C50M Camera module Offers 50MP Photo & 8k Video

C50M Camera module Offers 50MP Photo & 8k Video

British and Finnish robotics, RBTS.co has introduced a crowdfunding campaign for its cutting-edge C50M Camera module, aiming to provide 8k-resolution video footage and 50-megapixel still images to single-board computers (SBCs) like NVIDIA Jetson, Raspberry Pi, and Rockchip RK3588-based SBCs. This state-of-the-art camera module, equipped with the Samsung ISOCELL GN2 image sensor (also found in the Google Pixel 8 Pro), opens up new possibilities in various industries, including drones, machine vision, and industrial automation.

The C50M Camera module’s capabilities are revolutionary, particularly in the realms of aerial and machine vision. For drone enthusiasts, this advancement means capturing everyday moments from the skies with unprecedented detail and clarity. Similarly, machine vision applications benefit from the high resolution, enabling more comprehensive data collection and precise image analysis, enhancing object recognition and defect detection.

The ISOCELL GN2 sensor within the C50M Camera module stands out with its exceptional 50MP photo-taking ability, making it an ideal choice for drones to capture the world below with incredible precision. Moreover, machine vision systems benefit from this high resolution as it leads to more accurate feature detection and identification.

Low-light conditions are no longer a hindrance with the C50M Camera module. The large 1.4μm pixels of the ISOCELL GN2 sensor allow for impressive low-light performance, ensuring clear and bright images, whether the drones are flying in poorly lit environments or machine vision systems are operating in dimly lit factories.

The lightning-fast autofocus of the ISOCELL GN2 sensor, utilizing the Dual Pixel Pro technology, is a boon for both drones and machine vision applications. It enables quick focusing on any object, making it perfect for drones tracking fast-moving subjects and critical for machine vision systems requiring swift response times.

High Dynamic Range (HDR) capabilities integrated into the C50M Camera module ensure vibrant photos are captured even in mixed lighting conditions. This is especially advantageous for drones and machine vision systems functioning in environments with contrasting light settings, maintaining image clarity and quality.

The RBTS.co team has invested significant effort in bringing this advanced camera technology to the market for drones, mobile robots, and various other projects. The crowdfunding campaign aims to secure the necessary funding to initiate the production of these camera modules. The current budget supports the smallest viable production run, and backers’ support will help gain the traction required to deliver these outstanding camera modules to their hands.

At present, RBTS.co has developed 8 prototype cameras, with the modules already undergoing testing by the production partner. The green carrier PCBs are also in the testing phase, while the prototypes are utilized for driver development and debugging, which is an ongoing process. The team anticipates that most features will be fully operational by the time they start shipping the first batch of production modules. Regular updates on driver developments can be found through the campaign page or product page at rbts.co/c50m.

The production camera modules are expected to be nearly identical to the prototypes showcased. However, there will be one main change – the addition of the ‘frame sync’ function. While the prototypes can only output this signal, the production modules will have the capability to use it as an input as well. This enhancement will enable hardware frame synchronization between multiple modules, further expanding the camera’s potential for various applications.

In conclusion, RBTS.co’s C50M Camera module, powered by the Samsung ISOCELL GN2 sensor, represents a significant leap forward in drone technology, machine vision, and industrial automation. With its high-resolution capabilities, low-light performance, lightning-fast autofocus, and HDR features, this camera module opens up endless possibilities for capturing the world from new perspectives and observing minute details in unparalleled clarity. By supporting the crowdfunding campaign, backers play a crucial role in making this groundbreaking camera technology accessible to enthusiasts and professionals alike, paving the way for advancements in diverse fields of robotics and vision-based applications.

The camera module is currently seeking funding on Indiegogo, available at a discounted rate of $97 for “Early Bird” backers, with the price increasing to $130 for those who join later.

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About Tope Oluyemi

I am passionate about technology especially consumer electronics and gadgets and I love to talk and write about them. At my spare time I play video games, watch movies and I love biking.

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