The classic compact camera for Raspberry Pi with a 12MP sensor and autofocus
Available from $25 with your choice of standard and wide lenses, with or without an infrared filter
Quality of (still) life
Camera Module 3 comes with an improved 12MP IMX708 Quad Bayer sensor and features a High Dynamic Range mode, making it the highest quality Camera Module we’ve made so far.
Focus on the good
Camera Module 3 features ultra-fast auto focus as standard. A rich library of software commands means you can have total control over what you focus on and how you do it.
Look from a different perspective
Need a wider field of view than the standard 75 degrees? Camera Module 3 Wide features an ultra-wide 120 degree angle of view, meaning your Raspberry Pi can see more of the world.
See things differently
Both the standard and wide cameras come with the option of having no IR filter, turning the Camera Module 3 into a night-vision camera when used with infrared lighting.
Not just for stills
Camera Module 3 can record full HD video at 50fps, with higher frame rates available at lower resolutions. Featuring an HDR mode and autofocus, it not only provides great stills quality, but is also a fantastic tool for video recording and streaming. Watch our video filmed entirely on Camera Module 3 to see it in action.
Camera Module 3 takes advantage of the Raspberry Pi Open Source Camera System powered by libcamera. This rich set of libraries gives developers precise control over image processing and better access to the internals of Camera Module 3.Learn more about libcamera
The latest version of Raspberry Pi OS comes pre-installed with a beta of Picamera2, a Python library developed here at Raspberry Pi in Cambridge. For beginners and advanced users alike, Picamera2 is perfect for everything from home projects to machine learning applications.Learn more about Picamera2
From hardware schematics to software configuration, developers and users can find all the information they need about Camera Module 3 in our extensive and detailed documentation.Camera Module 3 documentation
Back-illuminated, stacked CMOS 12-megapixel Sony IMX708 image sensor
High signal-to-noise ratio (SNR)
Built-in 2D Dynamic Defect Pixel Correction (DPC)
Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF) for rapid autofocus
QBC Re-mosaic function
HDR mode (up to 3 megapixel output)
CSI-2 serial data output
2-wire serial communication (supports I2C fast mode and fast mode plus)
2-wire serial control of focus mechanism
Resolution: 11.9 megapixels
Sensor size: 7.4mm sensor diagonal
Pixel size: 1.4μm × 1.4μm
Horizontal/vertical: 4608 × 2592 pixels
Diagonal field of view: 75 degrees (Camera Module 3, Camera Module 3 NoIR), 120 degrees (Camera Module 3 Wide, Camera Module 3 NoIR Wide)
Common video modes: 1080p50, 720p100, 480p120
IR cut filter: Integrated in standard variants; not present in NoIR variants
Dimensions: 25 × 24 × 11.5mm (12.4mm height for Wide variants)
Ribbon cable length: 200mm
Cable connector: 15 × 1mm FPC
All models of Raspberry Pi Zero require a Raspberry Pi Zero camera cable to connect to the Raspberry Pi Camera Module; the standard cable supplied with the camera is not compatible with the smaller Raspberry Pi Zero camera connector. Suitable cables are available at low cost from many Raspberry Pi Approved Resellers, and are supplied with the Raspberry Pi Zero Case.
Raspberry Pi Camera Module 3 has undergone extensive compliance testing and meets a number of regional and international standards.