Arducam 5 Megapixels 1080p Sensor OV5647 Mini Camera Video Module for Raspberry Pi Model A/B/B+, Pi 2 and Raspberry Pi 3,3B+, Pi 4

  • 5MP Camera Module for RPi, fully compatible with the official ones
  • High-Definition video camera for Raspberry Pi Model A or B, B+, model 2, Raspberry Pi 3,3 B+, Pi 4
  • Still picture resolution: 2592 x 1944, Max video resolution: 1080p


In order to meet the increasing need of Raspberry Pi compatible camera modules. The Arducam team now released another add-on mini camera module for Raspberry Pi series boards which is fully compatible with official one. 
The board itself is tiny, at around 25mm x 24mm, which makes it perfect for mobile or other applications where size and image quality are important. It connects to Raspberry Pi by way of a short ribbon cable. The camera is connected to the BCM2835/BCM2836 processor on the Pi via the CSI bus, a higher bandwidth link which carries pixel data from the camera back to the processor. This bus travels along the ribbon cable that attaches the camera board to the Pi. 
The sensor itself has a native resolution of 5 megapixel, and has a fixed focus lens onboard. In terms of still images, the camera is capable of 2592 x 1944 pixel static images, and also supports 1080p30, 720p60 and 640x480p60/90 video. 
It attaches to Raspberry Pi by way of one of the two small sockets on the board upper surface. This interface uses the dedicated CSI interface, which was designed especially for interfacing to cameras. 


  • Cellular phones,PDAs,Toys 
  • Other battery-powered products 
  • Can be used in all Raspberry Pi platforms 


Sensor Omnivision OV5647 sensor
Sensor size 1/4” (OV5647)
Resolution 5MP 2592×1944
Video 1080p 30 fps, 720p 60fps, 480p 90fps
Field of View (FOV) 54°(H), 41°(V)
Focus Type Fixed Focus
Focus Length 3.60mm
Focus Distance 1 m to infinity
Full-frame SLR lens equivalent 35 mm
Peak Current 300mA
Dimension 25×24 mm

Package including

  • 1 x 5MP Mini Camera OV5647 Sensor 1080p 720p video for Raspberry Pi official Board
  • 1 x 15cm 15pin FPC cable
  • 1 x 15cm 15-22pin FPC cable


  • Raspberry Pi Board is not included in the package

Note on Supported Raspberry Pi Boards and OS
Platform Bookworm(rpicam) Bullseye(libcamera) Buster(raspistill)
Raspberry Pi 5    
Raspberry Pi 4B / 3B+ / 3A+ / Zero / Zero 2 W
Raspberry Pi CM3 / CM3+ / CM4
(extra carrier board required)

Additional Resources: 


Troubleshooting Arducam OV5647 Cameras for Raspbrry Pi

[Tutorial] How to use Arducam OV5647 Camera Module for Raspberry Pi

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