10 Best Camera Modules For Raspberry Pi


Raspberry Pi is one of the most popular and powerful electronics development boards out there. The board has many variants and thanks to its open source nature, the board also has a large online community. One of the basic sensors to interface with the board is the humble camera, and we have made the list of 10 best camera modules available for Raspberry pie.  So take a look, share, comment and enjoy.

10. Arducam 5 Megapixels 1080p Sensor OV5647 (14.99$)

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The basic camera to interface with any board whether it be Arduino or Raspberry Pi. 5 Mega Pixel camera provides a clear high definition image and can be used in Machine Vision Applications.

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9. Waveshare Raspberry Pi Camera for Model (33.99$)

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The module comes with 2 IR bulbs that provide ample night vision. The 5-megapixel sensor also supports B/B+ board models. The same image sensor is also used in many webcams.

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8. DF Pixy CMUcam5 Image Sensor (125.38$)

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One of the most used camera’s in industrial applications but we would not recommend any beginner to purchase this product due to is astronomical price tag.  High quality & durable circuitry makes this device treat to use while giving excellent results.

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7. EleDuino Raspberry Pi Camera Module(33.90$)

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Similar to Our no.9, this camera module also has night vision, but one key difference is that it draws much less power and can work on 3.3V power supply.

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6. SainSmart 5MP 1080P Webcam Camera(19.99$)

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SainSmart is one the best sellers of electronic goods for projects. The small module can flip in high definition and additionally has night vision capabilities. The module’s design allows it be interfaced with the web very easily.

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5. Yosoo DIY Camera Module for Raspberry Pi(37$)

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Fancy a DIY kit? Well, then this might be the right fit for you. Fully compatible with most Raspberry Pi Models, this kit is both easy assemble and then use. The camera is capable of 2592 x 1944 pixel static images and can shoot at 1080p at 30FPS.

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4. Eleduino 5 MP (2592×1944 Pixels) Omni Vision 5647(37$)

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Another Eleduino product but this one can deliver much sharper images and can shoot videos at 60 Fps. The camera can give viewing angles over 160 degrees.

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3. ELP 720p Full Hd H.264 USB Camera Module (33.90$)

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The USB camera module can interface with any Raspberry Pi. The camera employs H.264 compression and delivers high frame rate at 30fps even in 720P resolution.

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2. Arducam 5mp 1080p OV5647 (32.99$)

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Another Arducam product but this one can produce video output of 1080p at 35FPS making it one of the most powerful cameras for your Raspberry Pi. The lenses on the module are also replaceable.

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1. Raspberry PI 5MP Camera Board Module(22.33$)

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The official Raspberry PI camera module, so this product is automatically the easiest to interface. The camera can shoot 1080 video at just 30FPS while 720p at 60 FPS giving the user the versatility in use. The camera is ideal for any hobbyist or student and is widely used in machine vision applications.

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