ArduCam releases 64MP autofocus camera for Raspberry Pi projects: Digital Photography Review

Update (April 25, 2022 at 11:30am ET): The pricing section of this article has been updated for clarity regarding a limited-edition pricing discount being applied to pre-orders.

Arducam, a company that designs open-source hardware and software for Arduino and Raspberry Pi devices, has announced its latest camera module, a 64MP autofocus camera for Raspberry Pi computers.

Based on the specifications provided by ArduCam, this camera module appears to be based off Sony’s IMX686 image sensor, which has been used in smartphones such as the Asus Zenfone 8Z, Realme X7 Pro, Vivo X30 Pro and others. The camera features a 23mm equivalent focal length with an F1.8 aperture, measures 9.25mm diagonal, features a 9152px x 6944px resolution and is capable of recording 1080/30p video on Raspberry Pi computers.

Other features include phase-detection autofocus, 10x digital zoom and JPEG/YUV/RGB/RAW10 output. The full 64MP resolution is supported on Raspberry Pi 4 and 4B computers, while the Raspberry Pi 2, 3, Zero W and Zero 2 W are limited to the pixel-binned 16MP resolution. Below are a collection of sample images captured with the 64MP module, provided by ArduCam:

ArduCam’s 64MP Autofocus Camera for Raspberry Pi can be pre-ordered for $36 for the next five days as an introductory offer, at which point the price will increase 40% to $60. There is also a four-pack, which includes a required quad connector to connect all four modules to a Raspberry Pi, available to pre-order for $196, 40% off the retail price, which will be $299. There are additional kits available on ArduCam’s website.

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