Raspberry Pi has revealed an innovative high-quality, interchangeable lens camera for aspiring cinematographers or people who need to discover how to combine a camera into their build projects. It features a 7.9mm (Type 1/2.3) Sony IMX477 12.3-megapixel back-illuminated sensor, along with a mount that operates with off the shelf C- and CS-mount lenses used on technical and 16mm cinema cameras. Keep reading to know what Raspberry Pi’s improved camera has in store for us.

It is a new member of the Raspberry Pi camera family: the 12.3-megapixel High Quality Camera, available for just $50, alongside a range of interchangeable lenses starting at $25.

Raspberry Pi’s Improved Camera

Raspberry Pi HQ Camera

Named the “High-Quality Camera,” it’s a great upgrade from the Camera Module V2 from 2016. While it’s significantly less compact, the back-side embellishment and much larger pixels will give it much more competent in low-light. It also features a back-focus adjustment ring and tripod mount, and the larger format sensor is much alike to what you’d see on a compact camera, rather than a smartphone.

Raspberry Pi's Improved Camera

It doesn’t come with a lens, but Raspberry Pi resellers will be presenting a 6mm CS-mount CCTV lens for $15, and a higher-quality 16mm C-mount model for $50. Furthermore, you can also have some pretty wonderful new and used C-mount lenses at a place like B&H Photo Video and eBay.

High-Quality Camera

If you need to go even beyond, it’s simple to adjust a 16mm mount to a modern APS-C or even full-frame lens, as Raspberry Pi displayed (amazingly) below. The Raspberry Pi High-Quality Camera is accessible in the market for sale at $50, with a dust cap, C-CS adapter, tripod mount and ribbon cable to connect to a Raspberry Pi.

full-frame lens camera
Raspberry Pi's Improved Camera