The 8MP Raspberry Pi Camera Module V2 has a Sony IMX219 8-megapixel sensor. This Camera Module can be used to take high-definition video, as well as stills photographs. It is capable of 3280 x 2464 pixel static images, and also supports 1080p30, 720p60 and 640x480p60/90 video.
Raspberry Pi Camera V2 attaches to Pi by way of one of the small sockets on the board upper surface and uses the dedicated CSI interface, designed especially for interfacing to cameras. It is suitable for mobile or other applications where size and weight are important.
It’s easy to use for beginners but has plenty to offer advanced users if you’re looking to expand your knowledge. There are lots of examples online of people using it for time-lapse, slow-motion, and other video cleverness. You can also use the libraries we bundle with the camera to create effects.
You can read all the gory details about IMX219 and the Exmor R back-illuminated sensor architecture on Sony’s website, but suffice to say this is more than just a resolution upgrade: it’s a leap forward in image quality, color fidelity, and low-light performance. It supports 1080p30, 720p60, and VGA90 video modes, as well as still capture.
The camera works with all models of Raspberry Pi 1, 2, 3, and 4. It can be accessed through the MMAL and V4L APIs, and there are numerous third-party libraries built for it, including the Picamera Python library. See the Getting Started with Picamera resource to learn how to use it.
- 8-Megapixel camera capable of taking photographs of 3280×2464 pixels
- Capture video at 1080p30, 720p60 and 640x480p90 resolutions
- All software is supported within the latest version of the Raspbian Operating System
- Supports Raspberry Pi 1,2 and 3
- Applications: CCTV security camera, motion detection, time-lapse photography, in wildlife camera traps.
1 X 8MP Raspberry Pi Camera V2 with Camera strip cable
Raspberry Pi Camera V2
3.60 mm +/- 0.01
2592 x 1944 pixels
1080p30, 720p60 & 640x480p60/90
2.5 x 2.3 x 0.9 cm