The Global Shutter is currently not often found in modern cameras. But it is thanks to this technology that it will be possible to get rid of the rolling shutter effect when shooting objects in motion. Now there is an option to turn a Raspberry Pi into a camera with such a shutter. And it costs, traditionally for this brand, very little money.
The Raspberry Pi Global Shutter Camera costs $50 and is a 6.3mm Sony IMX296 sensor with a 1.6MP resolution. This camera requires a Raspberry Pi with a CSI connector.
The sensor works by pairing each pixel with an analog memory element in such a way that light signals can be captured and stored by all pixels simultaneously. CMOS sensors read and store the light captured by the pixels from top to bottom and from left to right, which leads to distortion of the image of moving objects.
The Raspberry Pi Global Shutter Camera features a C/CS mount, just like the 12MP Raspberry Pi Camera, which allows for 6mm CS lenses and 16mm CGL lenses, available through the company’s reseller partners.
Such a camera should be ideal for Machine Vision applications. At the same time, the company emphasizes that the relatively low resolution should not be a hindrance, since video is usually sampled anyway before entering the system.
Raspberry Pi Global Shutter Camera can now be ordered on the manufacturer’s website.