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5MP Raspberry Pi Camera BoardMCM Part #: 28-17733  |  Raspberry Pi Part #: 2302279

5MP Raspberry Pi Camera Board 4 stars from 3 reviews.
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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. 5 megapixel native resolution sensor-capable of 2592 x 1944 pixel static images Supports 1080p30, 720p60 and 640x480p60/90 video Camera is supported in the latest vers ...(read more below)

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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.


  • 5 megapixel native resolution sensor-capable of 2592 x 1944 pixel static images
  • Supports 1080p30, 720p60 and 640x480p60/90 video
  • Camera is supported in the latest version of Raspbian, Raspberry Pi's preferred operating system

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 sensor itself has a native resolution of 5 megapixel, and has a fixed focus lens on-board. 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.

The camera is supported in the latest version of Raspbian, Raspberry Pi’s preferred operating system.



There are two versions of the Pi Camera availableThis is the standard camera designed for everyday use. The Raspberry Pi Foundation has released the Pi Noir camera which is designed for night time and UV photography. The Pi Noir has the IR filter removed from the camera.



  • 1.4 µm X 1.4 µm pixel with OmniBSI technology for high performance (high sensitivity, low crosstalk, low noise)
  • optical size of 1/4"
  • automatic image control functions:
    • - automatic exposure control (AEC)
    • - automatic white balance (AWB)
    • - automatic band filter (ABF)
    • - automatic 50/60 Hz luminace detection
    • - automatic black level calibration (ABLC)
  • programmable controls for frame rate , AEC/AGC 16-zone size/position/weight control, mirror and flip, cropping, windowing, and panning
  • digital video port (DVP) parallel output interface
  • 32 bytes of embedded one-time programmable (OTP) memory

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Product Reviews

  • "No documentation" by widget3d on 10/7/2013
    Overall: 2 out of 5
    Value:
    Quality:

    well as usual for mcm very little documentation or (none) in this case. have to go searching for information on how to use it or make it work! But the product looks good, and quick delivery.

  • "Useful, and Excellent value" by jpbeale on 5/24/2013
    Overall: 5 out of 5
    Value:
    Quality:

    Tiny fixed-focus, cell-phone type camera with 1/4-inch format sensor provides impressive 1080p video quality. It is better than I expected and better quality than most webcams, I would say this is the market leader in its price range. Low-light ability not great, as expected (although when RAW output is enabled, and with longer exposure options, this may improve). === Basic software code for exporting stills & video works now. Some bug fixes and new features still being rolled out at this time. No V4L driver yet, still to come. Check RPi forum "CSI Camera Module" for updates. Lens hack for manual focus possible. IR filter removal hack shown to be possible, but extremely dangerous to sensor wirebonds (100% fatal so far). === Lens is very sensitive to flare, it would benefit from a hood. The camera comes as a bare board + flex cable, need to build your own enclosure for it as none yet commercially available. Most cases do not currently have a slot for the camera cable, so I had to whittle in a slot on my own. === Overall very pleased, will buy more when back in stock.

  • "Great little camera" by Karmudjun on 5/24/2013
    Overall: 5 out of 5
    Value:
    Quality:

    Took a little doing to get everything connected, but once connected and software up and running, it is a charm!

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Package Specifications & Dimensions
Weight:0.0325 lbs.
Hazardous:No
Warranty:365 days
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Length:5 in.
Width:3 in.
Height:1.25 in.
Shipping Information
Extra Shipping Charge:No
Drop Ship:No
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MCM Cat 57, Page 663

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Mfr. Name:Raspberry Pi
Mfr. Part Number:2302279