Raspberry Pi High Quality (HQ) Camera

SKU: SC0261

The Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera is the latest (released 4/30/2020) camera accessory from Raspberry Pi. It offers higher resolution (12 megapixels, compared to 8
megapixels), and sensitivity (approximately 50% greater area per pixel for
improved low-light performance) than the existing Camera Module v2, and
is designed to work with interchangeable lenses in both C- and CS-mount
form factors. Other lens form factors can be accommodated using third-party
lens adapters.
The High Quality Camera provides an alternative to the Camera Module v2
for industrial and consumer applications, including security cameras,
which require the highest levels of visual fidelity and/or integration with
specialist optics. It is compatible with all models of Raspberry Pi computer
from Raspberry Pi 1 Model B onwards, using the latest software release from
www.raspberrypi.org. ( Excluding early Raspberry Pi Zero models, which lack the necessary FPC connector. Later Raspberry Pi Zero models require an adapter FPC, sold separately)

The package comprises a circuit board carrying a Sony IMX477 sensor,
an FPC cable for connection to a Raspberry Pi computer, a milled aluminium
lens mount with integrated tripod mount and focus adjustment ring, and a C- to
CS-mount adapter.

Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera Specification

Sensor: Sony IMX477R stacked, back-illuminated sensor
12.3 megapixels
7.9 mm sensor diagonal
1.55 μm × 1.55 μm pixel size

Output: RAW12/10/8, COMP8

Back focus:  Adjustable (12.5 mm–22.4 mm)

Lens standards: C-mount
CS-mount (C-CS adapter included)

IR cut filter: Integrated

Ribbon cable length: 200 mm

Tripod mount: 1/4”-20

Compliance: FCC 47 CFR Part 15, Subpart B, Class B Digital Device
Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive (EMC)
Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS)
Directive 2011/65/EU

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Like the Raspberry Pi HQ Camera, the M12 version is built around the 12.3 megapixel Sony IMX477 image sensor module.
Many industrial customers already use M12 mount lenses and connect these to the C mount metalwork on the existing High Quality Camera via an adapter.

The M12 variant of the High Quality Camera has modified metalwork that natively supports M12 mount lenses


Available M12 Lenses Include:
5 Megapixel, 25mm, telephoto lens
12 Megapixel, 2.7mm, wide angle

12 Megapixel, 8mm, portrait

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Carl R.
Raspi HQ cam as Allsky Camera

Worked great out of the box, I coupled mine with a Arducam 120° 32.mm FL lens and in combination built an allsky cam.
Details on my site here https://usradioguy.com/allsky/

Allard C.
Nice camera

As advertised from raspberry pi, decent good camera, it was shipped promptly with good customer service.


Its good and got here fast

Dennis M.
Nice camera module. Works as des...

Nice camera module. Works as described and was shipped promptly. Will be a repeat customer when I need more such items. Thanks!

Vincent L.M.
Haven't had the chance to set it ...

Haven't had the chance to set it up. But they were spot on for the delivery. Thanks.