Low-Light HD USB Camera


This digital HD USB camera has excellent low-light performance, onboard compression, and a specially chosen lens to provide fantastic video quality on ROVs and other subsea applications!

Available on backorder

HS Code: 9007.10.00

Product Description

This Low-Light HD USB Camera is ideally suited to use underwater with excellent low-light performance, good color handling, and onboard video compression. A specially-chosen wide-angle, low distortion lens provides excellent picture quality on the ROV.

Based on the Sony IMX322 sensor, this camera uses a large sensor (1/2.9″) and a relatively low pixel count (2MP, 1080p), meaning that the physical pixel size is large to allow maximum light sensitivity. We’ve had this camera down at 300m depth, where we could see subtle bioluminescent creatures in the darkness!

Bioluminescent invertebrates at 120m in California

The camera also has an onboard H.264 compression chip so that all of the video compression is done onboard and doesn’t place much load on the main computer. That also means that we’ll be able to support multiple cameras in the future for alternate views.

This camera is fully supported in ArduSub. Includes an 8″ USB cable with JST-PH connector.

The camera’s PCB is 32 x 32mm and works well with our Camera Tilt System.


  • 1 x Low-Light HD USB Camera
  • 1 x 8″ (200mm) USB Cable


Camera PCB Dimensions32mm x 32mm
Mounting Hole Spacing28mm x 28mm
Connector JST-PH to USB
Field of View (Horizontal)80°
Field of View (Vertical)64°
Focal Length2.97 mm
Resolution2.24 MP
Compression formatH.264 /MJPEG / YUV2(YUYV)
Working Temperature-20-75°C
Minimum Illumination0.01 lux
Sensitivity5.0V/[email protected]
Supply Voltage5 volts
Max Power Draw220mA

2D Drawings

3D Models

CAM-USB-WIDE-R1 (.zip)

Revision History

28 August 2017

  • Initial Release – R1

Quick Start

Low Light HD USB Camera Installation

To Raspberry Pi

Plug the camera cable in to the JST-PH connector on the back of the camera, and to any free USB port on the Raspberry Pi. The camera will also show up as a USB webcam on most other computers.


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