More than one camera running on a single platform sounds not that hard. When it comes to multiple cameras working literally 'simultaneously' on one single RPi or Jetson, however, Arducam hardware is still the only capable solution so far.
To achieve such an accomplishment today, we have made substantial breakthroughs over years, from camera multiplexing to quad-camera synchronization: multi-cam adapter board, synchronized stereo camera HAT, and Camarray.
Arducam Multi-cam adapter board met the primary demands of more than one camera shooting from different angles of view, enabling users to connect up to 4 cameras to a single Pi board.
However, it only activates one camera at a time, and you have to switch between them. Arducam then released a stereo camera HAT for Raspberry Pi which allows you to connect two 5MP OV5647 or two 8MP IMX219 Pi cameras to a single standard Pi board and takes images or video at the same time. More importantly, this binocular solution makes both cameras fully synchronized.
Then came the Camarray. Camarray is Arducam’s latest multi-camera solutions for Raspberry Pi, Jetson Nano, Xavier NX, and more, consisting of both hardware and software solutions. The core hardware solution breaks the limits of physical camera connectors and allows for the connection of up to 4 same MIPI cameras. The software solution makes it possible to completely display and capture video feeds from all the cameras connected, or even support image sensors that are not natively supported by the official drivers.
|Product Image||SKU||Sensor||Resolution||Pin/Connect Type||Features||Lens Type||Field of View（HxV）||Focus Type||IR Sensitivity|
|B0347N||IMX477||12MP||15/Bottom||Stereo Camera||M12||75°(H) x 56°(V)||Manual Focus||650nm IR-cut Filter|
|B0331||OV9782||1MP||Color Global Shutter Quad Camera||75°(H) x 46.8°(V)||without IR-cut filter|
|B0396||IMX219||8MP||Quad Camera||Stock Lens||62.2° (H) x 48.8° (V)||Fixed Focus||650nm IR-cut filter|
|B0388||IMX519||16MP||65°(H) x 48.8°(V)||Motorized Focus|
|B0265N||IMX477||12MP||15/Bottom||Stereo Camera||CS||65°(H) x 48.7°(V)||Manual Focus||650nm IR-cut filter|
|B0397||Quad Camera||M12||75°(H) x 56°(V)|
|B0267||OV9281||1MP||15/Bottom||Mono Global Shutter Quad Camera||M12||75°(H) x 46.8°(V)||Manual Focus||without IR-cut filter|
|B0266||70°(H) x 43.75°(V)|
|B0263||OV9281||1MP||15/Bottom||Mono Global Shutter Stereo Camera||M12||70°(H) x 43.75°(V)||Manual Focus||without IR-cut filter|
|B0264||2MP||83°(H) x 67.5°(V)|
|B0217J5||OV5647||5MP||15/Bottom||Stereo Camera||Stock Lens||54° (H) x 41° (V)||Fixed Focus||650nm IR-cut filter|
|B0217J8||IMX219||8MP||62.2° (H) x 48.8° (V)|