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Does the length of the cable to connect the Pi Camera V2 to the Pi matters?

Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:48 pm

Hi, I am considering to buy the official Camera Module V2. I know that it comes with a cable to connect to the Pi but it is too short. For my project, I need at least 300 mm. If I go for a longer 400mm or even 500mm cable, will there be any cons on that? Will the extra length affects the quality of the input images or transfer speed?

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Re: Does the length of the cable to connect the Pi Camera V2 to the Pi matters?

Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:17 pm

Adafruit has been selling cables at least 24" ( 610mm ) https://www.adafruit.com/product/1731 so its possible to use the camera with those kind of lengths.
Will it work for all cameras models, resolutions and environments ? maybe.. longer cables means it picks up more noise so your exact results might vary from others.

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Re: Does the length of the cable to connect the Pi Camera V2 to the Pi matters?

Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:44 pm

Just a noisier image, until it stops working altogether. Also depends on the environment.
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Re: Does the length of the cable to connect the Pi Camera V2 to the Pi matters?

Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:23 pm

Thanks. So, rather than future proofing, get a cable of length just long enough to get the current job done?

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Re: Does the length of the cable to connect the Pi Camera V2 to the Pi matters?

Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:39 pm

I use 1m and 2m cables routinely without problems -- officially supported cable max length is 15cm.

Here you can see 1m cable of my WoodenBoardPi:
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Re: Does the length of the cable to connect the Pi Camera V2 to the Pi matters?

Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:57 am

Folding aluminium foil around the ribbon cable could provide shielding if you encounter issues due to environmental noise.

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