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OAK-D-Lite takes the affordability idea and pushes it one step forward. By having the same SpatialAI functionality as OAK-D with a smaller weight and form factor, it gives you the opportunity to create all sorts of projects.

It is meant to be used by anyone, anywhere. The Swiss Army Knife of Computer Vision.

Hardware Specifications

This OAK camera uses USB-C cable for communication and power. It supports both USB2 and USB3 (5Gbps / 10Gbps).

Camera module specifications

Camera Specs

Color camera

Stereo pair


IMX214 (PY047 AF, PY062 FF)

OV7251 (PY013)


81° / 69° / 54°

86° / 73° / 58°


13MP (4208x3120)

480P (640x480)


AF: 8cm - ∞ OR FF: 50cm - ∞

Fixed-Focus 6.5cm - ∞

Max Framerate

35 FPS

120 FPS


2.2 ± 5%

2.0 ± 5%

Lens size

1/3.1 inch

1/7 inch

Effective Focal Length



Pixel size

1.12µm x 1.12µm

3µm x 3µm

RVC2 inside

This OAK device is built on top of the RVC2. Main features:

OAK-D vs OAK-D-Lite

OAK-D-Lite is smaller, lighter and uses less power; compared to OAK-D. The main differences are:

  • Mono cameras have lower resolution (640x480 instead of 1280x800)

  • Initial versions of OAK-D-Lites (KickStarter batch) had no IMU. Current batches have BMI270.

  • There is no power jack, as most users just used the USB-C for power delivery, which provides 900mA at 5V and is enough for most use-cases. However some functions (e.g. inference, video encoding) can lead to large current spikes, so there is a chance hosts like RPi won’t be able to provide enough power. In that case, you should use Y-adapter.

Additionally, the more technical differences are the following:

  • Robotics Vision Core 2 (RVC2) chip-down design, instead of connecting the OAK-SoM to the baseboard (like it is done on OAK-D)

  • In collaboration with ArduCam, we developed custom camera sensor connectors, which are shorter and take up less space

Fixed-focus vs Auto-focus

When ordering the OAK-D-Lite, you can select whether you want Fixed-focus (FF) or Auto-focus (AF) on the color camera. You should select FF if you are mounting OAK camera to something that vibrates. You should select AF when you need things closer than ~50cm to be in focus. More information can be found at Auto-Focus vs Fixed-Focus.

Dimensions and Weight

  • Width: 91 mm

  • Height: 28 mm

  • Length: 17.5 mm

  • Baseline: 75 mm

  • Weight: 61 g

Stereo depth perception

This OAK camera has a baseline of 7.5cm - the distance between the left and the right stereo camera. Minimal and maximal depth perception (MinZ and Max) depends on camera FOV, resolution, and baseline - more information here.

  • Ideal depth range: 40cm - 8m

  • MinZ: ~20cm (480P, extended), ~35cm (480P)

  • Depth accuracy (See 480P, 75mm baseline distance OAKs for details):

    • 40cm - 3m: below 2% absolute depth error

    • 3m - 6m: below 4% absolute depth error

    • 6m - 8m: below 6% absolute depth error

Integrated IMU

This OAK camera has an integrated BMI270, a 6-axis IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit). See IMU node for the API details on how to use it.

Note: due to cost reduction efforts, all OAK-D-Lite cameras backed on Kickstarter do not have IMU on board.

Power consumption

  • Standby: 0.6 W

  • Running depthai_demo.py: 4 W

  • Max consumption: 4.5 W

Occasional power spikes of 2W may occur when running videoEncoder and/or Neural Network. OAK-D-Lite can be also powered off of USB3.

Operating temperature

More information can be found at OAK-D-Lite temperature tests. We have tested OAK-D-Lite with the following command which should inflict the highest consumption:

python3 depthai_demo.py -enc color -s color left right depth

and after 90 minutes, we received the following temperatures:

The operating temperature range of the Robotics Vision Core 2 (RVC2) (die temperature) is -40 °C to 105 °C. The die temperature can get to about +35°C from the ambient temperature. Note that the stable image temperature of the camera sensor is 0 °C to +50 °C (operating temperature -30 °C to +70 °C).

Power consumption

Most of the power is consumed by the RVC2, so the power consumption mostly depends on the workload of the VPU:

  • Base consumption + camera streaming: 2.5W - 3W

  • AI subsystem consumption: Up to 1W

  • Stereo depth pipeline subsystem: Up to 0.5W

  • Video Encoder subsystem: Up to 0.5W

So the total power consumption can be up to ~5W if you are using all the features at 100% at the same time. To reduce the power consumption, you can reduce FPS of the whole pipeline - that way, subsystems won’t be utilized at 100% and will consume less power.

Operating temperature

The ambient operating temperature of RVC2 based devices is between -20°C and 50°C when fully utilizing the VPU.

Similarly to the Power consumption, max operating temperature depends on VPU utilization. The higher the VPU utilization, the more heat the VPU will generate. The RVC2 VPU can continuously operate at 105 °C, after which the depthai library will automatically shut down the device (to avoid chip damage).

To find out more, see our Operative temperature range documentation.


3D Models

  • Board STEP files here

  • Enclosure STEP files here

Got questions?

Head over to Discussion Forum for technical support or any other questions you might have.