Arducam 5MP Plus OV5642 Mini Module Camera Shield SPI Camera Module for Arduino UNO Mega2560 Board & Raspberry Pi Pico



Arducam-Mini-5MP-Plus(OV5642) is performance improved version compared to its predecessor Arducam-M-5MP.
It not only offers the capability to add a camera interface that doesn’t have in some low-cost microcontrollers but also provides the capability to add multiple cameras to a single microcontroller.
Capture decent 5MP JPEG images and do 5MP full resolution image capture, making it to be the ideal solution for IoT and scientific image processing applications.
Even more, it can record short movie clips as well.

  • Arducam Mini Module Camera Shield 5MP Plus OV5642 Camera Module is a general purpose high definition 5MP SPI camera, which reduces the complexity of the camera control interface
  • It integrates 5MP CMOS image sensor OV5642 and provides miniature size, as well as the easy-to-use hardware interface and open source code library
  • The Arducam mini can be used in any platform like Arduino, Raspberry Pi, ESP8266, Maple, Chipkit, or Beaglebone black, as long as they have SPI and I2C interface and can be well mated with standard Arduino boards
  • Support JPEG compression mode, single and multiple shoot mode, short movie recording, one-time capture multiple read operation, burst read operation, low power mode and etc.
  • It can be used in IoT, Robot, Wildlife, HDR, and Other battery-powered products or scientific image processing applications


  • IoT cameras
  • Robot cameras
  • Wildlife cameras
  • Other battery-powered products
  • Can be used in MCU, Raspberry Pi, ARM, DSP, and FPGA platforms


  • 5MP image sensor OV5642
  • M12 mount or CS mount lens holder with changeable lens options
  • IR sensitive with proper lens combination
  • I2C interface for the sensor configuration
  • SPI interface for camera commands and data stream
  • All IO ports are 5V/3.3V tolerant
  • Well mated with standard Arduino boards
  • Provide open source code library for Arduino, STM32, Chipkit, Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone Black
  • Small form of factor
  • Output Format: JPEG RGB RAW8

Key Specifications:

  • Power supply 3.3V~5V
  • Active array size: 2592×1944
  • SPI speed: Max 8MHz
  • Shutter: rolling shutter
  • Frame buffer: 8MByte
  • Pixel Size: 1.4µm x 1.4µm
  • Default M12 Lens: 60°
  • Resolution support:5MP, 1080p, 720p, VGA, QVGA
  • Format support: YUV, JPEG
  • Size: 34 x 24 mm
  • Weight: 20g
  • Temperature: -10°C~+55°C
  • Lens Specification: sensor size: 1/4″; EFL:4.9mm; F/N:2.2; BFL:1.2mm; HFOV: 60 degree  (SKU: U6067)

         Note: If you would like to change the lens, please choose the lens from the M12 lens kit here:

         SKU: LK001 Arducam M12 mount camera lens kit for Arduino and Raspberry Pi camera

         SKU: LK002 Arducam Low Distortion M12 mount camera lens kit for Arduino and Raspberry Pi camera

Package Including:

  • 1pcs MINI Arducam module Camera Shield w/ 5 MP OV5642 for Arduino UNO Mega2560 board
  • 1pcs Dupont Cable

         Note: The Arduino UNO is not included in this package


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How to purchase

You can purchase this item from Arducam distributors or Arducam’s Amazon store


Additional information

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