The standard pi camera is fixed focus lens, some of them are glued which cannot be adjusted by users, and some of them are not glued which can adjust the lens focus manually. But in certain circumstance, you want to programmable control the focus distance remotely where the device can not be reached. The ArduCAM team now designed motorized control focus 5MP and an 8MP camera module for Raspberry Pi series boards to address this problem. Now the autofocus function is also implemented by the Arducam team, now the auto-focus demo source code is available on our GitHub.
High-Definition video camera for Raspberry Pi Model A/B/B+ and Raspberry Pi 2 Pi 3B, Pi 3B+ and Pi Zero
5MP OV5647 or 8MP IMX219 sensor with motorized focus lens
Integral IR filter
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
Focus distance: 4 cm to infinity
Size: 25 x 24 mm
15 cm flat ribbon cable to 15-pin MIPI Camera Serial Interface (CSI) connector
Since the old multi-camera adapter board doesn’t work with Raspberry Pi 8MP IMX219 pi camera due to the camera driver issue. Now Arducam team designed upgrade V2.1 multi-camera adapter board for both 5MP and 8MP pi cameras. Consider that the high speed CSI camera MIPI signal integrity is sensitive to long cable connection, the new adapter board can only connect maximum 4 cameras to a single pi board. Because it covers the most of the use cases like 360 degree view photography and surveillance, and add more cameras will degrade the performance of the cameras. Like always please note that Raspberry Pi multi camera adapter board is nascent product that may have some stability issues and limitations because of the cable’s signal integrity and RPi’s closed source video core libraries, so use it on your own risk.
360 view surveillance camera
Accommodate 4 Raspberry Pi cameras on an multi camera adapter board
Take still photos in sequence (not at the same time)
Display real time video in lower frame rate
3 GPIOs required for multiplexing on the adapter board
All camera ports are FFC (flexible flat cable) connectors
Support 5MP OV5647 and 8MP IMX219 pi cameras
Support Raspberry Pi A/B/B+ and Pi 2, Pi3 B, Pi3B+
This shield was upgraded to anew version. The limitation here doesn’t apply anymore.
The ArduCAM USB camera shield is a universal camera control board designed for both PCs and embedded systems like the Raspberry Pi, TI Beaglebone, and similar products. It supports most parallel interface image sensors ranging from 0.3MP to 14MP, including both global and rolling shutter sensors. The camera is packaged with the software you need to put it to work on Windows and Linux systems and a comprehensive SDK library is provided to support this. This SDK is fully integrated with Python, which allows for direct integration of our cameras with your OpenCV based applications.
The plug and play USB control interface simplifies integrating the camera with a wide range of computer hardware. The ready to use SDK library and demo source code makes the software integration process straightforward and efficient. Users can make it work in minutes without writing a line of code. The broad range of modules ArduCAM supports, combined with support for formats like RAW, RGB, YUV, JPEG assures our users a successful outcome.
The ArduCAM USB camera shield joins our product line of shields that offer SPI/IC2 interfaces. The USB camera shield offers significant speed gains over the SPI camera shield, running at as high a frame rate as the USB2.0 480Mbps bandwidth allows which can deliver 640_480(VGA at 60 FPS, through 4384_3228(14MP) at 2 FPS. By using a global shutter camera headboard such as the MT9V034/AR0134 together with USB camera shield, the user can achieve industrial level machine vision with our camera on a Raspberry pi without effort.
The ArduCAM is straightforward enough that it can be easily used with PCs and single board computers such as the Raspberry Pi and the Beaglebone. In short, the ArduCAM brings a plug and play solution to digital cameras at the hardware level.
The GotchaCAM Portable Travel and Home Security and Surveillance System consists of the ArduCAM CC3200 Uno and the software from the book “Home Security System DIY PRO using Android and TI CC3200 SimpleLink” by Robert Chin. Both are available
for purchase on major sites like Amazon in US.
ArduCAM series camera shield is a universal camera control board for Arduino. It hides the complex nature of the camera and provides the plug and play camera control interface as well as the ready to use software source code library and demo code. User can make it works in minutes without writing a line of code. The ArduCAM supports variety camera modules from 0.3MP to 5MP with different format like RAW, RGB, YUV, JPEG and can be well mated with standard Arduino boards.
ArduCAM Shield V2 and ArduCAM-Mini-5MP-Plus are the second generation of ArduCAM products, they offers the improved performance and enhanced functions than the previous revisions. They not only can capture decent 5MP JPEG images, but also can do 5MP full resolution RAW image capture, which makes it to be the ideal solution for IoT and scientific image processing applications. Even more they can record short movie clips as well.
The ArduCAM is straightforward enough that it can be easily used with an Arduino, however this simple interface means that the ArduCAM is equally easily integrated with other single board computers such as the Raspberry Pi and the Beaglebone black. It isn’t just a camera for the Arduino, it’s a camera that because it can be easily interfaced to an Arduino, can be easily interfaced to any single board computer, either directly, or through an Arduino if needed for a larger system without exposed SPI/I2C busses. In short, the ArduCAM brings a plug and play solution to digital cameras at the hardware level.