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Help me choose a camera board

Mon Jul 18, 2016 11:21 am

I am looking for a camera board that can be easily operated using raspberry pi 3. I wish to use image processing. Since my target is pretty huge I am looking for a wide angle camera. I have finally shortlisted 2 cameras.

1. Raspberry pi camera module v2.

2. ELP camera :1.3 Megapixel 960H Low Lllumination Usb Camera USB2.0 Aptina AR0130 Color Sensor with 3.6MM Lens

http://www.elpcctv.com/13-megapixel-960 ... p-209.html

I wish to spend not more than $50-55.

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Re: Help me choose a camera board

Mon Jul 18, 2016 11:26 am

the raspberry pi camera is the only one that you will get decent frame rates out of
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Re: Help me choose a camera board

Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:52 am

RaTTuS wrote:the raspberry pi camera is the only one that you will get decent frame rates out of
why is that?

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Re: Help me choose a camera board

Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:45 am

because it attaches direct to the GPU via the CSI interface , the GPU does encoding to h264 and direct display to the frame buffer USB cameras are not in the same league
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Re: Help me choose a camera board

Sat Jan 14, 2017 1:49 pm

Is that also true for cameras that have onboard H264 encoding though? e.g. the Logitech C920?

As long as you don't need to reencode it, you can just pass that video along either to disk or stream it out. As the Pi has hardware h264 decoding capabilities, it should also be able to display it without over stressing itself as well surely?

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