Frequent Asked Questions

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

A: Please order from our distributor www.uctronics.com

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:

Index
Arduino Boards
1UNO R3
2MEGA2560 R3
3Leonardo R3
4Nano
5DUE

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:

WidthHeightFormat
320240RGB565,YUV
600320RGB565,YUV
640600RGB Raw, Mono 8bit
16001200JPEG
19201080JPEG

 

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
1.3MPOV9650,OV9655No
1.3MPMT9M111,MT9M112,MT9M001No
2MPOV2640,MT9D111Yes
2MPMT9D112No
3MPOV3640Yes
3MPMT9T112No
5MPOV5642Yes
5MPMT9P013No
10MPMT9J001No

 

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.

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5 Comments

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?

Thanks!

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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