8MP Raspberry Pi Camera Module with SONY IMX219 sensor

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Get an eagle-like sharp and crystal clear vision. This is one of our most popular camera modules designed by Raspberry Pi family. Unlike other Raspberry Pi cameras which have 5MP resolution, this module is 8 Mega Pixel with Sony IMX219 CMOS image sensor. The result is clear, high-quality image, along with the visual Angle of 160 degrees.

It is capable of processing 3280 x 2464 pixel static images, and also supports 1080p@30fps, 720p@60fps and 640x480p@90fps video. It attaches to Pi by the dedicated standard CSI interface. It is supplementary for Raspberry Pi official camera in order to fulfill the demands for different lens mount, the field of view (FOV) and depth of the field (DOF), as well as the motorized IR cut filter for both daylight and night vision. There is a wide range of lens options which you can choose from us.

The applications of this tiny piece of tool are multiple. Home security and CCTV are what normally people use it for. But if you are up for a challenge and ready to play around, you can use it for motion detection, time- lapse photography, IoT, wildlife photography, agriculture NDVI, robotics, toys and soo much more.


  • Photosensitive Chip: SONY IMX219
  • Aperture (F):2.35
  • Focal Length:3.15mm
  • Visual Angle:160 degree
  • Support 1080p30, 720p60 and 640x480p90 video record
  • Static Images Resolution: 3280 x 2464
  • CMOS Size:1/4 inch
  • Distortion: <14.3%
  • Depth of Field: 20cm ~ ∞
  • OmniBSI technology for high performance (high sensitivity, low crosswalk, low noise)


Product List

  • 1 x 8 megapixels camera without the driver module

Required Preparation

  • Raspberry Pi 2B/3A+/3B/3B+/4B/zero/zero w
  • Raspberry Pi power adaptor
  • Network Cable (it's for RPi system installation and you can ignore it if you have finished.)
  • Card Reader: (it's for RPi system installation and you can ignore it if you have finished.)
  • SD card (a recommended 8g and higher one) (it's for RPi system installation and you can ignore it if you have finished.)
  • Screw Driver
  • Camera Driver Board

Hardware Operation

  • Mount the camera on the driver plate.
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  • Get the other side of the pin header connected with ports of RPi camera. To do this, you need first to pull up the black switch near the slot, and then to insert the FFC in the slot with the blue side facing the RPi USB port.
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  • Insert FFC firmly until it hits the deepest part of the FFC entry and push down the black switch.
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  • inished the above connection, you can plug the RPi adapter.
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Software Operation

Step1: Download RPi system
1. Click in to access the Raspberry Pi official website https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/,and then select to download the image you need according to your compute types (windows/MAC/Ubuntu).
2. After downloading, click to start the installation of imager.exe. The RPi Imager page appears when the installation is done. You need to click CHOOSE OS then on the new page,select the first one.

3. Insert the SD card in the card reader then plug the card reader into the computer. You should click CHOOSE SD CARD to let the following SD Card page appear. Now, select the SD card information bar. Back to the RPi page and click WRITE to download and flash the RPi system.



4. Replug the card reader once the flash is finished and create a file named ssh without suffix name in / boot directory.

Step 2: Connect the RPi to the screen, configure RPi wifi & password, choose country & language, and click the icon to check the RPi ip.





    Got the ip, you can use putty tool to control RPi remotely via ssh remote connection.
  • putty download link: https://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/latest.html
  • Download finished, putty page is as shown. You need to input RPi ip, and type in 22 in the port box. Check ssh and click open to connect with RPi.
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  • The terminal page appears once you click open. By default, the ID is "pi" and the password is "raspberry". Note the alphabetic case.
  • Note: The password characters are hidden when you are entering.
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    Step 3: Configure the camera

  • Type in the command "sudo raspi-config" on putty, and the following page will appear. What you need to do is to select Interfacing Options, press Enter --> click Camera, press Enter --> select "YES", and press Enter -->select "OK" and then press Enter.
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  • On putty, type "raspistill -v -o test.jpg " in the command line, and the information runs successfully.
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The shot picture can be checked in the pi files directory. If you have no display, you can transfer the pictures to your window computer via sftp.

  • ftp link: https://filezilla-project.org/
  • Back to the main page after finishing your installation. Fill the relevant box and finally click quickconnect to connect to RPi.
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