Raspberry Pi Unveils Camera Accessory

Raspberry Pi Unveils Camera Accessory

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The Raspberry Pi Foundation has unveiled a new forthcoming camera accessory for its cheap credit card sized computer.

This week, the foundation started sales of a cheaper Raspberry Pi Model A, packing 256MB of RAM, only one USB port and no Ethernet connection, but costing just £15.95.

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Front of the Raspberry Pi camera module              Back of the Raspberry Pi camera module
In a blog post, Raspberry Pi’s Liz Upton also gave a sneak peek of a camera accessory that will be released in this year.

Upton said that there is still more work to do on the drivers in the camera board, and the team is trying to get the picture quality from “pretty good” to “bleedin’ marvellous”, before it  is released.

But Liz added: “Everything’s looking pretty peachy for the  moment. I don’t have a release date for you yet, but we’re probably at least a month away (and possibly more) from being able to sell these at the moment.”

The site says that users won’t be able to change the camera lens, add physical filters or zoom, but the camera module will support HD video. It is expected to cost $25 (£15).