Raspberry Pi launches 12.3MP camera module for just $50

Raspberry Pi launches 12.3MP camera module for just $50
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Raspberry Pi has just launched the Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera, an interchangeable lens camera module with a 12.3MP Sony sensor, for just $50 / £49.50 / AU$95.

The Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera, built around a Sony IMX477 sensor, replaces the original 5MP Camera Module launched in 2013 (featuring an OmniVision OV5647 image sensor) and the 8MP Camera Module V2 from 2016 (built around a Sony IMX219 sensor).

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.