Raspberry Pi released a new generation of camera module 3, based on the Sony IMX708 sensor development, starting at $25 (about 170 CNY).
The Camera Module 3 camera module brings support for HDR and autofocus with a closest focusing distance of up to 5 cm, as well as phase detection autofocus (PDAF) and contrast detection autofocus.
▲ Camera Module 3
Additionally, the new module has a sensor resolution of 11.9MP (compared to 8.1MP in the previous generation). HDR support means the Camera Module 3 can take multiple exposures of the same scene and combine them so that both darker and brighter parts of the image are properly exposed.
The Camera Module 3 with a standard field of view FOV starts at $25 (currently about 170 CNY), while the ultra-wide-angle version with a 102-degree field of view starts at $35 (currently about 237 CNY). Raspberry Pi also launched an infrared version designed for night photography.
▲ Camera Module 3 super wide-angle version
In addition, Raspberry Pi also launched a new camera module High-Quality Camera that supports M12 bayonet lenses, equipped with a 12.3MP Sony IMX477 sensor, and added support for “fisheye lenses and other professional lenses”, starting at $50 ( Currently about 339 RMB).
▲ High Quality Camera with M12 bayonet