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OV5640 5MP USB Camera (A) User Guide


USB Camera, OV5640 sensor. 5 megapixel. Supports UVC protocol.


  • Pixel: 5MP
  • Resolution: 2592 × 1944
  • Sensor: OV5640
  • DSP: Automatic white balance(AWB)\Automatic exposure(AEC)\Automatic gain control(AGC)
  • Camera Specification:
    • CCD Size: 1/4 inch
    • Aperture (F): 2.1
    • Focus Length (EFL): 2.5 mm
    • Field of View (FOV): 135°(D) 95°(H) 70°(V)
    • Focus Type: AF
  • Interface: USB1.0
  • Image:
    • Image Format: MJPG, YVY2
    • Image Resolution: 2592 × 1944
    • Video:
      5 FPS 2592 × 1944 (FULL)
      15 FPS 1920 × 1080 (HD)
      15 FPS 1280 × 720 (720P)
  • Working voltage: 5V ± 5%
  • Working Temperature: 0°C ~ 50°C
  • Lens Size: 18.00 × 18.00 × 19.39 mm
  • Dimension: 18.00 × 36.00 mm
  • Support OS: Windows, Linux, MacOS

Working with Windows PC

Test Software

Most of the Windows 10 PC has pre-install Camera software, you can use it to test the USB camera.
If your PC doesn't have Camera software, you can also download the AMCap test software from Resouce->Software and test.


Use Camera software of Windows
  • Search "Camera" and open the software.
  • Click the setting icon of the top-left to configure the image/video.

  • You can click the icons on the right to switch between Image Capture or Video Recording.
AMCap Software
  • Download and install the AMCap software.
  • You can click the Options option, choose Video Capture Pin... or Still Capture Pin... to configure image/video.

Working with Raspberry Pi

  • Open a terminal of Raspberry Pi (You can use Ctrl+Alt+T shortcut)
  • Edit the modules file:
sudo nano /etc/modules
  • Add the following command in the document and save:
  • Ues command sudo raspi-config to open the configuration
    • Choose Interface Option -> Camera -> Yes to enable camera and reboot.
  • Open a Terminal of Pi and install luvcview tool with the following command
    • sudo apt-get install luvcview -y
  • After installing, use the following command to test the USB camera.
sudo luvcview -s 1920 x 1080

Working with Jetson Nano Developer Kit

  • Open a terminal of Jetson Nano Developer Kit (You can use the Ctrl+Alt+T shortcut or open it by Mouse)
  • Use the following command for previewing:
    • nvgstcapture-1.0 --camsrc=0
  • With the command, a preview window is opened

【Notice】You may need to use the camera by script/codes, in this case, you can refer to tools/libraries like Opencv yourself.