ArduCam PiNSIGHT is An AI Camera Board for the New Raspberry Pi 5

ArduCam PiNSIGHT is An AI Camera Board for the New Raspberry Pi 5


Arducam PiNSIGHT is a 12.3MP auto-focus enabled AI camera board designed to work with the new Raspberry Pi 5 module. It features a Luxonis OAK-SoM, enabling it to run local computer vision algorithms with a processing power of 4 TOPS.

The PiNSIGHT AI Mate is mounted beneath the Raspberry Pi 5 and connects through a standard USB-A to USB-C cable. It features a metal case that serves as a heat sink. The company claims this design effectively dissipates heat, potentially eliminating the need for an active cooler for the Raspberry Pi 5.

This camera is designed for the Raspberry Pi 4/5, offering a more compact AI vision solution. It supports various computer vision algorithms, such as face recognition, fatigue detection, object recognition, anomaly detection, and pose estimation. To get started with the camera and access Python samples, visit the documentation website.

ArduCam PiNSIGHT Specification:

  • AI Acceleration: Utilizes Luxonis OAK-SoM with an Intel Movidius Myriad X VPU, achieving up to 4 TOPS for AI tasks.
  • Lens and Imaging:
    • 12.3 Megapixels still resolution.
    • Video modes include 4056×3040@30fps, 3840×2160@30fps, 1920×1080@60fps.
    • Supports RAW10/YUV/NV12/RGB output formats.
    • Sensor resolution: 4056 x 3040 pixels, with a 1/2.3″ optical size and 1.55 µm pixel size.
    • Auto Focus capability with a focal length of 4.81mm and an F1.8 aperture.
    • Field of View (FOV): 81°(D)×69°(H)×55°(V), with less than 1% distortion.
  • Connectivity: USB 3.0 Type-C port for data and power.
  • Compatibility: Optimized for Raspberry Pi 5 and 4; compatible with SBCs that have USB 3.0.
  • Mounting: Standard tripod thread.
  • Power Requirement: 5V/1A via USB-C.
  • Physical Specs: Measures 88.5 x 58 x 10 mm; operational from -20°C to 50°C.

In the box, you will get the Arducam PiNSIGHT AI Mate and a 15cm USB 3.0 Type-C cable for easy setup and connectivity. If you are willing to purchase this camera module it can be bought from the ArduCam store where it will cost you $99.99. More details about this can be found on their products page.

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