Arducam OV9281 Monochrome Global Shutter Camera Module for Raspberry Pi

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  • Global shutter: up to 260fps
  • Monochrome: more sensitive to light
  • Wide angle: 89.5° (DFoV)
  • Mini size: 24x25mm, V1/V2 size
  • Easy to use: compatible with all Raspberry Pi boards


Based on OmniVision’s OV9281 high-speed global shutter image sensor, Arducam OV9281 camera module is released for the Raspberry Pi family. It is compatible with any existing Pi model and works well with the latest software from the foundation.
Features best-in-class near-infrared (NIR), quantum efficiency (QE), and a V2-like form factor, it can meet high-resolution and low-latency requirements and is widely used in consumer and industrial computer vision applications, including augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), collision avoidance in drones, bar code scanning and factory automation or etc.


Sensor OV9281
Optical Size Type 1/4”
Pixel Size 3μm×3μm
Shutter Type Global Shutter
Max Sensor Resolution 1280 x 800
Color Filter Array None (Monochrome)
Resolution and Frame Rate RAW8/RAW10: 640×480@260fps, 1280×720@144fps, 1280×800@120fps
Supported Platform Pi 4/3/Zero/CM3/CM4
Output RAW8/RAW10 
Focus Type Fixed
Focus Distance 50cm~INF
Lens f/2.0; EFL: 2.35mml; FoV: 89.5° (D)
IR Sensitivity build-in 650nm IR-cut filter, sensitive to visible light only
Dimensions 25mm × 24mm


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 carrier board required)



  • 1 x Arducam OV9281 Camera Module for Pi
  • 1 x 150mm 15pin to 22pin Ribbon Flex Cable
  • 1 x 80mm 22pin Ribbon Flex Cable
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