I am newbie in RPI, so I am sorry for my silly question :).

I want to buy https://www.raspberrypi.org/products/raspberry-pi-3-model-b/ and connect it with camera from this intercom: https://ru.aliexpress.com/item/2016-3-5-inch-LCD-Touch-Screen-120-Degree-Digital-Doorbell-Peephole-Viewer-Door-Eye-Doorbell/32646777018.html?scm=1007.13338.58753.0&pvid=9dfdb584-86c5-4f52-9882-d225e072f381&tpp=1&detailNewVersion=&categoryId=15380314

This intercoms CMOS camera has such connector: enter image description here

Is it possible to connect this camera to RPI 3 Model B with connector like https://ru.aliexpress.com/item/Raspberry-Pi-Camera-Module-China-Version-Free-Shipping-Dropshipping/32378644924.html?ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_2,searchweb201603_1&btsid=67830895-4907-44a2-ad14-e163b0fc3f98 ?

Thank you!

  • That's not a connector. That's a camera (presumably a knock-off of the official one).
    – goldilocks
    Nov 2, 2016 at 16:27
  • Yeah, that's camera. But I planned to remove "original" camera from that module and connect camera of this intercom, instead of "original" camera.
    – Arthur
    Nov 2, 2016 at 16:29
  • You can't remove the camera from that module. All you can do is disconnect the ribbon cable, and that will not do you any good (if it would, you can buy them separately for a few dollars).
    – goldilocks
    Nov 2, 2016 at 16:30
  • Pity. Where can I buy cheap peaphole, that could be connected to RPI? )))
    – Arthur
    Nov 2, 2016 at 16:32
  • The lens mount on that will fit inside an 8 mm hole. The lens itself is much smaller, ~1 mm. Take a close look at the photograph.
    – goldilocks
    Nov 2, 2016 at 16:49

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No, unless the camera is a clone of one of the Raspberry Pi current (two is it?) cameras.

The cameras themselves are pretty dumb devices. All the hard work of image processing is done on the Pi (by the GPU) to deliver photos and video. That hard work is tailored to a specific camera model.

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