INTRO: The Raspberry Pi Foundation has recently launched its latest camera board named High-Quality Camera consisting of a 7.9mm 12.3MP Sony IMX477 sensor with 1.55-micron pixels. The sensor is back-illuminated for improved sensitivity.
High-Quality Camera with Interchangeable Support for C & CS
The Raspberry Pi High-Quality Camera has interchangeable support for C- and CS-mount lenses equipped in it. The C-CS adapter is included with the kit. You can follow all these step-by-step instructions for fitting the CS-mount and C-mount lenses to the camera. It features support for an integrated 12.5 mm–22.4 mm back-focus adjustment ring and a 1/4”-20 tripod mount. If In case you’re thinking how a lens will be attached to the High-Quality camera would look like, the image shown would help gain some perspective of how it would look like.
Comes With a Raspberry Pi Camera Guide
Alongside the High-Quality Camera, the Raspberry Pi Foundation has also released its new official Raspberry Pi camera guide which is designed to aim to help DIY enthusiasts set up their cameras on their own.
The guide covers both the Raspberry Pi Camera Module and the new Raspberry Pi High-Quality Camera techniques. If you are interested, you can also download the PDF version of the guide for free or get the printed version for about 10 Euros.
With all of this report, the thing to be noticed is that that you will not be getting lenses out of the box. “We are also expecting that over the time people will use varied quite a wide variety of lenses, but for beginners, our Approved Resellers will be offering a couple of options to them: a 6 mm CS‑mount lens at $25, and a very shiny 16 mm C-mount lens priced at $50.”, wrote Simon Martin, Senior Principal Engineer, in a blog post.