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5MP OV5647 Standard Camera Modules

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Introduction

5MP OV5647 cameras, namely the V1 camera series, are used a lot on Raspberry Pi camera applications. Unlike the V2 cameras which are encrypted on the camera board with a chip, the 5MP OV5647 cameras can be easily modified and customized by third-party manufacturers, thus you will see a lot of variations of this series.

Models in this Series

These camera modules may vary in camera board size, default lens mount, IR sensitivity, field of view and etc. But they are the same in terms of software operation.

Compact Size(Spy Camera)

Arducam OV5647 spy camera modules are tiny in size and born for applications that size matters. B006604N, B006603N, B006605, B006604, B006603 can be used on the Raspberry Pi Zero and Camera Module. B0066-02, B0066 can be used on Raspberry Pi 4/3B+/3.

B006604N
B006603

B006603N
B0066-02

B006605
B0066

B006604
SKUField of ViewCable Length IR Sensitivity
B006604N120°D20cmNoIR
B006603N72.4°D6cmNoIR
B006605160°D6cmVisible Light
B006604120°D6cmVisible Light
B00660372.4°D6cmVisible Light
B0066-0254°H x 41°V30cmNoIR
B006664°H x 48°V30cmNoIR

V1 Size(25x24mm)

B0033R
B0167

B0033C
B0033

B003301

B0033+B0087
SKUCaseFocus TypeCamera Cable IR Sensitivity
B0033R×Fixed Focus15cm/100cm 15pin cableVisible Light
B0033CFixed Focus15cm 15pin cableVisible Light
B003301×Fixed Focus15cm 15pin cableNoIR
B0033+B0087×Fixed Focus15cm 15pin cable, 15cm 15-22pin cableVisible Light
B0167Motorized Focus15cm 15pin cableVisible Light
B0033×Fixed Focus15cm 15pin cableVisible Light

M12/CS Lens

B0151
B0031

B0035
B003503

B0055
B0032

B0036
SKUField of ViewLens Mount IR Sensitivity
B015185°HM12Motorized IR Cut Filter
B003585°HM12NoIR
B0055194°HM12Visible Light
B0036101°HCSNoIR
B003156°HM12Visible Light
B00350385°HM12Motorized IR Cut Filter
B0032101°HCSVisible Light

Common Specs

Image Sensor

Sensor ModelOV5647
Shutter TypeRolling Shutter
Active Pixels2592×1944
Resolution5MP
Image Sensor FormatType 1/4″
Pixel Size1.4μm×1.4μm
OV5647 Block Diagram
OV5647 Block Diagram

OV5647 Full Datasheet

Refer here:

https://www.arducam.com/downloads/modules/RaspberryPi_camera/OV5647DS.pdf

Quick Start Guide

Hardware Setup​​​​​

Ensure your Raspberry Pi is turned off.

Cable Connection

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.

Case Installation (optional)

Video Tutorial

Software Setup​​

Beginner Graphic Tutorial

Getting started with Raspberry Pi

Basic Camera Usage

Once installed, there are various ways the cameras can be used. The simplest option is to use one of the provided camera applications. There are four Linux command-line applications installed by default (e.g. raspistill): using these is described on this page.

You can also programatically access the camera using the Python programming language, using the picamera library.

Advanced Camera Usage

Advanced features, along with some hints and tips, are described in the following pages:

FAQ/Troubleshooting

The use of the four Raspberry Pi camera applications

FAQ about raspberry pi camera module

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