A camera is an optical or opto-electronic device that records a 2D image of a 3D scene. Cameras can be still cameras (photography) or video cameras for moving images.

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Is there a wifi chip on this board? [on hold]

I have a Sony QX10 camera, with comes with built-in wifi. I want to to connect wired ethernet to it. I was hoping I could find a wifi chip inside the camera, and solder to where the ethernet traces go ...
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Why is it so expensive to produce cameras for non visible light?

Typical consumer cameras can capture wavelength of 390-700 nm 400-1050nm . But why is it so difficult and expensive to produce cameras for infrared, ultraviolet, hard x-rays, etc.? The only thing ...
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Marsboard A20 camera module

Is it possible to use this camera module (or any other same camera module, preferably PAL) with new MarsBoard A20? According to specs, it has only CIF camera headers and some other EXT headers. So ...
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Selecting digital componentry in bulk [closed]

There are a ton of electronics retailers and suppliers on the internet, all selling components at (essentially) retail prices. But when big companies need to use digital components (batteries, ...
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OV7670 frames are 640x308 not 640x480

There is a lot of helpful information on the internet about getting the OV7670 camera up and running but the following problem has me a bit stumped. I am using a Maple r5 Board (STM32F103RBT6) to ...
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Safe line IR laser which will be seen from 15 meters by camera module

What characteristics (wavelength, mW) IR line laser should have to: be seen by camera module from 15 meters outdoor in day-light too safe for eyes line as big as possible thickness of line should ...
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How do you wire up the OV3640 camera module?

I've been wanting to do a project with this module in mind and have found some resources on it (mainly arducam) but I have no idea how to connect it to a micro controller. The data sheets show that ...
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Xilinx Video Timing Controller freezes processor

I'm trying to acquire video from an image sensor using a ZedBoard with Vivado 2014.2 and I used an existing (working) video passthrough project of mine and simply added in a debayer (color filter ...
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Raspberry Pi stereo camera frame synchronization/genlock (video or still image)

I need to frame synchronize a stereo camera for a computer vision application. The synchronization should the best possible, hopefully on a millisecond level. I would like to get about 10 FPS either ...
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Genlock two OV5642 camera modules on Arduino with ArduCam

I need to shoot stereo video or stills at about 10 FPS possibly in perfect sync. My plan is to set up a 3D stereo rig (2 standalone units - each consisting of Arduino UNO + ArduCam shield + OV5642 ...
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Interfacing MSP430 Launchpad with OmniVision Camera Module?

I have seen that it is possible to interface an OmniVision OV2640 camera module with Ardiuno Uno. Would it be possible to interface this Camera Module with an MSP430 Launchpad board to get a video ...
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Digital camera sensors and long exposures

Why do digital cameras need a long exposure time in low light conditions? Sometimes the exposures are 15-30 seconds or longer. Doesn't the electronic sensor achieve a steady state under 1 second or ...
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Instructions on building CMOS camera wifi video transmission [closed]

I am not sure this is the appropriate place to ask this kind of question, but I believe this is the best community to ask. I'd like to learn how to build my own circuit that would be capable of ...
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Can an IR camera be used in broad daylight?

I am wondering if it is at all possible to have an IR camera that can be faithfully used in broad daylight. I have already seen this question here, but I am looking to understand if a full blown ...
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Determining purpose of camera pins [closed]

I bought a small HD camera for a quadrocopter. It is dedicated for the specific model and supports filming motion JPEG movies and shooting stills. (photos not mine) The connector is custom and ...
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Testing camera framerate variability by filming clock time

I would like to test the framerate variation from nominal value in a range of consumer video cameras. For this I intend to film some sort of high frequency clock and compare the displayed clock time ...
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3ms Camera LED Flash

After getting some ideas (thanks to users Russell McMahon, akellyirl, The Photon...) and some extra research and redesign, I would like to hear opinions about how to approach my LED flash project. ...
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Cell phones video encoding

My question is, how are cell phones bale to produce on the fly video like mp4? Are they using a hardware encoder chip? Because most of them run on ARM chips? Are there ARM chips that can handle the ...
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Building a H264 Camera circuit

Good Day, I am working on a project that requires a camera module that links up to a linux board. The future plan is to make a custom PCB, however, it seems that there are no resources out there that ...
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Powering DSLR with buck/boost convertor

I've been experimenting a bit with time-lapse photography lately. Still basic stuff. Right now I have to change batteries every so often which is a pain because it's hard not to move the camera when ...
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Can infrared cameras be used in the presence of light or is it compulsory it has to be used in the dark, to get a thermal image of the desired object? [closed]

The question I asked could seem silly but I was wondering if there was a way of capturing the heat signatures of objects or people even during the day time. Also if we were to use an infrared camera, ...
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Transform RGB RAW 8-bit/10-bit into JPG

Any guidance in how to convert the RGB RAW 8-bit/10-bit output of a OV9715 sensor using Arduino? Any free software library we could use? Is it possible to process the JPG with some open hardware like ...
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How can I find out which leads are +, - and video signal on this miniature camera? [closed]

I have this miniature camera but lost the cable connector. How can I find out which of the leads are positive, negative and video signals?
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What is special about camera flash capacitors?

Capacitor manufacturers offer capacitor series that are specifically targeted on camera flash applications. For example, Rubycon has the FW series, and NCC has the PH series. These have working ...
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Where can I buy a finished mobile camera module? [closed]

I am interested in buying a really small camera module for one of my projects. I know I can buy some iPhone/Samsung camera replacements on Ebay. But I have no information on their connectors and ...
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Problems with extending camera module bus/cable?

