Arducam OV9281 1MP Global Shutter Monochrome Camera Module for Raspberry Pi 4/3B+/3

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Item Description:

The Arducam monochrome (B&W) global shutter 1280×800 resolution OV9281 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 Arducam OV9281 global shutter camera (Rev.B) is compatible with the official V4L2 camera driver, and you can get it working easily just by enabling the overlay. 

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.


  • Only the Rev.B version supports the official V4L2 driver. Please use Arducam MIPI camera driver for the first version.
  • The official V4L2 driver only supports RAW data and manual exposure.
  • This camera and RPI driver doesn’t support hardware JPEG/H.264 encoding.
  • Raspberry Pi motherboard is not included in the package.

Key Specifications:

  • Sensor: Monochrome global shutter OV9281
  • Pixel Size: 3 μm x 3 μm
  • Active array size: 1280 x 800
  • Optical Size: 1/4 inch
  • EFL: 0.83
  • F.NO: 2.0
  • FOV: 166 Deg. diagonal
  • 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: 1280 x [email protected] fps with the Official driver/Arducam SDK.
  • Board Size: 40mm x 40mm
  • IR Sensitivity: visible light only, build-in 650nm IR cut filter


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

Package Including:

  • 1 pcs Arducam OV9281 1MP Monochrome Global Shutter Camera Module
  • 1 pcs 150mm 15pin 1.0mm to 22pin 0.5mm pitch FPC cable
  • 1 pcs 80mm 22pin 0.5mm pitch FPC cable

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