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Arducam 12.3MP HQ Camera Module with Motorised IR-cut filter for RPi

SKU: B0270

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Camera Specs
Sensor Sony IMX477 Exmor RS sensor
Sensor Size
1/2.3” (7.9mm diagonal)
12.3MP 4056 × 3040
Video 2028 × 1080p50, 2028 × 1520p40 and 1332 × 990p120
Pixel Size 1.55μm
Peak Current
Dimension 38mm × 38mm
IR Sensitivity Motorised IR-cut filter
Supported Platforms Raspberry Pi 4, 3B+, 3A+, 3, 2, 2B, B+, B, A, Pi Zero and More


  • Day N Night Ready: Equipped with a Motorised IR-cut filter for imaging in any light conditions
  • Interchangeable CS/C Lens: You can replace the CS lens to tailor your optics for your chosen application/solution
  • Native to Raspberry Pi: No need to install an additional driver
  • Highly Compatible: supports the latest Raspberry Pi OS Bullseye (Jan 28th, 2022 and later) and libcamera apps

This Arducam module utilises the identical 12MP image sensor found in the Raspberry Pi High-Quality Camera. However, it distinguishes itself by incorporating a mechanical IR cut-off filter that automatically adjusts according to the lighting conditions. Unlike the official RPi HQ camera, which lacks sensitivity to infrared and does not have a NoIR version, this Arducam camera module not only offers infrared sensitivity but also preserves the natural ambiance during daylight. Furthermore, it is fully compatible with all Raspberry Pi models equipped with a camera connector.

If you require the non-motorised IR-cut filter edition, see the B0240.

Lens Specification

Lens Specs

Focus Type
Manual Focus
Focal Length 6mm
F Number F1.2
Field of View (D/H/V) 65°(H)
MOD 0.2mm
Back Focal Length 7.53mm
Lens Mount CS-Mount
Lens Dimension Φ30×31mm

Important Notes

Our camera module support 4-lane in hardware, but the 4-lane camera driver requires extra customisation. Here is why:

  • Standard Raspberry Pi and Jetson Nano/Xavier NX can’t physically support a 4-lane connection (both of them only have 2-lane CSI connectors). Only the Raspberry Pi Compute Module and some 3rd party Jetson Carrier Boards come with 4-lane hardware support. Therefore, it’s not a general need.
  • Extra works, specifically camera drivers, are required for a 4-lane connection other than the 4-lane physical connector. And the drivers are limited by the performances of the platform itself. For example, 4-lane can’t unlock 4k video on Raspberry Pi because the VideoCore does not currently support it. Jetson Nano is also to some extent limited because of the encoding capabilities. You need to make sure you really need it.


IMX477 Sensor Datasheet
3D Drawing 
3D Drawing Case

Package Contents

  • 1 × Arducam IMX477 12.3MP HQ Camera Module
  • 1 × 6mm focal length CS-mount camera lens
  • 1 × 300mm/11.8inch 22pin FPC cable for Pi Zero&W
  • 1 × 300mm/11.8inch 15pin to 22pin FPC cable for Pi A&B series

Example Applications

  • Mobile Phones, PDA's, Toys
  • Face Recognition
  • Other battery-powered products
  • DSLR Camera Control
  • Home Security, Intercoms
  • Machine Vision, etc.