OV7725 – 0.3 MP Camera Module:
The OV7725 – 0.3 MP Camera Module features the OV7725 color sensor from OmniVision. The sensor has a 1/4.0″ optical format, which combined with the pixel size of 6.0 µm x 6.0 µm, results in the 0.3 MP 640 x 480 VGA 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 bundled either with a stock lens with a plastic mount (U3182), an M12 lens with a plastic mount (U6066 – discontinued), or an M12 lens with a 15.5 mm height motorized IR cutoff filter mount (B0071); for the motorized IR cutoff filter mount, the user must supply the 5-18 V power. Unlike most ArduCAM cameras, you should not attempt to exchange the mounts (you may try to do so at your own risk).
Except for the motorized IR cutoff filter, these cameras have a fixed IR cutoff filter, so they are not suitable for IR photography.
This camera module is available with two interfaces. The first (U6066) provides a UVC-compliant USB 2.0 interface that works “out of the box”. For the second option, you will need to create your own custom-built hardware interface via the 24-pin 0.5 mm pitch SCCB interface. Be sure to download the OmniVision and ArduCAM datasheets for more information.
- High sensitivity for low-light operation
- Output support for Raw RGB, RGB (GRB 4:2:2, RGB565/555/444) and YCbCr (4:2:2) formats
- VarioPixel® method for sub-sampling
- Automatic image control functions including: Automatic Exposure Control (AEC), Automatic Gain Control (AGC), Automatic White Balance (AWB), Automatic Band Filter (ABF), and Automatic Black-Level Calibration (ABLC)
- Image quality controls including color saturation, hue, gamma, sharpness (edge enhancement), and anti-blooming
- ISP includes noise reduction and defect correction
- The SCCB interface (U3182 and B0071) is not compatible with the 15-pin Raspberry Pi CSI camera interface nor the 30-pin parallel camera interface.
- OV7725 – 0.3 MP Camera Module (qty 1)
- 20 cm 24-pin 0.5 mm pitch flexible flat cable (qty 1)