arcanon wrote:I think the real value of the Pi NOIR camera needs to be made obvious....
Rather unexpectedly I find myself in agreement with your basic message. I started out as an electronics hobbyist about the age of 11 (50 years ago....oh dear!). So I have that DIY mentality, I'm used to working with components & assemblies, and understand the need to check things out before parting with my hard-earned money.
But a lot of people drawn to the Raspberry Pi have no experience of hardware. Even many of the really good Pi programmers have little or no understanding of mechanics, electrics and electronics.
And because the Pi is so popular, and gets lots of publicity, I think there probably needs to be clear information at the point of sale covering the capabilities and limitations of certain devices.