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OV9281 1MP Global Shutter Camera for Raspberry Pi


The Arducam OV9281 camera breakout incorporates Omnivision 1/4-inch 1 Mp  (1280×800) CMOS digital image sensor which is capable of operating at up to 60fps in 1MP ( 1280×800 ) resolution at 1-lane MIPI mode. The OV9281’s high frame rates make it an ideal solution for low-latency machine vision applications.

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/eye tracking, and depth and motion detection.

Key Specification

Optical format 1/4−inch
Active pixels 1296 (H) × 816 (V)
Pixel size 3μm x 3μm
Color filter array Monochrome
Shutter Type Global Shutter
ADC resolution 8/10-bit BW RAW
Frame RateFull Resolution (1280H x 800V) @60fps
FOVStock lens :166⁰ diagonal
M12 lens : 90⁰ diagonal

Hardware Connection

Camera driver and Examples

The SDK library and example source code can be download from our GitHub. Software user guide can be found from here.

Pin Definition

The camera module using Molex 545482671_SD or similar 22pin 0.5mm pitch FPC connector.

1 GND Ground Power ground
2 MDN0 Input Pixel Data Lane0 Negative
3 MDP0 Input Pixel Data Lane0 Positive
4 GND Ground Power ground
5 MDN1Input Pixel Data Lane1 Negative M12 Version Only
6 MDP0 Input Pixel Data Lane1 Positive M12 Version Only
7 GND Ground Power ground
8 MCN Input Pixel Clock Output Form Sensor Negative
9 MCP Input Pixel Clock Output Form Sensor Positive
10 GND Ground Power ground
13 GND Ground Power ground
14 NC Input NC
15 NC Input NC
16 GND Ground Power ground
17 POWER_ENOutput Power Enable
18 LED-EN Input Led Enable
19 GND Ground Power ground
20 SCL Input Two-Wire Serial Interface Clock
21 SDATA Bi-directional Two-Wire Serial Interface Data I/O
22 VCC_3.3V POWER 3.3v Power supply

Mechanical Dimension

OV9281(1 Lane) with fixed lens
OV9281(2 Lane) with M12 lens

Lens Option

There are M12 mount lenses can be used together with is camera module. This is 1/4″ optical format sensor, so make sure the lens optical format is bigger than 1/4″ or else there will be dark corner. More lens options can be found from lens product page.

Order Information

Check the Raspberry PI Cameras from the product page.

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