Using camera for the first time

Just getting starting with the tk2 and am having trouble using the camera in any way.

I have this camera plugged in which I know works fine on my Raspberry Pi

I downloaded the recommend GitHub project

and ran

python simple_camera.py

which gave me this error

nvarguscamerasrc ! video/x-raw(memory:NVMM), width=(int)1280, height=(int)720, format=(string)NV12, framerate=(fraction)60/1 ! nvvidconv flip-method=0 ! video/x-raw, width=(int)1280, height=(int)720, format=(string)BGRx ! videoconvert ! video/x-raw, format=(string)BGR ! appsink
Error generated. /dvs/git/dirty/git-master_linux/multimedia/nvgstreamer/gst-nvarguscamera/gstnvarguscamerasrc.cpp, execute:521 No cameras available

Is this camera not compatible with the nano or what could I be doing wrong in my installation?

Hi brentisgrimm, the MIPI CSI cameras based on IMX219 sensors are supported out-of-the-box on Nano, for example the Raspberry Pi Camera Module v2. The camera you linked to is based on OV5647 sensor, which driver support is not automatically included for. Recommend that you try using one of the verified cameras from here: https://eLinux.org/Jetson_Nano#Cameras

Ok thank you! I thought since it said it was supported for raspberry pi 3b+ that meant it was the same standard.

I am just wondering if there are parameters for camera controls adjustment like:
–sharpness
–contrast
–brightness
–saturation