- Where did you get the camera module(s)? Amazon
- Model number of the product(s)? B0442
- What hardware/platform were you working on? RPi5
- Instructions you have followed. (link/manual/etc.) Lost track
- Problems you were having? Making the camera work consistently and with Picam2
I started this thread in the “Pi5/Bookworm compatibility” thread but I figured I would move it to a new thread since I usually get dinged on posting new topics in existing threads plus I have more information from my original post.
In the original question, I simply could not get my imx327 (Arducam #B0442) to work with the RPi5 and bookworm. I’ve had this model camera working on an RPi4 with buster just fine. All I could get was “no cameras available” when trying to get an image with libcamera-still or with a python program that works with a Pi V1.3 camera on the RPi5 and an identicle imx327 camera on a RPi4.
Since that post, I found another thread on this forum, “Running B0423 - IMX462 on Pi5 bookworm”, (Running B0423 - IMX462 on Pi5 bookworm - #3 by ronaldvt) that pointed me to a “new_imx290.json” file and a libcamera-still command to get an image from the camera. I downloaded the .json file and tried the command, “libcamera-still -t 0 --tuning-file ./new_imx290.json”, and it worked. I got a nice image from the camera. So I guess that at least proves out that all of the hardware works. The problem is that the only way I can get an image is from that command. I haven’t figured out what I need to do to get an image with the libcamera-still.
I was thinking it would be as simple as replacing the “imx290.json” file in the “/usr/share/libcamera/ipa/rpi/vc4” directory with the new .json but that didn’t work. I still get the “no cameras available” message if I try to get an image with both raspi-still without the tunning prameter and with Picam2 in python.
That’s where I’m stuck for now. Would appreciate any help I can get here.