element14 announces the launch of the new Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera, complete with a 12-megapixel ultra-definition-resolution camera and interchangeable lenses. The Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera is the first-of-its-kind to hit the market and is ideal for professional and consumer applications which require the highest levels of visual fidelity and integration with specialist optics.
The revolutionary Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera can effectively capture still images and video footage. It is compatible with all models of Raspberry Pi boards from the Raspberry Pi 1 Model B onwards and can be used as a desktop camera. The Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera is suitable for a wide range of professional applications including machine vision, robotics, industrial and agriculture. It is also ideal for home and professional security systems which operate in low ambient light conditions. The camera can be programmed to collect data to support facial and number plate recognition and parking space monitoring.
Professional designers will find the new camera and interchangeable lens combinations simple to integrate into monitoring and quality control systems while educators, makers and consumers will relish in the camera’s capability and functionality to take Raspberry Pi projects to new horizons. The ultra-definition camera extracts more information from the lens to create higher quality, content rich images that could not be achieved by the existing Raspberry Pi Camera Module v2.
The complete Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera package consists of three individual products, all available for fast delivery from element14, including:
The Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera offers a high resolution of 12.3 megapixels and approximately 50 percent greater sensitivity than its predecessor for improved low-light performance. The camera features a circuit board with Sony IMX477 sensor, an FPC cable for connection to a Raspberry Pi computer, a milled aluminum lens mount with integrated tripod mount and focus adjustment ring, and a C- to CS- lens mount adapter. Other lens form factors can be accommodated using third-party lens adapters.
Two state-of-the-art interchangeable lenses, featuring a – 6mm wide-angle lens and a – 16mm telephoto lens, can be integrated with the Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera’s C- and CS-mount form factors. Users will no longer be limited by fixed lens autofocus cameras, as each interchangeable lens dramatically improves the camera’s core functionality as a result of manual focus options including wide and narrow angles and telephoto zoom to identify objects.
Sarah Fawcett, Global Program Manager – SBC, said: “The potential of the Raspberry Pi Camera for professional and consumer applications is limitless. It enables all kinds of image processing where customers need to gather more refined information to enhance multimedia and visual products. The new ultra-high-resolution camera with state-of-the-art interchangeable lenses are a valuable addition to Farnell’s Raspberry Pi portfolio. Our customers enjoy having the flexibility to review the widest range of Raspberry Pi products from a single source, with fast delivery options and 24/5 technical support.”