[Presales] Arducam Pivistation 5 Darksee, 8.3MP Sony STARVIS 2 IMX678 Ultra Low Light All-in-one Raspberry Pi 5 Camera Kit


Pre-ordered, expected to ship in late August

  • Advanced Imaging: 8.3MP Sony Starvis2 sensor, M16 F1.0 lens, clarity in low light.
  • Complete Setup: Raspberry Pi 5 4GB, 32GB SD, case, cooling fan, optimal performance.
  • Software Support: Pre-installed vision software: OpenCV-Python, TensorFlow, PyTorch.
  • Robust Enclosure: Official case, cooling fan, tripod holes, easy setup.
  • Versatile Applications: Ideal for quick PoC, research, and other embedded vision projects.


The Arducam Pivistation 5 is a comprehensive embedded vision kit designed to simplify the development of advanced imaging projects. Integrating the Raspberry Pi 5, it addresses the common challenges of setup complexity and compatibility, providing users with a powerful, ready-to-use solution for various vision applications.

The PiVistation 5 DarkSee features Sony's Starvis2 CMOS IMX678 sensor with an M16 F1.0 Blacklight Lens, ensuring sharp images in low-light conditions. Perfect for nighttime projects like astrophotography.

The Pivistation 5 is designed for convenience and efficiency, coming pre-installed with essential software such as OpenCV-Python and TensorFlow. It utilizes the official Raspberry Pi case, which includes a cooling fan for optimal performance and pre-installed tripod holes for easy setup and mobility. This combination of hardware and software ensures a seamless and hassle-free user experience, allowing developers to focus on their projects without worrying about configuration and compatibility issues.


  • Face Recognition
  • Fatigue Detection
  • Object Recognition
  • Anomaly Detection
  • Machine Vision


  • Advanced Imaging: Equipped with an 8.3MP Sony Starvis2 sensor and an M16 F1.0 lens, delivering superior clarity even in low-light conditions.
  • Complete Setup: Includes a Raspberry Pi 5 with 4GB RAM, a 32GB SD card, an official case, and a cooling fan, ensuring optimal performance and durability.
  • Extensive Software Support: Pre-installed with essential vision software, including OpenCV-Python, TensorFlow, and PyTorch, enabling advanced application development out of the box.
  • Robust Enclosure: Encased in an official Raspberry Pi case with a cooling fan, featuring pre-installed tripod holes for easy mobility and setup.
  • Versatile Applications: Ideal for a wide range of embedded vision projects, from quick PoC, research, and development to hobbyist applications.


Image Sensor
Image Sensor SONY IMX678
Still Resolution 8.3 MP
Color Filter Type Color
Shutter Type Rolling shutter
Optical Size 1/1.8"
Sensor Output Format RAW10
Platform Output Format JPEG/YUV/RGB/RAW10
Pixel Size 2 × 2 μm
Sensor Active Area 3856(H) × 2180(V)
Frame Rate 3840×2160@15fps, 1920×1080@60fps, 1280×720@90fps
Lens Mount M16 Mount
Focus Type Manual Focus
FOV 100°(D) × 88°(H) × 72(V)
F.NO F1.0±10%
E.F.L 5.1±5%
Default Focus Range 4m-∞
IR Sensitivity Integral IR-cut Filter, visible light only
Electrical and Mechanical
Operating Voltage 5 V +/- 5%
Operating Temp. 32°F-158°F (0°C to 70°C)
Power Requirements 7.5W
Camera Board Size 38×38mm
Overall Size 99×70×58 mm
Functionality and Compatibility
Supported OS Bookworm
Pre-installed Software opencv-python, libopencv-dev (C++ version) libcamera, rpicam-apps C++ essential tools (building environment) TensorFlow (Python)/ PyTorch camera-streamer, arducacm camera server
Supported Platform Raspberry Pi 5

Package Including

  • 1× Arducam Pivistation 5 Camera Kit


  • Tripod is not included in the package, please check UB0224 and UB0216 for additional purchase.
  • This product kit includes the Raspberry Pi 5 with 4GB of RAM and a 32GB SD card preloaded with OS and software. It is recommended to use only this platform.
  • For optimal performance, we suggest using the official Raspberry Pi 27W power supply.




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