I like the idea of using a GoPro (or other action camera) as a helmet cam when I'm riding my motorcycle, but I don't like having a big box glued to my forehead. I'm imagining a camera with the camera ...
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Interfacing VC0706 with AVR Microcontroller

I am having trouble interfacing a VC0706 Camera with only an AVR Microcontroller. I am using simple serial communication but the camera does not respond. I tried connecting it with a computer but ...
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Component for covering a very tiny hole (pinhole camera aperture)

I am experimenting with a pinhole camera - it is basically a camera with a very small hole (only 0,2 mm in diameter) instead of a lens (Wikipedia) I am trying to design the shutter - something that I ...
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Datasheet or other info on camera module of Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 3.6

I got a couple of dead (water damage, broken) Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 3.6, so I'd like to use some of the parts of them. Especially I hoped to use the camera modules for some µC-Projects, but I can't ...
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Camera trigger issue [closed]

I have a camera from Imaging Source and it captures just one image for every external trigger pulse. But I want it to capture 3 images. Is there any idea of how to do it ? The datasheetfor the ...
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How to reduce the data rate?(OV7670 + AL422B(FIFO) Camera Module)

I bought this module: OV7670 + AL422B(FIFO) Camera Module and I want to send the live video of the camera by this NRF24L01 but I have a problem. I don't know is the RF module suitable(NRF24L01) for ...
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What is the sensor name and use and circuit diagram for Current TV will be used based on Body parts movement?

I want to know more about the Sensor which are used nowadays in the TV and Laptops we can access the functionality by moving our body parts. also used in Game play in Playstations, Laptops to change ...
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Help for find Camera Datasheet or interface to st32f103

I want to use of S302's Camera(the S302 is a mobile phone with a good camera) and interface it st32f103 but, unfortunately I can't find any datasheet for it. Also, I can find the schematic of Phone ...
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What's the difference between a thermal imaging sensor and an infrared CCD?

I was always under the impression that thermal radiation is essentially infrared energy, so what's the difference between a full thermal imaging camera (e.g. an FLIR) and a standard infrared CCD chip? ...
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Connecting a 10 bit camera to a CPU with 8 bit camera interface

I have 10 bit camera (MT9V032) that I need to attach to a processor that has only 8 bit camera data interface. (no LVDS) What is the best way to connect these two? My current plan is to leave data ...
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Build an WiFi IP camera with webcam

I have a USB webcam and a WiFi module which it can convert Serial data to WiFi and vice versa. The question is can I simply convert the data coming from the webcam to serial with a USB to Serial IC ...
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Pinout of iPhone 4/4S rear camera connector?

Has anyone come across the pinout of an iPhone 4/4S rear camera module connector?
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Is Arduino Due capable of transmitting video through internet?

Is Arduino Due capable of interfacing with a IP camera or any other webcams and transmit the video over the internet to a remote location through Ethernet?
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DSLR Hotshoe wiring to Arduino

I want to wire the hotshoe of my dslr (Nikon D5100) to my Arduino board in order to react to the shutter release of the camera. I measured a 5 to 8 volts signal between the trigger and the ground ...
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Interface/pinout of a smartphone camera module?

I am wondering where, if any, I can get information regarding interfacing/connecting with a smartphone camera module. For example, this camera module is a replacement for SGS4 and I can clearly see ...
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What is the best way to take multiple near-simultaneous pictures from 6 cameras on a development board?

I thought I could use a powered usb hub, connect the 6 cameras to it, connect the hub to the raspberry pi and capture the images one after the other quickly using the motion package. But I can't find ...
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variable-speed focus PTZ protocol

I'm building camera systems to mount on top of a TV tower. When storm clouds roll, in the video is displayed on the TV weather report. No one wants to climb the tower to manually pan and tilt and zoom ...
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How does SOLOSHOT work? [closed]

Does anyone know how SOLOSHOT works? I'm interested in exploring cheap ways of tracking an object relative to another object. So my brother sent me a link to this product and I'm having trouble ...
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Disabling the camera auto white balance

I've decided to use standard web-camera as a simple spectrograph, being inspired by this website (and this one too). The device actually works, as you may see on the image: But you may see on the ...
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Providing DC power with failover DIY for IP camera

I'm building a simple battery backup box for a 5V IP camera. I've got a few options for battery, sealed lead battery or a mix of portable LIPO style "USB" power bricks. I've seen boards built for ...
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Using standalone smartphone camera

Is there any possibility to use smartphone camera modules without their smartphone? those modules are relativity cheap and provide good results, can someone explain how to do it?
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Help identifying/selecting SMD MOSFET

I am repairing an IP camera that has a blown transistor in the power supply section. The transistor looks like a SOT23 transistor, but it has 6 pins (how is that package called, anyway?), 4 of them ...
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Receive bytes from UART camera

I am using a dsPIC33E MUC to interface an UART camera(VGA) at 115.2Kbps. The purpose is to save an image to a SD card. The program I wrote works well except that it's inside a loop checking if the ...
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Does there exist an IP camera that has a wireless AP? [closed]

I'm trying to perform a crude mans reverse camera system in an old car, and I was wondering if there is such a device as an IP camera, that has a built in wifi access point? Not a wifi IP camera, that ...
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Disposable Camera Charging Circuit - Will it transfer a maximum amount of energy?

This may sound naive but I would like to build a toy coil gun. I have seen designs where a charging circuit from a disposable camera is used to charge a capacitor. What if I wanted to use more battery ...