// IP Marketing video - START// IP Marketing video - END

Raspberry Pi unveils camera accessory for credit-card sized PC

Raspberry Pi unveils camera accessory for credit-card sized PC

PanARMENIAN.Net - The Raspberry Pi Foundation has unveiled a new forthcoming camera accessory for its cheap credit-card sized computer, Digital Spy said.

This week, the foundation started sales of a cheaper Raspberry Pi Model A, packing 256MB of RAM, only one USB port and no Ethernet connection, but costing just £15.95.

In a blog post, Raspberry Pi's Liz Upton also gave a sneak peek of a camera accessory that will be released in 2013.

Upton said that there is still more work to do on the drivers in the camera board, and the team is trying to get the picture quality from "pretty good" to "bleedin' marvellous", before it is released.

But she added: "Everything's looking pretty peachy for the moment. I don't have a release date for you yet, but we're probably at least a month away (and possibly more) from being able to sell these at the moment."

Whilst the exact sensor size of the camera is unknown, Wired reports that official comments on the RPi forums suggest it will be 5-megapixels.

The site says that users won't be able to change the camera lens, add physical filters or zoom, but the camera module will support HD video. It is expected to cost $25 (£15).

 Top stories
You’re not going to be downloading all the latest apps on this device, but it does include a fresh take on the classic Snake game.
CEO Elon Musk is hoping that the new software will also enable hands-free perpendicular parking and rain sensors.
The primary device failed on Saturday, leaving the ISS to depend on a backup system to route commands to its solar power system.
The pop-over cross-app switcher appears when some users tap the profile icon in the top corners of Facebook, Messenger or Instagram.
Partner news