Is it possible to connect the pins of the Raspberry Pi camera to the GPIO of the Raspberry Pi Zero (as it does not have a port for the camera)?

Is it a good idea? I want to do this because I want to move the load of a convolutional network processing from Raspberry Pi 2 B+ to a dedicated Raspberry Pi Zero which, in turn, will have several GPIO connected with the B+ board.

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No. There is no way to connect the camera board's CSI output to the GPIO pins that will leave you with a functional camera.

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    The revised board of the Pi Zero provides the camera connector (The Gift of the Pi Foundation), see here.
    – Ghanima
    May 16, 2016 at 21:44


New version allows adding cam.

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    Link only answers are not ideal, could you please add some detail to your answer.
    – Darth Vader
    May 16, 2016 at 9:22

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