Adding a camera to a Raspberry Pi is as easy as plugging in the official module. The original Raspberry Pi camera module was just a measly five megapixel camera. Today, it's been upgraded to an eight megapixel camera made by Sony. Like the previous camera, the new model plugs right into the Pi's CSI connector slot. It's also plug-and-play provided you're running Raspbian, so you won't need to worry about any complicated set up steps. The sensor is a Sony IMX219. The maximum photo resolution comes in at 3280 x 2464 pixels and the video resolution is 1080p at 30fps or 720p at 60fps. Also like the previous version, the camera module is available as a regular camera or an IR sensitive night vision camera. The new module is now available in the US, and should be making its way to local resellers soon.
New 8-Megapixel Camera Board on Sale At $25 [Raspberry Pi]