The quality of the photos is surprisingly good, considering the Pi camera is "very typical of the kinds of units you’d see in some mid-range camera phones" (http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/3525). Had higher hopes on a Microsoft LifeCam Cinema HD webcam, but no, it took terrible shots. This was despite the enticing promise: "Relax while the camera automatically sharpens your images and TrueColor adjusts exposure for bright, vibrant footage. And for even sharper video, take advantage of the high-precision glass lens and ClearFrame Technology to improve the picture even in low light conditions". The Pi people were much more modest but delivered a good product.
|Strange looking gear|
|By chance the first two books match the technology stack|
|Three books and the Pi on the window sill|