The board itself is tiny, at around 25mm x 20mm x 9mm. It also weighs just over 3g, making it perfect for mobile or other applications where size and weight are important. It connects to Raspberry Pi by way of a short ribbon cable. The camera is connected to the BCM2835 processor on the Pi via the CSI bus, a higher bandwidth link which carries pixel data from the camera back to the processor. This bus travels along the ribbon cable that attaches the camera board to the Pi.
The sensor itself has a native resolution of 8 megapixel, and has a fixed focus lens onboard. In terms of still images, the camera is capable of 3280 x 2464 pixel static images, and also supports 1080p30, 720p60 and 640x480p60/90 video.
The camera is supported in the latest version of Raspbian, Raspberry Pi's preferred operating system.
- Small board size: 25mm x 20mm x 9mm
- A 8MP (2592×1944 pixels) Sony IMX219 sensor in a fixed focus module
- Support 1080p30, 720p60 and 640x480p60/90 video record
Still picture resolution: 3280 x 2464
Max image transfer rate:
- 1080p: 30fps (encode and decode)
- 720p: 60fps
Connection to Raspberry Pi: 15 Pin ribbon cable, to the dedicated 15-pin MIPI Camera Serial
Image control functions:
- Automatic exposure control
- Automatic white balance
- Automatic band filter
- Automatic 50/60 Hz luminance detection
- Automatic black level calibration
- Operating: -30° to 70°
- Stable image: 0° to 50°
Lens size: 1/4”
Dimensions: 20 x 25 x 10mm