I have a OV5647 camera and 3.5 GPIO LCD. I would like to connect both of them to have a real time view in my Raspberry Pi 3. I would like to also set by programming to turn on the camera after some action: During some signal from outside(another pin has a signal) this camera will start work. When a signal from outside will stop, the camera will stop work too.

To do this, I need to have a LCD which can display view from camera in real time. So, I bought those camera and lcd.

But as I read on this topic:


I can't use this LCD for my project, yes?

In this case, does somebody have another solution, which can help me to resolve this challenge?

I would be thankful for any help from you.


  • By real time do you mean that the lag between cam and lcd must be under 1 milisecond? – vaha Oct 17 '16 at 21:09
  • The Pi scren can be a bit pricey but gets around a couple of issues 1) it doesn't use/block all the GPIO pins - instead it has a ribbon cable (and only uses a few of the GPIO pins for touch support. It is faster than most GPIO screens. – Steve Robillard Oct 17 '16 at 21:19
  • @vaha It would be great, but I'm not sure if this 1 mS lag is possible.. This camera will be used in the car for a front view. – gryzek Oct 17 '16 at 21:39
  • @SteveRobillard I use ArduCam OV5647 5 mpx and it's dedicated for Raspberry with FFC/FPC connection. – gryzek Oct 17 '16 at 21:40
  • Sorry I meant the Pi LCD screen not cam – Steve Robillard Oct 17 '16 at 21:41

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