The Raspberry Pi Camera Module is one of those add ons that we
love to play with. Creating images and videos using a $35
Raspberry Pi in real time is still mind blowing for most. You can
even use your Raspberry Pi as a PC webcam. But the two previous
first-party camera modules have suffered with a fixed focus,
albeit good quality, lens and fragile construction.
Enter the Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera, a new module that ups
the image quality with a new 12-MP sensor and supports
interchangeable lenses and tripod-mounting. The module is larger
and, at $50 without any of the required lenses, quite a bit more
expensive than prior models, but the increased resolution and
flexibility make it a great choice for photography-intensive
With so much of the computer industry moving away from hobbyist tinkering, Raspberry Pi is a delightful exception. I don’t know what I’d do with this but I want to do something.