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New High Resolution Camera 2MP (1600 x 1200) for the 3G Shield June 9, 2014

We are happy to announce that we have modified the 3G Shield to make it work with a much higher resolution camera. Instead of using the old 0'3MP Camera, now the 3G Shield supports a 2MP Camera, improving considerably the resolution: from 640 x 480 (VGA) to 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)!

This allow us to take impressive photos and send them via Email, FTP or HTTP to any web server on the Internet. The 3G shield is compatible with Arduino, Raspberry Pi and Galileo, so you can choose your favourite platform to make your projects.

The new 2MP Camera is included in the Audio / Video 3G Kit. You can also get directly the 2MP Camera here.

Apart form the new 2MP UXGA resolution camera, there are many other interesting accessories which can be connected to the 3G module: microphones, speakers, hands free and headphones sets, SD socket to save directly all the data coming from the 3G network or recorded from the video camera...

You can check all the components included in the kit in this photo:

Comparative between both cameras:

Old Camera New Camera
Resolution: 0'3 MP
Sensor: OV7725
Max. resolution: 640 x 480 (VGA)
Image area: 3984 μm x 2952 μm
Sensitivity: 3800 mV/lux-sec
Optical format: 1/4"
Power: 120 mW
Resolution: 2MP
Sensor: OV2640
Max. resolution: 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
Image area: 3590 μm x 2684 μm
Sensitivity: 0.6 V/Lux-sec
Optical format: 1/4"
Power: 140 mW

Check both resolution images. Left Click to enlarge!

Old photo

Old Camera Example

New photo

New Camera Example

The 3G Shield for Arduino (now also compatible with Raspberry Pi and Intel Galileo boards) enables the connectivity to high speed WCDMA and HSPA cellular networks and makes possible the creation of worldwide interactivity projects inside the "Internet of Things" era. This module counts also with an internal GPS what enables the location of the device outdoors and indoors combining standard NMEA frames with mobile cell ID triangulation using both assisted-mobile (A-GPS) and mobile-based (S-GPS) modes. As an additional benefit, you can also use it as a standard 3G modem at full speed just connecting it through its specific mini-USB socket to your laptop (Linux, Windows, MacOS supported).

NOTE: The new 2MP Camera can be used only in the last version of the 3G Shield. For more information go to the Camera section in the tutorials below:

There are three step by step complete tutorials:

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