Raspberry Pi Camera Module 3 - 12MP with Auto Focus lens

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  • Camera Module 3 - 75°
  • Camera Module 3 - 120°
  • Camera Module 3 - NoIR 75°
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Note: There are 4 variants of Raspberry Pi Camera Module 3, please choose the preferred option:


 

Raspberry Pi Camera Module 3

 

 

 
The latest Raspberry Pi Camera Module V3 is the new improved official camera board from Raspberry Pi, UK! The major improvement versus the V2 are:
  • 12MP (megapixel) of SONY IMX708 image sensor
  • Phase Detect Autofocus Lens (PDAF)
  • Improved low-light sensitivity
  • On-Chip Video High Dynamic Range (HDR) support
  • Visible Light and NoIR (No IR filter)
  • 75º and 120º (Wide Angle)

Raspberry Pi Camera Module V3 features an ultra-high quality 12MP(megapixel) SONY IMX708 image sensor with HDR, and a phase detection autofocus lens. Camera Module 3 is available in standard (75º) and wide-angle (120º) variants, both of which are available with or without an infrared cut filter (NoIR). The new V3 camera module is capable of 4608 x 2592 pixel static images, and also supports 1080p @50fps, 720p@100fps, and 480p @120fps video.

 

 

You can check out the "Hot from Oven" on this product by Cytron Technologies too:

 

 

The camera module interfaces with Raspberry Pi by way of a 15-pin Ribbon Cable (FFC-Flexible Flat Cable), to the dedicated 15-pin MIPI Camera Serial Interface (CSI), which was designed especially for interfacing with cameras. The CSI bus is capable of extremely high data rates, and it exclusively carries pixel data to the Raspberry Pi's processor. A 200mm long CSI cable is included with every camera module 3.

 

 

You can check out what Jeff Geerling has to say about the new Raspberry Pi Camera Module 3. Jeff compared the pictures taken by Raspberry Pi Camera Module 3 and the iPhone 13 Pro's camera:

 

 

 

12 Megapixel IMX708 Image Sensor

 

This is a huge upgrade in image resolution from its' pre-successor, the camera module V2 which has only 8MP of image resolution, which is a 50% improvement. Here is the photo taken using the latest Raspberry Pi Camera Module 3 (on the left) and Raspberry Pi Camera Module 2 (V2.1) (on the right).

 

1st Raspberry Pi Camera Module with Autofocus

 

The Camera Module V3 comes in the classic V1/V2 form factor and PCB size, and mounting holes, so you can use back most of the brackets or mounting structures. However, the camera autofocus lens is slightly bigger and higher, so that might affect the fitting of certain brackets. It comes with a Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF) lens within the compact size. The autofocus lens is powered and controllable from Raspberry Pi via the standard 15-pin FFC cable, simple and straightforward to install. No messy additional cable wires. 

 

Visible Light or NoIR

 

Similar to the V1 and V2 camera modules, the V3 module comes in two variants: the module with a visible light lens (with an IR filter) and another with a NoIR lens (without an IR filter). The visible light lens module will provide images without infrared which looks more natural for human eyes.

While the NoIR lens allows InfraRed to go through, this is perfect for doing Infrared photography and taking pictures in low light (twilight) environments. There is a little square of blue gel sheet with the NoIR camera module, which you can use with the camera to monitor the health of green plants. The NoIR camera module is very popular among wildlife hobbyists: with a few infrared LEDs, you can monitor what nocturnal animals are doing in your garden without disturbing them.

 

 

75º or 120º Viewing Angle Lens

 

On top of visible light or NoIR lens, there are two more variants of lenses to choose from, Raspberry Pi Camera Module V3 comes with either a 75º or a 120º lens. Making a total of four variants of camera module V3 to fulfill your projects.

 

 

As a summary:

 

The module itself is tiny, at around 25mm x 24mm x 11.5mm (12.4mm height for the Wide lens variants), and weighs just ~15g, making it perfect for mobile or other applications where size and weight are important.

 

Here is the mechanical drawing of the camera module 3: measurement in mm

 

Note: Due to slight differences in the lens size and height, the following Brackets and Casing/Enclosures are NOT compatible with Raspberry Pi Camera Module 3:

 

The latest Raspberry Pi Camera Module 3 is compatible with:

You might want to get different lengths of 15-pin Ribbon/FFC cable for better handling of the camera module 3. We have tried up to 2 meters and it works fine:

 

Note: The Raspberry Pi Camera Module 3 can only work with the latest Picamera2 Python library. You will have to update the Raspberry Pi OS in the microSD card or any operating system drive of the Raspberry Pi computer to get the latest driver/library for this new camera module 3. Please check out this link from Raspberry Pi.

