CAMERA MODULE V2 Datasheet by Raspberry Pi

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The Raspberry Pi camera module v2 replaced the original camera module in April
2016. The v2 camera has a Sony IMX219 8-megapixel sensor (compared to the
5-megapixel OmniVision OV5647 sensor of the original camera).
The 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.
You can read all the gory details about IMX219 and the Exmor R back-illuminated
sensor architecture on Sony’s website, but suffice to say this is more than just a
resolution upgrade: it’s a leap forward in image quality, colour fidelity and low-light
performance. It supports 1080p30, 720p60 and VGA90 video modes, as well as still
capture. It attaches via a 15cm ribbon cable to the CSI port on the Raspberry Pi.
The camera works with all models of Raspberry Pi 1, 2 and 3. It can be accessed
through the MMAL and V4L APIs, and there are numerous third-party libraries built
for it, including the Picamera Python library. See the Getting Started with Picamera
resource to learn how to use it.
The camera module is very popular in home security applications, and in
wildlifecamera traps.
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