It connects to Raspberry Pi by way of a short ribbon cable. The high quality Sony IMX219 image sensor itself has a native resolution of 8 megapixel, and has a fixed focus lens on-board. In terms of still images, the camera is capable of 3280 x 2464 pixel static images, and also supports 1080p30, 720p60 and 640x480p90 video.
8 megapixel camera capable of taking photographs of 3280 x 2464 pixels
Capture video at 1080p30, 720p60 and 640x480p90 resolutions
All software is supported within the latest version of Raspbian Operating System
Applications: CCTV security camera, motion detection, time lapse photography
Full camera specifications, Raspberry Pi Foundation