COMPLETE New Raspberry Pi Camera Released - 8MP

Discussion in 'Guides, Mods, and Upgrades' started by PsyVision, Apr 25, 2016.

  1. PsyVision

    PsyVision Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2015
    Messages:
    798
    Likes Received:
    248
    Rob Heinzonly likes this.
  2. Henry feldman

    Henry feldman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2015
    Messages:
    969
    Likes Received:
    389
  3. Old_Tafr

    Old_Tafr Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2016
    Messages:
    561
    Likes Received:
    75
    The original wasn't good for low light (without surgery) is this better?
     
  4. Henry feldman

    Henry feldman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2015
    Messages:
    969
    Likes Received:
    389
    which was ironic since I am using it in low-light surgery!
     
    orcinus and Tony Morel like this.
  5. Kanedias

    Kanedias Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2015
    Messages:
    406
    Likes Received:
    124
    They released a second version with the IR filter removed already so you didn't have to modify it.
     
    Old_Tafr likes this.
  6. fpex

    fpex Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2015
    Messages:
    621
    Likes Received:
    58
    I suspect it is better in low light, but it cannot make miracle. Anyhow, if mine arrives this week, I will put it on instead of the stock one.
     
    PsyVision likes this.
  7. Old_Tafr

    Old_Tafr Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2016
    Messages:
    561
    Likes Received:
    75
    Thanks for that, didn't know..........must check the ones I have.
     
  8. Rob Heinzonly

    Rob Heinzonly Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2015
    Messages:
    362
    Likes Received:
    125
    Thanks for the update, I guess I will need a bigger SD card then ;).
     
  9. Rob Heinzonly

    Rob Heinzonly Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2015
    Messages:
    362
    Likes Received:
    125
    Source at Dpreview: "The new sensor is used for both the regular camera board and an infrared-sensitive version, and according to Raspberry Pi, it offers better low-light performance, image quality and color fidelity."
     
  10. SoBaldrick

    SoBaldrick Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2015
    Messages:
    99
    Likes Received:
    66
    I'v ordered one to try on my Ortopi...
     
  11. fpex

    fpex Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2015
    Messages:
    621
    Likes Received:
    58
    Mine is being delivered today. I have little time this WE or I would put it on to check low light benefits directly
     
  12. fpex

    fpex Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2015
    Messages:
    621
    Likes Received:
    58
    hahah, the new camera is definitively better in low light. My lights need to be moved. But the video comes upside down :-(
    I need to check what is the issue.
    Of course, update raspbian after installation!
     
  13. Rob Heinzonly

    Rob Heinzonly Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2015
    Messages:
    362
    Likes Received:
    125
    @fpex : There's a setting in Octoprint that manages the camera orientation. Settings / Webcam / .....
     
  14. fpex

    fpex Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2015
    Messages:
    621
    Likes Received:
    58
    I know I know :)
    It is better but lights are still needed, so I am not sure it is worth the hassle honestly.
     
  15. Rob Heinzonly

    Rob Heinzonly Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2015
    Messages:
    362
    Likes Received:
    125
    Has anyone got the new camera working ? I'm really curious about the image quality (@SoBaldrick ?)
     
  16. fpex

    fpex Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2015
    Messages:
    621
    Likes Received:
    58
    I have one on. Sharper, better in low light .... probably not really needed :)
     
  17. Trevor

    Trevor Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2015
    Messages:
    100
    Likes Received:
    10
    There is a widespread issue with bad lenses. Might want to hold off until it is all settled. https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=146579

    Also good to note it's reported the 8mp cam is better at shorter 20cm distance and not as good for things at a long distance. The first one's had infinity focus and the 8mp doesn't. But the fov looks much wider and having a sharper image in the short distances of printers, the 8mp maybe a positive. http://www.pi3dscan.com/index.php/blog2/43-comparing-the-old-and-new-raspberry-pi-camera
     
    #17 Trevor, May 9, 2016
    Last edited: May 10, 2016
  18. fpex

    fpex Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2015
    Messages:
    621
    Likes Received:
    58
    I must be luck since my copy is very sharp.
     
  19. Trevor

    Trevor Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2015
    Messages:
    100
    Likes Received:
    10
    Lucky. Do you have image capture from both camera modules to compare the field of view when mounted on the bigbox?
     
    PsyVision likes this.
  20. fpex

    fpex Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2015
    Messages:
    621
    Likes Received:
    58
    Not really, I was only interested in low light performance. And to be honest for the BB, lighting will always be needed (at least for me as it is in the garage), so I might take it off and put back the original one. I might have some more fun things to build requiring higher res.
     

Share This Page