{Presales}Arducam 5MP AR0521 Monochrome USB 3.0 Camera Module

SKU: B0509 Category:

$ 139.99$ 154.99

  • Estimated delivery time: End-May.
  • Arducam AR0521 boasts a 5MP monochrome sensor for crisp detail at 2592×1944 resolution.
  • Flexible frame rates up to 1080p@60fps adapt to any capture scenario.
  • M12 lens with 95°(D) FOV, low distortion, and NIR responsivity ensure clarity in varied environments.
  • On-board ISP with proprietary tech guarantees top-tier image enhancement.
  • Plug-and-play compatibility with Windows and Linux, no additional drivers needed.


Arducam’s latest innovation in imaging technology, the AR0521 monochrome camera. Engineered as part of the Arducam USB 3.0 cameras series, this cutting-edge device boasts the prowess of the AR0521 sensor, a 5 MP powerhouse with a pixel size of 2.2 μm x 2.2 μm.

With an impressive Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR), this camera ensures minimal noise even in challenging conditions, while its near-infrared (NIR) responsiveness guarantees breathtaking image fidelity across diverse lighting scenarios. Thanks to the integration of a low-distortion lens, the AR0521 captures scenes with remarkable accuracy, offering users an authentic visual experience like never before.

Arducam’s latest USB 3.0 camera excels in user-friendly plug-and-play functionality. Compatible with Windows and Linux, no additional drivers are needed, simplifying setup. Its backward compatibility with USB 2.0 host ports ensures seamless connectivity and flexibility for an enhanced user experience.


  • Machine Vision
  • Video Surveillance
  • 3D Scanning and Metrology
  • Live Streaming
  • Video Conferencing


  • Crisp Clarity: With a high SNR 5MP monochrome AR0521 sensor, achieve a maximum still resolution of 2592×1944 for guaranteed clarity in every shot.
  • Flexible Capture: Enjoy flexible frame rates programmable up to 1080p@60fps. M12 lens with low distortion, manual focus, and a 95°(D) field of view ensures monitoring clarity.
  • Enhanced Performance: Low noise and near-infrared (NIR) responsivity expand imaging possibilities, delivering exceptional performance even in challenging lighting conditions.
  • Proprietary on-board ISP: de-Bayer, gamma, BLC, AE, AWB, CCM, RGB2YUV.
  • Plug and Play: Seamless compatibility with Windows and Linux, plug-and-play functionality eliminates the need for additional drivers.


Image Sensor
Still Resolution5 Megapixels
Color Filter TypeMono
Shutter TypeRolling
Optical Size1/2.5″
Output FormatYUY2
Pixel Size2.2× 2.2 μm
Sensor Active Area2592 × 1944
Frame Rate (USB 3.0)2592×1944@30fps, 1920×1080@60fps
Frame Rate (USB 2.0)1920×1080@10fps
Focus TypeManual Focus
FOV95°(D) × 81°(H) × 65°(V)
Lens MountM12 (S-mount)
IR SensitivityNo IR-cut filter, sensitive to IR
Default Focus Range1m-∞
USB Interface
InterfaceUSB 3.2 Gen 1 device, backward compatible with USB 2.0 hosts
ConnectorType-C reversible interface connector
UVC CompliantNo additional drivers required
Electrical and Mechanical
Operating Voltage5 V +/- 5%
Operating Temp.32°F-158°F (0°C to 70°C)
Power Requirements Max: 1.6W  , Min: 0.9W
Camera Board Size34×34 mm
Functionality and Compatibility
Supported OSWindows, Linux
Recommend Sample ApplicationPotPlayer for Windows, qv4l2 for Linux
UVC ControlsBrightness, Contrast, Saturation, White Balance (Auto/Manual), Gain, Exposure (Manual/Auto)

Package Including

  • 1 x AR0521 Mono USB3.0 Camera with Back Cover and Tripod Mount
  • 1 x 1m USB A to Type-C Cable


  • Tripod is not included in the package, please check UB0224 and UB0216 for additional purchase.


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