is there anyway to connect wires from a camera to gpio pins on a Pi to use/control the camera? In my case this is the camera. enter image description here

to look something like this enter image description here

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    what are the pins labelled? I suspect VCC, GND and Composite? – kwasmich Feb 12 '20 at 15:40
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    pin1-dc5v pin2-gnd pin3-video out – Hussein Feb 12 '20 at 15:48
  • Then the answer is you cannot do it. Get the Pi camera. – Dmitry Grigoryev Feb 13 '20 at 9:23

This is an analogue camera. The Raspberry Pi only has digital inputs. You will need to buy a USB Video grabber to convert the analogue signal into something the Raspberry Pi can process.

  • The control interface might be possible to use directly (it depends what it actually is) but the video interface is not. – user253751 Feb 12 '20 at 15:47
  • So I can't connect it directly? – Hussein Feb 12 '20 at 16:15
  • @kwasmich and sorry one more question can I use a 3.5 adapter instead of the usb link – Hussein Feb 12 '20 at 16:24
  • No, the 3.5 jack on the pi can only output audio and video. – kwasmich Feb 12 '20 at 16:37
  • @kwasmich thanks a lot, one last question: what do you think, because of arduino having an analogue inputs is it a good idea to connect this camera to arudino uno then stream the video to the pi and is it going to slow down the pi? (I'm working on a python project with the opencv library so I need the video in the real time) – Hussein Feb 12 '20 at 19:37

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