MT9N001 – 9.0 MP Camera Module:
The MT9N001 – 9.0 MP Camera Module is based on the MT9N001 color sensor from Aptiva. The sensor has a 1/2.3″ optical format, which combined with the pixel size of 1.75 µm x 1.75 µm, provides the 9.0 MP 3488 x 2616 image. This is a rolling shutter sensor, which captures an entire column (or row) simultaneously, and compiles the image by scanning across (or down).
Lens / Mounts:
These camera modules are sold with bundled with the M12 LS-18023 lens (with IR filter) and plastic mount. They are also available without a lens – just a generic plastic lens mount to protect the sensor during shipping. They may also be purchased with a higher quality metal M12 or CS lens mount. Or, they may be configured with a motorized IR cutoff filter mount (the user must provide the 5-18 V connection).
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 30-pin 0.5 mm pitch interface. Or, you will need to purchase one of the available ArduCAM camera shields. The ArduCAM USB Camera Shield or ArduCAM USB3.0 Camera Shield provides you a USB connection to a Windows, Linux, or Raspberry Pi computer for these camera modules. 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.
- 1/2.3” optical format (sensor size)
- 1.75 µm x 1.75 µm pixel size, 6.104 mm x 4.578 mm sensor size
- High sensitivity for low-light operation
- Output support for Raw RGB
- Low operating voltage for embedded portable apps
- Board Size: 30.5 x 30.5 mm
- MT9N001 – 9.0 MP Camera Module w/ selected Lens / Mounts (qty 1)
- 2″ 30-pin 0.5 mm pitch flexible flat cable (qty 1)