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Pivariety IMX230 21MP Motorized Focus Camera Module

1. Introduction

Arducam Pivariety is a Raspberry Pi camera solution to take the advantage of using its hardware ISP functions. Using Arducam Pivariety camera modules, users can get better performance and a wider variety of camera, lens options. For a long time, Raspberry Pi users are limited to use the closed-source official supported camera driver and camera modules (V1/V2/HQ). Now Arducam made it possible to provide well-tuned ISP for Pivariety camera modules with Auto Exposure, Auto White Balance, Lens Shading Correction, etc.

2. Specs

Image Sensor21MP IMX230
Max. Resolution5344H×4016V
Pixel Size1.12um×1.12um
Optical Format1/2.4”
Lens SpecFocal length: 4.77mm,
F.NO: 1.75±5%,
FOV: horizontal 64deg
IR SensitivityIntegral IR filter, visible light only
Focus TypeMotorized focus, programmable focus control
Frame Rate5344×[email protected],
3840×[email protected],
2592×[email protected],
2656×[email protected],
1920×[email protected],
1280×[email protected],
1280×[email protected],
640×[email protected]
Sensor Output
ISP Output
The output image format of JPG, YUV420, RAW, DNG
The output video format of MJPEG, H.264
Interface Type2-Lane MIPI
Board Size38mm×38mm

3. Hardware

3.1. Assembly Instructure

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3.2. Insert the ribbon cable

3.2.1. Connect to the adapter board

Sequence 01

Note: You need to get the cable the right way round, or the camera will not work.

3.2.2. Connect to the Raspberry Pi

connect camera1

4. What’s next

After hardware setup, you probably can’t wait to use the camera, the following documents may be what you need.

How to install Kernel Driver for Pivariety Camera

How to access and program the Pivariety Camera using Python, OpenCV, and GStreamer


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