Wednesday, February 6, 2013

A featherweight HD video cam?

It seems that The Raspberry Pi Model A won't be the last hardware release for this year. Blogger Liz, posted yesterday, an article on the  Raspberry Pi website, showing off the new Raspberry Pi video camera, a tiny, single-lens unit that will be released this year.
This post was followed by a thread on the RP forum, unveiling some specs of the new camera :

  •  The PCB is 25x20x9mm (approx). Weight currently unknown but very light.
  • The module is an OV5647. 
  • Fixed focus 5MP sensor capable of 2592x1944 stills, but also 1080p30, 720p60 and 640x480p60/90. 
  • Working on the faster frame rates, but stills capture and 1080p30 are already working. 
  • There is still some work to do on the camera driver and on image quality.
  • The module package is 8.5x8.5x5mm.

The camera will connect directly to the Pi and offer hobbyists the opportunity to build vision-based applications. It’s attached to a nice long ribbon that connects directly to the Raspberry Pi.
The total cost of this module is  $25.

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