The Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced that its latest 12.3-megapixel Raspberry Pi High-Quality Camera will retail for just $50 (or €53.95 incl. VAT). It uses a standard C- and CS- lens mount which means a wide range of lenses can be used with it. 
Raspberry Pi High-Quality Camera Module
The 12.3-megapixel camera module.

The 5-megapixel OV5647 camera was phased out in 2015. At that time, it was the third product in the Raspberry Pi catalogue together with the original Raspberry Pi 1 and the official Wi-Fi dongle. An 8-megapixel version using the Sony IMX219 replaced it in 2016, which proved to be very popular with sales of over 1.7 million and counting. To date, over 1.7 million of these have been sold.

The Raspberry Pi High-Quality Camera's Key Features

  • 12.3-megapixel Sony IMX477 sensor
  • 1.55-μm pixel size – double the pixel area of the IMX219
  • Back-illuminated sensor architecture giving improved sensitivity
  • Support for standard C- and CS- mount lens
  • Integrated back-focus adjustment ring and tripod mount
Thanks to its standard bayonet mount, a wide variety of existing lenses can be used with this camera. Approved resellers will be offering a 6-mm CS mount lens for $25 and a 16-mm C mount lens for only $50.

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