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Raspberry Pi MIPI camera

Camera Modules for Development with Raspberry Pi

VC MIPI® cameras offer the widest variety of image sensors for the Raspberry Pi® Compute Modules 3, 3+ and 4s.
MIPI camera module VC MIPI IMX568


MIPI camera module VC MIPI IMX226


MIPI camera module VC MIPI IMX296


MIPI camera module VC MIPI IMX335


Designed for Prototyping, industrial and serial Products

The VC MIPI® camera modules fit perfectly with Raspberry Pi® Zero V1.3, 3B+, 4s and RPi Compute Module Industrial as well as with the new Raspberry Pi 5. With available image resolutions from 0.3 MPixel to 20 MPixel, in monochrome and color variants as well as with global shutter, rolling shutter or global reset shutter, they offer maximum flexibility – from functional samples to product series. The VC MIPI® cameras are developed and manufactured in Germany, with the highest industrial quality and guaranteed long-term reliability.

How do I connect the MIPI Camera to a Raspberry Pi Board?

Install Raspberry Pi OS

Connect MIPI camera

Install driver

An initial test provides information if the image data is correctly recorded and transmitted to the processor board. Once this is verified, a demo and access to the sensor configuration allow you to quickly start developing your applications. All steps for the setup of a Raspberry Pi MIPI camera are shown in detail in the VC hardware and software documentation.

Suitable Accessories for a quick Development Start

VC offers lens holders for standard S-, C- and CS-mount lenses for the cameras, as well as cables, lighting, adapter boards and other accessories. The corresponding driver in source code are available for download.


This allows you to quickly and easily get to proof-of-concept or your industrial embedded vision solution with Raspberry Pi and MIPI cameras. The MIPI camera modules are powered via the VC MIPI® FPC cable.

Raspberry Pi MIPI Camera Kit for Embedded Vision

For proof-of-concept and rapid prototyping, Toradex has developed a modular AI vision kit with the i.MX8M Plus processor from NXP together with Vision Components and AU-Zone. With its neural network processor unit and integrated ISP, the processor is ideal for demanding embedded vision applications. The kit is based on a Toradex Verdin i.MX8M Plus system-on-module, which is compatible with all Verdin baseboards. The development kit also includes Vision Components MIPI camera modules as well as a variable SoM adapter and connector board from Au-Zone. This provides customers with all components for image acquisition and image processing as well as the required interfaces and I/Os for their individual rapid prototyping solutions in automation and robotics, for medical technology or the agricultural industry.
Raspberry Pi MIPI camera

How the Embedded Vision Kit works

VC MIPI Compute Module Interface (CMI) Board for the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 and CM 3+
Sven Klette-Matzat - Sales Manager - OEM Solutions - Vision Components

Would you like to develop an embedded vision solution with Raspberry Pi and MIPI Cameras?

We’re happy to support you with our know-how, embedded vision components and individual solutions.

VC MIPI Success Stories

Projects with VC MIPI® Cameras and various processor boards are already successfully used in numerous industries and applications. This includes automation and quality assurance as well as robots, intelligent household devices and solutions for smart cities, drones and special vehicles, medical technology and laboratory equipment. 

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