Raspberry Pi Gets 8-Megapixel Sony Camera Modules, Including Infrared


Raspberry Pi since its dispatch was until today stayed with its official camera extra, a 5-megapixel OmniVision OV5647 module. In any case, the organization has now presented the decision of two new camera modules (obvious light or infrared) taking into consideration the Sony IMX219 8-megapixel sensor. The new camera modules have the same cost as the first 5-megapixel offering, at $25
Eden Upton, the Raspberry Pi author on Monday said in a blog entry that, the OmniVision OV5647 sensor was end-of-lifed toward the end of 2014 and the vast stockpile it had purchased was totally exhausted. “Luckily, we’d effectively hit up discussion with Sony’s picture sensor division, thus just under the wire we’re ready to declare the quick accessibility of both unmistakable light (seen above) and infrared cameras (seen beneath) in view of the Sony IMX219 8-megapixel sensor, at the same low cost of $25.”
The two cameras are available from RS Components and Element 14 sites and will achieve different retailers soon.
• Raspberry Pi Foundation disclosed the Sony IMX219 camera extra.
• The new camera modules are evaluated at $25, same as the old module.
• The OmniVision OV5647 sensor was end-of-lifed toward the end of 2014.

For those uninformed, the Sony IMX219 is a settled center sensor and can shoot pictures in 3280×2464 determination, record recordings in full-HD at 30fps. According to Upton, the sensor’s picture quality, shading devotion, and low-light execution is effortlessly taken care of by the Raspberry Pi’s Videocore IV GPU.

The Raspberry Pi establishment in February this year propelled the third form of its famous low-control Raspberry Pi advancement stage, the Raspberry Pi 3. The stage was valued at $35, which is the same cost for the Raspberry Pi 2 scaled down PC disclosed a year ago. In any case, not at all like the Raspberry Pi 2 miniature includes a much demand highlight – coordinated Wi-Fi and in addition Bluetooth network.
A portion of the highlights of the Raspberry Pi 3 is a 1.2GHz quad-center ARM Cortex-A53 processor which the organization says has 10x execution of the Raspberry Pi 1. It likewise highlights 802.11n remote LAN and Bluetooth 4.1.