MT9M001 – 1.3 MP Camera Sensor:
The MT9M001 – 1.3 MP Camera Sensor is based on the MT9M001 color sensor (U0680) from Aptiva. The sensor has a 1/2.0″ optical format, which combined with the pixel size of 5.2 µm x 5.2 µm, results in the 1.3 MP 1280 x 1024 SXGA 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 MT9M001 color sensor and/or lens have an IR-cut filter, so this sensor is not suitable for IR photography.
This sensor does not offer a lens mount, but uses a stock lens. However, MT9M001 – 1.3 MP Camera Module (color and monochrome) are available with a bundled M12 LS-6020 lens/mount (IR or NoIR), or simply an M12 mount. The bundled camera modules include the LS-6020 lens (IR or NoIR) / plastic mount. They are also available without a lens – just a 13 mm plastic lens mount. Also, see the MT9Mxxx – 1.3 MP Camera Sensor on Adapter Board.
The key benefit of the standard lens mounts available with the MT9M001 – 1.3 MP Camera 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 verify the compatible lens mount height must include 13 mm for each lens selected. Note: the MT9Mxxx – 1.3 MP Camera Sensor on Adapter Board uses a 22 mm pitch lens mount, which is only available with 13 mm height plastic mount. 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 22-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, x86 Linux, Nvidia Jetson, or Raspberry Pi computer for these camera modules.
You may also 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 on this site.
- MT9M001 Micron/Aptina color sensor
- 1.3-megapixel resolution (1,280 H x 1,024 V)
- 5.2 µm x 5.2 µm pixel size, 4.730 mm x 3.520 mm sensor size
- M12 only mount available – 22 mm mount pitch, 13 mm height
- 1/2.0-inch optical format
- 15 frames per second (fps) at full resolution;
- 19 g / 40 mm x 40 mm x 32 mm
- MT9M001 – 1.3 MP Camera sensor (qty 1)