High-Definition video camera for Raspberry Pi Model A or B, B+, model 2, Raspberry Pi 3
5MPixel sensor with Omnivision OV5647 sensor in a fixed-focus lens
Integral IR filter
Still picture resolution: 2592 x 1944
Max video resolution: 1080p
In order to meet the increasing need of Raspberry Pi compatible camera modules. The Arducam team now released another add-on spy camera module for Raspberry Pi series boards which is fully compatible with official one. The board itself is tiny, at around 300mm x 16mm. The neck width of the camera module is 6mm, this highlight making it perfect for endoscope, spy surveillance or other applications where size and image quality are important. It connects to Raspberry Pi by way of a short ribbon cable. The camera is connected to the BCM2835/BCM2836 processor on the Pi via the CSI bus, a higher bandwidth link which carries pixel data from the camera back to the processor. This bus travels along the ribbon cable that attaches the camera board to the Pi. The sensor itself has a native resolution of 5 megapixel, and has a fixed focus lens onboard. In terms of still images, the camera is capable of 2592 x 1944 pixel static images, and also supports 1080p30, 720p60 and 640x480p60/90 video. It attaches to Raspberry Pi by way of one of the two small sockets on the board upper surface. This interface uses the dedicated CSI interface, which was designed especially for interfacing to cameras. The CSI bus is capable of extremely high data rates, and it exclusively carries pixel data. The camera is supported in the latest version of Raspbian, Raspberry Pi's preferred operating system.
Features: Angle of View: 54 x 41 degrees Field of View: 2.0 x 1.33 m at 2 m Full-frame SLR lens equivalent: 35 mm Fixed Focus: 1 m to infinity Max frame rate: 30fps Size: 300 x 16 mm flex cable, neck wide is 6mm
Package including: 1pcs Spy Camera Module 1/4 Inch 5 Mega pixel Module with flex cable for Raspberry Pi NOTE:Raspberry Pi Type B Development Board is Not included
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I was worried when ordering this camera as there were no reviews at the time. I gave it a shot and am glad I did. It worked just fine. Didn't need any additional packages installed and if you've used a normal PiCamera then this will be pretty much the same.
There are a couple downsides but nothing I didn't you wouldn't be able to see before ordering.
The board of the camera is basically moved down to the bottom near the ribbon port. It's not very flexible down near the bottom.
There's not really a way to attach the camera to anything like mounting holes. Tape seems like the safest way to put it anywhere. Not an issue but something to consider for whatever project you have in mind.
Overall a good camera. I'd buy it again.
Super thin cable, works just the same as the regular pi camera without the thick ribbon. Good purchase.
This camera works great! It is much smaller than the original raspberry pi camera, and can be hidden just about anywhere. I just wish they made one with no IR filter, so it could be used with IR LEDs for night vision.
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