Arducam 12MP IMX477 Motorized Focus High Quality Camera for Raspberry Pi

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  • Motorized Focus: Programmable autofocus, software to control
  • Simpliy Control: Python- OpenCV sofrware, also support using “up” and “down” to adjust the focus
  • Native to Raspberry Pi: No need to install additional driver, just make some configuration
  • Check Jetson Nano version SKU: B0273

Description

Overview

This Arducam IMX477 High Quality motorized focus camera module integrates a motor that could be controlled by software for a smarter focus, and you will no longer focus the camera by screwing the lens with your bare hands. Instead, keyboard keys or OpenCV can be used to remotely control the focusing process of your HQ camera. To learn more about autofocus with Raspberry Pi camera modules, we recommend you read Raspberry Pi Camera Autofocus: The Complete Guide.

Applications

  • DSLR Camera Control
  • Remote Viewing Camera
  • Time-lapse Machine
  • Security System
  • Smart Video Doorbell
  • Face Recognition
  • Instant (Polaroid-Style) Camera, etc.

Specifications

Camera SensorSony 12.3MP IMX477
Optical Format1/2.3″ (diagonal 7.857mm)
Resolution12.3MP
Active Pixels4056(H) x 3040(V)
Pixel Size1.55um x 1.55um
Frame Rates1080p30fps, 720p60fps and 640 × 480p60/90fps
Shutter TypeRolling Shutter
Interface2-lane MIPI CSI-2
Default Lens MountM12 Mount
Lens ParametersModel No: M23390H08,  F/No: 2.8, Focal Length: 3.9mm, MOD: 0.3m, Back Focal Length: 4.49mm, Dimension: Φ14×18.67mm
Focus TypeManual
Focus Distance80mm to infinity
Field of View(FoV)75°(H)
IR SensitivityIntegral IR fliter, visible light only
Board Size38mm x 38mm
Hole PitchCompatible with 29mm, 30mm, 34mm
Power requirement(with motorized motor)3.3V/500mA max
Power requirement(without motorized motor)3.3V/300mA max

    Package Including

    • 1 × Arducam 12MP IMX477 Motorized Focus High Quality Camera for Raspberry Pi with lens
    • 1 × 300mm 15pin-22pin flex ribbon cable for Raspberry Pi normal variants (Model As and Bs)
    • 1 × 300mm 22pin-22pin flex ribbon cable for Raspberry Pi Zero and Compute Module

    Note

    • Our IMX477 camera module support 4-lane in hardware, but the 4-lane camera driver requires extra customization. Here is why:

      1. Standard Raspberry Pi and Jetson Nano/Xavier NX can’t physically support a 4-lane connection (both of them only have 2-lane CSI connectors). Only the Raspberry Pi Compute Module and some 3rd party Jetson Carrier Boards come with 4-lane hardware support. Therefore, it’s not a general need.

      2. Extra works, specifically camera drivers, are required for a 4-lane connection other than the 4-lane physical connector. And the drivers are limited by the performances of the platform itself. For example, 4-lane can’t unlock 4k video on Raspberry Pi because the VideoCore does not currently support it. Jetson Nano is also to some extent limited because of the encoding capabilities. You need to make sure you really need it.

    • It is not recommended to replace the default lens on the camera module, contact us first if needed
    • Raspberry Pi board is not included in the package
    • This camera module supports the latest Raspberry Pi OS Bullseye (released on Jan 28th, 2022) and libcamera apps, for the previous Raspberry Pi OS (Legacy) users, contact us at [email protected]

    Documentation

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    3D drawing.step

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    Manual.pdf

    Manual.pdf

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    GitHub

    ArduCAM/RaspberryPi

    Additional information

    Camera Driver

    Native

    Focus Type

    Auto

    Interface

    MIPI

    Form Factor

    38 x 38

    IR sensitivity

    Visible Light

    Resolution

    12MP

    Sensor Color

    color

    Shutter Type

    Rolling Shutter