Darwin14
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High Quality Camera and Pi 2B

Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:49 am

My Pi 2B running Jessie is unable to read the camera information of the High Quality Camera. This system works fine for V1 and V2 cameras. I am able to use the HQ camera, as well as V1 and V2 cameras on a Pi Zero running Stretch. Is there a known incompatibility between the HQ camera and the 2B, or Jessie? Could it be a fault on the camera itself? Thanks in advance for any help you can give.

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Re: High Quality Camera and Pi 2B

Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:19 am

Darwin14 wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:49 am
My Pi 2B running Jessie is unable to read the camera information of the High Quality Camera. This system works fine for V1 and V2 cameras. I am able to use the HQ camera, as well as V1 and V2 cameras on a Pi Zero running Stretch. Is there a known incompatibility between the HQ camera and the 2B, or Jessie? Could it be a fault on the camera itself? Thanks in advance for any help you can give.

Raspbian Jessie is no longer supported, RaspiOS (formerly Raspbian Buster) ARMHF is the currently supported Operating System:

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/latest ... -may-2020/
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Re: High Quality Camera and Pi 2B

Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:37 am

As fotl says, Jessie is unsupported.
You need firmware from May 2020 or newer to run the HQ camera. Use "vcgencmd version" to check the firmware on your 2B.
You may be able to upgrade using sudo rpi-update to get it working, but the recommended option is to switch to Buster.
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Darwin14
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Re: High Quality Camera and Pi 2B

Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:04 pm

It was both the system and the firmware - I lost all my python material when I ran out of space doing a firmware update from Jessie, so had to do a clean install on Buster and then a firmware update - so it is now working. Thanks.

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