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Multi-Camera CamArray

Introduction


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.

Sepcifications


Basic Specs


  • Dual-Camera Stereo Synchronized Kit
Sensor Resolution SKU Optical Format
OV9281 1MP B0263/B0337/B0266 1/4″
OV2311 2MP B0264 1/2.9″
AR0234 2MP B0492N 1/2.6″
OV5647 5MP B0217J5 1/4″
IMX477 12MP B0347N/B0265N 1/2.3″
  • Quad-Camera Stereo Synchronized Kit
Sensor Resolution SKU Optical Format
OV9281 1MP B0267 1/4″
OV9782 1MP B0331 1/4″
IMX219 8MP B0396 1/4″
IMX477 12MP B0397 1/2.3″
IMX519 16MP B0388 1/2.53″

Resolution & Frame Rates (2023.12.14 Update)


  • Dual-Camera Stereo Synchronized Kit
Sensor L4T/JetPack NVIDIA Jetson Platform Resolution Frame Rate
IMX477 L4T 32.x NVIDIA Jetson Nano/Xavier NX/Orin Nano/Orin NX 4032x3040 5fps
2028x1520 15fps
2028x1080 15fps
L4T 35.x NVIDIA Jetson Nano/Xavier NX/Orin Nano/Orin NX 4032x3040 5fps
2028x1520 15fps
2028x1080 15fps
  • Quad-Camera Stereo Synchronized Kit
Sensor L4T/JetPack NVIDIA Jetson Platform Resolution Frame Rate
IMX219 L4T 32.x NVIDIA Jetson Nano/Xavier NX/Orin Nano/Orin NX 3280x2464 10.5fps
3280x1848 14fps
1920x1080 15fps
1640x1232 15fps
1280x720 30fps
L4T 35.x NVIDIA Jetson Nano/Xavier NX/Orin Nano/Orin NX 3280x2464 10.5fps
3280x1848 14fps
1920x1080 15fps
1640x1232 15fps
1280x720 30fps
IMX477 L4T 32.x NVIDIA Jetson Nano/Xavier NX/Orin Nano/Orin NX 4032x3040 10fps
2028x1520 30fps
2028x1080 30fps
L4T 35.x NVIDIA Jetson Nano/Xavier NX/Orin Nano/Orin NX 4032x3040 10fps
2028x1520 30fps
2028x1080 30fps
IMX519 L4T 32.x NVIDIA Jetson Nano/Xavier NX/Orin Nano/Orin NX 4656x3496 5fps
3840x2160 10.5fps
1920x1080 30fps
1280x720 30fps
L4T 35.x NVIDIA Jetson Nano/Xavier NX/Orin Nano/Orin NX 4656x3496 4.5fps
3840x2160 8.5fps
1920x1080 30fps
1280x720 30fps

Products


Product Image SKU Sensor Resolution Pin/Connect Type Features Lens Type Field of View(HxV) Focus Type IR Sensitivity
Image 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
Image B0265N IMX477 12MP 15/Bottom Stereo Camera CS 65°(H) x  48.7°(V) Manual Focus 650nm IR-cut filter
Image B0397 Quad Camera M12 75°(H) x 56°(V)
Image B0484 IMX708 12MP 15/Bottom Wide Angle Stereo Camera Stock Lens 120°(D)x100°(H)x72°(V) Autofocus 650nm IR-cut filter
Image 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)
Image B0263 OV9281 1MP 15/Bottom Mono Global Shutter Stereo Camera M12 70°(H) x 43.75°(V) Manual Focus without IR-cut filter
B0264 OV2311 2MP 83°(H) x 67.5°(V)
Image B0492N AR0234 2MP 22/Bottom Color Global Shutter M12 120°(D)×90°(H)×75°(V) Manual Focus Integrate IR-cut filter
Image 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)

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