Raspberry Pi Camera V2
The Raspberry Pi Camera Module v2 replaced the original Camera Module in April 2016. The v2 Camera Module has a Sony IMX219 8-megapixel sensor (compared to the 5-megapixel OmniVision OV5647 sensor of the original camera).
The Camera Module can be used to take high-definition video, as well as stills photographs. It’s easy to use for beginners, but has plenty to offer advanced users if you’re looking to expand your knowledge. There are lots of examples online of people using it for time-lapse, slow-motion, and other video cleverness. You can also use the libraries we bundle with the camera to create effects.
Raspberry Pi Camera V2 NOIR
The infrared Camera Module v2 (Pi NoIR) replaced the original PiNoIR Camera Module in April 2016. The v2 Pi NoIR has a Sony IMX219 8-megapixel sensor (compared to the 5-megapixel OmniVision OV5647 sensor of the original camera).
The Pi NoIR gives you everything the regular Camera Module offers, with one difference: it does not employ an infrared filter. (NoIR = No Infrared.) This means that pictures you take by daylight will look decidedly curious, but it gives you the ability to see in the dark with infrared lighting.
Waveshare RPi Cameras
Waveshare has a lot of different camera modules to offer. There are 14 different cameras with different viewing angles, fixed or adjustable focus or night vision capability. Most of them have a OV5647 image sensor with 5 megapixel resolution. The RPi Camera V2 and RPi NoIR Camera V2 even have the IMX219 which is a 8 megapixel sensor.
Refer to the list below to find the right camera for you!