The Pi NoIR gives you everything the regular camera module offers, with one difference: it does not employ an infrared filter. (NoIR = No Infrared.) This means that pictures you take by daylight will look decidedly curious, but it gives you the ability to see in the dark with infrared lighting.
We bundle a little square of blue gel with the Pi NoIR, which you can use with the Pi NoIR to monitor the health of green plants. The Pi NoIR is very popular among wildlife hobbyists: with a few infrared LEDs, you can monitor what nocturnal animals are doing in your garden without disturbing them.
The "Pi NoIR" version of the camera has the same sensor as the regular camera module with the IR filter removed, and a black PCB. With no IR filter, it can see near-IR wavelengths (700 - 1000 nm) like a security camera, with the trade-off of poor colour rendition. It is otherwise the same and uses the same software as the normal Pi camera.
- Camera Module with no Infrared Filter
- Sensor type: OmniVision OV5647 Color CMOS QSXGA (5-megapixel)
- Sensor size: 3.67 x 2.74 mm
- Pixel Count: 2592 x 1944
- Pixel Size: 1.4 x 1.4 um
- Lens: f=3.6 mm, f/2.9
- Angle of View: 54 x 41 degrees
- Field of View: 2.0 x 1.33 m at 2 m
- Full-frame SLR lens equivalent: 35 mm
- Fixed Focus: 1 m to infinity
- Video: 1080p at 30 fps with codec H.264 (AVC)
- Up to 90 fps Video at VGA
- Board size: 25 x 24 mm (not including flex cable)
- Camera Module