2 times higher resolution than the v2 camera, 40% higher than the HQ camera. Based on the 16MP Sony IMX519 sensor, this new camera module gives all Raspberry Pi hackers every bit of power they need to build future-proof projects.
The community has been craving autofocus in Pi cameras, so we took the advice. We gave this camera the classic V1/V2 form-factor so you can add hassle-free upgrades to your existing projects, or build new applications with the best flexibility on cameras.
It’s not just the resolution bump, the “quality” is way higher than the HQ Camera too. With the same camera tuning algorithms from the foundation, this module beats the Raspberry Pi HQ camera in every aspect. (sharpness/saturation/exposure/etc.)
Less for us, more for you. We want it to help push the Raspberry Pi and embedded ML/MV forward, everything about this camera will be truly open source.
Plug it into the camera connector and start building right away. You can use this module just like the official Pi cameras, It works with the default camera applications pre-installed in the Raspberry Pi OS, no extra configuration is required.
Get a huge performance boost without spending more. 25 US dollars ($50 for a lensless HQ module), 16 megapixels (8MP for the V2 module), and with dozens of new features, we expect it to take the 4th spot after the V1, V2 and HQ camera.
We look to help the industry build low-cost embedded camera systems for hundreds of real-world applications.
|Arducam Autofocus Camera||Camera Module V2||HQ Camera|
|Net Price||$25||$25||$50 (without lens)|
|Sensor||Sony IMX519||Sony IMX219||Sony IMX477|
|Optical Size||Type 1/2.53″||Type 1/4″||Type 1/2.3″|
|Sensor Resolution||4656×3496 pixels||3280 × 2464 pixels||4056 x 3040 pixels|
|Still Resolution||16 Megapixels||8 Megapixels||12.3 Megapixels|
|Video Modes||1080p30, 720p60||1080p30, 720p60 and 640 × 480p60/90||1080p30, 720p60 and 640 × 480p60/90|
|Linux integration||V4L2 driver available||V4L2 driver available||V4L2 driver available|
|Focal ratio (F-Stop)||1.75||2.0||Depends on lens|
|Focal length||4.28 mm||3.04 mm||Depends on lens|