Raspberry Pi "High Quality Camera"

You may know that there is a new camera for the Raspberry Pi, The High Quality Camera:
https://www.raspberrypi.org/products/raspberry-pi-high-quality-camera/

It’s a game changer!
12.3 megapixel Sony IMX477 sensor, 7.9mm diagonal image size (1/2.3"), and back-illuminated sensor architecture, with adjustable back focus and support for C- and CS-mount lenses

Its sensor is the same size as what we found in standard action camera.

I plan to build some software and hardware to use it for Mapillary. My goals are:

  • Control the Pi from a web browser
  • On the fly localization and heading
  • Adjust the timelapse interval with the car/bike speed.
  • Real-time or Post-process localization to get centimeter accuracy.

First, I need to:

  • Find a better lens with a wide FOV. (about 1mm fixed-focal lens would gives a 150° horizontal FOV)
  • Compare image quality vs an action cam
  • Test how fast you can capture images
  • Add a gnss receiver
  • Add an IMU
  • Write the software
  • 3d print an enclosure

Then I could try to add more HQ-cam (Pi compute module or Arducam multicam adapter or stereoPi) and perhaps build a new 360° cam

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Looks great! Lets us know for feedback :+1: