Does anyone have an example of connecting an external camera to an esp32? Let’s assume that I am looking for a better quality camera than what is offered on the ESP32CAM?
Thanks in advance.
It will depend on the camera module.
What camera module would you use?
I have been looking at this camera. I cannot find a datasheet on it, but it can be purchased from Amazon here –
Amazon.com: 700TVL Mini FPV Camera 1/3 CMOS 2.8MM NTSC Low Profile 23x23mm : Electronics
I’m not familiar with that camera module.
I don’t know if it is compatible with an ESP32.
But, if it is, before getting the camera, make sure you have some documentation or some resources on how to program it. Otherwise, it will be very difficult to interface and program the camera.
I am using the Wyse Cam v3 (cost $35 and change) with RSTP firmware. The way it works is a web page with embedded, webRTC player is stored in memory on ESP32. Once web page is opened “Unreal Media Server”; which is always running on Windows pc, “pulls” RSTP video stream from Wyse Cam v3 and displays in web browser of choice. I am using Chrome; however, all major web browsers support webRTC player.
Wyse Cam v3 requires RTSP firmware on the camera; which is an easy process. Wyse RTSP Firmware
Project with Wyse Cam v3 Option: “Camera View” Camera is running on a power bank (may need to come back after power bank is recharged. Have solar panel to install; hopefully soon.
Project code using Wyse Cam v3 Web page that calls webRTC player: “index7.h”