Gadget Of The Week: Raspberry Pi Camera Module V2

Gadget Of The Week: Raspberry Pi Camera Module V2

This is for the Makers with a taste for Raspberries. In April 2016 the Raspberry Pi Foundation has introduced a new camera module, simply called v2.

While the preceding model with its outdated – market launch 2010, launch on Pi 2013 – OmniVision OV5647 (f=3.6mm) sensor offered only 5 megapixels, the Sony IMX219 (f=3.04mm) of the new module comes with 8 megapixels. You can find a similar camera in low-end devices such as the Doogee smartphones or, in the case of the Xiaomi Mi4, as a good front camera.




The Exmor R back-illuminated sensor is capable of HD video recording and supports Sony’s BME-HDR technology for better image quality.

The module v2 attaches, like the v1, via 15cm ribbon cable to the CSI port and is supposed to work with Pi 1, 2 and 3.

Of course, there is also a Pi NoIR v2 for night vision projects.


Further reading:

Build a Point & Shoot Camera

Build your own R2D2