The Raspberry Pi Camera Module is a custom designed add-on Camera for Raspberry Pi. Compatible with Raspberry Pi B/B+/Raspberry Pi 2 Model B.
This camera module is the clone for the original Raspberry Pi camera but works exactly same as the original one.
If you’re interested in the nitty-gritty, you’ll want to know that the module has a five megapixel fixed-focus camera that supports 1080p30, 720p60 and VGA90 video modes, as well as stills capture. It attaches via a 15cm ribbon cable to the CSI port on the Raspberry Pi. It can be accessed through the MMAL and V4L APIs, and there are numerous third-party libraries built for it, including the Pi camera Python library.The camera module is very popular in home security applications, and in wildlife camera traps.You can also use it to take snapshots.The sensor itself has a native resolution of 5 megapixel, and has a fixed focus lens onboard. In terms of still images, the camera is capable of 2592 x 1944 pixel static images, and also supports 1080p30, 720p60 and 640x480p60/90 video.
- Small board size: 25mm x 20mm x 9mm
- Support 1080p30, 720p60 and 640x480p60/90 video record
- Kit includes 1 camera module and 1 ribbon cable
- A 5MP (2592×1944 pixels) Omnivision 5647 sensor in a fixed focus module
The Raspberry Pi camera module can be used to take high-definition video, as well as stills photographs. It’s easy to use for beginners, but has plenty to offer advanced users if you’re looking to expand your knowledge. There are lots of examples online of people using it for time-lapse, slow-motion and other video cleverness. You can also use the libraries we bundle with the camera to create effects
Check how to interface camera with raspberry Pi below: