[Presales] Arducam 5MP AR0521 Monochrome USB 3.0 Camera Module

As low as $139.99

Estimated Shipping Time: Mid-May


  • Arducam AR0521 boasts a 5MP monochrome sensor for crisp detail at 2592x1944 resolution.
  • Flexible frame rates up to 1080p@60fps adapt to any capture scenario.
  • M12 lens with 95°(D) FOV, low distortion, and NIR responsivity ensure clarity in varied environments.
  • On-board ISP with proprietary tech guarantees top-tier image enhancement.
  • Plug-and-play compatibility with Windows and Linux, no additional drivers needed.


Arducam's latest innovation in imaging technology, the AR0521 monochrome camera. Engineered as part of the Arducam USB 3.0 cameras series, this cutting-edge device boasts the prowess of the AR0521 sensor, a 5 MP powerhouse with a pixel size of 2.2 μm x 2.2 μm.

With an impressive Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR), this camera ensures minimal noise even in challenging conditions, while its near-infrared (NIR) responsiveness guarantees breathtaking image fidelity across diverse lighting scenarios. Thanks to the integration of a low-distortion lens, the AR0521 captures scenes with remarkable accuracy, offering users an authentic visual experience like never before.

Arducam's latest USB 3.0 camera excels in user-friendly plug-and-play functionality. Compatible with Windows and Linux, no additional drivers are needed, simplifying setup. Its backward compatibility with USB 2.0 host ports ensures seamless connectivity and flexibility for an enhanced user experience.


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


  • Crisp Clarity: With a high SNR 5MP monochrome AR0521 sensor, achieve a maximum still resolution of 2592x1944 for guaranteed clarity in every shot.
  • Flexible Capture: Enjoy flexible frame rates programmable up to 1080p@60fps. M12 lens with low distortion, manual focus, and a 95°(D) field of view ensures monitoring clarity.
  • Enhanced Performance: Low noise and near-infrared (NIR) responsivity expand imaging possibilities, delivering exceptional performance even in challenging lighting conditions.
  • Proprietary on-board ISP: de-Bayer, gamma, BLC, AE, AWB, CCM, RGB2YUV.
  • Plug and Play: Seamless compatibility with Windows and Linux, plug-and-play functionality eliminates the need for additional drivers.


Image Sensor
Sensor AR0521
Still Resolution 5 Megapixels
Color Filter Type Mono
Shutter Type Rolling
Optical Size 1/2.5"
Output Format YUY2
Pixel Size 2.2× 2.2 μm
Sensor Active Area 2592 × 1944
Frame Rate (USB 3.0) 2592x1944@30fps, 1920x1080@60fps
Frame Rate (USB 2.0) 1920x1080@10fps
Focus Type Manual Focus
FOV 95°(D) × 81°(H) × 65°(V)
Lens Mount M12 (S-mount)
F.NO F3.0
E.F.L 3.6mm
IR Sensitivity No IR-cut filter, sensitive to IR
Default Focus Range 1m-∞
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: 1.6W  , Min: 0.9W
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 AR0521 Mono USB3.0 Camera with Back Cover and Tripod Mount
  • 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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