touching a metal tap or heater (check also: Velleman AS3N grounding wristband - blue). After unpacking the camera module from the box and antistatic bag, remove the clip from the CSI connector on the Raspberry Pi board. Insert the multi-wire cable from the camera module into the CSI connector, start with the blue protective cover oriented toward the Ethernet connector (except for the Pi 4B model where the CSI connector is located between the micro HDMI connector and the 3.5mm audio jack connector). After inserting the multi-wire cable into the CSI connector, make sure the cable leads are evenly inserted into the connector, fix the cable and press the CSI connector clips on both sides. The camera is ready to be used.

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