ZWO ASI120MC Super Speed Color CMOS Telescope Camera

  • Excellent for Planetary and Deep Space Imaging!
  • Accessories Included for Easy and Quick Start.
  • 1.2 Megapixel CMOS Color Astronomy Camera.
  • 1280x960 Resolution.
  • 3.75 μm Pixels with No Fixed-pattern Noise.
  • Fast USB 3.0 Transfer up to 60 fps at Maximum Resolution and 254 fps at Minimum Resolution.
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ZWO ASI120MC Super Speed Color CMOS Telescope Camera

The ZWO ASI120MC Super Speed Color Camera is a perfect choice for lunar and planetary imaging. Its CMOS sensor is sensitive enough to capture bright deep-sky objects like star clusters or nebulas. Featuring a USB 3.0 connection, image download times are lightning fast! Adapt the 150-degree wide-angle lens adapter to unlock wide-field images.

The ZWO ASI120MC Super Speed Color Camera Features

Prioritized Mechanics

Built on a one-third inch CMOS AR0130S full-color sensor and protected by an IR-cut window, the ZWO ASI120MC is ideal for beginner or intermediate astrophotographers. Its pixel array of 1280 x 960 and a pixel size of 3.75-micron square removes the need for color filters. With a peak QE of 75% with no fixed pattern noise, get single-shot images in full color!

Accelerated Performance

Switch from planetary to deep space imaging without having to weigh down your set up. The ZWO ASI120MC produces frames with 254 per second with reduced resolution or 60 frames per second at full resolution. 

Optimum Design

Encamped in a vibrant, metallic red aluminum housing, the ZWO ASI120MC is convenient and versatile. Easily attach a wide variety of camera mounts and tripods with its one-fourth 20 thread in the center bottom of the camera or any of its four M4 threads along the outside edge.




ADC12 bit
Back Focus12.5 mm
Camera ConnectionM42 x 0.75
Color or MonoColor
Delta T45C
Dynamic Range11.1 Stops
Free ShippingYes
Full Rez Frame Rate60fps
Full Well14.5ke
Max Frame Rate254fps
Mega Pixels1.2 mp
Peak QE68%
Pixel Array1280 x 960
Pixel Size3.75 microns USV
Read Noise6.6e
Sensor Diagonal6 mm
Sensor TypeCMOS
SensorOn Semi AR0130CS
Warranty1 Year Warranty
Weight0.22 lbs


  • ASI120MC-S camera.
  • M42 to 1.25-inch nosepiece.
  • 2 m long ST4 guider cable. 
  • 2 m long USB 3.0 cable.
  • 1.25-inch IR-cut window.
  • 150-degree wide-angle lens-adapter.
  • Driver and Software CD.
  • A user manual.
  • Windows camera driver.
  • ASCOM driver.
  • SharpCap image capture software.
  • FireCapture image capture software.
  • Stakkert 2 stacking software for post-processing.
  • M42 to 1.25-inch nosepiece.
  • Online User Manual - Link Here

ZWO ASI 120 Super Speed Color CMOS Telescope Camera


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James B.
United States United States
Very limited in quality

Short exposures at night (less than 2 seconds) just does not absorb enough light to be useful. Long exposures (more than 30 sec) result in high degree of pixelation in the individual color planes. A picture shows many red, green and blue dots, increasing in density the longer the exposure. Monochrome mode is a little better, but not much. The ASI120MM-S is much better in monochrome mode than the ASI120MC-S.

Del F.
United States United States
Great camera

Easy to work with. Great instructors to get drivers installed. Worked flawlessly with Sharpcap.

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Keith H.
United States United States

Love this little camera so far. I ordered it along with the Orion 50mm mini GuideScope. I am using them together as my autoguiding setup. So far both have worked well together. They also arrived quickly.

Travis B.
United States United States
Great product

Wow what a difference a forward thinking company will definitely Be buying more of their stuff.

Don D.
United States United States
Great little imager

I found this camera easy to use, and the picture quality was excellent. I've only taken moderately short exposures, 5 mins and less but very pleased with the results.

Patrick .
ZWO ASI 120 is good

Once I was able to download the correct software for the camera I found that it worked well. I am just using it for an auto-guider and I sometimes cannot find a good guide star easily so I should have purchased the more sensitive monochrome version of the camera but live and learn.