Raspberry Pi Camera

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Raspberry Pi with Camera

The Raspberry Pi v2 Camera Module has a Sony IMX219 8-megapixel sensor (compared to the 5-megapixel OmniVision OV5647 sensor of the original camera).
The Camera Module can be used to take high-definition video, as well as stills photographs. It’s easy to use, but has plenty to offer.
You can read all the gory details about IMX219 and the Exmor R back-illuminated sensor architecture on Sony’s website, but suffice to say this is more than just a resolution upgrade: it’s a leap forward in image quality, colour fidelity, and low-light performance. It supports 1080p30, 720p60 and VGA90 video modes, as well as still capture. It attaches via a 15cm ribbon cable to the CSI port on the Raspberry Pi.
The camera works with all models of Raspberry Pi 1, 2, 3 and 4.

The camera module is very popular in home security applications and that's the main reason we build the NPS-ANPR around this camera, one can use ones own USB webcam but need then to change the motion program setup for it.