Raspberry Pi Version 1 camera does not work

I’m unable to get the RPi v1 camera to work:
Following this:

I get the following error:

Error generated. /dvs/git/dirty/git-master_linux/multimedia/nvgstreamer/gst-nvarguscamera/gstnvarguscamerasrc.cpp, execute:521 No cameras available

What’s wrong?

[    3.708037] imx219 6-0010: imx219_board_setup: error during i2c read probe (-121)
[    3.708067] imx219 6-0010: board setup failed

Missing driver for the v1 camera?

and does v2 camera work?

The Raspberry Pi Camera Module v1 uses the OV5647 sensor, which isn’t supported by the drivers.

Support is built-in for the IMX219 sensor, which the Raspberry Pi Camera Module v2 uses, so that should work out of the box for you.

And does other sensor are supported or plan to be ?

Other sensors become supported as Jetson Imaging partners bring them online. Here are some available so far for Nano:

Too bad, quite a lot of people still have these v1 camera’s, will it be supported in the near future?

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I tried with V2 camera but got errors as follows:
[ 3.579782] imx219 6-0010: tegracam sensor driver:imx219_v2.0.6
[ 3.603744] tegra-vii2c 546c0000.i2c: no acknowledge from address 0x10
[ 3.603818] imx219 6-0010: imx219_board_setup: error during i2c read probe (-121)
[ 3.603845] imx219 6-0010: board setup failed
[ 3.603949] imx219: probe of 6-0010 failed with error -121
What should I do to fix this problem?

The OV5647 sensor is discontinued by Omnivision, and we don’t have plans to develop support for it.

@nvidia @dusty_nv

Cameras supported by Jetson Nano are very bad.

No IR autocut and very expensive. I’m so disappointed.

Jetson Nano only a game. It’s not enough to work.


It has the interface and driver’s do exist in source form if you google. Your options appear to be: wait for community support or build the kernel modules (drivers) yourself.

Asking Nvidia to build in support for every camera is asking a lot, especially when the sensors are no longer being produced. Community support will get there if you are patient. Too many people, including myself, have those sensors.

Same problem here. Any hint how to get the v1 camera to work with the Jetson Nano?


We have been working with OV5647 too and we were finally able to get it working, in case you need help, you can read more about it here: