A new camera module is released today with a 12.3-megapixel lens. The camera, which retails for $50 (yes, yes, dollars?! etc etc – it’s where the parts come from that determines the price, same as the Pi) comes with support for C and CS lenses and uses a Sony IMX477 sensor to produce crystal-clear images. Approved resellers will be selling compatible lenses: a 6 mm CS‑mount lens at $25, and a very shiny 16 mm C-mount lens priced at $50.
I had a play with the camera a couple of months ago – it’s a really lovely piece of kit. It’s even got a tripod screw mount on the bottom to give you stability, which you’ll need to really take advantage of larger lenses.
Also out today is a new Camera Guide from Raspberry Pi Press which is available for £10 (or you can grab a PDF for free) covering both the new and existing camera modules and how to use them most effectively.
You can see a launch video for the camera itself below: