Arducam Pivariety 16MP IMX298 Colour Camera Module for Raspberry Pi

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Arducam Pivariety is a camera solution for the Raspberry Pi which takes advantage of the Raspberry Pi hardware Image Signal Processor (ISP) functions. Using Arducam Pivariety camera modules, users can experience better performance and a wider variety of camera and lens options.

For a long time, Raspberry Pi users have been limited to closed-source official supported camera drivers. Now Arducam has made it possible to provide well-tuned ISP for Pivariety camera modules with Auto Exposure, Auto White Balance, Auto Gain Control, Lens Shading Correction and more!

This Pivariety module uses a Sony 16MP IMX298 sensor offering up to 4640×3472@10.000 FPS. The module comes with an adapter board, 200mm 15-pin FPC cable (1mm pitch), 73mm 15-pin to 22-pin FPC cable (0.5mm pitch) and an acrylic case with fixings.

NOTE: Pivariety camera modules can only work with libcamera instead of the traditional raspistill application! These modules are intended for experienced users.


  • 16MP Sony IMX298 Exmor RS™ colour sensor
  • Up to 4640×3472@10.000 FPS
  • AEC, AWB
  • Programmable focus control
  • Gstreamer support
  • Upcoming V4L2 support
  • Compatible w/ all libcamera-based apps maintained by the Raspberry Pi Foundation


  • Sensor Type: 16MP IMX298
  • Pixel Size: 1.12um x 1.12um
  • Optical Size: 1/2.8”
  • Active Pixels: 4656 H × 3496 V
  • Lens Spec: Focal length: 4.04mm, F.NO: 2.0±5%, FOV: horizontal 62deg
  • IR Sensitivity: Integral IR filter, visible light only
  • Focus Type: Motorized focus, programmable focus control
  • Frame Rate: 4640×3472@10 fps, 2320×1732@20 fps, 3264×2464@15 fps, 3840×2160@15 fps, 2592×1944@20 fps, 1920×1080@30 fps,
  • 1280×800@45 fps, 1280×720@50 fps
  • Sensor Output Format: RAW10
  • ISP Output Format: Output image format of JPG, YUV420, RAW, DNG; output video format of MJPEG, H.264
  • Interface Type: 2-Lane MIPI
  • Board Size: 40x40mm


  • UAV/Drones/FPV camera
  • Machine Vision
  • Robotics
  • IoT
  • Face Recognition
  • Defect Detection

Package Contents

  • 1 x Arducam 16MP IMX298 ISP Camera Module
  • 1 x Arducam Adapter Board
  • 1 x 200mm 15pin 1.0mm FPC cable
  • 1 x 73mm 15pin 1.0mm to 22pin 0.5mm pitch FPC cable
  • 1 x acrylic case kit with assembly accessories

Raspberry Pi not included


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