The Raspberry Pi Camera Module is a 5MP CMOS camera with a fixed focus lens that is capable of capturing still images as well as high definition video. Stills are captured at a resolution of 2592 x 1944, while video is supported at 1080p at 30 FPS, 720p at 60 FPS and 640×480 at 60 or 90 FPS.

Dimension: 25mm x 20mm x 9mm
Weight: 3 grams
Application: Projects such as hidden security cameras, high altitude balloon experiments, monitoring cameras, 3D scanner
The camera is supported in the latest version of Raspbian, Raspberry Pi’s preferred operating system.
Only one Pi camera can be attached to a Raspberry Pi. If multiple cameras are needed, more Raspberry Pi’s have to be used.

I’ve received my Pi Camera months ago and since then I haven’t tale it out from its box. Here is a guide on how to set up the camera properly.

raspberry pi camera

Raspberry Pi Camera Board

Important thing to note is to discharge the static on yourself (by tapping water tap) before removing the camera from the grey bag. Unfortunately, i realized that there is a severe bent on my camera flex cable! 😦 I hope the camera will still work.

Bent flex cable

Bent flex cable 😦

The flex cable is plugged into the connector situated between the Ethernet port and HDMI port. View the video on how to plug it into the connector:

camera module flex cable connector

Flex Cable connector

Raspberry Pi camera's flex cable successfully plugged into the connector

Raspberry Pi camera’s flex cable successfully plugged into the connector

Now the R-Pi is ready to be turned on and test the Pi Camera!