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5MP OV5647 Motorized Focus Camera Modules


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.



SKUCaseCamera Board Size
B017625×24 mm
B0121×40×40 mm

Common Specs

Image Sensor

Sensor ModelOV5647
Shutter TypeRolling Shutter
Active Pixels2592×1944
Image Sensor FormatType 1/4″
Pixel Size1.4μm×1.4μm
OV5647 Block Diagram
OV5647 Block Diagram

OV5647 Full Datasheet

Refer here:

Lens Assembly

Focus Distance4 cm to infinity4 cm to infinity
Focus TypeMotorized FocusMotorized Focus
Field of View(FoV)54°H×44°V54°H×41°V
IR SensitivityVisible LightVisible Light

Camera Board

B016725×24 mm
B012140×40 mm
Mechanical Dimension OV5647
B0167 Mechanical Dimension

Connector & Cable

Connector InterfaceMIPI CSI-2 15-pin 2-lane
Ribbon Cable Length150mm

Quick Start Guide

Hardware Setup​​​​​

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.

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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.

Software Setup​​


  • Start up your Raspberry Pi.
  • Go to the main menu and open the Raspberry Pi Configuration tool.Raspberry Pi Configuration Tool
  • Select the Interfaces tab and ensure that the camera is enabled:Camera enabled
  • Reboot your Raspberry Pi.

First Use

1.Clone the file
git clone
clone file imx477 b0272
2.Install Python Dependency libraries
sudo apt-get install python-opencv 
install Python Dependency libraries imx477 b0272
3.Enable the I2C0 adapter
cd RaspberryPi/Motorized_Focus_Camera
chmod +x
Enable the I2C0 adapter imx477 b0272

Then press ‘y’ to reboot.

4.Demo code


This demo supports focusing in preview mode. Single focus by keyboard up and down arrow.

cd RaspberryPi/Motorized_Focus_Camera
sudo python
Motorized Focus Camera imx477 b0272


This demo supports focusing and save the image to the local filesystem. You can save the image after each focus. Single focus by keyboard up and down arrow.

cd RaspberryPi/Motorized_Focus_Camera
sudo python


This demo supports auto focusing in preview mode.

cd RaspberryPi/Motorized_Focus_Camera
sudo python


The use of the four Raspberry Pi camera applications

FAQ about raspberry pi camera module

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