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Jetson Nano IMX219-160 IR-CUT Camera User Guide


IMX219 Camera, 800 megapixels, and 160 FOV. have IR CUT Compatible with Jetson nano. You can also use it with CM3/CM3+ expansion boards like Raspberry Pi Compute Module IO board, Compute Module IO Board Plus, Compute Module POE Board of Waveshare, and the StereoPi board.

Test with Jetson Nano

Hardware connection

  • Connect the camera to CSI interface of Jetson Nano.Set the metal side of FFC into Heat-sink
  • Connect an HDMI LCD to Jetson Nano

Software setting

  • Power on Jetson Nano and open the Terminal (Ctrl+ALT+T)
  • Test camera with command:
DISPLAY=:0.0 gst-launch-1.0 nvarguscamerasrc ! 'video/x-raw(memory:NVMM), width=3280, height=2464, format=(string)NV12, framerate=(fraction)20/1' ! nvoverlaysink -e
  • Test dual-camera
    • IF you want to test dual cameras with B01 Developer Kit.You can just add sensor-id=x to the pipeline. x can be 0 or 1.
#test video0
DISPLAY=:0.0 gst-launch-1.0 nvarguscamerasrc sensor-id=0 ! 'video/x-raw(memory:NVMM), width=3280, height=2464, format=(string)NV12, framerate=(fraction)20/1' ! nvoverlaysink -e
#test video1
DISPLAY=:0.0 gst-launch-1.0 nvarguscamerasrc sensor-id=1 ! 'video/x-raw(memory:NVMM), width=3280, height=2464, format=(string)NV12, framerate=(fraction)20/1' ! nvoverlaysink -e
  • If you find that the image captured is reddish. You can try to download .isp file and installed:
wget https://www.waveshare.com/w/upload/e/eb/Camera_overrides.tar.gz
tar zxvf Camera_overrides.tar.gz 
sudo cp camera_overrides.isp /var/nvidia/nvcam/settings/
sudo chmod 664 /var/nvidia/nvcam/settings/camera_overrides.isp
sudo chown root:root /var/nvidia/nvcam/settings/camera_overrides.isp

Test with Compute Module

The IMX219 series can be used with Compute Module series of Raspberry Pi with carriers. And the usage are same as other Raspberry Pi cameras
Becuase of the encropytoin, the IMX219 series cameras cannot be used with Raspberry Pi board like the Raspberry Pi 4B, please note it.

  • Connect the camera to Compute Module Carrier board (like Compute Module 4 PoE Board), please take care of the direction.
  • Open a terminal and configure the camera
sudo raspi-config
Select Interfacing Options -> Camera -> Yes
  • Reboot
  • Test the camera with command:
sudo raspistill -t 0

Selection Guide

ProductPixelsSensorDual LenInfraredAngle of View (Diagonal)(degree)Afterture (F)Focal Length (MM)PCBASuit for
RPi Camera
8 MegaIMX219×× Pi, Jetson Nano
RPi NoIR Camera V2 Pi, Jetson Nano
IMX219-77 Camera
×772.02.96Jetson Nano, CM3/3+
772.02.96Jetson Nano, CM3/3+
IMX219-120 Camera
×1202.21.88Jetson Nano, CM3/3+
IMX219-160 Camera
×1602.353.15Jetson Nano, CM3/3+
IMX219-160IR Camera
1602.353.15Jetson Nano, CM3/3+
IMX219-160 IR-CUT Camera
1602.73.62Jetson Nano, CM3/3+
IMX219-170 Camera
×1702.00.87Jetson Nano, CM3/3+
IMX219-200 Camera
×2002.03.15Jetson Nano, CM3/3+
×1602.353.15×Raspberry Pi, Jetson Nano
IMX219-83 Stereo Camera
×83NA2.6Jetson Nano, CM3/3+
Price: $27.89
Part Number: IMX219-160-IR-CUT-Camera
Brand: Spotpear
SKU: 0501312