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    Raspberry Pi Camera Module 3

    Manufacturer: Raspberry Pi
    The Raspberry Pi Camera Module 3 is the latest entry in the Official Raspberry Pi range of camera modules, offering a new 12 Megapixel Sony IMX708 image sensor, powered autofocus, improved low-light sensitivity and HDR (High Dynamic Range) support for your Raspberry Pi projects!

    The module is capable of 4608x2592 pixel images and 4608x2592 @14 FPS/2304x1296 @56 FPS/1536x864 @120FPS video. When HDR is enabled, the resolution is limited to 2304x1296 @ 30 FPS.

  • The Camera Module 3 is mechanically identical to the previous Camera Module V2 apart from the front sensor section. The new sensor is larger and may not fit all previous camera accessories. We have updated all of our camera accessories with compatibility information in the descriptions.

  • Software
  • The Camera Module 3 can only be used with libcamera - the previous raspistill/raspivid libraries will not work
  • You will need to update Raspberry Pi OS as the Camera Module 3 requires a new driver and a specific version of libcamera
  • Boards
  • The Camera Module 3 is compatible with all Raspberry Pi boards with a full-size camera connector (CSI connector)
  • -- To use this camera with a Raspberry Pi 5 (which has a smaller CSI connector), you will need to use a Raspberry Pi 5 camera adapter cable
    -- To use this camera with a Raspberry Pi Zero (which has a smaller CSI connector), you will need to use an adapter cable

  • 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

  • Compatible with:
  • Raspberry Pi 4
  • Raspberry Pi 5
  • Raspberry Pi Zero
  • SKU: RP SC0872
    Availability: 135 in stock
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    Sensor: Sony IMX708

    Resolution: 11.9 megapixels

    Sensor size: 7.4mm sensor diagonal

    Pixel size: 1.4μm × 1.4μm

    Horizontal/vertical: 4608 × 2592 pixels

    Common video modes: 1080p50, 720p100, 480p120

    Output: RAW10

    IR cut filter: Integrated

    Autofocus system: Phase Detection Autofocus

    Dimensions: 25 × 24 × 11.5mm (12.4mm height for Wide variants)

    Ribbon cable length: 150mm

    Cable connector: 15 × 1mm FPC


    FCC 47 CFR Part 15, Subpart B, Class B Digital Device

    Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive (EMC) 2014/30/EU

    Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive 2011/65/EU

    Production lifetime: Raspberry Pi Camera Module 3 will remain in production until at least January 2030

    Lens Specifications


    Effective focal length 4.74mm


    Diagonal field of view 75 degrees (at 16:9)

    35mm equivalent focal length roughly 28mm (full width) - 30mm (3:2 crop)

    Focus 10cm - infinity


    Product Brief

    Raspberry Pi Camera Information Page

    Libcamera information page

    Installing a Raspberry Pi Camera

    How to use Two Camera Modules with Raspberry Pi 5