I'm using Rasberry Pi 3 along with a camera module. The camera is being detected but when I run raspistill to save an image no data is received.

I checked the connection at both ends.

Is the camera module a faulty one? How can i make sure whether this works or not?

  • What is the camera version? Have u enabled the camera in interface? When running raspistill -o cam.jpg What kind of error it shows?...
    – RDJ
    Commented Apr 6, 2017 at 17:53
  • Im having camera version 1.3 . and while running the rasistill -o cam.jpg im getting no data obtained from the sensor please check the connections , ive checked it its good . Commented Apr 7, 2017 at 5:02
  • @ And Currently im getting Failed to enable connected port ENOSPC .PicameraMMALError:Failed to enable connection Commented Apr 7, 2017 at 5:35
  • Check the lights. The red light on the camera module should glow.
    – RDJ
    Commented Apr 7, 2017 at 14:39
  • Yes the Red light on the camera module keeps glowing in the old module , now its fixed . Thank you Commented Apr 7, 2017 at 15:20

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It seems the camera is most likely faulty, as I bought another one and it does not have this problem.

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    Commented Apr 11, 2020 at 11:33

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