Raspberry Pi is launching a new camera module compatible with the brand’s DIY computers called the ‘Camera Module 3.’ The new module allows users to focus on objects as little as 5cm away, utilize the 11.9-megapixel sensor, and take photos using several exposures. Additionally, a new camera board for M12-mount lenses is being made available by Raspberry Pi.
‘Camera Module 3’ can combine multiple exposures of the same scene to properly expose the darker and lighter portions of an image. The 12.3-megapixel Sony IMX477 sensor is still present, but the module now accepts “fisheye and other specialized lenses” made for M12 systems.
The standard-field-of-view ‘Camera Module 3’ is priced at $25, while the ultra-wide angle model with a 102-degree field of view costs $35.