Best Raspberry Pi Camera Android Central 2020
Adding a camera to your Raspberry Pi is simple and can turn the board into a great surveillance camera or a personal computer used for video chatting. Luckily, it's also a pretty inexpensive endeavor, like with most Raspberry Pi accessories. Here are our top picks if you want to add an eye to your Pi.
- HD and simple: Logitech C615 HD Webcam
- From the source: Raspberry Pi V2 Camera Module
- For version 4: Arducam Video module for Raspberry Pi
- So Tiny: Arducam 1/4-inch Camera Module for Raspberry Pi
- Night Vision: Arducam Day-Night Vision for Raspberry Pi Camera
- Its Finally Useful: PlayStation Eye
This USB webcam from Logitech is plug and play for the Raspberry Pi and can take 1080p local video or broadcast at 720p.
The second-generation Raspberry Pi Camera Module works great with the Raspberry Pi 3 or 3 B+ and connects directly to the MIPI connector on the board itself.
This 5-megapixel camera board works exactly like the official version but also works with the Raspberry Pi 4.
Don't let the tiny size fool you — this camera module takes great HD video and will fit anywhere. It's perfect for surveillance.
With a normal lens and an IR lens, plus IR flood LEDs, this camera module can pull 24-hour duty when it comes to video.
Video capture is very well supported on the Raspberry Pi and with two USB ports, it's simple to plug something like the Logitech C615 Webcam in and be up and running. You'll also find plenty of software that lets you grab video or stills as well as use the camera for video conferencing through Skype or Google Hangouts.
We like the Logitech because it's universal. With a USB connection, it will work with almost any computer and there's no need for external power or software scripting to get it going. If you need a camera for any project or just to round out your Raspberry PI PC build it's a perfect choice.
However, it's always a safe bet to go straight form the source, which is why we also recommend the Raspberry Pi V2 Camera Module. It just so happens to also be a little cheaper than the Logitech option if you want to save a few bucks.
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