Credit card-sized Raspberry Pi computer gets a video cam!
Just when you thought you can no longer squeeze anything else into the tiny Raspberry Pi computer, think again: the puny device is getting a video camera.
A report on PC World said developers expect to make the HD camera available by early spring, though the camera's specifications have yet to be finalized.
"The first cameras are expected to come with a 15-centimeter (just under 6 inches) flat cable and sell for around $25. The lens on the camera is similar to those found on many camera phones and is expected to provide 5 megapixels," PC World said.
It quoted Raspberry Pi developers as saying the camera board is an alternative to using USB cameras with the Raspberry Pi.
They said a camera board may give a better-quality resolution at a lower price, compared to USB-based counterparts.
Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into a TV and a keyboard.
While tiny, it can do many things a regular desktop PC does, including playing high-definition video. — TJD, GMA News