Arducam OV9281 Global Shutter 1MP Mono NoIR MIPI Camera Module for Jetson Nano (Jetvariety RAW 1)

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Check Raspberry Pi version SKU: B0224


Item Description:

As part of Project Jetvariety, which allows any camera modules to be connected to the high-speed CSI-2 connector on the Jetson Nano. Arducam released OV9281 global shutter monochrome (B&W) 1280×800 resolution MIPI camera module for Jetson Nano, and it is based on 1/4-inch Omnivision OV9281 image sensor which adopts OmniPixel3-GS™ technology to provide full-frame, sub-sampled, and windowed 8/10-bit MIPI images, and capable of operating at up to 120fps in full resolution at 1-lane MIPI bus with complete user control over image quality.
The sensor’s global shutter and excellent low-light sensitivity allow it to be used for any application that needs gesture detection, head and eye tracking, and depth and motion detection.


This camera relies on kernel drivers to work – one kernel version, one camera driver. Up or downgrading your OS leads to a kernel bump, and you may need to re-install a matching driver.

Key Specifications:

  • Sensor: Monochrome global shutter OV9281
  • Pixel Size: 3 μm x 3 μm
  • Active array size: 1280 x 800
  • Optical Size: 1/4 inch
  • Focusing Range: 30mm ~ infinite
  • Output interface: 2-lane MIPI serial output
  • Output formats: 8/10-bit BW RAW
  • Maximum image transfer rate: 1280 x [email protected] fps
  • Board Size: 40mm x 40mm
  • Lens FoV: 130°(D)/110°(H)/90°(V)
  • IR Sensitivity: sensitive to IR, No IR filter


  • Security
  • High dynamic range imaging
  • Unattended surveillance
  • Stereo vision
  • Machine vision
  • Automation

Driver Features:

  • Support Gray, Y10, Y16
  • Support standard V4L2 framework, Video Nodes, and Controls (Exposure, Gain and depending on camera parameters)
  • Support External Trigger Global Shutter Camera
  • Support Single Line Driver Installation Command
  • Support OpenCV Friendly and Provides Source Code Demonstration
  • Support Dual Camera Synchronization


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      How to purchase

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      Additional information

      Focus Type




      IR sensitivity

      IR sensitive



      Shutter Type

      Global Shutter

      Lens Mount

      Stock Lens

      Camera Driver


      Form Factor


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