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IMX179 8MP HD USB Camera (A) with Embedded Mic

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This powerful IMX179 8MP HD USB Camera is perfect for almost any Electronics application, with plug-and-play operations and UVC Protocol support.

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If you love the idea of equipping your Electronics with cameras in order to give them visual sensing capabilities or the ability to recognise or identify real-world objects, then you’re going to love the IMX179 8MP HD USB Camera (A). This fantastic little camera module is designed to a very impressive specification, and features an IMX179 sensor that is capable of 8 Megapixel 3288x2512 resolution, with the module itself offering a range of cool features like an embedded microphone, AWB, AEC, AGC and more.

Additionally, on top of some great features and Components that add to the quality and reliability of the camera module, it also offers a range of features that cater to user convenience, such as a simple USB2.0 interface, support for UVC protocol, driver-free operations and an almost entirely plug-and-play compatibility with Linux and Windows. These all add genuine value to what is already an impressive camera, and these fantastic features are precisely why we’ve chosen to stock and support these Modules it for our customers.


IMX179 8MP HD USB Camera (A)  -  Technical Specifications:

  • Image Sensor                                                          

– IMX179 8MP Sensor                             

  • Image Resolution

– 3288x2512

  • Interface

– USB (2.0)

  • Integrated Features

– Automatic White Balance  (AWB)

– Automatic Exposure  (AEC)

– Automatic Gain Control  (AGC)

  • CCD Size

– 1/3.2inch  (4.54 x 3.42mm)

  • Aperture (F)

– 1.8

  • Focal Length

– 2.8mm

  • Field of View (Diagonal)

– 145°

  • Image Format Support


  • Microphone Sensitivity

– -26dB (1kHz 1Pa)

  • OS Support

– Linux / Windows

  • Included Cable

– USB Type A to 4Pin JST

  • Raspberry Pi Compatibility

– Raspberry Pi 4B | 3B+ | 3B | 2B

– Raspberry Pi Boards with USB Ports

– Raspberry Pi Zero W | Zero | Zero WH (With USB OTG Cable)    

  • Weight

– 50g

  • Dimensions

– 38 x 38mm


Typical Applications for the IMX179 8MP HD USB Camera (A):

Because of the high quality and ultra-convenience that the IMX179 8MP HD USB Camera (A) offers, the use cases for it are truly diverse, and range from simple applications like Making your own camera, all the way through to automated alarm systems and even facial recognition for access control. As such, we feel like mentioning just a few good ideas would discredit the value of this camera, and instead we are confident in saying that this camera can be used for almost any Electronics application requiring camera capabilities.


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IMX179 8MP HD USB Camera (A) with Embedded Mic

IMX179 8MP HD USB Camera (A) with Embedded Mic

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