1MP*4 Quadrascopic OV9281 Global Shutter Monochrome Camera Bundle Kit for Raspberry Pi, NVIDIA® Jetson Nano/Xavier NX/AGX Orin/Orin Nano/Orin NX

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  • Wide Compatibility: Compatible with Raspberry Pi and Jetson Nano/Xavier NX
  • Complete Synchronization: The frames of every cameras is synchronized in hardware level
  • Mono Global Shutter: Excellent detail and sensitivity for real-time, higher accuracy and frame rates


This Arducam quadrascopic camera bundle incorporates four 1MP OV9281 global shutter cameras, and the cutting-edge MIPI camera breakthrough from Arducam - The Arducam Camarray HAT. As the upgraded version of Arducam Synched Stereo Camera HAT, the Camarray further pushes the multi-camera limits and doubles the interfacing capabilities to allow 4 synchronized MIPI camera modules to be interfaced to a single MIPI CSI-2 camera port on prevailing single-board computers like Raspberry Pi. Also, as the Camarray HAT releases, Arducam starts to support a variable baseline for multi-camera applications with some modified Arducam camera modules, such as those OV9281 ones included in this bundle. You can kick off your prototyping for multi-camera applications and then decide the optimal baseline. Contact us for customized requests if needed.



  • Complete Synchronization: The frames of four cameras of this bundle are synchronized at the hardware level, extra synchronization scheme by time stamping or so does not need to be considered.
  • Mono Global Shutter: Shoot high-speed moving objects in crisp sharp images. Avoid the rolling artifacts to get a much more accurate complete picture than the rolling shutter Pi cameras.
  • Variable Baseline Extension: Compared to the fixed stereo camera module, this stereo camera bundle has higher flexibility. The separated cameras can be used with a variable baseline device and controlled through the computer control system to achieve rapid and dynamic interactive adjustment of the moving parts for multi-degree-of-freedom stereo quadrascopic vision.


  • Head, and eye-tracking
  • Gesture detection
  • Motion detection
  • 3D reconstruction
  • Depth-related vision applications



Support Platform Raspberry Pi and Jetson Nano
Output/CSI-2 Speed x1 CSI-2 2-lane Output Port/1.0 Gbps/Lane
ISP Support Supported on Raspberry Pi, not supported on Nvidia Jetson
External Triggle Support
Aggregate mode Full Spelling Combine
Frame Rates(On Raspberry Pi) RAW8: 5120x800@45fps, 5120x720@50fps,2560x400@150fps
RAW10: 5120x800@35fps, 5120x720@40fps, 2560x400@110fps
Frame Rates(On Nvidia Jetson)* RAW8: 5120x800@45fps, 5120x720@50fps,2560x400@150fps
RAW10: 5120x800@35fps, 5120x720@40fps, 2560x400@110fps
Image Sensor Mono Global Shutter OV9281
Pixel Size 3 μm x 3 μm
Active Array Size 1280 x 800
Optical Size 1/4”
Focus Distance 30mm-infinite
Camera Interface 2-lane MIPI CSI-2
Camera Board Size 24mm x 25mm
Camarray Hat Size 65mm x 55 mm
Default Lens Mount M12 Mount
Distortion <1%
Effective Focal Length 2.8mm
Field of View(FOV) 75° (H) x 47°(V)
IR Sensitivity Without IR-cut filter, sensitive to IR light
F.NO 2.8
Lens Dimension Φ14×15.6mm
Lens Weight 4g
Default Lens Low distortion M12 lens (Part Number: M27280M07S)

*: JetPack4.6/L4T32.6.1 on NVIDIA Jetson Nano/Xavier NX

Package Including:

  • 4 pcs 1MP OV9281 global shutter camera module with low distortion M12 lens
  • 1 pcs Arducam Camarray quadrascopic stereo camera HAT
  • 4 pcs 150mm/6inch 22pin to 22pin camera cables
  • 1 pcs 300mm/12inch 15pin to 22pin camera cable
  • 1 pcs 300mm/12inch 22pin to 22pin camera cable
  • 1 pcs 73mm/2.87inch 15pin to 22pin camera cable
  • 4 pcs M2.5*10mm Nylon Hex Standoffs
  • 4 pcs M2.5 Nylon Nuts
  • 4 pcs M2.5*6mm Nylon Screws



  • Raspberry Pi board and Jetson Nano/Xavier NX are not included in the package.
  • This bundle kit is not recommended for Raspberry Pi Zero.(Due to the limitation of the memory)
  • The driver of the kit is mainly developed based on the Raspberry Pi/Nvidia Jetson official board, and there is no guarantee that the third-party board can be used (due to the different allocation of hardware resources, it is not compatible with the driver)
  • The OV9281 cameras in this kit is a special version and cannot be used on Raspberry Pi or Jetson directly.
  • 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.
  • The I2C signal and clock of each camera are fully synchronized . It is unavailable to capture the same frame of images at different exposure times for each camera.
  • This kit uses 1MP OV9281 sensor. Due to the limitations of the sensor, the camera may experience lens shading under low exposure conditions.
  • The lens on this camera is not interchangeable, if you need to replace the lens, please contact sales in advance!
  • The Camarray HAT is not sold alone for the following reasons:
    1. Most of the cameras on the market are not designed for synched stereo uses. We’ve modified our camera modules specifically for the Camarry HAT. Your own V1, V2 or HQ camera modules won’t directly work with it.
    2. The Camarray HAT requires different firmware for different Image sensors that are not natively working with your embedded systems. Your own OV9281 camera modules won’t directly work with it, and they are not easily interchangeable.

Customization is required if you have extra requirements as the following:

  1. You need the camera module to run on other Video Modes and Frame Rates.
  2. You need to trigger the camera with an External Hardware trigger.
  3. You only want three images or one image.

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


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