MT9D111 – 2.0 MP Camera Sensor w/ Autofocus Stock Lens on Adapter Board:
The MT9D111 – 2.0 MP Camera Sensor w/ Autofocus Stock Lens on Adapter Board (B0054) 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).
This adapter board does not offer a standard (M12 or CS) lens mount, but uses the “stock lens” attached to the sensor. However, additional similar camera modules are available from ArduCAM. For example, see the MT9D111 – 2.0 MP Camera Module for the same sensor bundled with either an LS-2718CS lens option or the LS-6020 lens option (or with M12 and CS mounts only, and any compatible lens sold separately).
The key benefit of the standard lens mounts is the simplicity in swapping the lens – fisheye, wide-angle, telephoto, zoom, IR or NoIR filter. All of these lenses 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.
- Micron/Aptina MT9D111 camera module with autofocus stock lens
- 2.0-megapixel resolution (1,600 H x 1,200 V)
- 1/3.2-inch optical format
- 15 frames per second (fps) at full resolution
- Integrated auto focus and optical zoom, with configurable GPIO interface
- Real-time JPEG encoder
- 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
- Two-wire serial interface
- MT9D111 – 2.0 MP Camera Sensor w/ Autofocus Stock Lens on Adapter Board (qty 1)
- The lens and/or sensor have an IR-cut filter, so this module is not suitable for IR photography.