For a hobby project I need some kind of compact computer with a qHD (or better) 60FPS camera sensor interface and HDMI output. The Raspberry Pi Zero with the camera v2 is almost perfect for that. But I need the image sensor on a rigid PCB with specific size constraints. It looks like it should be possible to order some custom camera design from China for hobby-level money, but then it wouldn't work because it doesn't have the right keys in the ATSHA204A authentication chip.
I understand why that chip is there, and I won't discuss the Raspberry Pi project decides to finance itself.
However it looks to me that you could get the same amount of money you make on a camera board by selling the preprogrammed chips by themselves, and that would significantly reduce waste compared to forcing me to buy full camera modules and desolder the chips from there. Is that something you would consider?