The ZWO ASI1600MM CMOS Monochrome Camera (non-cooled) is a highly-versatile camera. It can be used as a planetary camera with a USB 3.0 output. For solar imaging, this camera can record full 16 mp videos at 23 frames per second and capture the entire sun with 1350 mm focal length! The ASI1600 clocks out 192.4 frames per second at 320X240 resolution, providing fast imaging for planets like Jupiter and Saturn.
Features of the ZWO ASI1600MM Monochrome CMOS Camera
The Panasonic MN34230
At the heart of the ZWO ASI1600MM is the Panasonic MN34230 CMOS Sensor which is known for its exceptional light gathering efficiency, low read noise, and high resolution. The sensor will record up to 16-megapixel images on a Micro four-thirds format. The peak quantum efficiently of this CMOS detector is approximately at 60% and it has a dynamic range between 9 to 12 stops (depending on gain settings). In other words, this sensor is the same size as an 8300 sensor, has twice the megapixels, and is 30% more efficient in light gathering!
- Diagonal 22.2 mm.
- 16 Megapixel (4656 x 3520).
- Very low read noise: 1.8 electrons at 150 dB gain & 3.8 electrons the lowest gain setting.
- Electronic shutter: no vibration caused with a mechanical shutter.
ASI1600MM offers low read noise, low dark current, high dynamic range. Its build in 12-bit ADC but provides 12 stops of dynamic range, which is better than KAF8300!
Read Noise, Gain, & Dynamic Range
The peak QE value is over 60%!