Raspberry Pi Gets Official Camera Module

The Raspberry Pi Foundation was working on a camera module since May last year, and development is almost finished. The prototype camera has faced some changes due to large size and high cost of the 14-megapixel sensor. Measuring 20x25x10 mm, the camera comes with a 15 mm capable and capability of taking pictures and recording HD video at 15 to 60 frames per second.

There is not much to known about the camera module other than it is in the final stage of development and should be out in about a month or two, according to Foundation's marketing manager Liz Upton. The cost of the camera module will be $25, the same as the recently launched Model A Raspberry Pi. The new Model A board is slightly smaller and consumes less power than the original Model B, but it has less RAM, no Ethernet and only one USB port.