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Pi Noir 5MP Raspberry Pi Night Vision Camera Module By Raspberry Pi MCM Part #28-18030

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The Raspberry Pi NOIR Camera Module is a 5 megapixel camera custom designed add-on for Raspberry Pi, featuring a fixed focus lens without an IR filter. It's capable of 2592 x 1944 pixel static images, and also supports 1080p30, 720p60 and 640x480p60/90 video. It attaches to Pi by way of one of the small sockets on the board upper surface and uses the dedicated CSi interface, designed especially for interfacing to cameras.

Specifications Top

  • 5 megapixel native resolution sensor-capable of 2592 x 1944 pixel static images
  • Supports 1080p30, 720p60 and 640x480p60/90 video
  • With the IR filter removed, you can capture light spectrum that are not visible to the human eye
  • PI NOIR stands for ‘No InfraRed’ – The camera module (which connects to the PCB) has had the Infrared filter removed and replaced with a standard glass filter.
  • Camera is supported in the latest version of Raspbian, Raspberry Pi's preferred operating system

There are two versions of the Pi Camera available, This is the Pi Noir camera which is designed for night time and UV photography. The Pi Noir has the IR filter removed from the camera. standard camera designed for everyday use. The Raspberry Pi Foundation also offers the Pi Camera which is designed for everyday photography and video capture.

The board itself is tiny, at around 25mm x 20mm x 9mm. It also weighs just over 3g, making it perfect for mobile or other applications where size and weight are important. It connects to Raspberry Pi by way of a short ribbon cable.

The sensor itself has a native resolution of 5 megapixel, and has a fixed focus lens on-board. In terms of still images, the camera is capable of 2592 x 1944 pixel static images, and also supports 1080p30, 720p60 and 640x480p60/90 video.

The camera is supported in the latest version of Raspbian, Raspberry Pi’s preferred operating system.

  • 1.4 µm X 1.4 µm pixel with OmniBSI technology for high performance (high sensitivity, low crosstalk, low noise)
  • optical size of 1/4"
  • automatic image control functions:
    • - automatic exposure control (AEC)
    • - automatic white balance (AWB)
    • - automatic band filter (ABF)
    • - automatic 50/60 Hz luminace detection
    • - automatic black level calibration (ABLC)
  • programmable controls for frame rate , AEC/AGC 16-zone size/position/weight control, mirror and flip, cropping, windowing, and panning
  • digital video port (DVP) parallel output interface
  • 32 bytes of embedded one-time programmable (OTP) memory
  • A Blue Filter is included in the box for monitoring plant growth

IR Illuminator
  • The Defender 48 LED IR Illuminator 82-18195 is a add-on for night vision photography
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Part Numbers
MCM Part #:28-18030
Raspberry Pi Part #:
Package Specifications & Dimensions
Weight:0.0625 lbs.
Warranty:365 days
Need to Return?
Length:4.75 in.
Width:3 in.
Height:1 in.
Shipping Information
Extra Shipping Charge:No
Drop Ship:No

Product Reviews Top

  • by enviroform

    on 5/27/2015

    Works like it should

    Overall: 4.5 out of 5

    Used these combined with Nwazet camera cases and generic IR illuminators. Works sufficiently clear images in the light, and slightly grainy (not uncommon) for dark with cheapy IR for my remote monitor applications.

  • by

    on 7/30/2014

    Excellent Update to Camera Module

    Overall: 5 out of 5

    Interfaces with the usual camera port and supported well in Raspbian. This camera module is great for normal camera or night-time use. The camera performs well with hgh resolution video capture and still images, making it an excellent buy for the money.