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1MP OV9281 Global Shutter


Arducam OV9281 camera breakout incorporates Omnivision 1/4-inch 1 Mp CMOS digital image sensor that provide the functionality of a single 1MP(1280×800) camera using OmniPixel3-GS™ technology. They provide full-frame,sub-sampled, and windowed 8/10-bit MIPI images.

OV9281 is capable of operating at up to 60fps in full resolution at 1lane MIPI bus with complete user control over image quality. The global shutter technology allows to reduce or eliminate unwanted image artifacts, which occur with traditional rolling shutter image sensors as a result of motion during image capture. The sensor’s global shutter and excellent low-light sensitivity allow it to be used for any application that needs gesture detection, head and eye tracking, and depth and motion detection.

Leveraging the industry’s smallest global shutter pixel, with 1lane MIPI output the OV9281 is capable of capturing 1280×800 resolution video at 60 frames per second (fps), VGA (640×480) at 120fps, QVGA (320×240) at 220 fps with binning, and QQVGA (160×120) at 400 fps with binning and skipping. The OV9281’s high frame rates make it an ideal solution for low-latency machine vision applications.

Key Specification

Optical format1/4−inch
Active pixels1296 (H) × 816 (V)
Pixel size3μm x 3μm
Color filter arrayMonochrome
Shutter TypeGlobal Shutter
ADC resolution8/10-bit BW RAW
Frame RateFull Resolution (1280H x 800V) @60fps
FOV166⁰ diagonal

Block Diagram


  • Cellular phones
  • Toys
  • ARM/FPGA/DSP based platforms
  • Machine vision
  • Tablets

Order Information

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