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Raspberry Pi Camera Module – The Pi Hut

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High-Definition video camera for Raspberry Pi Model A or B. Boasting 5mp camera and 1080p full HD video recording. The Raspberry Pi Camera Module is a 5 megapixel custom designed add-on for Raspberry Pi, featuring a fixed focus lens. It’s capable of 2592 x 1944 pixel static images, and also supports 1080p30, 720p60 and 640x480p60/90 video. It attaches to Pi by way of one of the small sockets on the board upper surface and uses the dedicated CSi interface, designed especially for interfacing to cameras.

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 0.3 ounces
  • ASIN: B00E1GGE40
  • Item model number: 100003

Customer Reviews

Gives my Raspberry PI a purpose

16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
 on January 9, 2014
By Dwayne Adams
Easy to setup and get going.

Great camera for the Raspberry Pi

24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
 on September 5, 2013
By pianogod
I have been using webcams so far for the RP, but this camera uses the special port that the RP has for this camera, so it is a lot faster and higher resolution. It is no SLR lens cam, the lens is tiny, so don’t expect wonders, but it seems to perform as well as a normal smartphone cam.

Works great.

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
 on November 26, 2013
By Remus
Awesome camera, really is 5MP. Difficult to get to using at first, but once you figure out how to make the pi find it, it works wonderfully. I taped mine inside the plastic case that came with my pi facing out, it fits perfectly inside the case. Plug it into the socket between the HDMI port and the Ethernet port, it fits in the other one, but it doesn’t work there.

I’m very happy with it.

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
 on May 26, 2015
By photoflyer
So far so good. Got it in yesterday and it took only about 5 min to get in its new case and up and running on my pi.

A good camera, but consider other options too

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
 on May 8, 2015
By George
This is the “official” Raspberry Pi camera, and it works pretty well for what it is– small, relatively inexpensive, and easy to set up.

Nice camera

10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
 on October 2, 2013
By BobbyD
This is a really easy to use camera for the Pi. There are a lot of instructions on the net for connecting it up and grabbing pics and videos. Rasbian is all ready to use the camera with Raspivid for the video capture and Raspistill for pics. There is a lot of confusing instructional information for conversion so you will need to do some research to go beyond just capturing a vid or pic.

RPi Camera Delivers

39 of 52 people found the following review helpful
 on October 3, 2013
By Joseph Cierniewski "jciern"
Pictures speak louder than words.

This has a fantastic picture, able to read license plates of cars …

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
 on July 12, 2014
By Jerry
Purchased with an outdoor camera enclosure, pi and misc parts to make an outdoor security camera. This has a fantastic picture, able to read license plates of cars driving by. Easily handles a smooth 30 fps. Both thumbs up on this one.

Module works great, despite the box

6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
 on April 3, 2014
By Amazon Customer
This camera is an impressive little module that attaches to the Raspberry Pi. Since there are only two available options for Pi cameras, I won’t go into the fact that it works well because it was designed to work specifically with the Pi. My gripe would be the box that the module comes in folds the ribbon cable in half which I originally feared had killed my module. I later discovered an error in the code I was using to operate the camera and the culprit, but a is seems that a better solution for packing the module needs to be identified. Normally when the words ribbon cable and folding are seen in the same sentence it requires replacing the cable.

View the world through the eye of a Raspberry Pi

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
 on January 7, 2015
By Donald Foltz
I’ve been wanting to get the camera module for a while but I kept putting it off, well I finally decided to get one! Tested with Raspbmc and Raspbian. Worked great on both OS. Also tested on A+ as well as B+.