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8MP IMX219 Motorized Focus Camera Module

Introduction

Arducam 8MP IMX219 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 four cameras in this series. The main differences between them are the field of view and IR sensitivity. They are the same in terms of software operation.

B0190
B0182
B0180
B0122
SKUField of ViewIR Sensitivity
B019077.6°D x 65°H x 51°VNoIR
B018277.6°D x 65°H x 51°VVisible Light
B0180175°D x 145°H x 77°VVisible Light
B012254°H x 41°VVisible Light
Too short camera cable?

You may need Arducam 30cm Sensor Extension Cable which extends the small camera module with a much longer distance and fit into the space-constrained environment.

Common Specs

General Specifications

Sensor ModelIMX219
Shutter TypeRolling Shutter
Active Pixels3280 (H) × 2464 (V)
Resolution8MP
Image Sensor FormatType 1/4″
Pixel Size1.12μm×1.12μm
CSI-2 Data Output2-lane mode
Data FormatRaw Bayer 10bit
IMX219 block diagram
IMX219 Block Diagram

IMX219 Full Datasheet

Refer here:

https://www.arducam.com/downloads/modules/RaspberryPi_camera/IMX219DS.PDF

Quick Start Guide

Hardware Setup​​​​​

Ensure your Raspberry Pi is turned off.

video tutorial
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​​

Preparation

  • 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 https://github.com/ArduCAM/RaspberryPi.git
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2.Install Python Dependency libraries
sudo apt-get install python-opencv 
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3.Enable the I2C0 adapter
cd RaspberryPi/Motorized_Focus_Camera
chmod +x enable_i2c_vc.sh
./enable_i2c_vc.sh
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Then press ‘y’ to reboot.

4.Demo code

4.1 Motorized_Focus_Camera_Preview.py

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_Preview.py
Motorized Focus Camera Preview.py imx477 b0272

4.2 Motorized_Focus_Camera_Snapshot.py​​​

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 Motorized_Focus_Camera_Snapshot.py

4.3 Autofocus.py

This demo supports auto focusing in preview mode.

cd RaspberryPi/Motorized_Focus_Camera
sudo python Autofocus.py

FAQ/Troubleshooting

The use of the four Raspberry Pi camera applications

FAQ about raspberry pi camera module

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