Arducam 1.58MP IMX296 Color Global Shutter USB 3.0 Camera Module



  • Plug and play
  • Based on 1.58MP IMX296, maximum still resolution of 1456*1088.
  • Proprietary on-board ISP advances image enhancement.
  • Color Global Shutter with 90fps High-speed USB3 Connectivity.
  • 6mm CS lens for Precision focus.


Arducam's USB 3.0 camera series presents the IMX296 color global shutter model. With a 1.58MP CMOS sensor and a maximum still resolution of 1456x1088, this camera produces uncompressed, high-quality images in YUYV format.

The on-board ISP optimizes image quality, while the global shutter, USB 3.0 connectivity, and a rapid 44fps frame rate ensure seamless video. Equipped with a 6mm CS lens boasting a 60° diagonal field of view, it delivers accurate and detailed images for diverse applications.

Arducam latest USB 3.0 camera stands out with its user-friendly plug-and-play functionality. Offering compatibility with Windows and Linux OSs, no additional drivers are needed, simplifying the setup process. Moreover, its backward compatibility with USB 2.0 host ports ensures flexibility and seamless connectivity.


  • Machine Vision
  • Video Surveillance
  • 3D Scanning and Metrology
  • Live Streaming
  • Video Conferencing


  • Outstanding Imaging: Arducam's IMX296 USB3 camera boasts a 1.58MP color global shutter sensor for exceptional clarity at 1456x1088 resolution.
  • High-Speed USB 3.0 Connectivity: Enjoy up to 44fps frame rate flexibility and global shutter functionality, ensuring artifact-free high-speed motion capture. 
  • Equipped with a 6mm CS mount lens, this camera allows manual adjustment for sharp, clear images tailored to your needs.
  • Advanced Image Enhancement: On-board ISP with proprietary tech ensures top-tier image quality through de-Bayer, gamma, BLC, AE, AWB, CCM, and RGB2YUV processes.
  • Plug and Play: Seamless compatibility with Windows and Linux, plug-and-play functionality eliminates the need for additional drivers.


Image Sensor
Sensor IMX296
Still Resolution 1.58 Megapixels
Color Filter Type Color
Shutter Type Global Shutter
Optical Size 1/2.9"
Output Format YUY2
Pixel Size 3.45μm × 3.45μm
Sensor Active Area 1456(H) × 1088(V)
Frame Rate (USB 3.0) 1456×1088@44fps
Frame Rate (USB 2.0) 1456×1088@10fps
Focus Type Manual Focus
FOV 60°(D)×50°(H)×38°(V)
Lens Mount CS Mount
F.NO F1.2
E.F.L 6mm
IR Sensitivity Integral IR-cut Filter, visible light only
Default Focus Range 3m-∞
USB Interface
Interface USB 3.2 Gen 1 device, backward compatible with USB 2.0 hosts
Connector Type-C reversible interface connector
UVC Compliant No additional drivers required
Electrical and Mechanical
Operating Voltage 5 V +/- 5%
Operating Temp. 32°F-158°F (0°C to 70°C)
Power Requirements Max: 1.89W  , Min: 1.62W
Camera Board Size 34×34 mm
Functionality and Compatibility
Supported OS Windows, Linux
Recommend Sample Application PotPlayer for Windows, qv4l2 for Linux
UVC Controls Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, White Balance (Auto/Manual), Gain, Exposure (Manual/Auto)

Package Including

  • 1 x IMX296 USB3 Camera with Back Cover and Tripod Adapter
  • 1 x 1m USB A to Type-C Cable


  • Tripod is not included in the package, please check UB0224 and UB0216 for additional purchase.


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