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Description: This 8mp camera module is capable of 1080p video and still images that connect directly to your Raspberry Pi. This is the plug-and-play-compatible latest version of the Raspbian operating system, making it perfect for time-lapse photography, recording video, motion detection and security applications. Connect the included ribbon cable to the CSI (Camera Serial Interface) port on your Raspberry Pi, and you are good to go!

The board itself is tiny, at around 25mm x 23mm x 9mm and weighing in at just over 3g, making it perfect for mobile or other applications where size and weight are important. The sensor has a native resolution of 8 megapixel, and has a fixed focus lens on board. In terms of still images, the camera is capable of 3280 x 2464 pixel static images, and also supports 1080p30, 720p60 and 640x480p90 video.

Note: This module is only capable of taking pictures and video, not sound.


  • Image Sensor: Sony IMX219
  • Maximum Photo Resolution: 3280 x 2464 pixel
  • Supported Video Resolution: 1080p30, 720p60 and 640x480p90
  • Physical Dimensions: 25mm x 23mm x 9mm
  • Interface: CSI connector (15cm ribbon cable included)
  • Supported OS: Raspbian (latest version recommended)


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Customer Comments

  • What is the angular resolution or angular view this camera module? That’s not info Sony can provide because it depends on the lens put in front of the chip. You can estimate the angular resolution for your customers by capturing a horizontal or vertical image of a 1 foot ruler at a distance of D >= 10 feet, with the ruler near the center of the image, and then counting the number N of horizontal or vertical pixels taken up by the ruler in the image. The angular resolution near the frame center will then be approximately (1 foot / D feet)*(1000 / N) in units of milliradians per pixel. So if D = 16 feet and N = 250, then we’d have approx 0.25 millirad per pixel near the center of the frame.

  • What is the focal range of the camera? I.e., how close can it be mounted and be in focus?

  • Can this camera be used with Pi Zero?

    • I was looking into that this morning as thanks to Nick I now want to build a camera. From what I can tell as long as the Zero has a camera connector on you should be fine, but not all versions of the Zero have the camera connector.

      Edit: I bought a Pi Zero. The camera should work fine, but the Pi Zero camera connector is a different size so you will need a special cable to connect the camera.

  • Thanks for the twitter feed links - looks nice. Be interesting to hear the comments on length of cable - I’m wondering if the high speed serialization might have something to do with it One way to extend to 15' would be USB-C -

  • The specs doesn’t give the angle for the lens. I’m assuming it’s not wide-angle, but what angle is it? In other words, if I stuff one of these in a 3D printer, how much or how little of the print bed will it actually see? And if it is wider angle, is it non-distorting? Or is it fish-eye like? Can the lens be changed? Is it focusable? The datasheet says the sensor module itself is “fixed focus”, but that doesn’t limit a lens attached to it from being focusable. And if it isn’t focusable, what is the fixed-focus length? Apart from resolution and framerate, the datasheet doesn’t say much…

    And 15cm cable? Why do these cameras always come with such a small useless cable? I think every application I’ve ever used a RPi camera on needed at least a 30cm cable.

  • Can we please get a sample of what can be captured with this? Like a short video clip & picture at max settings. (fps & pixel count)

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Works great

No problems at all. Just tried it once to verify it works, and it does. Simple to hook up.