 

Demo:

We tested Camera Module 3 (all available variants) with the Raspberry Pi 4 Model B in Maker Box (Red color box), 1-meter 15-pin FFC for Raspberry Pi Camera and 3D printed camera module bracket. It works seamlessly. Just remember to update the Raspberry Pi OS to get the latest libcamera driver.

You can get the 3D printable Camera Module bracket (the files are open source and provided as it is):

 

 

 

 

Warranty Period: 12 months
Features

Features:

  • The official Raspberry Pi Camera Module 3
  • Back-illuminated and stacked CMOS 12-megapixel image sensor (Sony IMX708)
  • High signal-to-noise ratio (SNR)
  • Built-in 2D Dynamic Defect Pixel Correction (DPC)
  • Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF) for rapid autofocus
  • QBC Re-mosaic function
  • HDR mode (up to 3-megapixel output)
  • CSI-2 serial data output
  • 2-wire serial communication (supports I2C fast mode and fast-mode plus)
  • 2-wire serial control of focus mechanism
  • 4 variants to choose from:
    • Camera Module V3, visible light, 75º viewing angle lens
    • Camera Module V3, NoIR, 75º viewing angle lens
    • Camera Module V3, visible light, 120º viewing angle lens
    • Camera Module V3, NoIR, 120º viewing angle lens
  • 12-megapixel native resolution sensor-capable of 4608 x 2592 pixel static images
  • Supports 1080p50, 720p100 and 480p120 video
  • Small and light
  • Integral with either IR (infrared) filter or without an IR filter (NoIR) lens
  • Integral with either 75º or 120º view angle lens
  • 200mm CSI FFC camera cable included
  • Size: 25mm x 24mm x 11.5mm (12.4mm for Wide lens variation)
  • Weight just over 15g
  • Connects to the Raspberry Pi board via the 15-pin FFC ribbon cable
  • Camera Module 3 can only work with the latest Picamera2 Python library, please update the Raspberry Pi OS
  • Compatible with all Raspberry Pi Computers, except the 1st version of Raspberry Pi Zero which does not comes with CSI socket
 

Specification:

  • Sensor: Sony IMX708
  • Resolution: 11.9 megapixels
  • Sensor size: 7.4mm sensor diagonal
  • Pixel size: 1.4μm × 1.4μm
  • Horizontal/vertical: 4608 × 2592 pixels
  • Common video modes: 1080p50, 720p100, 480p120
  • Output: RAW10
  • IR cut filter:
    • Integrated in standard variants
    • Not present in NoIR variants
  • Autofocus system: Phase Detection Autofocus
  • Dimensions: 25 × 24 × 11.5mm (12.4mm height for Wide variants)
  • Ribbon cable length: 200mm
  • Cable connector: 15 × 1mm FPC
Packing List
  • Raspberry Pi Camera Module 3, Visible Light, 75º
    • 1 x Raspberry Pi Camera Module V3, 12MP, Autofocus, Visible Light, 75º Viewing Angle Lens
    • 1 x 20cm 15-way FFC Cable
    • 1 x 20cm 22-way to 15-way FFC Cable (IF INCLUDED)

 

 
  • Raspberry Pi Camera Module 3, NoIR, 75º
    • 1 x Raspberry Pi Camera Module V3, Autofocus, NoIR, 75º Viewing Angle Lens
    • 1 x 20cm 15-way FFC Cable
    • 1 x 20cm 22-way to 15-way FFC Cable (IF INCLUDED)
    • 1 x Small Blue Gel Sheet

 

  • Raspberry Pi Camera Module 3, Visible Light, 120º
    • 1 x Raspberry Pi Camera Module V3, 12MP, Autofocus, Visible Light, 120º Viewing Angle Lens
    • 1 x 20cm 15-way FFC Cable
    • 1 x 20cm 22-way to 15-way FFC Cable (IF INCLUDED)

 

 

  • Raspberry Pi Camera Module 3, NoIR, 120º
    • 1 x Raspberry Pi Camera Module V3, 12MP, Autofocus, NoIR, 120º Viewing Angle Lens
    • 1 x 20cm 15-way FFC Cable
    • 1 x 20cm 22-way to 15-way FFC Cable (IF INCLUDED)
    • 1 x Small Blue Gel Sheet

 

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