Farnell Announces Launch of Ground-breaking, New-to-market Raspberry Pi Camera
The 12-megapixel ultra-definition-resolution Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera with interchangeable lenses is ideal for machine vision applications and low light conditions.
Farnell, the Development Distributor, announces the launch of the new Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera, complete with a 12-megapixel ultra-definition-resolution camera and interchangeable lenses. The Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera is the first-of-its-kind to hit the market and is ideal for professional and consumer applications which require the highest levels of visual fidelity and integration with specialist optics.
The revolutionary Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera can effectively capture still images and video footage. It is compatible with all models of Raspberry Pi boards from the Raspberry Pi 1 Model B onwards and can be used as a desktop camera. The Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera is suitable for a wide range of professional applications including machine vision, robotics, industrial and agriculture. It is also ideal for home and professional security systems which operate in low ambient light conditions. The camera can be programmed to collect data to support facial and number plate recognition and parking space monitoring.
Professional designers will find the new camera and interchangeable lens combinations simple to integrate into monitoring and quality control systems while educators, makers and consumers will relish in the camera’s capability and functionality to take Raspberry Pi projects to new horizons. The ultra-definition camera extracts more information from the lens to create higher quality, content rich images that could not be achieved by the existing Raspberry Pi Camera Module v2.
The complete Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera package consists of three individual products, all available for fast delivery from Farnell, including:
- The Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera offers a high resolution of 12.3 megapixels and approximately 50 percent greater sensitivity than its predecessor for improved low-light performance. The camera features a circuit board with Sony IMX477 sensor, an FPC cable for connection to a Raspberry Pi computer, a milled aluminum lens mount with integrated tripod mount and focus adjustment ring, and a C- to CS- lens mount adapter. Other lens form factors can be accommodated using third-party lens adapters.
- Two state-of-the-art interchangeable lenses, featuring a - 6mm wide angle lens and a - 16mm telephoto lens, can be integrated with the Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera’s C- and CS-mount form factors. Users will no longer be limited by fixed lens autofocus cameras, as each interchangeable lens dramatically improves the camera’s core functionality as a result of manual focus options including wide and narrow angles and telephoto zoom to identify objects.
Sarah Fawcett, Global Program Manager – SBC, at Farnell said: “The potential of the Raspberry Pi Camera for professional and consumer applications is limitless. It enables all kinds of image processing where customers need to gather more refined information to enhance multimedia and visual products. The new ultra-high-resolution camera with state-of-the-art interchangeable lenses is a valuable addition to Farnell’s Raspberry Pi portfolio. Our customers enjoy having the flexibility to review the widest range of Raspberry Pi products from a single source, with fast delivery options and 24/5 technical support.”
Farnell is the largest manufacturer and distributor of the Raspberry Pi, and has championed its use with both professional design engineers and makers through the element14 Community since its launch. Farnell stocks all versions of the Raspberry Pi single board computer and provides a diverse ecosystem of accessories that enable users to build devices for home, professional, education or commercial use. Customers can benefit from 24/5 technical support, alongside free access to valuable online resources.
Farnell is a global technology leader with over 80 years in the high service distribution of technology products and solutions for electronic system design, production, maintenance and repair. Farnell uses this experience to support its broad customer base, from hobbyists to engineers, maintenance engineers and buyers as ‘The Development Distributor’, working with leading brands and start-ups to develop new products for market, and supporting the industry as it seeks to develop the current and next generation of engineers.
Farnell trades as Farnell in Europe, Newark in North America, and element14 throughout Asia Pacific. Farnell's global businesses are supported by a global supply chain of more than 3,500 suppliers and has an extensive inventory profile developed to anticipate and meet the needs of innovative customers everywhere. Farnell also sells direct to consumers through a network of resellers, and its CPC business in the UK.
Farnell is a business unit of Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT). Avnet is a global technology solutions provider with an extensive ecosystem that delivers design, product, marketing and supply chain expertise for customers at every stage of the lifecycle.
For more information, visit the website at http://www.farnell.com/corporate