Arducam Introduces 8MP IMX219 Auto Focus, Wide Angle, Zero-Distortion and Spy Camera to the NVidia Jetson Nano



The Jetson Nano is a powerful single board computer from NVidia. Featuring the extraordinary GPU performance, this NVidia development board is widely used in image processing applications like motion-tracking, face recognition and home surveillance camera systems, and a smart camera is a key to realizing all of them. However, currently, the market does not offer many Jetson Nano cameras to choose from. Those cameras are either expensive or not able to cover the various user demands.


The NVidia Jetson Nano is a significant rival to the Raspberry Pi as it provides much better performances at a reasonable price tag, and at the same time, it keeps a similar appearance and functionalities for the compatibilities. The Raspberry Pi camera V2, for example, is compatible with and used a lot on the Jetson Nano.

How to Use Camera Modules on Jetson Nano

There are not many instructions about how to use the camera module on Jetson Nano, and here is our video demo:

The Raspberry Pi camera V2 is an 8 megapixel camera module with the Sony IMX219 sensor. If you are on a Raspberry Pi, you might have to go with the official Raspberry Pi camera module V2, but that’s not the case for the Jetson Nano.

As one of the major manufactures of the camera modules for the Raspberry Pi, Arducam is glad to bring the varieties of the Raspberry Pi cameras to the Jetson Nano community. We are thrilled to introduce our newest 8MP IMX219 camera modules for the NVidia Jetson Nano. You will be able to use autofocus or a spy camera on Jetson Nano, and the M12 Mount (S-Mount) also ensures that you will have a variety of lens to choose from, whether it’s a telescope, wide angle, fisheye or zero distortion lens, and that’s definitely a good news for those looking for a Jetson Nano camera lens.

Basic Model for Jetson Nano camera – Stock Lens

300mm Sensor Extension cable for Jetson Nano

Autofocus camera for Jetson Nano

M12 Low-Distortion Lens Camera for Jetson Nano

Wide Angle M12 Lens Camera for Jetson Nano

8MP Sony IMX219 Camera for Raspberry Pi



ArduCAM team just released a 8MP Raspberry Pi compatible camera based on the same Sony IMX219 image sensor. It’s capable of 3280 x 2464 pixel static images, and also supports 1080p30, 720p60 and 640x480p90 video. It attaches to Pi by the dedicated standard CSi interface.

It is the supplementary for Raspberry Pi offical camera in order to fulfill the demands for different lens mount, field of view (FOV) and depth of the field (DOF) as well as the motorized IR cut filter for both daylight and night vision. Contact us for further customization.


  • Sensor type: Sony IMX219 Color CMOS 8-megapixel
  • Sensor size: 3.674 x 2.760 mm (1/4″ format)
  • Pixel Count: 3280 x 2464 (active pixels) 3296 x 2512 (total pixels)
  • Pixel Size: 1.12 x 1.12 um
  • Lens: M12/CS mount customizable, telephoto to fisheye
  • Angle of View: customizable
  • Video: 1280×720 binned and cropped up to 60fps
  • 1080P cropped up to 30fps
  • 1640×1232 full FOV binned mode, up to 30fps
  • 3280×2464 full FOV, allegedly 0.1fps to 15fps
  • Board size: 36 x 36 mm
  • IR Sensitive: Optional motorized IR cut filter