Specs and Datasheets of the IMX477 Image Sensor
The IMX477 (check Sony IMX477 Full Report) is a 1/2.3−inch CMOS active−pixel digital imaging sensor from Sony Semiconductors with 1.55um x 1.55um Exmor RS technology. It can support 12-megapixel 4056 (H) × 3040 (V) digital still images. Full resolution @60 frame/s (Normal), 4K2K @60 frame/s (Normal), 1080p @240 frame/s Full resolution @40 frame/s (12 bit Normal), Full resolution @30 frame/s (DOL-HDR, 2 frame) based on 4 lane MIPI setup.
|Active pixels||4056 (H) × 3040 (V)|
|Pixel size||1.55um x 1.55um|
|Color filter array||RGB Bayer pattern|
|ADC resolution||12−bit, on−chip|
|Output Interface||4-Lane MIPI (this particular model)|
|Frame Rate||Full resolution @60 frame/s (Normal), 4K2K @60 frame/s (Normal), 1080p @240 frame/s|
Full resolution @40 frame/s (12 bit Normal), Full resolution @30 frame/s (DOL-HDR, 2 frame)
(when using 2-lane MIPI setup, the frame rate is only half of the specification claimed)
Datasheet of the Sony IMX477 Sensor
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|Models||Platform||Lens Mount||Form Factor||IR sensitivity||Focus Method||ISP support||Resolution||Interface||Type|
|B0240||RPi A/B/Zeros||CS||38mm Board camera||Visible Light Only||Manual Focus||YES||12MP IMX477||MIPI||Camera Module|
|B0241||RPi A/B/Zeros||CS||Metal Housing with HDMI extension||Visible Light Only||Manual Focus||YES||12MP IMX477||MIPI||Camera Module|
|B0249||Nano/NX||CS||38mm Board camera||Visible Light Only||Manual Focus||YES||12MP IMX477||MIPI||Camera Module|
|B0250||Nano/NX||CS||Metal Housing with HDMI extension||Visible Light Only||Manual Focus||YES||12MP IMX477||MIPI||Camera Module|
|B0251||Nano/NX||M12(S）||24mm Board Camera||Visible Light Only||Manual Focus||YES||12MP IMX477||MIPI||Camera Module|
|B0262||RPi A/B/Zeros||M12(S）||24mm Board Camera||Visible Light Only||Manual Focus||YES||12MP IMX477||MIPI||Camera Module|
|B0265R||RPi A/B/Zeros||CS||38mm Board camera||Visible Light Only||Manual Focus||YES||12MP 2*IMX477 Stereo Bundle||MIPI||Camera Module|
|B0265N||Nano/NX||CS||38mm Board camera||Visible Light Only||Manual Focus||YES||12MP 2*IMX477 Stereo Bundle||MIPI||Camera Module|
|B0270||RPi A/B/Zeros||CS||38mm Board camera||Swtichabl IR-cut Filter||Manual Focus||YES||12MP IMX477||MIPI||Camera Module|
|B0271||RPi CMs||M12(S）||24mm Board Camera||Visible Light Only||Manual Focus||YES||12MP IMX477||MIPI||Camera Module|
|B0272||Nano/NX||M12(S）||38mm Board camera||Visible Light Only||Software Motorized||YES||12MP IMX477||MIPI||Camera Module|
|B0273||RPi A/B/Zeros||M12(S）||38mm Board camera||Visible Light Only||Software Motorized||YES||12MP IMX477||MIPI||Camera Module|
|B0274||Nano/NX||CS||38mm Board camera||Swtichabl IR-cut Filter||Manual Focus||YES||12MP IMX477||MIPI||Camera Module|
|B0278||USB webcam adapter||YES||USB||Camera Adapter|
- Digital video cameras
- Digital still cameras
- Industrial camera
- Medical camera
- Microscopy camera
- UAV camera
Arducam Sony IMX477 Camera Modules: A MIPI-CSI Camera & USB 2.0/3.0 Camera
The Arducam Sony IMX477 module can be connected to multiple platforms with difference interfaces. The native interface of the camera board is MIPI CSI-2 22-pin.
IMX477 Motorized Focus Camera
This Arducam IMX477 High Quality motorized focus camera module integrates a motor that could be controlled by software for a smarter focus, and you will no longer focus the camera by screwing the lens with your bare hands. Instead, keyboard keys or OpenCV can be used to remotely control the focusing process of your HQ camera. What’s more, it also supports autofocus to help you focus.
IMX477 USB/UVC Camera
To use with the 15-pin CSI connector on embedded board like the Raspberry Pi 4 and Jetson Nano B01, a 15-pin to 22-pin adapter FPC is required and included. You can also convert it to USB connection with the help of Arducam USB camera shields.
In some applications, you may need a USB port not CSI port. Just connect Arducam IMX477 UVC Camera Adapter Board with the camera board to PC computer, laptop, Android device, Raspberry Pi or Jetsons via USB port and it can work as a webcam. No longer be anxious about installing the driver! It makes your 12.3MP IMX477 High Quality Camera UVC-compliant, the native UVC drivers of Windows, Linux, and Mac shall be compatible with them so that it does not require extra drivers to be installed.
Night Vision and on-demand IR sensitivity of the Arducam IMX477 Sensor
There are pins on the camera board dedicated to the mechanically switchable IR-cut filter. It will benefit applications where visible light and infrared are needed, but separately.
In some application scenarios, such as drones, where there is a limit to the size and weight of the product, the officially supplied IMX477 may not be sufficient. So Arducam developed Mini IMX477 for this kind of application. Same board size as Raspberry Pi Camera Module V2. With a M12 lens, it is only 1/7th the weight of the Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera with a CS lens.
Thanks to the standard hole spacing for a standard lens mount, the lenses on the Arducam IMX477 camera are easily interchangeable. Arducam has selected and tested a series of lenses specifically for the IMX477 in Type 1/2.3 format. These are available in M12 and C/CS-Mount.
IMX477 Pan-Tilt-Zoom Camera
Arducam IMX477 PTZ camera is a complete solution to turn your Raspberry Pi/Jetson Nano/Xavier NX, and it is capable of remote directional and zoom control, so it could move the camera and the lens, and that means a single camera can be used to monitor places that should be covered by multiple ones. You can save a lot of cost and time in purchasing and deploying the camera. What’s more, this kit is based on the IR-CUT switchable 13MP camera to get sharp imaging all day and night.
Arducam IMX477 Camera for Nvidia Jetson Nano
You can use the Arducam IMX477 camera module on the Jetson Nano under the Jetvariety Project, where we use a single kernel camera driver to increase the variety of Jetson Nano cameras.
The Jetvariety solution requires an Arducam-certified camera module, the Jetvariety adapter, and the Jetvariety driver to work. It’s the same for the Arducam IMX477, and you can find more information here.
Multiple IMX477 Camera Modules on Raspberry Pi
The multi-camera adapter connects to up to four camera modules which you can switch between. The Stereo Camera HAT disguises the dual cam setup as a single camera connected and keeps them fully synchronized.
Note on the MIPI lanes
This module supports up to 4-lane MIPI connection, but the platform it’s mainly designed for – the Raspberry Pi and Jetson Nano – only natively support 2-lane. You need to have your own 4-lane I/O carrier board, as well as 4-lane camera driver, to make the most of all four lanes provided.
Note on the Image Processing
The ISP (Image Signal Processing) is neither handled on the image sensor nor the camera board. Therefore, on platforms without ISP support, this RAW sensor only supports manual exposure and gains settings.