Frequent Asked Questions

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Q: Where can I order camera modules and ArduCAM shield?

A: Please order from our distributor

Q: Where can I find the source code and schematic of ArduCAM shield?

A: Please download source code from Download section, schematic can be found Rev.C and Rev.B.

Q: What kind of Arduino boards will be support?

A: The ArduCAM shield Rev.C support all families of Arduino boards including DUE. It has been tested on the following Arduino boards:

Arduino Boards
2MEGA2560 R3
3Leonardo R3

Q: What is the max resolution will be support?

A: The resolution is depend on the max frame buffer size. Now the ArduCAM has build in 3Mbit FiFo, it support following resolution:

640600RGB Raw, Mono 8bit


Q: What kind of camera modules does ArduCAM support?

A: The following list shows the support of camera modules, we will add support for more camera modules in the future.

ResolutionCamera modules Part No.Support
0.3MPOV7670, OV7675Yes


Q: Can I connect OV7670 directly to Arduino board without ArduCAM shield?

A: The OV7670 data speed is about 6MHz~24MHz, the Arduino board is too slow to catch up with the camera data stream’s speed. So user has to use extra hardware like ArduCAM shield to buffer a full frame, then read out the image byte by byte with fairly low speed.


Q: How can I customize settings on it using register values (brightness, exposure, speed)?

Yes, we can help you with the brightness, speed , exposure level settings

A: Please contact us for the customized settings.


Q: My lab is interested in building large numbers of x-ray detectors using consumer-grade CMOS

sensors. Do you have some kind of camera modules for that?


A: Yes, the MT9M001 module is monochrome image sensor which is used in Xbox360 and suitable for image processing.


Q: I’m working on a project where I need to trigger 15 digital photo cameras simultaneously.

Is it possible to daisy chain these camera shields to trigger multiple cameras?

A: It is no problems to trigger multi-cameras in parallel or daisy chain. There is external trigger input in ArduCAM shield, user can connect them together and trigger them simultaneously.


Q: How can I make the LCD display brighter.

A: The LCD back light is controlled by R6 and RN7.You can reduce the value of these two resistors to make the backlight much brighter.

Categories: FAQ


David Rodriguez · July 2, 2013 at 7:03 pm

can the arducam 5MP OV5642 camera module record video image and can it store it in HD or SD card im currently working on a security project and im looking to have 4 cameras recording at the same time and storing the video output of the cameras in a HD

    admin · July 15, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    The OV5642 support 5MP video output, but ArduCAM can capture one frame at a time, you need a fast MCU to read from ArduCAM to record 1080P video. Arduino boards are too slow to do the job.

Dave Durant · September 13, 2016 at 9:10 pm

I have an ArduCam Mini OV2640 hooked up to a Mega R3.

Works great but images are dark – can you post or send me info on how to adjust the settings like brightness?


severus · May 31, 2019 at 6:57 pm

Can the Arducam be programmed to automatically capture images and send them over the internet to a device not connected on the same network?

Jenny Shin · June 25, 2019 at 2:08 pm

Thank you for a sincere answer.

I would like to change the brightness setting because I would like to use Ardu CMOS AR0134 from the outside to take a picture. However, the outside condition has too much lightness, so it easily became white out. Could you let me know how can I modify the auto gain control setting?

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