Raspberry Pi Camera Module 3 is a compact camera from Raspberry Pi. It offers an
IMX708 12-megapixel sensor with HDR, and features phase detection autofocus. Camera
Module 3 is available in standard and wide-angle variants, both of which are available
with or without an infrared cut filter.
Camera Module 3 can be used to take full HD video as well as stills photographs,
and features an HDR mode up to 3 megapixels. Its operation is fully supported by the
libcamera library, including Camera Module 3’s rapid autofocus feature: this makes it
easy for beginners to use, while offering plenty for advanced users. Camera Module 3 is
compatible with all Raspberry Pi computers.1
The PCB size and mounting holes remain the same as for Camera Module 2.
The Z dimension differs: due to the improved optics, Camera Module 3 is several
millimetres taller than Camera Module 2.
All variants of Camera Module 3 feature:
• Back-illuminated and stacked CMOS 12-megapixel image sensor (Sony IMX708)
• 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