Solving "Cannot Read Camera Info for OV5647" Error


The Raspberry Pi OV5647 Camera Module allows users to capture high-resolution photos and videos on their Raspberry Pi system. However, sometimes there may be issues with the camera not being able to read the info correctly. This troubleshooting guide explains how to resolve the ‘Cannot Read Camera Info for OV5647’ error with Raspberry Pi.


Before you start troubleshooting the error with Raspberry Pi, you must have:

  • Raspberry Pi system
  • OV5647 Camera Module
  • Reliable internet connection
  • Proper configurations


This error can occur due to several reasons. It is usually caused by incorrect or incompatibility of configurations, corrupted driver or OS, outdated or missing drivers, or other such issues.

Steps to Resolve

Here are the steps you can take to resolve the ‘Cannot Read Camera Info for OV5647’ error:

Make sure that you have correctly configured the OV5647 Camera Module. This will ensure that your system is compatible with the camera and you can use it without any problems.

Check that you have the latest version of Raspberry Pi OS or other OS installed on your system. This will ensure that the latest drivers are installed on your system and there is no incompatibility issue.

Update the camera driver to ensure that the camera is being properly monitored and the system does not encounter any issues. You can do this by downloading the latest driver for the camera from the official Raspberry Pi website.

  1. If the error persists, contact the Raspberry Pi Support Team for assistance. They can provide helpful information on how you can resolve the error.


When Can I Expect This Error?

This error can occur when the Raspberry Pi system is not able to detect the OV5647 Camera Module. It is usually caused due to incorrect or outdated configurations or drivers.

How Can I Check Whether My Camera Is Compatible With My Raspberry Pi System?

You can check the compatibility of the camera module by verifying the model number. The OV5647 Camera Module is compatible with all models of Raspberry Pi systems.

What Should I Do If I Have An Outdated OS Installed On My System?

If you have an outdated OS installed on your system, update it to the latest version. This will ensure that the latest driver is installed, and there is no incompatibility issue.

What Should I Do If I'm Still Having Trouble Resolving the Error?

If you are still having trouble resolving the error, you can contact the Raspberry Pi Support team. They can provide you with helpful information and resources to get your system working correctly.

Great! You’ve successfully signed up.

Welcome back! You've successfully signed in.

You've successfully subscribed to

Success! Check your email for magic link to sign-in.

Success! Your billing info has been updated.

Your billing was not updated.