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Pivariety IMX462 2MP Low Light 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, Auto Gain Control, Lens Shading Correction, etc.

This B0333 is a new member of the Arducam Pivariety series, which adopts a 1/2.7Inch 2MP STARVIS sensor IMX462, assembled with a wide aperture M16 lens, so as to can get much more decent image quality than the Official cameras in low light conditions.

2. Specs

Image Sensor2MP IMX462
Max. Resolution1920H×1080V
Pixel Size2.9μm(H)×2.9μm(V)
Optical Format1/2.8”
Lens SpecMount: M16
Focal length: 4mm±5%,
F.NO: 0.95±5%,
FOV: 92.23deg(H)
Minimum Illumination0.01Lux
IR SensitivityIntegral IR filter, visible light only
Frame RateAdjustable, [email protected]
Sensor Output FormatRAW10
ISP Output FormatThe output image format of JPG, YUV420, RAW, DNG
The output video format of MJPEG, H.264
Interface Type2-Lane MIPI
Camera Board Size38mm×38mm
Pivariety Adapter Board size40mm×40mm

3. Mechanical drawing

Camera Board
Pivariety Adapter Board

4. Hardware

4.1. Assembly Instruction

Please click here to assemble.

4.2. Insert the ribbon cable

Connect to the adapter board


Note: Please be sure to insert the flexible flat cable as shown in the figure.

Connect to the Raspberry Pi

connect camera1

5. Demo

6. What’s next

After hardware setup, you probably can’t wait to access 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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