I am new to the Arduino world and have very little background in micro-controllers. But I am required to work on a project that captures an image using a CMOS camera and transfers it initially to a PC. At some point in the future there will be a SD card involved and bluetooth. But for now my first goal is to interface with the CMOS camera, grab an image, and transfer it to a PC using an Arduino for analysis purposes.
There are no strict requirements as of now for speed etc.
From what I have gathered so far in the posts and replies related to the Arduino/CMOS camera, the Arduino may be limited or a "work around" is required to perform this task due to memory issues. But I have not seen anyone use the Arduino Due yet and I understand this is a fairly new board. But my question is, the Arduino Due seems to be a better performing board with increased memory, can I still use this board ? I plan on initially talking to the sensor through the USB 2.0 interface
The Arduino due link is: http://arduino.cc/en/Main/ArduinoBoardDue
The Aptina Image sensor i plan to use is here e.x.: http://www.1stvision.com/cameras/sensor_specs/Aptina-MT9T031_3100_PB.pdf
If anyone has had any experience/success with Image sensors and can guide me in anyway I would appreciate it. Thanks !