I just discovered this project and want to see if it’s a fit for my intended use. I want to create a simple solar powered security camera. I’d use an IR sensor to wake a micro controller and transmit video via Wi-Fi and/or cellular network to store on a server. I don’t need image processing except perhaps compression for sending over the cell link. I don’t need local storage unless it may be useful to act as a buffer while the network connects.
1.) I see in the docs (http://docs.openmv.io/openmvcam/quickref.html) a reference to an OV2640 sensor. Is it possible to still use this or was that only available with the older version?
2.) Assuming that sensor is usable what frame rate (roughly) could I expect at full resolution?
3.) Is it compressed JPEG already, ready to transmit?
4.) If so what bit rate, roughly?
5.) I see a night vision test on the Hackaday.io page, what do I need to use that?