Arducam IMX519 PDAF&CDAF Autofocus Camera Module for Raspberry Pi, NVIDIA® Jetson Nano/Xavier NX/AGX Orin/Orin Nano/Orin NX

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  • 16 Megapixel: 2 times higher res, half the cost.
  • PDAF Breakthrough: Adopts the Mixture of PDAF and CDAF, achieves the unity of focusing speed and precision.
  • Sharper Images/videos: Higher quality than the HQ camera.
  • V1/V2 Size: hassle-free upgrades to your existing projects.
  • Open Source: truly accessible to all.


A 16MP autofocus high-resolution camera board that takes what Raspberry Pi V1, V2, and HQ have to offer, and excels in every single aspect.

It takes zero compromises in specs. With a resolution of 16 megapixels (compared to 8MP and 12MP), an autofocus lens, a V2-like form factor, and boatloads of improvements, the camera provide a better choice for a whole world of industrial/consumer/etc. applications, it’s compatible with any existing Pi models, work with the latest software from the foundation, and leverages the same tuning algorithms used in the official camera modules.

Currently, NVIDIA official has released the NVIDIA Jetson Orin series developer board. Based on it, we have also adapted the camera into NVIDIA Jetson Orin kernel.

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The Birth Story

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  • Resolution & Frame Rate on Jetson: 4656x3496@10fps, 3840x2160@21fps, 1920x1080@60fps, 1280x720@120fps
  • Frame Rate (NVIDIA Orin NX): L4t 32.x: 4656x3496@10fps, 3840x2160@21fps, 1920x1080@60fps, 1280x720@120fps
    L4t 35.x: 4656x3496@9fps, 3840x2160@17fps, 1920x1080@60fps, 1280x720@120fps


Packing List

  • 1 x Arducam 16MP-AF Camera Module
  • 1 x 22pin to 22pin FPC Cable (15cm) for Pi 5, Pi Zero
  • 1 x 15pin to 22pin FPC Cable (15cm) for Pi 4B, 3B+


*To use the camera on Pi Zero and 2 W, you need this.

**Get the camera enclosure here.


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 adapter board required)


This camera relies on kernel drivers to work – one kernel version, one camera driver. Note on supported Nvidia Jetson Boards and Jetpack versions, please refer to Supported JetPack Version for Different NVIDIA Jetson Platforms to ensure compatibility.


This camera is specifically designed for the official NVIDIA® Jetson™ Developer Kit by default and does not support third-party carrier boards.


The 22-22 pin FPC Cable is included in the package. But please note that: If you are using an AGX Orin, an additional camera adapter (B0473)  is required.


Is this camera compatible with all Raspberry Pi Models?
Any Pi model that has a MIPI connector can use this camera.
What’s the minimum focus distance?
The closest you can get is 10cm. The focus range of this camera: 10cm ~ ∞.
What’s the longest allowed exposure time?
200 seconds.

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