OpenHD supports and recommends the following cameras on the Raspberry Pi:
*This cameras use mainly raspivid which is legacy and discontinued. These cameras aren't really recommended for FPV, since V1,V2 of Raspberry cameras do not provide a good image outdoors, and the HQ camera is much bigger and more expensive then smaller versions of it. V1 sensor is also not produced anymore and V2 sensor is about to follow.
Cameras not listed here may potentionally work, but aren't tested and configured.
We only integrate Cameras which are tested and fitting to the purpose of openhd. If you want to get new cameras supported ask your camera vender to support OpenHD development with their hardware, but contact us first at [email protected]
While many cameras can potentially work, latency is the biggest issue. Please read the Camera pages to fully understand all variables.
When using multiple Cameras you need to choose one Camera-Subsystem, so you can not use libcamera and raspicam at the same time. This means f.e. you can not use an Veye-Camera and an Arducam camera at the same time.
When using multiple Cameras the second camera is using Software decoding and encoding, it is not recommended to use a high quality camera. It is generally made for a thermal camera or something with lower resolutions.
With the upcoming of many new camera's there is one thing we need to mention. OpenHD is not supporting ANY autofocus cameras, since they are basically not usable on equipment with vibrations (like drones), this also includes the Raspberry V3-lineup
Supported Cameras *
Can be enabled and used easily (No custom scripting), in case things don't work you can ask us for help.
Recommended Cameras **
Among the available options, we highly recommend the top 3 cameras as they offer unparalleled versatility and optimization for OpenHD. These cameras stand out for their exceptional image quality, low latency, extensive feature set, and suitability for professional applications. If you are currently without a preferred camera choice, these top recommendations are guaranteed to provide unique benefits and fulfill your requirements.