Friday, May 17, 2013

element14 launches Raspberry Pi eye

UK: The eagerly anticipated Raspberry Pi camera board is making its debut with element14 in Asia Pacific enabling pictures and video to be taken with the Raspberry Pi which can be used for security and VoIP projects as well as image and video capture.

One of a strong pipeline of exclusive Raspberry Pi accessories to be launched this year, the camera board, which retails at $25 is available through Newark element14 and MCM in North America, Farnell element14 in Europe, CPC in the UK and Ireland and element14 in Asia Pacific.

The Camera board is a custom designed add-on for the Raspberry Pi which attaches to one of the small sockets on the board’s upper surface. This interface uses the dedicated CSi interface, designed especially for interfacing to cameras. The camera board itself is tiny, at around 25mm x 20mm x 9mm.

Key features of the camera board:
* 5 megapixel native resolution sensor - capable of 2592 x 1944 pixel static images.
* Supports 1080p30, 720p60 and 640x480p60/90 video.
* The camera is supported in the latest version of Raspbian - Raspberry Pi's preferred operating system.

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