Arducam Pivariety 18MP AR1820HS camera module for RPi 5, 4B, 3B+, 3A+, CM3/CM4, for NVIDIA® Jetson Nano/Xavier NX/AGX Orin/Orin Nano/Orin NX

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  • High Resolution: 18MP AR1820HS color sensor, up to 4986 x 3684@6fps.
  • ISP Support: Auto Exposure, Auto White Balance, lens shading.
  • Gstreamer support.
  • Wide Compatibility: Compatible with all libcamera-based apps maintained by the RPi foundation.


Arducam Pivariety is a Raspberry Pi camera solution to take the advantage of using its hardware ISP functions. Using Arducam Pivariety camera modules, users can get better performance and a wider variety of camera, lens options. For a long time, Raspberry Pi users are limited to use the closed-source official supported camera driver and camera modules (V1/V2/HQ). Now Arducam made it possible to provide well-tuned ISP for Pivariety camera modules with Auto Exposure, Auto White Balance, Lens Shading Correction, etc.

Currently, NVIDIA official has released the NVIDIA Jetson Orin series developer board. Based on it, we have also adapted Arducam Jetvariety camera into NVIDIA Jetson Orin NX kernel.

Note: This camera is released for the official NVIDIA® Jetson™ Developer Kit, and it does not guarantee to support other third-party boards.


  • Digital video cameras
  • Digital still cameras
  • Industrial camera
  • Medical camera
  • Microscopy camera
  • UAV camera


Sensor Type18MP AR1820HS
Pixel Size1.25um x 1.25um
Optical Size1/2.3”
Active Pixels4912(H)x3684(V)
Sensor Output FormatRAW10
ISP Output FormatJPG, YUV420, RAW, DNG; MJPEG, H.264
Interface Type2-lane MIPI CSI-2
Video Frame RateH.264 Max. 30fps@1920 x 1080
Frame Rates4986 x 3684@6fps 2432 x 1840@30fps 1920 x 1080@50fps 1216 x 920@60fps
Resolution&Frame Rate(NVIDIA Orin NX)2432 x 1840@30fps, 1920 x 1080@50fps, 1216 x 920@60fps
Focal Length3.9mm
Focus TypeManual
IR SensitivityIntegral IR filter, visible light only
Board Size40mm x 40mm


      Note for Supported Raspberry Pi Boards and OS
      Raspberry Pi 5  
      Raspberry Pi 4B / 3B+ / 3A+ / Zero / Zero 2 W 
      Raspberry Pi CM3 / CM3+ / CM4
      (extra carrier board required)

    Package Including

    • 1 x Arducam 18MP AR1820HS ISP Camera Module
    • 1 x 150mm 15-22pin FPC cable
    • 1 x 150mm 22-22pin FPC cable
    • 1 x acrylic case kit with assembly accessories


    Acrylic Bracket Assembly Guide

    Acrylic Bracket Assembly Guide.pdf

    3D drawing.step

    3D drawing.step

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