Raspberry Pi Camera Module 3 NoIR

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The Raspberry Pi Camera Module 3 NoIR is the latest entry in the Official Raspberry Pi range of camera modules, offering a new 12 Megapixel Sony IMX708 image sensor, powered autofocus, improved low-light sensitivity and HDR (High Dynamic Range) support for your Raspberry Pi projects!

To use this camera with a Raspberry Pi 5, you will need to buy an adapter cable!

To use this camera with a Raspberry Pi Zero, you will need to buy this adapter cable!

This NoIR version is infrared-sensitive with no InfraRed (NoIR) filter on the lens, which makes it perfect for shooting Infrared photography and taking pictures/video in low light (twilight) environments. For night photography, you'll need to flood the target with infrared light.

The new Camera Module 3 is available with a standard 75° or wide-angle 120° lens (select version before adding to cart), giving you more options for your specific project needs. We also have a standard version which is better suited for daylight photography.

The module is capable of 4608x2592 pixel images and 4608x2592 @14 FPS/2304x1296 @56 FPS/1536x864 @120FPS video. When HDR is enabled, the resolution is limited to 2304x1296 @ 30 FPS.

Compatibility (Important!)


  • The Camera Module 3 is mechanically identical to the previous Camera Module V2 apart from the front sensor section. The new sensor is larger and may not fit all previous camera accessories
  • We are in the process of updating each camera accessory in the store to indicate compatibility within the product descriptions


  • The Camera Module 3 can only be used with libcamera - the previous raspistill/raspivid libraries will not work
  • You will need to update Raspberry Pi OS as the Camera Module 3 requires a new driver and a specific version of libcamera


  • The Camera Module 3 is compatible with all Raspberry Pi boards with a full-size camera connector (CSI connector)


    • Back-illuminated and stacked CMOS 12-megapixel image sensor (Sony IMX708)
    • High signal-to-noise ratio (SNR)
    • Built-in 2D Dynamic Defect Pixel Correction (DPC)
    • Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF) for rapid autofocus
    • QBC Re-mosaic function
    • HDR mode (up to 3-megapixel output)
    • CSI-2 serial data output
    • 2-wire serial communication (supports I2C fast mode and fast-mode plus)
    • 2-wire serial control of focus mechanism


    • Sensor: Sony IMX708
    • Resolution: 11.9 megapixels
    • Sensor size: 7.4mm sensor diagonal
    • Pixel size: 1.4μm × 1.4μm
    • Horizontal/vertical: 4608 × 2592 pixels
    • Common video modes: 1080p50, 720p100, 480p120
    • Output: RAW10
    • IR cut filter: Not present (NoIR)
    • Autofocus system: Phase Detection Autofocus
    • Dimensions: 25 × 24 × 11.5mm (12.4mm height for Wide variants)
    • Ribbon cable length: 150mm
    • Cable connector: 15 × 1mm FPC
    • Compliance:
      • FCC 47 CFR Part 15, Subpart B, Class B Digital Device
      • Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive (EMC) 2014/30/EU
      • Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive 2011/65/EU
    • Production lifetime: Raspberry Pi Camera Module 3 will remain in production until at least January 2030

    Lens Specifications


    • Effective focal length 4.74mm
    • f/1.8
    • Diagonal field of view 75 degrees (at 16:9)
    • 35mm equivalent focal length roughly 28mm (full width) - 30mm (3:2 crop)
    • Focus 10cm - infinity


    • Effective focal length 2.75mm
    • f/2.2
    • Diagonal field of view 120 degrees (at 16:9)
    • 35mm equivalent focal length roughly 16mm (full width) - 18mm (3:2 crop)
    • Focus 5cm - infinity

    Package Contents

    • 1x Raspberry Pi Camera Module 3 NoIR (Standard or wide - please select the required version before adding to cart)
    • 1x 150mm camera ribbon cable (fitted to the camera module)


    Quick Start

    To check if your Camera Module 3 is connected properly, run this quick test:

    libcamera-hello -t 0 --autofocus-mode continuous [ --qt-preview ]

    If you want to play with the awesome new autofocus feature, here are some commands to try:

    --lens-position 0.0 # Fixed focus at infinity
    --lens-position 1.0 # Fixed focus at about 1m (not calibrated), the default
    --lens-position 10.0 # Fixed focus at about 10cm (not calibrated)
    --autofocus-mode continuous # Continuous AF during viewfinder and video capture
    --autofocus-on-capture # Focus just before still image capture (libcamera-still only)

    To see all options for the libcamera application, use:


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