MT9N001 – 9.0 MP Camera Module


Select the proper Lens / Mount option below based on the lens(es) you have chosen.


MT9N001 – 9.0 MP Camera Module:

The MT9N001 – 9.0 MP Camera Module (B0098) features the MT9N001 color sensor from Micron/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. Available separately are higher quality metal M12 or CS lens mounts, or a motorized IR cutoff filter mount; for the motorized IR cutoff filter mount, the user must supply the 5-18 V power.

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.

Camera Shields:

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 may purchase one of the available ArduCAM camera shields.

The ArduCAM USB Camera Shields provide 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.

  • Sensor: MT9N001 color (Micron/Aptina)
  • Full Resolution: 9.0 MP (3488 H x 2616 V)
  • Optical Format: 1/2.3″
  • Sensor Size: 6.104 mm x 4.578 mm
  • Pixel Size: 1.75 µm x 1.75 µm
  • Max Frame Rate: 9.7 fps at full resolution; 30 fps in VGA mode (640 x 480)
  • Connectors: 30-pin 0.5 mm pitch flexible flat cable
  • Mount Pitch: 20 mm only (M12 or CS)
  • Board Size: ~40 mm x ~40 mm

Table 1 – 30-pin FFC interface

1 GND Ground Power ground
2 FLASH Input Flash output control
3 Trigger Output Exposure synchronization input
4 VSYNC Input Active High: Frame Valid; indicates active frame
5 HREF Input Active High: Line/Data Valid; indicates active pixels
6 DOUT11 Input Pixel Data Output 11 (MSB)
7 DOUT10 Input Pixel Data Output 10
8 DOUT9 Input Pixel Data Output 9
9 DOUT8 Input Pixel Data Output 8
10 DOUT7 Input Pixel Data Output 7
11 DOUT6 Input Pixel Data Output 6
12 DOUT5 Input Pixel Data Output 5
13 GND Ground Power ground
14 DOUT4 Input Pixel Data Output 4
15 DOUT3 Input Pixel Data Output 3
16 DOUT2 Input Pixel Data Output 2
17 DOUT1 Input Pixel Data Output 1
18 DOUT0 Input Pixel Data Output 0 (LSB)
19 XCLK Output Master Clock into Sensor
20 PCLK Input Pixel Clock output from sensor
21 SCL Input Two-Wire Serial Interface Clock
22 SDATA Bi-directional Two-Wire Serial Interface Data I/O
23 RST Output Sensor reset signal, active low
24 GND Ground Power ground
25 GND Ground Power ground
26 STANDBY Output Standby-mode enable pin (active HIGH)
27~30 VCC POWER 3.3 v Power supply
Package Includes:
  • MT9N001 – 9.0 MP Camera Module w/ selected Lens / Mounts (qty 1)
  • 2″ 30-pin 0.5 mm pitch flexible flat cable (qty 1)
Additional Resources:

Additional information

Weight 0.9 oz
Dimensions 1 × 1 × 1 in
Lens / Mount

Bundled M12 Lens, Bundled NoIR M12 Lens, M12 Plastic Mount


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