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Raspberry Pi’s 5MP camera module coming soon for $25

Better start thinking of more ways to use the Raspberry Pi, as the Foundation has announced that it will be releasing a 5MP camera add-on for the tiny computer.
February 11, 2013

All good things come in small packages they say, and the credit card-sized Raspberry Pi is a good example. Small as the device might be, the Pi is the epitome of how a reasonably powerful computing solution can be offered at such a possibly unheard of low price — as it’s selling for $35 and less.

The Raspberry Pi comes with plenty of features, but one thing that it doesn’t have is a camera — a feature that not everyone may need, but could come useful for others with bright and wild imaginations. Those who don’t mind shelling out the extra can soon get a camera add-on for the tiny computer.


As announced by the Raspberry Pi Foundation, the 5MP camera module is “at least a month away” from being made available. The $25 camera add-on, which plugs straight into the device, can capture 1080p HD video at 30 frames per second.

For now, the Foundation is still tweaking the camera to make sure that it can produce images and videos with “bleedin’ marvelous” quality.

So, are you thinking of getting one for your Raspberri Pi?  What DIY ideas do you have in mind?