I recently purchased two of the Raspberry Pi Camera modules and was super excited to try them out.
I have two Pi's. One has been running RasBMC solid for the past 7 months -- I even leave it on pretty much 24/7 for instant access to my media in the living room. It gets warm, but runs stably and has no issues. The second has pretty much been in the box while I planned some projects and waited for a few things like the camera module to become available.
I hooked up the camera module as required and powered up. I used the config from the Rasbian first boot to enable camera support. At first, I got very excited when executing raspivid seemed to work flawlessly and without any configuration.
4 out of 5 times when I execute raspivid, the preview loads, and it starts capturing, but the Pi hard resets within 10 seconds. And I have yet to record for more than 15 or 20 before the reboot.
I thought maybe power as that is the only relevant thing I can find via Google so I tested with a meter. During normal operations on the CLI, the voltage across TP1 and TP2 is 5.05v. During use it rarely fluctuates more than .02v. When I start raspivid, it drops to 4.95v. The adapter is 1.2A rated. From what I understand, it didn't drop below 4.75v and isn't the culprit.
I went on to test by swapping the SD card into my known good RasBMC Pi. The same exact behavior is exhibited. I also tried reseating all the connections including the one on the camera module itself (connecting the camera).
Can anyone help? It feels like a power issue, but my testing seems to say it isn't. I don't have any other adapters over 1A to test with (and finding one that looks like it will actually work seems difficult, but I am looking into getting one this weekend).
Lastly if it wasn't clear, I did all testing on both Pi's, with both cameras. The only thing I didn't change was the SD card (brand new high end SanDisk) and the PSU (works fine with RasBMC even playing 1080p video over the net).