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64MP OwlSight


Arducam has released the highly influential and industry benchmark Arducam 64MP Hawkeye autofocus embedded camera for Raspberry Pi platform in 2022. Since the product was released, it has been widely praised. However, the camera, which is completely based on Arducam's independent research and development, cannot be natively supported by the Raspberry Pi platform. Users need to download the corresponding driver installation package to drive and use the camera.

Now, Arducam is coming with the latest Arducam 64MP OwlSight OV64A40 autofocus camera module. The biggest feature of the new 64MP OV64A40 camera is that it can be fully supported by the mainstream software libcamera officially recommended by Raspberry Pi. You don't need to install any more drivers to plug in your camera and complete your project.

In addition, we have created a complete ecosystem for it, with accessories, products, and solutions available, which will greatly save you the energy and time spent in developing and implementing projects. We also support a deeper freedom in customization. You can share any of your ideas with us, and we will use our expertise and services to help you realize any project.

Highlight Features

Highlight Features
+ Native Supported by libcamera: Raspberry Pi mainstream software libcamera directly drives the camera, eliminating the need to install the camera driver and simplifying user access.
+ Ultra-high resolution: ultra-clear picture quality, maximum resolution 9248x 6944 (64MP).
+ Excellent photosensitive performance: larger optic format (1/1.32). The largest pixel size among sensors of the same level.
+ Higher frame rate: Higher frame rate can still be obtained at high resolution. (Sensor Max Frame Rate: 9248x6944@15fps).
+ Dual mode Focus: CDAF Autofocus & software control manual focus.
+ Rich peripheral accessories: one-stop supporting parts and the overall industry ecosystem. From modules -> products -> solutions.


Basic Specs

Image Sensor
Image Sensor OV64A40
Still Resolution 64 Megapixels
Color Filter Type Color
Shutter Type Rolling
Optical Size 1/1.32″
Pixel Size 1.008 µm x 1.008 µm
Sensor Active Area 9248(H)×6944(V)
Output Format JPEG/YUV/RGB/RAW10
Video Modes
(on Raspberry Pi)
1080p30,720p60 and 640×480p60/90
Video Modes
(Camera Module)
9152×6944@2fps, 4624×3472@7.6fps, 3840×2160@14.8fps, 2312×1736@26.7fps, 1920×1080@45fps
IR Sensitivity Integral IR-cut Filter, visible light only
Focus Type Manual/Auto
Focal Length 6.65mm
F.NO F1.9
Field of View (FOV) 84°(D)×68°(H)×56°(V)
Lens Mount Stock Lens
Default Focus Range 12cm~∞
Electrical and Mechanical
Power Requirements 3.3V/300mA
Camera Board Size 25×24 mm
Functionality and Compatibility
Supported OS Raspberry Pi OS
Supported Platforms* Raspberry Pi 4B/3B+/3/2/CM3/CM4/Zero W/Zero 2 W

Resolution & Frame Rates

Sensor Transfer Speed Resolution Frame Rate
OV64A40 High Speed 9152×6944 2.6fps
4624×3472 10fps
3840×2160 20fps
2312×1736 30fps
1920×1080 60fps
Low Speed 9152×6944 2fps
4624×3472 7.6fps
3840×2160 14.8fps
2312×1736 26.7fps
1920×1080 45fps


Product Image SKU Resolution Sensor Interface Features Focus Type Focus Distance Field of View(DxHxV) IR Sensitivity
B0483 64MP OV64A40 MIPI CSI-2 Ultra High Resolution Autofocus 12cm-infinite 84°(D)x68°(H)x56°(V) Integral IR-cut Filter

Accessory List

ABS Camera Case

SKU: U6251

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HDMI Camera Extension Kit

SKU: B0091

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Ethernet Cable Extension Kit

SKU: U6279

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Pan-Tilt Kit

SKU: B0283

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15pin-22pin FPC Cable

SKU: B0210

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100cm 15pin-15pin Camera Extension Cable

SKU: CB012

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Quick Start Guide


Schematic Dynamic

Package List

Connection Schematic


The camera tripod shown in the above picture is not included in the product package. The above is only a diagram for demonstration. If you need a related tripod, please contact for it.


  • Step 1. Modify .Config file
sudo nano /boot/config.txt 
add dtoverlay=ov64a40 under the line [all]
#Save and reboot.
  • Step2. Use libcamera to access Arducam 64MP Camera

Preview 5 seconds.

libcamera-still -t 5000

If you don't have a display screen, you can save an image without displaying it. And an image of test.jpg will be saved in the current directory.

libcamera-still -t 5000 -n -o test.jpg

For more instructions, please refer to: libcamera User Guide

Autofocus/Manual Focus Function

Continuous Autofocus

libcamera-still -t 0 

libcamera-still -t 0 --autofocus-mode continuous

Single Autofocus

libcamera-still -t 0 --autofocus-mode auto

Manual Focus

libcamera-still -t 0 --autofocus-mode manual
# Use keyboard to control focus
# "f" trigger one-shot autofocus
# "a" add the lens position, "d" decrease the lens position, the minimum unit of step adjustment is 1
libcamera-still -t 0 --autofocus-mode manual -k 

Adjust Lens Position

libcamera-still -t 0 --autofocus-mode manual --lens-position 5

Autofocus Before Capture Images

libcamera-still -t 0 --autofocus-on-capture

Set Focus Range

# Normal
libcamera-still -t 0 --autofocus-range normal

# Close Focus
libcamera-still -t 0 --autofocus-range macro