Camera module for the Raspberry Pi coming soon
Liz has posted some pictures and information about a camera module that is coming soon for the Raspberry Pi and it’s cool!
This is what Liz just posted (head over to the site to see all the pictures):
Check out a Slice of Raspbery Pi at Sci Fi London Horizons
I was sent this image this morning from Gert (not pictured), Naush (right eye and half-moustache) and JamesH (stripy shirt and chin). It’s not a terribly exciting photo – until you realise that it’s the first picture ever taken from the prototype camera add-on board we’re developing for release later in the year, which will plug into those CSI pins we expose in the middle of the Raspberry Pi. I will ask Gert, Naush and JamesH, who have been working on this in their free evenings, to answer questions in the comments below – they are also very active on our forums, so please come over and have a chat.
We may downgrade the super-duperness of the camera to something with fewer than its current 14 megapixels before release; we need to keep things affordable, and a sensor of that size will end up pricey. Before you ask (I know it’ll be the first question most of you have), we don’t have a price for the camera module yet; we’ll need to finalise exactly what hardware is in it first, but we will, of course, be ensuring that it’s very affordable.
Have you ordered one? Let us know if you get yours before us, or even after us.
Mine has finally been ordered and should be here in a few weeks time!