Pi camera

  • Sensor type: OmniVision OV5647 Color CMOS QSXGA (5-megapixel)
  • Sensor size: 3.67 x 2.74 mm
  • Pixel Count: 2592 x 1944
  • Pixel Size: 1.4 x 1.4 um
  • Lens: f=3.6 mm, f/2.9
  • Angle of View: 54 x 41 degrees
  • Field of View: 2.0 x 1.33 m at 2 m
  • Full-frame SLR lens equivalent: 35 mm
  • Fixed Focus: 1 m to infinity
  • Video: 1080p at 30 fps with codec H.264 (AVC)
  • Board size: 25 x 24 mm (not including flex cable)
format resolution frame rate scaling method pixel clock
5 Mpixel 2592x1944 15 fps full resolution 80 MHz
1080p 1920x1080 30 fps cropping 68 MHz
960p 1280x960 45 fps cropping, subsampling
91.2 MHz
720p 1280x720 60 fps cropping, subsampling 92 MHz
VGA 640x480 90 fps cropping, subsampling 46.5 Mhz
QVGA 320x240 120 fps cropping, subsampling 32.5 Mhz

Table 1. Camera format and frame rate (OV5647 sensor)

pi camera motion control

Pi_camera1Pi_camera2

The cameras red LED lights up when recording video or taking a still picture, this can be turned off by adding the following line to config.txt

disable_camera_led=1