Arducam 2.3MP AR0234 Color Global Shutter USB 3.0 Camera Module

As low as $139.99

Estimated Shipping Time: End of May

  • Plug and play
  • Based on 2.3MP AR0234, maximum still resolution of 1920*1200
  • Proprietary on-board ISP advances image enhancement
  • Color Global Shutter with Programmable frame rates, reach up to 80fps@960x600
  • M12 manual focus lens for Precision focus and wide 95°(D) view.
  • Available in back cover version (B0495) and enclosure version (B0495C)


Arducam's USB 3.0 camera series presents the AR0234 color global shutter model. Featuring a 1/2.6" 2.3MP CMOS, it attains a max still resolution of 1920x1200. Now supporting YUYV format output for uncompressed, high-quality images. The global shutter and rapid 80 fps frame rate ensure silky smooth HD video.

The camera boasts an M12 low-distortion lens with a 95° diagonal field of view, delivering more accurate, distortion-free images.

Arducam latest USB 3.0 camera stands out with its user-friendly plug-and-play functionality. Offering compatibility with Windows and Linux OSs, no additional drivers are needed, simplifying the setup process. Moreover, its backward compatibility with USB 2.0 host ports ensures flexibility and seamless connectivity.


  • Machine Vision
  • Video Surveillance
  • 3D Scanning and Metrology
  • Live Streaming
  • Video Conferencing


  • Outstanding Imaging: Utilizes a 2.3MP Global Shutter AR0234 sensor for sharpness, achieving a max still resolution of 1920x1200.
  • Fast and Precise: Flexible Frame Rates, programmable up to 960x600@80fps. M12 lens with low distortion, manual focus, and a 95°(D) field of view for monitoring clarity.
  • Color Global Shutter: Capture crisp images of high-speed motion, free from rolling artifacts. 
  • Advanced Image Enhancement: On-board ISP with proprietary tech ensures top-tier image quality through de-Bayer, gamma, BLC, AE, AWB, CCM, and RGB2YUV processes.
  • Plug and Play: Seamless compatibility with Windows and Linux, plug-and-play functionality eliminates the need for additional drivers.


Image Sensor
Sensor AR0234
Still Resolution 2.3 Megapixels
Color Filter Type Color
Shutter Type Global Shutter
Optical Size 1/2.6"
Output Format YUY2
Pixel Size 3 µm x 3 µm
Sensor Active Area 1920(H)×1200(V)
Frame Rate (USB 3.0) 1920*1200@50fps, 960*600@80fps
Frame Rate (USB 2.0) 960*600@10fps
Focus Type Manual Focus
FOV 98°(D)×85°(H)×69°(V)
Lens Mount M12
F.NO F2.5
E.F.L 3.56mm
IR Sensitivity Integral IR-cut Filter, visible light only
Default Focus Range 2m-∞
USB Interface
Interface USB 3.2 Gen 1 device, backward compatible with USB 2.0 hosts
Connector Type-C reversible interface connector
UVC Compliant No additional drivers required
Electrical and Mechanical
Operating Voltage 5 V +/- 5%
Operating Temp. 32°F-158°F (0°C to 70°C)
Power Requirements Max: 1.45W  , Min: 0.92W
Camera Board Size 34×34 mm
Functionality and Compatibility
Supported OS Windows, Linux
Recommend Sample Application PotPlayer for Windows, qv4l2 for Linux
UVC Controls Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, White Balance (Auto/Manual), Gain, Exposure (Manual/Auto)

Package Including

  • 1 x AR0234 USB3 Camera with Back Cover and Tripod Adapter
  • 1 x 1m USB A to Type-C Cable


  • Tripod is not included in the package, please check UB0224 and UB0216 for additional purchase.


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