Forum: µC & Digital Electronics OmniVision cameras. Where to get sufficient documentation ?

von Artem P. (artymen)

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I'm designing device based on ARM7 LPC2103 microcontroller and OV9650 
I found that OmniVision datasheets are extremely wretched. Enough that 
they are missing a lot of info, so they are full of ugly mistakes. I was 
able to get some valid image only because of I learned other datasheets 
and used camera register settings from rare examples and linux drivers.
Is there some manual, or other info, or somebody experience which gives 
simply CORRECT description of registers ? To be specific, I want to get 
CIF, QCIF and QQCIF resolutions in RGB555 format, good quality, and 
achieve minimum motion blur at high framerate (exposure time settings, i 

von JoergL (Guest)

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- you get only personalized datasheets from o*
  with your name printed as watermark on every page
- only after signing NDA
But then you will get a datasheet with more than 200 pages...

ask the manufacturer.


von me m. (rook128)

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do you have the code in C to grab images form ov9650? if yes then can 
you please upload it? i have to interface this camera with a parallax 

von Artem P. (artymen)

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Attached you will find two examples I published early in forum where I 
shared my experience on working with this camera (in russian):

P.S.: Attachment doesn't work on this forum (I tried with IE 7 and Opera 
11). Here are direct download links from topics above:


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