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Specs and Selection Guide for Arducam 12MP IMX477 Camera Module


Arducam IMX477 cameras support all Raspberry Pi camera models. Pi 4, Pi 3/3B+/3A+, CM3/3+, Pi Zero, and more. Unlike the official high quality camera has only one hole pitch, Arducam IMX477 cameras offer 3 hole pitches 29mm, 30mm, 34mm. compatible with standard industrial camera enclosure. What’s more, they have a 4-lane MIPI CSI-2 interface, more than the official one, which makes it possible to get more data through.

Models in this Series

Currently, there are 3 models in Arducam OV7251 Series. The main difference between them is the board size, default lens and accessories.

Board Size38×38 mm38×38 mm25×24 mm
Default LensCSCSM12
Metal Enclosure××
Output Interface4-lane MIPI CSI-24-lane MIPI CSI-22-lane MIPI CSI-2
  • Get B0240 for a standard version with a CS lens.
  • Get B0241 for a bundle version with a metal enclosure and tripod.
  • Get B0262 for a mini version with M12 Lens.

Common Specs

The following specs applies to all products in this series.

Image sensor

Sensor ModelIMX477
Shutter TypeRolling Shutter
IR SensitivityVisible light
Active Pixels4056×3040
Resolution12 MP
Image Sensor Format1/2.3″
Pixel Size1.55μm×1.55μm
Video Modes on Raspberry Pi1080p30, 720p60 and 640 × 480p60/90


Focus TypeManual FocusManual FocusManual Focus
MOD0.1 m0.1 m0.3 m
Lens Focal Length6mm6mm3.9mm
Field of View(FoV)65° (H)65° (H)65° (H)
Lens OptionCS/C/M12CS/C/M12M12 only
Back Focal Length7.53mm7.53mm4.49mm
Lens DimentionΦ30×31mmΦ30×31mmΦ14×18.67mm

Connector & Cable

Camera ConnectorMIPI CSI-2 22-pinMIPI CSI-2 22-pinMIPI CSI-2 22-pin
Cable Length80mm (22-pin), 300mm(15-22pin)73mm(15-22pin), 1m(HDMI cable)80mm (22-pin), 150mm(15-22pin)
Pin No.Pin NameTypeDescription
2CAM_D0_NOutputMIPI Data Lane 0 Negative
3CAM_D0_POutputMIPI Data Lane 0 Positive
5CAM_D1_NOutputMIPI Data Lane 1 Negative
6CAM_D1_POutputMIPI Data Lane 1 Positive
8CAM_CK_NOutputMIPI Clock Lane Negative
9CAM_CK_POutputMIPI Clock Lane Positive
11CAM_D2_NInputMIPI Data Lane 2 Negative
12CAM_D2_PInputMIPI Data Lane 2 Positive
14CAM_D3_NInputMIPI Data Lane 3 Negative
15CAM_D3_PInputMIPI Data Lane 3 Positive
17CAM_IO0OutputPower Enable
18CAM_IO1OutputLED Indicator
20CAM_SCLBidirectionI2C SCL
21CAM_SDABidirectionI2C SDA
22CAM_3V3Power3.3V Power Output
Quick Start Guide for Arducam 12MP IMX477 Camera Module

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