New 5MP OV5642 Camera Module (support JPEG output)

Published by Lee Jackson on

Key specifications

  • active array size: 2592 x 1944
  • power supply:
    core: 1.5VDC + 5% (internal regulator)
    analog: 2.6 ~ 3.0V
    I/O: 1.7 ~ 3.0V
  • output formats :
    (8-bit): YUV(422/420) / YCbCr422,
    RGB565/555/444, CCIR656,
    8-bit compression data,
    8/10-bit raw RGB data
  • lens size: 1/4″
  • input clock frequency: 6 ~ 27 MHz
  • shutter: rolling shutter
  • maximum image transfer rate:
    5 megapixel (2592×1944): 15 fps (and any size scaling down from 5 megapixel)
    1080p (1920×1080): 30 fps
    720p (1280×720): 60 fps
    VGA (640×480): 60 fps
    QVGA (320×240): 120 fps
  • scan mode: progressive
  • pixel size: 1.4 µm x 1.4 µm
  •  image area: 3673.6 µm x 2738.4 µm
Sample picture captured by OV5642 with 2592x1944 QSXGA full resolution

Sample picture captured by OV5642 with 2592×1944 QSXGA full resolution

This image is captured at night in the room light with the full resolution (2592×1944).

OV5642 1080P

Sample picture captured by OV5642 with 1080P(1920×1080) video mode

This image is captured  in the room light with the 1080P video output (1920×1080).


Rey · May 14, 2013 at 7:48 pm

Is there a way I can capture 1080p images using ArduCAM V2.0.0 and this camera? At the moment I can only see QVGA supported. Any suggestions will be appreciated.

    admin · May 16, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    We currently have worked out the OV5642 1080p image capture with our ArduCAM shield.

Federico · May 5, 2020 at 3:27 am

what is the difference between ov5640 and ov5642?

Marc · August 14, 2020 at 2:23 pm

Can i use it on esp32 or esp8266?

vult-r · August 29, 2020 at 12:41 pm

at 800×600 the esp32 (esp32-cam) already is pretty busy with it all. streaming like maybe 3-4 frames at a XGA resolution slowing the main loop() teribly.. too bad, because the esp32 is such a nice allround processor.

anyone know a good wifi/ble board that can handle this much 1080p buffers/pixels , fully programmable on the arduino IDE?

Asvn · January 20, 2021 at 7:56 pm

Is the JPEG compression lossy or lossless?

Harsh · November 23, 2021 at 7:28 pm

Is it compatible with ESP32 ?

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