Night vision camera module for Raspberry Pi


#1

Hey I’m thinking of getting one of these cameras :- https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/night-vision-camera-module-for-raspberry-pi?variant=12516582752339
If I have one of these running on motioneyeos, do I need to create some additional code for the infra-red led control or do they automatically sense the darkness. They look to have some sort of sensor built in but I’m not sure.

Thanks in advance, George


#2

The camera modules with the bolt-on “bug eyes” Infra Red lights each side feed permanent power (through the bolts) to the IR LED lights which each have their own on-board Light Dependent Resistor sensor control. The LDR is in a small tube alongside the wider LED & lens tube.


#3

@neilman, Yes I thought something similar but wasn’t 100%, that’s great thanks for your confirmation.


#4

Does the module also have an IR filter that moves across the lens for daylight use?


#5

No the camera has no IR filter at all.


#6

Thanks, I suspected so at this low price!