My Pi camera will not work with the Pi zero using the same python code I use on my Pi 3 or Pi 2 Is there something I am missing?

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    Yes, since it's not working you're certainly missing something. It's really hard to tell what you're missing exactly, since your question has so little information in it. Commented Oct 25, 2016 at 14:25
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    Back to basics...check that the camera interface has been enabled.
    – wayjo
    Commented Oct 25, 2016 at 20:44
  • What did the terminal print? Commented Apr 5, 2017 at 17:07

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Make sure you have inserted it correctly and enable the Camera Module in the Interfaces tab of Raspberry Pi configuration


Open the cmd and type this command

vcgencmd get_camera

you should get this output

supported=1 detected=1

otherwise, the camera is not mounted properly. Unplug and plug the camera again.

Try this command.

raspistill -o image.jpg

This will take a new picture and store it in the current directory.

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