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Reddit reviews on Arducam for Raspberry Pi Zero Camera Module, 5MP 1080P on Raspbian, MotionEye, Octopi and More (Cables in 2 Kinds)

Sentiment score: 4
Reddit mentions: 5

We found 5 Reddit mentions of Arducam for Raspberry Pi Zero Camera Module, 5MP 1080P on Raspbian, MotionEye, Octopi and More (Cables in 2 Kinds). Here are the top ones.

Pi compatible - Work natively with all Raspberry Pi models for your new project or drop-in replacementBoth cables - 2 cables included so you can switch between the camera connectors for the Pi Zero and Model A&B seriesSpecs - 5MP 1080P OV5647, crisp photos, and sharp videos with a decent frame rateEasy to use – Easy setup with paper instructions to help you activate the camera feature on Raspbian. Also works like the official ones on systems like MotionEye and OctoPiApplication: Small form factor for a tiny home video security system, monitoring 3D printer or other camera projects. Feel free to contact Arducam if you need any help with the product

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Found 5 comments on Arducam for Raspberry Pi Zero Camera Module, 5MP 1080P on Raspbian, MotionEye, Octopi and More (Cables in 2 Kinds):

u/wee0x1b · 4 pointsr/raspberry_pi

Really all you need is the Raspberry Pi 3B and the recommended power supply. That all comes in a kit for $42: https://www.amazon.com/CanaKit-Raspberry-Micro-Supply-Listed/dp/B01C6FFNY4/

The official case is very nice, and just snaps together. It's eight dollars: https://www.amazon.com/Official-Raspberry-Pi-Case-Black/dp/B01F1PSFY6/

The last thing you need is a Micro SD card. I use a lot of Pis at work, and have had the best luck with the Samsung cards. I use these as they're reliable and give you a lot of storage for not a lot of money: https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Class-Adapter-MB-MP32DA-AM/dp/B00IVPU786

If you want to get some for him that might spark a little hobby interest, they also sell a camera for the Pi: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LY05LOE. There are all sorts of libraries for writing software to use the camera, and if you do get the camera for him have him look up "OpenCV" to get started with programming for it.

u/thrawn86 · 2 pointsr/MPSelectMiniOwners

if you want to run octopi/octoprint, there are plenty of small camera modules that will plug right into a dedicated header on the pi board. There is also support for web streaming and timelapses but I've never tried them.


in theory it supports other webcams through usb as well, but the pi camera modules are more than enough for simple monitoring.

u/brad3378 · 2 pointsr/photogrammetry

I would build your project around your available optics and lighting. With a $500 budget, we can rule out working with an array of DSLR cameras, but I think you can still make it work.

For what you want to capture, it sounds like you will want to work with short focal lengths at short distances. That's good because these are often inexpensive. Here's an example at 5 megapixels for $17 that plugs into a Raspberry Pi computer.

Next questions:

  • Can you solder?

  • Do you have any experience with Arduinos and/or Linux? Are you interested in learning?

  • Are you comfortable working with CAD?

  • Do you have access to a 3D printer?


    If it were me, I'd consider buying at least one of these adapters: http://www.arducam.com/multi-camera-adapter-module-raspberry-pi/

    According to the documentation, you can stack these to create arrays of up to 16 cameras and as far as I can tell, you only need one Arduino or Raspberry Pi computer to control the camera array.


    For the flexible camera mounts, consider saving a few dollars by copying this guy's idea with copper wire inside plastic tubing: https://petapixel.com/2015/08/16/build-a-diy-flexible-camera-mount-for-just-8/


    If you have access to a 3D printer, I would make camera enclosures for each camera - after you get them working of course. I would design a case that lets me use a 1/4-20 nut like this so you can use your cameras on any standard camera mounting equipment.


    It will take some time to build this, but it sounds like a fun project.

    Good luck!
u/hahncholo · 1 pointr/DIY

Yeah, the Android app may be a reach goal, will probably just have a script.

The camera I was looking at was the Arducam 5 megapixel camera, found some sample footage here which looks like it'll be good enough for me, and cheaper than the RPi branded one. Not trying to take beautiful footage, just something to record my commute in case anything happens.

u/TyrSniper · 1 pointr/raspberry_pi

On a related note, I was considering picking up this camera module: https://www.amazon.com/Arducam-Megapixels-Sensor-OV5647-Raspberry/dp/B01LY05LOE/ref=pd_bxgy_147_img_2?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B01LY05LOE&pd_rd_r=Z5TZP1KEHHSW89W5XR3D&pd_rd_w=PN9fS&pd_rd_wg=d8jZA&psc=1&refRID=Z5TZP1KEHHSW89W5XR3D

It looks like it doesn't use the GPIO section as far as I can tell. Not sure how it gets power though. Still researching!