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Pivariety IMX219 8MP*2 360 Degree Panoramic 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.

Arducam Pivariety Synchronized Stereo Camera is capable of running two 8MP IMX219 Camera Modules with Fisheye Lens simultaneously through a single MIPI CSI-2 camera slot connection on Raspberry Pi. The stereo camera HAT is enabled by ArduChip to disguise the dual-camera connection as a single camera to be accepted by the single-board computers.

2.Specs

Image Sensor8MP IMX219
Max. Resolution6528Hx2464V
Pixel Size1.12μm(H)×1.12μm(V)
Optical Format1/4”
Lens SpecDefault Mount: M12
Focal length: 0.76mm
F.NO: 2.1
FOV: 220° (H)
IR SensitivityIntegral IR filter, visible light only
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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 Size25mm*24mm
Camarray HAT Board Size56mm*65mm

3.Mechanical drawing

IMX219
Figure1. Camera Board
Hat board
Figure2. Camarray HAT Board

4.Hardware

Connect Camarray HAT to Raspberry Pi

IMX219 4
IMX219 5
IMX219 1

Connect Camera to Camarray HAT

IMX219 3
IMX219 2

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

Troubleshooting

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