Before We Start
The Jetson Nano and Jetson Xavier NX comes out with support for the Raspberry Pi camera like IMX219, and Arducam builds all kinds of IMX219 variations for the Jetson Nano to meet different needs of the users. But aside from the IMX219, Arducam also offers support for high-end cameras like IMX477 and Jetvariety series.
NVIDIA JETSON NANO AND ITS CAMERAS
The Jetson Nano is a powerful single-board computer from NVidia. Featuring the extraordinary GPU performance, this NVidia development board is widely used in image processing applications like motion-tracking, face recognition and home surveillance camera systems, and a smart camera is a key to realizing all of them. However, currently, the market does not offer many Jetson Nano cameras to choose from. Those cameras are either expensive or not able to cover the various user demands.
FROM RASPBERRY PI TO THE JETSON NANO
The NVidia Jetson Nano is a significant rival to the Raspberry Pi as it provides much better performances at a reasonable price tag, and at the same time, it keeps a similar appearance and functionalities for the compatibilities. The Raspberry Pi camera V2, for example, is compatible with and used a lot on the Jetson Nano.
How to Use Camera Modules on Jetson Nano
There are not many instructions about how to use the camera module on Jetson Nano, and here is our video demo:
The Raspberry Pi camera V2 is an 8 megapixel camera module with the Sony IMX219 sensor. If you are on a Raspberry Pi, you might have to go with the official Raspberry Pi camera module V2, but that’s not the case for the Jetson Nano.
As one of the major manufactures of the camera modules for the Raspberry Pi, Arducam is glad to bring the varieties of the Raspberry Pi cameras to the Jetson Nano community. We are thrilled to introduce our newest 8MP IMX219 camera modules for the NVidia Jetson Nano. You will be able to use autofocus or a spy camera on Jetson Nano, and the M12 Mount (S-Mount) also ensures that you will have a variety of lens to choose from, whether it’s a telescope, wide angle, fisheye or zero distortion lens, and that’s definitely a good news for those looking for a Jetson Nano camera lens.
Update: What’s Beyond the IMX219 Pi V2 Camera
After the support of IMX219, now the Jetson Nano and Xavier NX support the Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera like IMX477. However, the Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera does not work with the jetson out of the box, so we suggest you use the IMX477 camera modules from Arducam.
If both the IMX219 and IMX477 does not meet your requirements, you can go with the Arducam Jetvariety cameras for the Jetson, which supports all MIPI camera modules from Arducam.