Arducam 5MP OV5647 Motorized Focus Camera Modules are designed for you to control the focus via software, so you can see closer and see where you want to see.
To learn more about autofocus with Raspberry Pi camera modules, we recommend you read Raspberry Pi Camera Autofocus: The Complete Guide.
Models in this Series
There are two cameras in this series. The main difference between them is the camera board size. They are the same in terms of software operation.
|SKU||Case||Camera Board Size|
|Shutter Type||Rolling Shutter|
|Image Sensor Format||Type 1/4″|
OV5647 Full Datasheet
|Focus Distance||4 cm to infinity||4 cm to infinity|
|Focus Type||Motorized Focus||Motorized Focus|
|Field of View(FoV)||54°H×44°V||54°H×41°V|
|IR Sensitivity||Visible Light||Visible Light|
Connector & Cable
|Connector Interface||MIPI CSI-2 15-pin 2-lane|
|Ribbon Cable Length||150mm|
Quick Start Guide
Ensure your Raspberry Pi is turned off.
1.Locate the camera port (CSI)
For Raspberry Pi Model A & B, it’s between the HDMI and audio port of the Raspberry Pi board.
2.Gently pull up on the edges of the connector’s plastic clip and avoid pulling it off
3.Insert the ribbon cable
Make sure the metal contacts are facing the HDMI connectors. Do not bend the flex cable, and make sure it’s firmly inserted.
4.Push the plastic clip down
Do it while holding the flex cable still, until the connector’s clip is back in place.
Arducam has release three demos Motorized_Focus_Camera_Preview.py, Motorized_Focus_Camera_Snapshot.py and Autofocus.py
- Before running this demo, you have to install Python Dependency libraries.
sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt install -y python3-kms++ python3-libcamera sudo apt install -y python3-pyqt5 python3-prctl libatlas-base-dev ffmpeg sudo pip3 install numpy --upgrade sudo pip3 install picamera2 opencv-python
git clone https://github.com/ArduCAM/RaspberryPi.git
cd /home/pi/RaspberryPi/Motorized_Focus_Camera sudo chmod +x enable_i2c_vc.sh ./enable_i2c_vc.sh
Press Y to reboot
- This demo supports focusing in preview mode, You can see the focus visually
- Single focus by keyboard up and down
- Run this demo is very easy , just input the “python3 Motorized_Focus_Camera_Preview.py” in the terminal.
- This demo supports auto focusing in preview mode, You can see the focus visually
- Run the demo by inputing the “python3 AutofocusTest.py” in the terminal.
- FocuserExample.py Example of manual focus
python FocuserExample.py -i 10
- AutofocusTest.py Example of autofocus
Click the ‘F’ button to achieve auto focus, click the ‘Q’ button to exit and save the picture
python3 AutofocusTest.py -i 10
cd RaspberryPi/Motorized_Focus_Camera/C/ make install make ./manualFocus