ArduCam develops a 16MP Raspberry Pi camera that costs just $25

raspberry pi 16mp camera
(Image credit: ArduCam)

ArduCam has just released a 16MP autofocus camera for Raspberry Pi systems that could be used to build anything from a smart camera to a magic mirror. The Chinese manufacturer designs and makes open-source hardware and software for Raspberry Pi and Arduino and this latest product promises it will be an improvement on existing cameras. 

The camera will boast a 16MP Sony IMX519 1/2.53-inch sensor, have a resolution of 4656 x 4946 and a maximum aperture of f/1.75. It also features a focal length of 4.28mm and an 80-degree effective field of view. Given the camera is so small, it can also shoot 1080p Full HD at up to 30fps or 720p HD at up to 60fps which makes it perfect for use as a video streaming camera.

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.