Hi @hintzc said

I looked into this and it sees you're right about the arduino library missing the absolute exposure time set function.

I have not found a project using manual exposure time but I looked into the Nuttx driver handling for the isx012 camera chip. Extracting information from the driver I added a function to the Camera driver:

Campera.cpp:

CamErr CameraClass::setAbsoluteExposure(uint32_t exposure_time_ms) { return set_ext_ctrls(V4L2_CTRL_CLASS_CAMERA, V4L2_CID_EXPOSURE_ABSOLUTE, exposure_time_ms); }

Camera.h

CamErr setAbsoluteExposure(uint32_t exposure_time_ms);

In the camera sketch you find under File->Examples->Camera

Serial.println("call takePicture()"); /*Following three lines are new*/ Serial.println("Setting autoexp and absolut exp"); Serial.println(theCamera.setAutoExposure(false)); Serial.println(theCamera.setAbsoluteExposure(1)); CamImage img = theCamera.takePicture();

Setting the exposure time to 1 gave me very dark images so and increasing it gave very light images so I it seems that this fix would do it for you.

Br
Karl Komierowski