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    Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera Module

    Manufacturer: Raspberry Pi
    The new official Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera module (HQ Camera) for the Raspberry Pi is here - take your Raspberry Pi camera projects up a gear with the 12-megapixel Sony sensor, integrated aluminium tripod mount and interchangeable lens compatibility! 

    To use this camera with a Raspberry Pi 5, you will need to buy this adapter cable!
    To use this camera with a Raspberry Pi Zero, you will need to buy this adapter cable!

    This camera module will not function without a lens (purchased separately, options below).
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    The incredible new High Quality (HQ) Camera module from Raspberry Pi offers a higher resolution (12 megapixels, compared to 8 megapixels), and sensitivity than the previous Camera Module v2. It features a Sony IMX477 sensor, a 200mm FPC cable for connection to your Raspberry Pi, a milled aluminium lens mount with integrated 1/4” -20 tripod mount and focus adjustment ring, and a C- to CS-mount adapter. A lens cover is also included with the module and comes pre-fitted. There’s even a small screwdriver in the box for making adjustments. It’s designed to work with interchangeable lenses in both C- and CS-mount form factors giving you ultimate flexibility with your Raspberry Pi camera projects. A C-CS mount adapter comes pre-fitted to the module.

    Familiar coding
    The High Quality (HQ) Camera uses the same commands as the standard Raspberry Pi Camera Module, such as libcamera (or raspistill/raspivid if you're using Buster or an even older OS image). Libcamera and similar commands will query the camera firmware for the resolution of the sensors (as they already do today) and will default to 12 megapixels for the High Quality Camera. The drivers for the High Quality (HQ) Camera are built-in to Raspberry Pi OS too, so upgrading your camera project with the High Quality Camera is a simple task.

    Magnificent for Makers
    A huge range of popular projects from time-lapse photography to Raspberry Pi CCTV-style systems can be made double-awesome with the new High Quality Camera module. Shoot in greater detail, with improved low-light performance and take advantage of the range of available lenses to get the perfect shot.

    Incredible for Industry
    The High Quality Camera provides an alternative to the Camera Module v2 for industrial and consumer applications, including security cameras which require the highest levels of visual fidelity and/or integration with specialist optics.

    In the box
  • High Quality (HQ) Camera module with integrated tripod mount (fitted)
  • Lens cover (fitted)
  • C-CS lens adaptor (fitted)
  • 200mm ribbon cable (fitted)
  • Small flat-head screwdriver for adjustments

  • Compatible with:
  • Raspberry Pi 4
  • Raspberry Pi 5
  • Raspberry Pi Zero
  • SKU: RP SC0818
    Availability: 90 in stock
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    High Quality Camera Getting Started Guide

    C-Mount Lens Guide

    CS-Mount Lens Guide

    Official Product Information Sheet


    Technical Specification


    Sony IMX477R stacked, back-illuminated sensor

    12.3 megapixels

    7.9 mm sensor diagonal

    1.55 μm × 1.55 μm pixel size

    Output: RAW12/10/8, COMP8

    Back focus: Adjustable (12.5 mm–22.4 mm)

    Lens standards: C-mount / CS-mount (C-CS adapter included)

    IR cut filter: Integrated

    Ribbon cable length: 200 mm

    Tripod mount: 1/4”-20


    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