Raspberry Pi Camera Module 3
Raspberry Pi Camera Module 3 is a compact camera from Raspberry Pi.
The Raspberry Pi Camera Module 3 is the latest entry in the mainstream RPi camera line-up, and the successor to the popular Camera Module 2. Built around a 12-megapixel Sony IMX708 image sensor module, Camera Module 3 offers a few key enhancements over its predecessor. Improved low-light sensitivity makes for better photos and output in situations where there’s not a lot of light. The module also features powered autofocus making it easier to get a sharp picture output. Finally the Camera Module 3 features High Dynamic Range (HDR) support expanding the range of color and contrast in the output.
(76° field of view).
- Back-illuminated and stacked CMOS 12-megapixel image sensor (Sony IMX708)
- High signal-to-noise ratio (SNR)
- Built-in 2D Dynamic Defect Pixel Correction (DPC)
- Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF) for rapid autofocus
- QBC Re-mosaic function
- HDR mode (up to 3 megapixel output)
- CSI-2 serial data output
- 2-wire serial communication (supports I2C fast mode and fast-mode plus)
- 2-wire serial control of focus mechanism
Camera Module 3 takes advantage of the Raspberry Pi Open Source Camera System powered by libcamera. This rich set of libraries gives developers precise control over image processing and better access to the internals of Camera Module 3.
The latest version of Raspberry Pi OS comes pre-installed with a beta of Picamera2, a Python library developed here at Raspberry Pi in Cambridge. For beginners and advanced users alike, Picamera2 is perfect for everything from home projects to machine learning applications.