Arducam Pivariety 18MP AR1820HS camera module for RPi 4B, 3B+, 3A+, CM3/CM4, for NVIDIA® Jetson Nano/Xavier NX/AGX Orin/Orin Nano/Orin NX

  • High Resolution: 18MP AR1820HS color sensor, up to 4986 x 3684@6fps.
  • ISP Support: Auto Exposure, Auto White Balance, lens shading. (Please Note that ISP function is not supported on NVIDIA Jetson platforms)
  • Wide Compatibility: Compatible with all libcamera-based apps maintained by the RPi foundation.


Arducam Pivariety is a Raspberry Pi camera solution to take the advantage of using its hardware ISP functions. Using Arducam Pivariety camera modules, users can get better performance and a wider variety of camera, lens options. For a long time, Raspberry Pi users are limited to use the closed-source official supported camera driver and camera modules (V1/V2/HQ). Now Arducam made it possible to provide well-tuned ISP for Pivariety camera modules with Auto Exposure, Auto White Balance, Lens Shading Correction, etc.

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


  • Digital video cameras
  • Digital still cameras
  • Industrial camera
  • Medical camera
  • Microscopy camera
  • UAV camera


Image Sensor 18MP AR1820HS
Optical Size 1/2.3”
Resolution 18MP 4912×3684
Frame Rates(NVIDIA Orin NX):
2432 x 1840@30fps, 1920 x 1080@50fps, 1216 x 920@60fps
Frame Rates 4986 x 3684@6fps 2432 x 1840@30fps 1920 x 1080@50fps 1216 x 920@60fps
Video Mode Frame Rate H.264 Max. 30fps@1920 x 1080
Pixel Size 1.25 μm x 1.25 μm
Focal Length 3.9mm
F.NO 2.8
Focus Type Manual Focus
Field of View(FOV) 75°(H)
IR Sensitivity Integral IR-cut filter, visible light only
Output Format RAW10
Output Interface 2-lane MIPI serial output
Camera Board Size 40mm x 40mm


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)

Package Including

  • 1 x Arducam 18MP AR1820HS ISP Camera Module
  • 1 x 150mm 15pin 1.0mm to 22pin 0.5mm pitch FPC cable
  • 1 x 150mm 22pin 0.5mm to 22pin 0.5mm pitch FPC cable
  • 1 x acrylic case kit with assembly accessories


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