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Arducam 0.3MP NoIR Camera Module for Raspberry Pi

SKU: B0206

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Camera Specs
Sensor Omnivision OV7251 Monochrome Sensor
Sensor Size
0.3MP 640 × 480
Video 640 x 480@30fps
Focus Type Fixed Focus
Lens Type Stock Lens
Pixel Size 3μm
Focal Length 1.3mm
F.NO F2.2
Focus Distance 65cm to ∞ (infinity)
Field of View (FOV) 86.5°(D), 72.9°(H), 57.7°(V)
IR Sensitivity
No IR filter, sensitive to IR
Peak Current
Output Format 8/10-bit BW RAW
Output Interface 2-lane MIPI serial
Camera Connector BBR13-24K6417
Board Connector BBR43-24KB533
Dimension 24mm × 25mm
Supported Platforms Raspberry Pi 4, 3B+, 3, 2, B+, B, A and Raspberry Pi Zero


  • Seamless Integration: Native to Raspberry Pi and doesn't require any additional drivers (Debian version: 11 'bullseye')
  • Easy to Use: Just enable the overlay to make it work
  • Global Shutter: Shoot high-speed moving objects in crisp, sharp images
  • IR Sensitivity: NoIR, sensitive to IR light. For IR-cut filter version see: B0161

Designed primarily for Raspberry Pi boards, the Arducam monochrome (B&W) global shutter VGA resolution OV7251 camera module eliminates the need for additional hardware by allowing direct connection to RPi's CSI-2 camera interface.

This camera module is fully compatible with the official V4L2 camera driver, and users can also leverage the Arducam SDK to achieve higher frame rates. With its global shutter and remarkable low-light sensitivity, this module is well-suited for applications requiring gesture detection, head and eye tracking, as well as depth and motion detection.

Equipped with NoIR (No Infrared) technology, this embedded camera module stands out with its remarkable ability to capture high-quality images in low-light environments. Unlike standard cameras, this NoIR camera can detect both visible and infrared light, making it an ideal choice for situations with limited lighting. By removing the infrared filter, this camera module excels in applications such as nighttime surveillance and astrophotography, providing innovative solutions to overcome the limitations of traditional cameras.

For the NVIDIA Jetson Nano version, see the B0223 (The previous Jetson Nano alternative B0212 has been discontinued).

This camera and RPI driver don't support hardware JPEG/H.264 encoding


OV7251 Sensor Datasheet

Package Contents

  • 1 × Arducam OV7251 0.3MP Monochrome Global Shutter NoIR Camera Module
  • 1 × 150mm 15pin 1.0mm FPC cable
  • 1 × 73mm 15pin 1.0mm to 22pin 0.5mm pitch FPC cable

Example Applications

  • Gesture Detection
  • Head and Eye tracking
  • Various battery-powered products
  • Depth and motion tracking
  • CCTV, Home Security System
  • Nature Camera/Photography