Raspberry Pi Camera Module 3 Wide

PS527-1

$35.00


Raspberry Pi Camera Module 3 Wide is a compact camera from Raspberry Pi. It offers an IMX708 12-megapixel sensor with HDR, and features phase detection autofocus. This is the wide version with an infrared cut filter.

Camera Module 3 can be used to take full HD video as well as stills photographs, and features an HDR mode up to 3 megapixels. Its operation is fully supported by the libcamera library, including Camera Module 3’s rapid autofocus feature: this makes it easy for beginners to use, while offering plenty for advanced users. Camera Module 3 is compatible with all Raspberry Pi computers, excluding early Raspberry Pi Zero models, which lack the necessary FPC connector. Later Raspberry Pi Zero models require an adapter FPC, sold separately.

The PCB size and mounting holes remain the same as for Camera Module 2. The Z dimension differs: due to the improved optics, Camera Module 3 is several millimeters taller than Camera Module 2.

Important: Before connecting this camera, always shut down your Raspberry Pi computer and disconnect it from external power. 

Common Features

  • 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

Camera Module 3 Wide Specifications

  • Focus range: 5cm–∞
  • Focal length: 2.75mm
  • Diagonal field of view: 120 degrees
  • Horizontal field of view: 102 degrees
  • Vertical field of view: 67 degrees
  • Focal ratio (F-stop): F2.2
  • Infrared-sensitive: No

Technical Specifications

  • 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 
  • 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

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