OAK FFC camera modules

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Overview

OAK FFC baseboards and cameras are great for prototyping flexibility. Since cameras are modular, you can place them at various stereo baselines and select the camera module based on your requirementss (resolution, shutter type, FPS, optics).

OAK FFC baseboards

OAK FFC baseboards are OAK devices that have onboard VPU and FFC connectors, to which you can connect OAK FFC camera modules. Here’s the list of our current OAK FFC baseboards:

FFC Camera modules

Here’s the list of already built OAK FFC camera modules, which you can easily connect to any OAK FFC baseboard with a flat flexible cable. We are working towards offering OAK FFC camera module for all supported CCMs. Note that these camera modules aren’t compatible with the old OAK-FFC-3P-OG.

OAK FFC camera module

Shutter

Resolution

Notes

OAK-FFC-IMX378

Rolling

12MP

Color, Auto-Focus.

OAK-FFC-IMX378-FF

Rolling

12MP

Color, Fixed-Focus.

OAK-FFC-IMX378-W

Rolling

12MP

Color, Fixed-Focus, Wide FOV.

OAK-FFC-OV9282

Global

1MP

Mono, Fixed-Focus

OAK-FFC-OV9282-M12

Global

1MP

Mono, M12 mount

OAK-FFC-OV9282-W

Global

1MP

Mono, Fixed-Focus, Wide FOV

OAK-FFC-OV9782-M12

Global

1MP

Color, M12 mount

OAK-FFC-OV9782-W

Global

1MP

Color, Fixed-Focus, Wide FOV

OAK-FFC-IMX477-M12

Rolling

12MP

Color, M12 mount

OAK-FFC-IMX214-W

Rolling

13MP

Color, Fixed-Focus, Wide FOV

OAK-FFC-AR0234-M12

Global

2.3MP

Color, M12 mount

IMX283-M12

Rolling

20MP

Color, C mount lens, 1” sensor

Arducam HQ Cam for RPi, IMX477

Rolling

12.3MP

Color, CS mount lens

M12 mount lenses

Some of the FFC camera modules above have M12 mount, so you can use a variety of different lenses (for custom FoV), for example:

M12 selectable FOV

Tests were done using 2x OAK-FFC-IMX477-M12 and two different M12 lenses: 20° FOV and 190° FOV one.

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Side-by-side comparison of narrow and wide FOV M12 lenses on OAK-FFC-IMX477-M12

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Test setup from birds view

ArduCam replacement cameras for OAK-D

The cameras below are compatible with the OAK-D. Due to the use of adhesives to affix the cameras in the assembled OAK-D, it is difficult to replace them. Attempting to remove the cameras can cause damage to both the cameras and the PCB.

The best and easiest way to remove the old Compact Camera Modules (CCM) from the PCBA is to apply a small amount of acetone or IPA (isopropyl alcohol) around the CCM to soften the permanent glue. After that, a scalpel or any other similar tool should be used slicing the camera off of the PCB, by cutting the glue in between the CCM and PCB.

  • Compact Camera Module (CCM) Fish-Eye OV9282 (for better SLAM) here

  • Mechanical, Optical, and Electrical equivalent OV9282 module with visible and IR capability here

  • Global-Shutter Color Camera (OV9782) with same intrinsics as OV9282 grayscale here

Got questions?

We’re always happy to help with code or other questions you might have.