Raspberry Pi launches new camera accessory


A new camera accessory has been launched by the Raspberry Pi Foundation for its credit card-sized computer. The organization announced that it will begin taking orders for the device which has a small lens chip, which is about the size of a postage stamp.

The camera board can be connected by opening the camera port on Raspberry Pi. It is attached to a flex cable and is situated between the ethernet and HDMI ports. Also by inserting the flex, it is controlled by three applications which are provided with the device that has been in the making for a year.

Eben Upton, the founder of the foundation and trustee in a blog post said, “The camera boards are now available for order!” Upton added that they have been grateful for the patience of customers and said they have refined things, which caused delay of the release, as the camera board was supposed to be available to order in April 2013.

However, the company wanted to make sure that the experience was as good as possible. New model has a 5-megapixel camera and can stream a video over a network on Linux, Windows and OS X. With the help of commands, users can tweak elements like sharpness, contrast and brightness.