IMX219 – 8.0 MP Nvidia Jetson Nano Compatible Camera Modules:
The IMX219 – 8.0 MP Nvidia Jetson Nano Compatible Camera Modules feature the IMX219 color sensor from Sony. Raspberry Pi uses this sensor for their 8.0 MP camera. The sensor has a 1/4.0″ optical format, which combined with the pixel size of 1.12 µm x 1.12 µm, provides the 8.0 MP 3280 x 2464 image. This is a rolling shutter sensor, which captures an entire column (or row) simultaneously. The sensor compiles the image by scanning across (or down).
This module is unique in that it is also available without a sensor – just the bare PCB. You supply your own sensor (available separately here soon). Select “No Sensor” for both IR Filter and Lens / Mount options.
Select the NoIR Filter option for IR photography; you may also select a NoIR bundle option. If you are primarily interested in color photography now, but may be interested in IR photography some day, select the NoIR Filter option for the camera, but choose Yes – IR Filter for your selected lens. When you decide to try IR photography, simply replace the IR filtered lens with one that does not have an IR filter on it, rather than replacing the camera. If you are certain you’ll only want color photography, select Yes – IR Filter for the camera, and either IR option for the lens. The stock lenses have the IR filter, so NoIR is not provided as an option.
Lens / Mounts:
These camera modules are sold with a motorized stock lens (B0181|IR and B0189|NoIR) for autofocus support, a manual focus stock lens (B0191|IR only), bundled with the M12 M27280M07S|IR (B0183) or M12 M27280M07S|NoIR (B0187) lens and plastic mount. The sensors are also available without a lens – just a generic plastic lens mount fixed to the sensor.
The key benefit of the standard lens mounts available with this module is the simplicity in swapping the lens – fisheye, wide-angle, telephoto, zoom, IR or NoIR filter – all of which are available from DLSCorp. Click on the Camera Lenses product category for the complete selection of ArduCAM lenses. Be sure to note the compatible lens mount height (7 mm, 10 mm, etc.) for each lens selected if you chose an M12 mount option. Click on the Camera Lens Mounts product category for information about lens mounts, including compatibility with the various lenses.
Nvidia Jetson Nano Interface:
The camera module is a custom-designed add-on for the Nvidia Jetson Nano (also the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3/3+) system boards. The board itself is tiny, at around 25 mm x 25 mm. The camera is connected to the Nvidia Jetson Nano via the CSI bus. The CSI bus is capable of extremely high data rates, and it carries pixel data exclusively. A 15-pin flexible flat cable (FFC) connects the camera to the CSI socket on the Nvidia Jetson Nano; additional lengths of the FFC cables are also available.
- 1/4.0” optical format (sensor size)
- 8.0 MP resolution (3280 H x 2464 V)
- Motorized Stock Lens or M12 Lens Mount options
- M27280M07S|IR lens supplied with the M12 IR bundled camera module
- M27280M07S|NoIR lens supplied with the M12 NoIR bundled camera module
- High sensitivity for low-light operation
- Standard SCCB interface
- Output support for Raw RGB, RGB (RGB565/555), GRB422, YUV (422/420) and YCbCr (4:2:2) formats, JPEG compression formats
- Supports image sizes: QSXGA, QXGA, UXGA, SXGA, SVGA, and any size scaling down from SXGA to 40×30
- Automatic image control functions including Automatic Exposure Control (AEC), Automatic Gain Control (AGC), Automatic White Balance (AWB), Automatic Band Filter (ABF), and Automatic Black-Level Calibration (ABLC)
- Image quality controls including color saturation, gamma, sharpness (edge enhancement), lens correction, white pixel canceling, noise canceling, and 50/60 Hz luminance detection
- Low operating voltage for embedded portable apps
- Board Size: 25 x 25 mm
- IMX219 – 8.0 MP Camera Module w/ selected lens / mount (qty 1)
- 150 mm 15-pin CSI flexible flat cable (qty 1)