ZWO ASI1600MM Monochrome CMOS Camera

  • Easy to Use and High-grade Astronomy Camera.
  • Great for Deep Space Astrophotography or Lunar/Planetary/Solar Imaging!
  • 16 Megapixel (4656 x 3520).
  • ADC: 12 bit.
  • Backfocus: 17.5 mm.
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  • Regular price $999.00

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ZWO ASI1600MM Monochrome CMOS Camera

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.

Astrophotography Performance

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

ZWO ASI 1600 Astrophotography Performance

Quantum Efficiency

The peak QE value is over 60%!

ZWO ASI 1600 Monochrome Quantum Efficiency


    ADC12 bit
    Back Focus17.5 mm
    Color or MonoMonochrome
    Dynamic Range12 Stops
    Free ShippingYes
    Full Rez Frame Rate23fps
    Full Well20ke
    Mega Pixels16.4 mp
    MP13 to 20 MP
    Peak QE60%
    Pixel Array4656 x 3520
    Pixel Size3.8 microns
    PS3 Microns or Smaller
    Read Noise1.2e
    Sensor Diagonal22.2 mm
    Sensor TypeCMOS
    SensorPanasonic MN34230
    Weight0.5 lbs


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