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Who is the OEM for the backup camera?

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Nomad, Jan 7, 2016.

  1. Nomad

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    Does anyone know who makes the backup camera for the Model S and Model X, or where I might find this information?

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    Who makes what, supplies what? Tesla Tap is a great source for that information.

    Take a look here: Undocumented | TeslaTap

    Then scroll down to "Rear Camera" and you will see it's a company called "OmniVision".
     
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    araxara S-P85#3,218 X-90D#3,299

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    Omnivision is just the camera chip manufacturer
     
  5. artsci

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    I've been trying to find that out for years, even took one apart to see what I could find. It's not OmniVision. AS araxara notes they only make the chip. I do know one thing -- it's made in Japan but by whom remains a mystery.
     
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    Digging this up again... @artsci do know the sensor part number from Omnivision?

    I ask due to this article with reference to the sensor being used in the Jetson 2 dev kit: JetPack 2.3 Doubles Jetson TX1 Deep Learning Inference Performance which indicates the Omnivision OV5693 is not RGB raw, rather YCbCr420 and that likely means it might be readable as hdmi 2.0 mode 2-compatible
     
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    I may have the part number but it's not for the camera -- for that there's only a Tesla part number. But i'm in Europe until Sunday and can't look up any records I have have filed about the sensor. If I find anything when I return I'll post it.
     
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    This likely doesn't help, but here are photos from the newer model camera. There's nothing on the camera body, just this Tesla label with the Tesla PN and serial.
    label1.png label2.png
     
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    Thanks both. That looks like the Tesla part number @ohmman.

    I'm out to Europe on Monday Rick, more idle curiosity here. No rush. Just the latest NV dev board had Omnivision listed as one of the natively-supported camera types...
     
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    Another photo - I took the bracket off of my camera and the screws also hold the housing together. Here's a photo of the inside of the two halves. I still don't see an OEM name but someone else might notice something worthwhile..

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