OV5640 5MP USB Camera User Guide


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


  • Pixel:500 Megapxixel
  • Resolution:2592×1944
  • Video:
    • 15FPS 2592 x 1944
    • 30FPS 1920 x 1080
    • 30FPS 1280 x 720
  • Sensor:OV5640
  • DSP :Automatic white balance(AWB)\Automatic exposure(AEC)\Automatic gain control(AGC)
  • Camera Specification:
    • CCD Size:1/4inch
    • Aperture(F):2.8
    • Focus Length(EFL):3.29mm
    • Field of View(FOV):68°
    • Focus Type: Auto focus (B type), Fixed focus (C type)
  • Interface:USB2.0
  • Image Format:MJPEG、YUV422
  • Working Temperature:0°C ~ 50°C
  • Dimension:9mm×62mm
  • Support OS:Windows、Linux

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 Resouces->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)
  • 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 1920x1080

Working with Jetson Nano Developer Kit

  • Open a terminal of Jetson Nano Developer Kit (You can use 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.

Price: $27.89
Part Number: OV5640 5MP USB Camera
Brand: Spotpear
SKU: 0204010