Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera Specs
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Today we are excited to introduce to you the new Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera, a High Quality, 12 Megapixel Sony IMX477 Sensor with interchangeable lenses.
The Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera is the latest camera accessory from Raspberry Pi.
It offers higher resolution (12 megapixels, compared to 8 megapixels), and sensitivity (approximately 50% greater area per pixel for improved low-light performance) than the existing Camera Module v2, and is designed to work with interchangeable lenses in both C- and CS-mount form factors. Other lens form factors can be accommodated using third-party lens adapters.
The package comprises a circuit board carrying a Sony IMX477 sensor, an FPC cable for connection to a Raspberry Pi computer, a milled aluminium lens mount with integrated tripod mount and focus adjustment ring, and a C- to CS-mount adapter.
In addition the the Raspberry Pi HQ Camera, two official Lenses have been releases, The 6mm Wide Angle Lens and the 16mm Telephoto Lens, with compatibility for other 3rd Party Lenses through the integrated C and CS Mount.
Raspberry Pi HQ Camera Interchangeable Lenses.
Raspberry Pi HQ Camera with 16MM Telephoto Lens
Raspberry Pi HQ Camera with 6MM Wide Angle Lens
Raspberry Pi HQ Camera FAQ
Will this camera work with my Raspberry Pi?
It is compatible with all models of Raspberry Pi computer from Raspberry Pi 1 Model B onwards, using the latest software release from
Do I need to buy a lens?
Yes, the same as a DSLR Camera, you need to pair the Raspberry Pi HQ Camera with a lens. You can Buy one of the two listed above or pair it with any 3rd Party C-Mount or CS-Mount Lens.
What are the Raspberry Pi HQ Camera Specifications
Sony IMX477R stacked, back-illuminated sensor
7.9 mm sensor diagonal
1.55 μm × 1.55 μm pixel size
|Back Focus||Adjustable (12.5mm to 22.4mm)|
CS-Mount (C-CD Adapter Included)
|IR Cut Filter||Integrated|
|Ribbon Cable Length||200mm|
|Tripod Mound||1/4" -20|
FCC 47 CFR Part 15, Subpart B, Class B Digital Device
Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive (EMC)
Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS)
The Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera will remain
in production until at least January 2026
What Camera Mount Does the Rapsberry Pi HQ Camera come with?
The Raspberry Pi HQ Camera has a milled aluminium lens mount with integrated tripod mount and focus adjustment ring, and comes with a C- to
How Does the Raspberry Pi HQ Camera connect to my Raspberry Pi?
With an FPC cable, the same as the Raspberry Pi Camera V2. You will need to use the most up to date software for your Raspberry Pi.
Raspberry Pi HQ Camera Dimensions
Can you remove the Raspberry Pi HQ Camera's Infrared IR Filter?
Technically Yes... BUT.. but doing so will void the warranty on the product, and is likely to prove irreversible.
Taking Photos with the Raspberry Pi HQ Camera
First, Make sure your raspberry Pi is up to date by connecting your Raspberry Pi to the internetand running:
sudo apt update and sudo apt full-upgrade
Then enable the camera in Raspbian: in the Raspbian menu, select Preferences, then Raspberry Pi Configuration. Click the Interfaces tab, find the Camera entry in the list, and select Enabled. Click OK, and reboot your Raspberry Pi when prompted.
raspistill is a command line tool for capturing camera images.
To check your camera is correctly installed, open a terminal window (Raspbian menu > Accessories > Terminal) and take a test photograph by entering the command:
raspistill -o test.jpg
When you hit ENTER a live preview image will appear, and after a default period of five seconds, the camera will capture a single still image. This will be saved in your home folder and named test.jpg.
To use the camera just as a viewfinder, without saving a photo, use this command:
raspistill -t 0
For more detailed information about installing and operating camera software, refer to
For more advanced information about controlling the camera, see
Now the biggest question.... What will you build with a Raspberry Pi HQ Camera?