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5MP NoIR Spy Camera Module with Flex Cable for Raspberry Pi [DISCONTINUED]

SKU: B0066-02

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Camera Specs
Sensor Omnivision OV5647 sensor
Sensor Size
1/4” (OV5647)
5MP 2592 × 1944
Video 1080p 30 fps, 720p 60fps, 480p 90fps
IR Sensitive Without Integral IR filter
Focus Type Fixed Focus
Lens Type
Stock Lens
Focus Distance
1m - ∞ (infinity)
Full-frame SLR lens equivalent
Dimension 300 x 16 mm flex cable, neck width of the camera is 6mm
Supported Platforms Raspberry Pi Model A/B/B+, Raspberry Pi 2/3/3B+/4


  • Small Size: Ideal for applications requiring small devices
  • Not IR Sensitive: If you require an IR Version, see the B0066
  • Seamless Integration: Native to Raspberry Pi and doesn't require any additional drivers
  • Highly Compatible: Works with any Raspberry Pi model

This embedded camera module, previously with IR is now equipped with NoIR (No Infrared) capability, a unique technology that offers superior low-light imaging. Unlike regular cameras, our NoIR camera can capture both visible and infrared light, making it an excellent choice for situations with limited lighting. With the infrared filter removed, this camera excels in applications such as nighttime surveillance and astrophotography, providing solutions to the limitations of traditional cameras.

The board is remarkably compact, with dimensions of approximately 300mm x 16mm. The camera module boasts a neck width of merely 6mm, a standout feature that renders it highly suitable for applications where both size and image quality hold utmost importance, such as endoscopes, spy surveillance, and similar uses. A short ribbon cable is utilised to establish a connection with the Raspberry Pi. The camera is then connected to the Pi's BCM2835/BCM2836 processor via the CSI bus, a high-speed link that efficiently carries pixel data from the camera back to the processor. This bus travels along the ribbon cable, which serves as the physical link between the camera board and the Pi.

The camera sensor boasts a native resolution of 5 megapixels and a fixed focus lens. It can capture still images at a resolution of 2592 x 1944 pixels and record videos at 1080p30, 720p60, and 640x480p60/90. The camera connects to the Raspberry Pi through one of the two small sockets on the board's upper surface, using the dedicated CSI interface designed specifically for camera interfacing. The CSI bus has a high data transfer rate and exclusively carries pixel data. The camera is fully supported in the latest version of Raspbian, the preferred operating system of Raspberry Pi.


OV5647 Sensor Datasheet

Package Contents

  • 1 × 5MP 1/4 inch NoIR Spy Camera Module with flex cable for Raspberry Pi

Example Applications

  • Mobile Phones, Tablets, Toys
  • Other battery-powered products
  • Endoscopes
  • Spy Surveillance
  • Usable with any Raspberry Pi module

What is a NoIR camera module?

A NoIR module is a specialised camera designed to capture images in low-light conditions, even in complete darkness. Unlike regular camera modules, a NoIR camera does not have an infrared (IR) filter, which enables it to capture both visible and infrared light. This feature makes it ideal for applications where traditional cameras may perform poorly, such as nighttime surveillance or astrophotography.

A NoIR camera lacks an IR filter, allowing it to capture images in the infrared spectrum that are invisible to the human eye. This feature proves beneficial in situations where the primary source of illumination is from IR LEDs. Even in complete darkness, the camera module can detect this infrared light, providing a means to monitor or record images that would otherwise be dark or unclear.

NoIR camera modules are frequently utilised in conjunction with microcontroller platforms such as Raspberry Pi or Arduino for a variety of projects and applications that necessitate low-light or infrared imaging capabilities.