Arducam 12MP 477P Autofocus 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


This Arducam 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.


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



Still Resolution12.3 Megapixels
Video Modes2028 × 1080p50, 2028 × 1520p40 and 1332 × 990p120
Sensor Resolution4056 x 3040 pixels
Sensor image area6.287mm x 4.712 mm (7.9mm diagonal)
Pixel Size1.55 µm x 1.55 µm
Optical Size1/2.3"
IR SensitivityIntegral IR-cut Filter, visible light only
Supported PlatformRaspberry Pi 5/4B/3B+/3/2/CM3/CM4/Zero W/Zero 2 W


Focus TypeMotorized
Focal Length3.9mm
Field of View(FOV)75°(H)
Lens MountM12 Mount
Back Focal Length4.49mm
Lens Dimension Φ14×18.67mm

Electrical & Mechanical

Camera Board Size38 × 38mm
Hole PitchCompatible with 29mm, 30mm, 34mm
Power requirementwith motorized motor: 3.3V/500mA max
without motorized motor: 3.3V/300mA max
Peaking Current300mA

Package Including

  • 1 × Arducam 12MP 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


  • Our 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



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