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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 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
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 GNDGroundPower ground
2MDN0InputPixel Data Lane0 Negative
3MDP0InputPixel Data Lane0 Positive
4GNDGroundPower ground
5MDN1InputPixel Data Lane1 NegativeM12 Version Only
6MDP0InputPixel Data Lane1 PositiveM12 Version Only
7GNDGroundPower ground
8 MCNInput Pixel Clock Output Form Sensor Negative
9 MCPInput Pixel Clock Output Form Sensor Positive
10GNDGroundPower ground
13GNDGroundPower ground
14 NCInput NC
15 NCInput NC
16GNDGroundPower ground
17 POWER_ENOutputPower Enable
18LED-ENInput Led Enable
19GNDGroundPower ground
20SCLInputTwo-Wire Serial Interface Clock
21SDATABi-directionalTwo-Wire Serial Interface Data I/O
22VCC_3.3V POWER3.3v 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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