Arducam OV7251 0.3MP Global Shutter Monochrome IR Sensitive Camera Module (NoIR) for Raspberry Pi 4/3B+/3


Item Description:

The Arducam monochrome (B&W) global shutter VGA resolution OV7251 camera module is mainly designed for Raspberry Pi boards, and it can be connected directly to RPi’s CSI-2 camera interface without additional hardware.

This OV7251 camera module is compatible with the official V4L2 camera driver, and you can also use Arducam SDK for higher frame rates.

The sensor’s global shutter and excellent low-light sensitivity allow it to be used for any application that needs gesture detection, head, and eye tracking, and depth and motion detection.


  • This camera and RPI driver don’t support hardware JPEG/H.264 encoding.
  • The official V4L2 driver only supports RAW data and manual exposure.
  • The maximum frame rate of OV7251 is 30fps with the official driver. If you need higher frames, visit Arducam OV7251 documentations.
  • OV7251 camera module doesn’t support libcamera, you can use the v4l2-ctl tool to take pictures.

Key Specifications:

  • Sensor: Monochrome global shutter OV7251
  • Pixel Size: 3 μm x 3 μm
  • Active array size: 640*480
  • Optical Size: 1/7.5 inch
  • EFL: 1.3mm
  • F.NO: 2.2
  • IR Sensitivity: sensitive to IR, without IR filter (Check visible light version with SKU: B0161)
  • FOV: D86.5 Deg./H72.9 Deg./V57.7 Deg.
  • Focusing Range: 65mm ~ infinite
  • Output interface: 2-lane MIPI serial output with the official driver; 1-lane MIPI serial output with Arducam SDK
  • Output formats: RAW
  • Maximum image transfer rate: 640 x [email protected] with the official driver; 640×[email protected] with Arducam SDK
  • Board Size: 24mm x 25mm
  • Camera connector: BBR13-24K6417
  • Board connector: BBR43-24KB533


  • Cellular phones
  • Toys
  • Tablets
  • Machine vision
  • ARM/FPGA/DSP based platforms

Package Including:

  • 1 pcs Arducam OV7251 0.3MP Monochrome Global Shutter Camera Module NoIR
  • 1 pcs 150mm 15pin 1.0mm FPC cable
  • 1 pcs 73mm 15pin 1.0mm to 22pin 0.5mm pitch FPC cable

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