eugenemsa
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Raspberry PI kit with a camera for time-lapse video

Sat Sep 25, 2021 6:53 pm

Hello,

I'm a beginner, could you help me please choose a Raspberry PI kit with a camera for time-lapse video? I need a kit so that I can make a time-lapse video of how the plant grows

Thanks.. :-)

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Re: Raspberry PI kit with a camera for time-lapse video

Sun Sep 26, 2021 10:08 am

Any Pi, with a CSI connection, with a pi camera will do this.

If funds run to it a Pi4, any memory size, and a v2 camera.

You could get a HQ camera but more expensive and you'll need a lens.
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Re: Raspberry PI kit with a camera for time-lapse video

Sun Sep 26, 2021 10:55 am

gordon77 wrote:
Sun Sep 26, 2021 10:08 am
Any Pi with a pi camera will do this.
Be aware that the 400 doesn't have a CSI connection so a Pi camera module wouldn't be suitable for that particular model, but yes any Pi with a suitable camera connection (CSI/USB) can do what you wish.
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Re: Raspberry PI kit with a camera for time-lapse video

Sun Sep 26, 2021 11:33 am

wildfire wrote:
Sun Sep 26, 2021 10:55 am
gordon77 wrote:
Sun Sep 26, 2021 10:08 am
Any Pi with a pi camera will do this.
Be aware that the 400 doesn't have a CSI connection so a Pi camera module wouldn't be suitable for that particular model, but yes any Pi with a suitable camera connection (CSI/USB) can do what you wish.
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Re: Raspberry PI kit with a camera for time-lapse video

Sun Sep 26, 2021 11:49 am

one of my fave RPi supplier has a RPi camera kit with the RPiZW...
but I prefer getting the RPiZW starter kit*... then add the camera module...

so its just one small compact setup (the camera installed in the RPF official RPiZW case)
with just the microUSB power cord as the the only visible wire for the setup.

*RPiZW starter kit:
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Re: Raspberry PI kit with a camera for time-lapse video

Sun Sep 26, 2021 4:35 pm

Thanks, guys :-)

I decided to try with this positions:
* Raspberry Pi 4B - Starter Kit - 4GB
* Raspberry Pi Camera Module V2
* 25mm 10MP Telephoto Lens for Raspberry Pi High-Quality Camera with C-Mount

But I did not fully understand whether such a position is necessary for me? - https://www.seeedstudio.com/Raspberry-P ... -4463.html

I thought that only needed a module and a lens

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Re: Raspberry PI kit with a camera for time-lapse video

Sun Sep 26, 2021 5:08 pm

The lens you have specified fits the HQ camera not the V2 camera, so if you want to use that lens you need to buy the HQ camera ( which you have linked to) and won't presumably need the V2 camera.

The V1 and V2 cameras have lenses already fitted.

https://thepihut.com/collections/raspbe ... EzEALw_wcB

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Re: Raspberry PI kit with a camera for time-lapse video

Sun Sep 26, 2021 5:16 pm

eugenemsa wrote:
Sun Sep 26, 2021 4:35 pm
Thanks, guys :-)

I decided to try with this positions:
* Raspberry Pi 4B - Starter Kit - 4GB
* Raspberry Pi Camera Module V2
* 25mm 10MP Telephoto Lens for Raspberry Pi High-Quality Camera with C-Mount

But I did not fully understand whether such a position is necessary for me? - https://www.seeedstudio.com/Raspberry-P ... -4463.html

I thought that only needed a module and a lens
I'm not sure if "* Raspberry Pi Camera Module V2" is the HQ one (I think it's the Version 2 of the "original" camera****) FWIW see my notes on various pre-HQ, Pi cameras here:
http://www.cpmspectrepi.uk/raspberry_pi ... aR1p3.html
http://www.cpmspectrepi.uk/raspberry_pi ... odule.html
http://www.cpmspectrepi.uk/raspberry_pi ... amera_Test

and various HQ camera options/setups (including images from a time-lapse sequence):
http://www.cpmspectrepi.uk/raspberry_pi ... amera.html
http://www.cpmspectrepi.uk/raspberry_pi ... Plate.html
http://www.cpmspectrepi.uk/raspberry_pi ... ntPRO.html
http://www.cpmspectrepi.uk/raspberry_pi ... enses.html

Trev.

**** Whilst I was writing this @gordon77 has confirmed my suspicions
Still running Raspbian Jessie or Stretch on some older Pi's (an A, B1, 2xB2, B+, P2B, 3xP0, P0W, 2xP3A+, P3B, B+, and a A+) but Buster on the P3B+, P4B's & P400. See: https://www.cpmspectrepi.uk/raspberry_pi/raspiidx.htm

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