8MP Camera For Raspberry Pi Launched

Posted: Apr 26 2016, 10:37am CDT | by , in News | Technology News

8MP Camera for Raspberry Pi Launched
Raspberry Pi Camera v2

The Raspberry Pi has a new camera module with 8MP, on sale now for $25.

Raspberry enthusiasts can get a new better camera accessory for their Raspberry Pi. The old 5MP module is followed up with a brand new 8MP module featuring a Sony IMX2919 sensor.

There is a visible light and an infrared version available of the Raspberry Pi Camera v2 for $25 each. The RaspBerry team says: "In our testing, IMX219 has proven to be a fantastic choice. 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, color fidelity and low-light performance."

As said in an earlier post, I am experimenting with the Windows 10 IoT on Raspberry Pi 3. As there are persistent issues with Bluetooth support, I am now downgrading to a Raspberry Pi 2 to finally be able to connect my brand new Ti SensorTag. I will be posting about my experience with this little, inexpensive sensor that offers multiple sensory data via Bluetooth LE soon.

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