The infra-red camera module v2 (Pi NoIR) replaced the original PiNoIR camera in April 2016. The v2 camera has a Sony IMX219 8-megapixel sensor (compared to the 5-megapixel OmniVision OV5647 sensor of the original camera).
The Pi NoIR gives you everything the regular camera module offers, with one difference: it does not employ an infrared filter. (NoIR = No Infrared.) This means that pictures you take by daylight will look decidedly curious, but it gives you the ability to see in the dark with infrared lighting.
We bundle a little square of blue gel with the Pi NoIR, which you can use with the Pi NoIR to monitor the health of green plants. The Pi NoIR is very popular among wildlife hobbyists: with a few infra-red LEDs, you can monitor what nocturnal animals are doing in your garden without disturbing them.
The camera works with all models of Raspberry Pi 1, 2 and 3. It can be accessed through the MMAL and V4L APIs, and there are numerous third-party libraries built for it, including the Picamera Python library. See the Getting Started with Picamera resource to learn how to use it.
No IR filter
High data capability
8 megapixels fixed focus
Supports 1080p, 720p60 & VGA9
15-pin ribbon cable
Second Generation Raspberry Pi NoIR Camera Module with Fixed Focus Lens
Sony Exmor IMX219 Sensor Capable of 4K30, 1080P60, 720P180, 8MP Still
3280 (H) x 2464 (V) Active Pixel Count
Maximum of 1080P30 and 8MP Stills in Raspberry Pi Board
2A Power Supply Highly Recommended
How to Use:
A 15 cm ribbon cable attached to the module slots straight into your Pi Camera Serial Interface port (CSI). Once connected, you can access the camera board via the Multi-Media Abstraction Layer (MMAL) or the Video for Linux (V4L) APIs. Alternatively there are libraries such as Picamera Python, and many others that you can find online.