Raspberry Pi Camera

The camera.



5 megapixel sensor, and has a fixed focus lens on-board.

  • Still images: 2592 x 1944
  • Video: 1080p30, 720p60 and 640x480p60/90

More Info:

Technical Details:

I purchased from Willtronics.

Update your Raspberry Pi before we begin

sudo rpi-update
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo reboot
sudo halt

The Hardware

The camera board itself is about the size of a postage stamp.


Small surface mount components.

photo 1a

Looks like mine was made in week 23 of 2013.

photo 3

Small (Unknown Onboard IC)?

photo 4

Revision 1.3

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Watch the video here:

Enable the Camera:
sudo raspi-config then select Enable Camera (Follow Instructions Here: http://www.farnell.com/datasheets/1730389.pdf

Capturing and Test Images

It is dark outside now but here is a quick snap of my desk (poor lighting).


raspistill -q 100 -w 800 -h 600 -o RaspberryPiTestImage.jpg