MT9D111 – 2.0 MP Camera Module:
The MT9D111 – 2.0 MP Camera Module is based on the MT9D111 color sensor from Micron/Aptina. The sensor has a 1/3.2″ optical format, which combined with the pixel size of 2.8 µm x 2.8 µm, provides the 2.0 MP 1600 x 1200 UXGA image. This is a rolling shutter sensor, which captures an entire column (or row) simultaneously, and compiles the image by scanning across (or down).
The bundled camera modules include the LS-6020 IR lens and plastic mount or the LS-2718CS NoIR lens and metal mount. They are also available without a lens – just a generic plastic lens mount to protect the sensor during shipping. The lens mount supplied with your lens replaces the generic mount. They may also be purchased with a higher quality metal M12 or CS lens mount, or with a motorized IR cutoff filter mount (the user must provide the 5-18 V connection). Also, see the MT9D111 – 2.0 MP Camera Sensor w/ Autofocus Stock Lens on Adapter Board for an autofocus option.
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, or 14.5 mm) for each lens selected if you chose an M12 metal mount option. Note, each lens purchased separately comes with its appropriate height lens mount (plastic for M12, metal for CS), so you may choose to purchase the camera with only a generic plastic lens mount (to protect the sensor). Click on the Camera Lens Mounts product category for information about lens mounts, including compatibility with the various lenses.
In the Arduino world, a “shield” is a piggy-back circuit board that provides additional functionality to the development board. In this context, a camera shield provides the required interface from the camera module to your computer. You may choose to create your own custom-built hardware interface via the 20-pin 0.1″ pitch connector. Or, you will need to purchase one of the available ArduCAM camera shields. The ArduCAM USB Camera Shield provides you a USB connection to a Windows, Linux, or Raspberry Pi computer for these camera modules. You may use the ArduCAM F Shield Rev C+ or the ArduCAM LF Shield Rev C+ to connect to Arduino system boards. Open-source software and binaries are provided on the ArduCAM GitHub site (see link below) for these shields. ArduCAM supplies a wide variety of camera modules that are compatible with their USB Camera Shields, and all are available from DLSCorp.
- MT9D111 Micron/Aptina color sensor
- 2-megapixel resolution (1,600 H x 1,200 V)
- 2.8 µm x 2.8 µm pixel size, 4.730 mm x 3.520 mm sensor size
- Various M12 or CS mounts available – shown with LS-6020 M12 lens
- 1/3.2-inch optical format
- 15 frames per second (fps) at full resolution;
- Mechanical shutter support
- Numerous automatic functions for on-the-fly image correction and enhancement
- Fully automatic Xenon- and LED-type flash support,including fast exposure adaptation
- On-chip, 10-bit analog-to-digital converter
- Real-time JPEG 4:2:2 and 4:2:0 output
- 19 g / 40 mm x 40 mm x 32 mm
- MT9D111 – 2.0 MP Camera Module w/ selected lens / mount (qty 1)