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element14 launches Raspberry Pi camera board to the world

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element14 Pty Ltd  announces the launch of the Raspberry Pi camera board, part of a strong pipeline of exclusive Raspberry Pi accessories making their debut this year.

The Raspberry Pi camera board will enable 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.

The new camera board 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 Raspberry Pi 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. The dedicated CSi interface is designed especially for interfacing to cameras.

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
  • Measures 25mm x 20mm x 9mm
  • Camera supported in the latest version of Raspbian, Raspberry Pi's preferred operating system
According to Claire Doyle, Global Head of Raspberry Pi at element14, the camera board is the latest in a suite of accessories added to the Raspberry Pi portfolio providing customers with solutions. She also announced a global photography competition developed to commemorate the camera board’s launch.

element14 is calling all budding photographers to enter its Raspberry Pi photography competition to win a supply of new Raspberry Pi accessories throughout the remainder of the year. Anyone owning a Raspberry Pi and camera can enter the competition, which calls for images taken with the device to be submitted in four categories:

  • Your workshop/ den
  • Your Pi project
  • People and Pets
  • Outdoors
Finalists will be selected in each category, with the entries uploaded to Facebook for a public vote to select an overall winner. The competition will run from 14 May to 14 June 2013.

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