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8MP IMX219 Standard Camera Modules

Introduction

Arducam team just released an 8MP Raspberry Pi compatible camera based on the same Sony IMX219 image sensor. It’s capable of 3280 x 2464 pixel static images, and also supports 1080p30, 720p60 and 640x480p90 video. It attaches to Pi by the dedicated standard CSi interface.

It is supplementary for Raspberry Pi official camera in order to fulfill the demands for different lens mount, the field of view (FOV) and depth of the field (DOF), as well as the motorized IR cut filter for both daylight and night vision.

There is a wide range of lens options which you can choose from us.

Models in this Series

There are 8 cameras in this series. The differences between them are field of view, IR sensitivity, lens mount and board size. They are the same in terms of software operation.

B0286
B0153
B0194
B0102
B0188
B0152
B0184
B0103
SKUField of ViewIR SensitivityLens Mount
B0286220°HVisible LightM12
B0194145°HNoIRM12
B018875°HNoIRM12
B018475°HVisible LightM12
B015370°HNoIRCS
B010270°HVisible LightCS
B015270°HNoIRM12
B010370°HVisible LightM12
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​​

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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