Raspberry Pi's newest camera gives DIY shooters brilliant new tools to play with

Raspberry Pi Camera Module 3
(Image credit: Raspberry Pi)

Raspberry Pi is known for its simple, accessible and upgradable boards and components for budding DIY PC builders. After the huge success of its previous camera modules, Raspberry Pi has just announced a brand new and upgraded camera module for its range of self-built computers – and it brings with it some exciting new features. 

The new camera module uses a 12MP (4608 x 2592) Sony IMX708 sensor, which is back-side illuminated (BSI) for more sensitivity in low light conditions, and enables the camera to support high dynamic range (HDR) imaging. The module supports autofocus, too, which is a first for Raspberry Pi – all of which is a huge step up from the previous 8MP camera sensor with fixed focus found in Camera Module 2.

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Gareth Bevan
Reviews Editor

Gareth is a photographer based in London, working as a freelance photographer and videographer for the past several years, having the privilege to shoot for some household names. With work focusing on fashion, portrait and lifestyle content creation, he has developed a range of skills covering everything from editorial shoots to social media videos. Outside of work, he has a personal passion for travel and nature photography, with a devotion to sustainability and environmental causes.